Computing and Integration into the Enterprise

Can cloud computing be integrated into a corporate enterprise? Some of the businesses are starting to experiment these possibilities. Of course, once these technology is matured, benefits to company could be huge. The following article examines few companies like Bluewolf which are taking such routes to integrate cloud computing to the enterprise.
http://www.redherring.com/Home/25331
Bluewolf and many other companies offers integration as cloud based services rather than as a traditional management of IT services in order to provide faster service. 

There are obvious benefits of integrating cloud computing into the enterprise. Having stated that, for a successful integration, there are many hurdles to overcome also. David Linthicum published an article in “Info world”, about the integration challenges and how to overcome those challenges with good technologies. According to Linthicum…… http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/integration-challenges-cloud-computing-157?source=rss_cloud_computing
This is a good article which talks about integration tools in order to merge two different concepts of cloud and enterprise.

Benefit of using cloud computing could or already starting to reach few pioneering companies. Small and medium companies  as well as governmental agencies can benefit from integrating cloud computing to their IT platform as well. One such example is USPS. More on the link below.
http://www.edlconsulting.com/newsdetail.php?id=411&headline=U.S._Postal_Service_implements_NetSuite_cloud_platform
USPS implements suitecloud from netsuite...

Posted by Asha on 5:52 PM

7 comments:

Avik Mittra said...

Before making any kind of change to ones organizational structure the management should analyse if the change is in sync with the enterprise architecture. Many a times changes to the organizations structure lead to additional expenses without the potential benefits having been tapped.
In other words, any kind of integration calls for the entire organization to see if the new system is in line with their company's goal or not.
One should not get carried away with the new technologies out there but at the same time these technologies cannot be overlooked as well.

Asha said...

Yes Avik, As I have said earlier though there are examples which say that the company's got benifited due to the integration... even i feel that integration may not only add to the cost but also it might bring disbenefit along with the benefits ..hmmm,, Pros and cons always exist...

Gautam said...

This is a good read. I agree with Avik out here, integration is not always the solution. Depending on the need of the company and the kind of business its into, the level of integration can be decided. At times no integration is required, just some standardization across the company can work wonders.

Michael Morgan said...

We sort of hit on this in Dmitri's and Max's presentation, who will be the first to move onto the cloud as far as the enterprise goes? Smaller companies will be the first to move onto the cloud, as that is a way they can find competitive cost advantage to compete with the bigger boys. Over time, larger and larger companies will be forced to move onto the cloud in order to compete with smaller companies that have less overhead of infrastructure, etc. It will be very interesting if it actually plays out that way in the future, but I predict it will.

VivekMenon said...

Good post..Asha. Small-medium sized companies would definitely be the ones migrating to cloud computing. I too envision a scenario similar to what Michael mentioned. I would also like to add that I think system integration is going to be more complex as we could have multiple combinations of enterprise applications and cloud applications. I expect some element of on-premise applications to remain, as once everyone starts moving to cloud and uses standard cloud based applications, the in-house on-premise application(s) could turn out to be key differentiator between companies.

Avinash said...

Nice discussion guys .... well this technology will have to wait and go through its intermediate maturity stages before it can provide a replacement solution .... sometimes the exit barriers restrict organizations from trying out new technologies ... as mentioned in the discussion ... all the different aspects associated with it have to be weighed ...

Asha said...

i think.. intermediate maturity stages are never ending :):)

Any more thoughts ???

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