Entrepreneurs and Cloud Computing


What is the search of any Entrepreneur ? They have innovative ideas. They search for suitable IT Systems to make them happen.

But most of the entrepreneurs start their business with the very low capital. They need to be very careful in utilizing the fund. Obviously IT is the backbone for most of the projects. In most cases Entire project depends on the success of the Application to reach their products / services to Customers.

In such a scenario , IT & Applications became more crucial for Entrepreneurs. Luckily Cloud Computing save their day . Now they don’t need to spend too much Capital in the IT Infrastructure.Amazon, Microsoft, Google like companies are offering Infrastructure as a service, in which Entrepreneurs can pay only for their use in server needs.

Success Stories of cloud computing are many. Before Instagram was acquired by Facebook, they raised the fund of $500,000. They operated with a very smaller employee base of 16 employees. From that they attracted 30 million peoples before it was acquired for a staggering $1 billion.

With Cloud Computing in hand, they don’t need to own the IT Infrastructure at the same time they don’t need IT Support Team to manage them. This helps them to keep their employee base in smaller nuclear unit and focus on their core product/ service.

Cloud computing not only replace Server IT Infrastructure, But it also provides a host of services like email, Cloud ERP, Cloud CRM and several innovative utilities in the form of mobile or web apps which are build on top of Cloud Computing .

This helps Entrepreneurs to move strategically their IT Infrastructure, Application, Services to cloud computing with the required SLA and Uptime.

Virtually One man can efficiently run entire business on himself with the help of Cloud Computing. To achieve this Entrepreneurs needs to clearly segregate their needs. Then they need to map their needs with the associated applications available on Cloud. Then they need to evaluate the available choice with the price, SLA, Interoperability with other Systems. Based on that they can choose the application / services and focus only on their core business.


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Does Apple’s falling Ipad sales, a sign of non commitment to Enterprise Users ?

Its reality. Your fascinating Ipad sales are decreasing. Ipad became a synonymous for tablet since it was launched, even though Microsoft was trying long time to establish Slate and Surface technology as the tablet for enterprises. Apple Ipad is known for its killer looks, user friendly, and obviously for high price.
From the time ipad was launched it’s sales followed similar path like Iphone. But last two years showing its sales staggering and decling marginally.
Huffingtonpost has released its article with the following information
” On Tuesday, Apple said it sold 13.3 million iPads in the second quarter of 2014, down more than 9 percent from the same period last year. It was the second consecutive quarter that Apple saw a decline in its iPad figures: Three months ago, the company reported a 16 percent decrease in sales. “
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Does this sales figure is a result of apple’s lack of commitment towards Enterprise ecosystem.
Till now Iphone & Ipad were sold as consumer device. IT Leaders were never favour of using them in Corporate due to stringent security norms from Industry regulators. But they are helpless in Top most senior members, where CEO, CFO were willing to keep Iphone as replacement for Blackberry and Ipad as the replacement for traditional Laptop.
Apple knows very well about this. But it has not taken enough initiatives to create enterprise apps and management system, so that corporate will be ready to use this  as productive devices in the middle of Laptops and Smartphones  with out taking chance with their IT Infrastructure security and deviating security policies.
To cover up this Apple has recently taken serveral measures to create management and productive features for Enterprise.
Few weeks back Apple also Teamed up with IBM to win business customers by offering iphones and ipads that are customised to Corporate World.
We need to wait and watch whether it is paying dividend by increased sales volume and revenue.
Apart from this their rival Google is also taking several initiatives to push Android Tablets in to Corporate. They have the advantage of mass userbase and low cost.
It is a nice thing to watch how they are presenting heterogeneous solutions to Corporates in which both Android Tabs and Ipads are used and managed securely.
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