Weekly Roundup 041414

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Did you miss any articles we shared last week? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

 

Cloud vs. On-Premises: 4 Questions You Need to Ask

This blog post covers the most important questions to answer when making the decision to use cloud or on-premises enterprise applications. “Most cloud-based solutions offer multiple benefits: low overhead and minimal start-up investment, easy access via a web browser and the security of a redundant, disaster-proof data center. With no specialized hardware to manage and typically no up-front capital investment, it seems to be the easier choice. But there are other things to consider before migrating to the cloud – many on-premises (private cloud) solutions can offer most of the same functionality on a dedicated server.”

 

Enterprises Embrace Inflexibility Instead Of Change

This article discusses how many businesses are opposed to change technology, despite the fact the upgrades would be helpful in the long run. The article uses Microsoft customers that were studied as an example. “Microsoft customers…have issues with the cloud. Microsoft bought Yammer, a cloud-based enterprise social and collaboration tool, in June 2012 for a cool $1.2 billion, but many Microsoft customers couldn’t deal with a cloud-based tool of any kind so for about a year, they delivered SharePoint Social on premises and Yammer in the cloud in tandem as part of the latest release of SharePoint. This year they finally put an end to it, and if you’re a SharePoint 2013 customer and you want social, you’ll just have to suck it up and go to the cloud version.”

 

Document Management: An Enterprise Software Application Foundation

The author of this blog reviews the importance of document management software as an enterprise software application foundation and the recent developments of the system integration. “A key trend that pure-play document management vendors, in particular, have been working toward is integrating pre-configured compliance workflows into Web-based portals that are remotely accessible by the correct job roles at both life sciences companies and their suppliers/contract manufacturers. Enforced document workflows and real-time access ensure immediate and up-to-date information is reportable and available to meet growing compliance initiatives in a streamlined, fool-proof manner.”