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An Eye on the Cloud: A Glimpse Into the Future of Business

Editorial

Do you remember the time, not so long ago when you needed 15 floppy disks to install software on your personal computer? Or the shiny CD ROM with Windows 95 that was tagging along with your new desktop? What about the huge data room with servers to reboot just before an important client meeting? Installing software and storing data this way seems antiquated. Now, most of our apps live in the cloud. It would seem insane not to have access to the same working environment and data when you are travelling. Well, say thank you to cloud computing.

According to Hornet Security, 93% of companies have adopted cloud technology within 5 years. This technology is completely changing the way we deploy and maintain applications while using highly efficient and scalable architectures. Pros include flexibility, convenience, costs, and reliability. The biggest concerns raised include privacy and security.

Cloud computing is also a huge enabler for advanced technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and IoT applications. An unusual characteristic of this industry is that often cloud players are at once a provider and key users of the technology (think about the origins o AWS or Alibaba).

 

In this issue of This Week in Consulting, we explore key applications leveraging the cloud technology, what the different types of cloud are, how cloud security is managed, the various “X as a service” models, how cloud technology is used in high and what the future holds for cloud computing.

 

Enjoy the read. Feel free to comment. Would love to hear your views.​

Laurent THOMAS

Laurent THOMAS

Chairman Consulting Quest

This week’s must read

In This Week’s Must Read, we explore key cloud computing applications,  the future of this technology and more.

 

 

So many businesses have been using cloud computing for years, yet many organizations still only vaguely know what cloud computing is. However, to use this technology more effectively, organizations and executives should try to understand it better. This comprehensive guide from Salesforce.com can help you to learn several aspects of this technology — the types of cloud computing, whether it can keep your sensitive data secure, what the future of cloud computing looks like and more.

@Sales Force

This week’s media

When you’re undertaking a digital transformation, you are exposed to a plethora of innovative technologies. While some of them can really help you to take your journey forward, some are even better than others.  This video tells you about the top 10  technologies to enable digital transformation in 2023.

Thought Leadership

 

According to the latest survey performed by HornetSecurity, a top cloud security firm, 93% of the IT industry will have adopted cloud technology within the next five years. Employers and workers alike are paying close attention to cloud-based trends and apps in the workplace. This article from Sira Consulting digs into the case studies of top leading companies and their facts/reasons that have been shifted to the cloud and succeeded.

@Sira Consulting

 

 Cloud Computing has revolutionized the way applications are developed, deployed, and maintained albeit making it more complex and error-prone for developers who need to manually maintain resources across multiple providers.  Terraform is a trusted name among developers working in multi-cloud and hybrid environments. This article takes a closer look at the technology behind the Saas solution and the capabilities and use cases that distinguish Terraform as a leader in cloud application development.

@Devoteam

 

High-tech organizations are accelerating the pace and setting new standards of technological innovation. Multiple factors are bringing across fundamental shifts in the way they are doing business. Above all, cloud solutions have now become the strategic pillar for high-tech organizations of every size. Why are so many businesses embracing cloud? This informative article from HCL Tech, which helps organizations navigate and transform through a strategy-led-approach in their cloud journey, explains.

Prateek Saxena @HCL

 

A recent global survey by Accenture revealed that ‘Continuum Competitors’ in High Tech are using the cloud for more than computing, storage, and networking. They are utilizing cloud to differentiate their business by bringing innovation from their own products to the cloud, and utilizing the entire spectrum of cloud capabilities from the public, private, edge, and everything in between. This Accenture article explores ways how to become a Cloud Continuum competitor and also discusses three facets of developing a Cloud Continuum strategy.

Jason Mitchell, Shaan Mahbubani, Austin Holt @Accenture

This week’s consulting news selection

Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) recntly appointed James Harris as its third Managing Director.  This move further strengthens A&M’s Taxand Executive Compensation team, demonstrating the firm’s intent to scale its services in the UK. |@Alvarez & Marsal

Bowman is set to acquire  Spatial Acuity, LLC, a 3D modelling and reality capture firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. Led by Spatial Acuity’s founder and CTO, Garett Owens,  Bowman’s speciality geomatics and reality capture services group will both complement and extend Bowman’s platform resulting in enhanced efficiencies and substantial cross-selling opportunities.|@Bowman

As it continues to expand its Digital team globally to meet clients’ demands, AlixPartners recently appointed Jason Miller as a Managing Director to lead the firm’s Digital practice. |@Alix Partners

As it continues to expand its Digital team globally to meet clients’ demands, AlixPartners recently appointed Jason Miller as a Managing Director to lead the firm’s Digital practice. |@PwC

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Laurent is the Chairman and Co-founder of Consulting Quest. Focused on greater value creation, and being thoroughly familiar with Consulting, Laurent has sourced and sold millions of dollars worth of Consulting over the course of his career. Prior to joining Consulting Quest, Laurent was Executive Vice President Oil and Gas at Solvay and Senior Partner Transformation at Oliver Wyman.

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