Power Your Mobile Strategy with a Cloud

March 26, 2012 No Comments

Using a private cloud to handle back-end infrastructure tasks for your mobile workforce is the way to go. To get there, be prepared to make an investment of time and resources.

Mobile devices will soon be driving cloud computing — and vice versa. Here’s why: It’s very sensible to use a private cloud for security, management and other aspects of mobile applications. But getting there will require planning and investment by IT.

Some have already moved in this direction. In a December 2011 survey of 3,645 IT decision-makers in eight countries, a third of the respondents said that providing information access to multiple devices was their top reason for implementing cloud computing. The survey, fielded by researcher TNS and funded by service provider CSC, said that cutting costs was the third most popular reason for implementing cloud, with only 17% of respondents choosing that option.

Richard Peltz, senior vice president and CIO of Marcus & Millichap , a brokerage sales firm, is in the process of purchasing a content management system (CMS) developed by SiteCore ; it will be implemented in Marcus & Millichap’s private cloud , which is based on VMware software.

Why adopt a cloud? Top motivating factors. Accessibility to information via multiple devices – 33% Accelerating business speed – 21 % Cutting costs – 17% Source: TNS/CSC survey, December 2011; 3,645 respondents

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