Kaohsiung American School [KAS] is an international school located in the
South of Taiwan. The organisation is a private not-for-profit and has been
providing world class education to ex-pats in the region since its
inception in 1989. The organisation consists of a hundred plus strong faculty
and staff and about 600 students. KAS aims at providing the best atmosphere
to educate its students and have them prepared for challenges. As is the
trend amongst leading institutions across the world, KAS too has made
significant investments in technology to keep the organisation at maximum
productivity. During our recent conversation with the IT team at KAS, they
spoke to us about the need for process automation; how their organisation has
benefited from it and their plans for the future.
The Need For Process Automation: KAS has over a hundred strong staff and
faculty wh... (more)
Every other day there is a new cloud product / platform announcement. Not
just startups, even the mega ISVs are jumping onto the cloud bandwagon.
Oracle's Larry Ellison first said cloud is all crap and then announces
‘Cloud-in-a-box,' sort of an oxymoron, and in this year's OOW Oracle made a
flamboyant announcement - this is just one of the more popular samples. The
platform-as-a-service landscape is muddied every day as more vendors are
cloud washing their offerings.
With all this, I thought it would be a good attempt to demystify different
platform categories in the cloud with... (more)
I was on a LinkedIn thread titled ‘How cloud computing is different from
SaaS‘ where Rick Chapman who runs SoftLetter and SaaS University went on
beating on this question ‘What is a private cloud’?
It is definitely worth it given the tremendous amount of confusion in the
term ‘Cloud’ in general and ‘Private Cloud’ in particular. The
motivation for this post is Rick and supported by a tweet I read around the
same time from ‘Carl Brooks‘ who is a technology writer on Cloud at
TechTarget. Let me give it a shot.
First, Cloud is about leveraging economies of scale whether it is public o... (more)
Cloud the way forward in India - the 4th wave of the IT Industry
1. First, this is a fantastic effort from Zinnov for bringing an India
perspective for ‘Cloud'. Full Credits to Pari
Natarajan, Chandramouli, Anand Tatambhotla and the team behind this effort.
2. Second, we weren't even aware that OrangeScape was part of this report. I
remember talking to these folks 9 months ago or something, and I do run into
them in panel discussions in cloud conferences but never knew that we are
going to be featured. Looks like they have been tracking OrangeScape and
thanks a ton for the refere... (more)
There is a fundamental shift that is happening to ‘enterprise apps' in the
SaaS world when compared to the On-premise ERP world. I tried to google for
ERP vs SaaS and found articles like these:
SaaS vs Traditional ERP : 5 Key Differentiators(http://it.toolbox.com) A Tale
of Two Software Worlds: Old ERP vs. SaaS(http://www.zdnet.com) Impact of SaaS
on the enterprise ERP market(http://www.infoworld.com)
While, there is nothing wrong with these articles - I wasn't able to find one
that addressed what I feel is a much more fundamental shift in the way the
SaaS applications are / will ... (more)