Appirio announced their recent acquisition, VMG, this week. VMG is a training partner that assists companies in their training programs in order to help them improve their service. Appirio states that they plan to use VMG’s talents “throughout our sales, delivery and solution architect teams to ensure user adoption and customer satisfaction are embedded in everything we do.” Appirio’s acquisition sheds light on how important it is to not lose quality customer service while working in the cloud.
Dennis Howlett brings to light the fact that the term ‘cloud’, “has become so bastardized… it could mean almost anything.” Even though the general public often hears about the cloud, few companies actually know what it truly is and how it can help their business. In turn, companies are wasting millions in marketing over something they themselves do not even understand.
Author gives their opinion on the future of the cloud, stating that, “the cloud will have a profound impact on the way corporations use IT.” What the author failed to note is that the cloud already has made a profound impact, not just in IT, but also on how businesses work as a whole. Like we have stated in the past, the cloud changes everything.
This article adds a different level of credibility to the cloud by putting it in an investment context. F5 Network, salesforce.com, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, and VMware are the seven major companies that are rapidly expanding their cloud computing resources. Author Andre Bradley states, “investors can expect to see the shares of these companies climb in the coming years,” and suggests that investors begin looking into it and investing now.
Looking for an excuse not to move to the cloud? Cloud Tweaks lists 65 reasons why you might not want to make the switch. Just a few to get you started: “6. You would be bored- No more coordinating the configuration, test, development, and integration of hardware and software? What would you do all day? 30. Your internal security is 100% guaranteed- much more secure than having your data in the cloud. 56. You’re certain that Cloud computing is just a fad like the Internet was.”