cloud computing Archive

Does container-as-a-service spell doom for SaaS?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is software developed, hosted by the vendor, and accessed by users over the Internet. The underlying infrastructure and code base are centrally maintained by the SaaS vendor and shared by all customers. Customers access the SaaS applications over the internet unlike traditional packaged applications that are instantiated specifically for and hosted within the enterprise. more

Industrial IoT Enables New Revenue Sources for Equipment Manufacturers

The Internet of Things (IoT) has dramatically altered the landscape for data collection and associated business processes. The systems needed to ingest, store, and process data used to reside within the walls of the corporate IT data center. Mobile devices started to break down these walls. Now, “things” share data regardless of location and IoT has become a primary application for cloud computing. Industrial IoT (IIoT) provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with new visibility that enables value-added services, competitive advantage for product design, and revenue growth. Adoption is no longer an option. more

Planning an Industrial Internet of Things Device Interface Strategy

The potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to transform production operations is one of the hottest current topics in manufacturing. Along with related initiatives, such as Industrie 4.0, IT/OT convergence, and Smart Manufacturing, the IIoT is cited as an approach to make manufacturing production more flexible, cost effective, and responsive to changes in customer demand. more

How to launch your fleet of connected products (IoT enabled)?

For industrial companies that make machines of any kind, IoT has become a “not if, but when” proposition. How do you move from an unconnected state to supporting a connected fleet of IoT products?  You need to prototype, scale, and then manage your fleet of Internet of Things products. Doing so involves adding technology such as computing and communications hardware, software, a cloud back-end, and analytics. It also may involve adding services. more

Digital, Software Defined Networks, and Cybersecurity are Driving IT Spending in 2015

Key highlights from a recent biannual survey of 300 US and European IT decision makers spread across multiple industry verticals and representing enterprises of various sizes, are outlined below- more

The Mobile App Dev Dream Team: Diverse Personalities Are Key

Modern application development faces the challenge of quickly innovating by means of new mobile applications… without breaking core business systems in the data center. Industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. recommends that enterprises use what they call, “Bimodal IT” – an approach that blends two modes of operation simultaneously: more