iCloud is great news
iCloud is great news for the cloud industry as a whole. As everyone knows,
the genius of Steve Jobs is to show everyone the importance of “sexy” in
technology (for lack of a better word) – take an existing technology, and
make it so compelling, so beautiful, that people can’t wait to lay their
hands on that sleek shiny new thing. He did that with iPhone, and repeated
it with iPad.
The same could well happen with iCloud. The cloud has been around in the
consumer market for more than a decade, and the business world has finally
embraced it in the last couple of years. But Steve Jobs’ visibility and
marketing genius could make the “cloud” meme so commonplace, that no
cloud vendor ever has to lose hair again trying to explain to a prospect what
the cloud is.
However, iCloud is not a team tool, nor is it intended to be.
iCloud is not for collabora... (more)
While it makes sense to take a strategic approach towards collaboration
software, as a tool which will have far reaching effects on how a business
operates, oftentimes, businesses opt for collaboration software in response
to an immediate problem. This is a first of a series of informative articles
we will feature on the HyperOffice blog that deal with common problems that
businesses face, and how they can be solved by HyperOffice as well as other
As iPhone becomes popular as a business tool, employees quite naturally want
to be able to access and sync Outlook and iP... (more)
It’s a closed deal. The media has widely reported the imminent acquisition
of Yammer, the enterprise social network provider, by Microsoft for a
whistle-evoking 1.2 Billion dollars. Everyone knows something big is
happening here, and experts, in characteristic style, have quickly
congregated around opposite ends of the pole – equally shrill in lauding or
denouncing the move.
It is unclear as yet how Yammer will fit in Microsoft’s product portfolio
– will it be used to bolster Sharepoint’s outdated and weak social
capabilities? Or will it go the Skype way, where Microsoft uses i... (more)
The rapidly growing cloud market and the significant shifts in the voice and
data services marketplace have created unprecedented challenges and
opportunities for service providers. While the challenges presented to
service providers are numerous and of strategic significance, in the interest
of brevity, I will focus on opportunities specific to cloud collaboration.
The Collaboration Market
Business OTT services like UC, UCC, and social collaboration are experiencing
a surge in demand (Gartner predicts the collaboration market with grow to $21
B by 2018), and offer much greater m... (more)
Technology has been taken over by the Cloud. Putting it in simple terms,
‘Cloud’ is the new meme used to describe nirvana from clogged up
computers and saving files directly to the internet. So how does it work?
Essentially, instead of saving files to a hard disk or using software on a
computer that is directly installed, the Cloud offers the ability to quickly
and easily access these files using an Internet connection. It all sounds
very swish, but what actually are the benefits?
Services that offer Cloud storage can provide businesses with the storage
space that they simply wo... (more)