Which business giant wouldn’t want to cut down on costs on networking infrastructure? Definitely no hand will be raised for this one. This concept saves a lot of business money. Cloud computing hence boosts productivity. It has been two years that Cadillac Fairview Corp. recognized this huge cost-effective opportunity and hired Google Inc. to handle its email.
Scot Adams, the CIO and Senior Vice President of this realty giant based out of Toronto, vouches on the affordability of applications running on cloud-computing. With their potent networks, software giants like Google Inc., IBM and Microsoft Corp. provide trouble-free manageability of IT infrastructure at a reasonable price.
There are so many good players in the market for cloud-based computing, that it makes it very difficult for a company like Cadillac Fairview to zero in on one. Mr. Adams agrees that their choice fairly depends on who provides the finest service at the lowest price.
Giving up their email management to Google Inc. has saved a lot of expense for Cadillac Fairview. The CIO said that in addition to an excellent service Google Inc. gives them oodles of more storage for a few extra bucks.
Their colossal property business is also considering cloud-based applications of Salesforce.com to do away with the need for internal servers and CRM setup. But they will go forward with the proposal only if expense management deems it feasible.
The government in Canada is still apprehensive about the security and privacy offered under cloud-computing. Canada has very stringent data protection and privacy laws. The Canadian government has still to frame concise and unambiguous policies related to cloud-computing. This will be a very crucial move for a huge number of companies to decide upon the adoption of this technology.
The president of another corporate giant E-com Canada Inc., Mr. Sri Prakash says that reducing costs and putting that money to use for much needed value-added services is propelling companies to adopt cloud-computing. This risk management company is based in Toronto and Mr. Prakash finds this technology just amazing for the business world. However, he says that once the government lays down more concise rules regarding cloud-computing, more companies will look forward to adopting it.
Enomaly is another company in Toronto which assists other firms in providing cloud-based networks. Its CTO Mr. Reuven Cohen opens up about most of their customers being out of Canada. Their clients are mostly from the U.S. and China. He believes that Canada still has a long way to go to match these countries in terms of cloud-computing.
Recently, a huge marketing survey involving 700 private and government-owned businesses was conducted by Leger Marketing. A mere 29% of these confirmed using cloud-based networks. Opposed to this, another poll by Advanced Micro Devices in California in 2011, an astonishing 75% of U.S. organizations were found using or considering using this new technology.
Mr. Sri Prakash advices that it’s extremely vital to give a serious thought about ‘what data is safe to put on the cloud’. Also, he recommends choosing a big vendor to ensure safety. Mr. Prakash is sure that once the guidelines are in place, the Cloud is bound to be more popular among Canada’s enormous number of companies of small-and-medium dimension.