At the IBM Cloud Symposium seminar on November 30, 2011, we learned there are major opportunities to transform businesses in Vancouver with cloud services due to savings, efficiencies and high user acceptance.
Here’s what cloud services can do for your Vancouver business
• Scale rapidly—up and down.
• Deploy services only when and where they’re needed.
• Deliver rich experiences across the PC, phone and browser.
• Generate efficiencies and cost savings by paying as you go for only the services used.
Worldwide, cloud services growth is estimated to be a 600% increase in revenues from about $41 billion in 2011 to $241 billion in 2020, according to Forrester*. Gartner** projects that it will have revenue of $148.8 billion by 2014, higher than Forrester’s forecast of $118.7 billion for the same year. Gartner also reported that cloud-based email and collaboration services will see 10% penetration of the enterprise email and messaging market by 2012 and will near 65% penetration by 2020. Cloud services growth is predicted for several reasons.
Cloud services offer lower costs, improved services, flexibility and better user experiences
Your business can save significantly as cloud email can eliminate messaging server sprawl, with associated decreases in data center facilities costs, decreased hardware expense and simplified failover and data recovery options. Cloud-based email may be the most mature cloud service available today due to greater reliability on the cloud provider’s side, more deployment and access options, and an easier time negotiating your SLA.
Cloud-based email also enables full integration with the rest of your infrastructure – even if that infrastructure is still located on your premises in a hybrid cloud infrastructure. Your IT staff can better manage local and cloud-based mailboxes with the same set of tools, making rote management tasks easier, with more responsiveness to new requirements. And for your users, cloud communication and messaging can provide more reliable global user connectivity. This high degree of reliability is crucial for helping your users accept and work with collaboration tools.
To learn more about cloud services, visit http://www.pcis.com/about-us/cloud-whitepapers.htm.
Liza Lee December 20th, 2011 03:50:05 PM