Displaying articles for: 07-22-2012 - 07-28-2012
By Alison Watterson, Enterprise Services WW Marketing
Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:
- 5 Criteria that help crystallize an industry-wide standard for Cloud Service Providers
- 3 compelling business reasons for going mobile
- A deeper level of visibility in applications portfolio management for better decision-making
- Do you know how to scale and optimize your data center?
- Success story of SOA – Nadhan’s Top 5 secrets
- Enabling enterprise mobility infographic
- Enterprise mobility platform addresses market-shifting IT challenges
- Building a house or moving apps to the cloud: Start with a good foundation
- Highlights from the IDC MFP MarketScape 2012 report
- Standards and the cloud lifecycle by Charlie Bess
In this Wall Street Journal CIO Report, Charles Weaver, CEO of the International Association of Cloud and Managed Service Providers (MSPAlliance), details various criteria to be considered when evaluating cloud service providers. Weaver suggests that we must have a globally accepted, universal standard and code of behavior in place for cloud service providers. Hello there, cloud regulation! While I am all for having a standard for cloud service providers, the criteria applied must be more specific to the cloud computing environment. Even though the general criteria used to evaluate service providers do apply to cloud service providers, the standard Weaver proposes must proactively address areas of concern specific to cloud computing.
ZDNet blogger, Joe McKendrick states that the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) market grew faster than expected based upon a survey by Companies and Markets. According to this survey, SOA represents a total global market value of $5.518 billion, up from $3.987 billion in 2010 – or a 38% growth. The SOA market in North America is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% through 2014, the report states. These figures are quite contrary to rumblings I have heard in the recent past about SOA being dead. While I do not have access to the report itself, McKendrick’s post makes me wonder about the secret of the success that SOA has enjoyed.
You need an enterprise mobility platform to address key market-shifting challenges faced by Enterprise IT today, says, Yugan Sikri, WW Product Manager, Enterprise Mobility Platform, HP in this video from HP Discover 2012 conference. A platform that connects to the backend information sources; provisions the right set of tools and services to build mobile applications; and houses an app store. Sikri starts by detailing the challenges faced by Enterprise IT today and then walks through the salient components of the Enterprise Mobility Platform.
I’ve blogged previously about how Managed Print Services (MPS) is a proven strategy to reduce print related costs up to 30% -- see my previous articles about how Merck is saving 30% while increasing services and security and the GAO projects that the Federal Government could save $440 million annually through MPS. In light of the latest IDC MFP MarketScape report, I think it’s worthwhile to share some highlights on the latest reviews of the devices, MFP’s, which are central to a successful MPS deployment.