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Crowd funding initiative for government school – The Hindu

Mahabubnagar Collector Ronald Rose has initiated a programme called Intiki vanda, badiki chanda wherein every household in a village will contribute 100 towards the building fund for the local government school.

During a surprise inspection of a school in Tirumalapur village of Utkoor mandal in the district, Mr. Rose came to know that the campus did not have a compound wall. Then, he asked the students why they did not implement Initiki vanda, badiki chanda. Yet, it was never too late, he said and asked the students to raise 10 bricks per house while the government will contribute cement and other material besides meeting labour charges.

The Collector was indeed not off the mark when he solicited bricks from children because each brick will cost 10 and aggregate to 100.

Two recent major happenings in Telangana which earned national and international attention the 55-day strike by the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees and the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor and later the killing of the four accused in an exchange of fire with the police have one striking similarity. In both the issues, the government and the police were at the receiving end initially for their inaction but ultimately the same voices that had castigated the administration have showered them with praise, irrespective of difference in opinion on the way the two issues were dealt with. Such extreme reactions from people are common in the society carried away by emotions. You never know when people would throw brickbats and when they would greet with bouquets in public life. It would not take much time to change their reaction in extreme opposite directions, a senior leader of the ruling TRS said adding that the two incidents were best examples for such extreme responses.

It has apparently become a habit for CPI senior leader K. Narayana to make a statement on some current issue and retract it later. The latest faux pas was related to the killing of four youths involved in Disha case in an exchange of fire with the police. Dr. Narayana was among the first to support the killing of the youths. His partys national executive, however, disapproved the development asserting that the party viewed it as extra judicial killing, forcing him to retract his statement. Dr. Narayana shot into news in the past when he allegedly consumed chicken on Gandhi Jayanti day and had to take a vow that he would not eat chicken for one full year. This was followed by his claim that he would cut his ears if TRS wins 100 seats in the GHMC polls as predicted by the party. After winning 99 seats, the party was sitting pretty that it had won the battle. Its president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao counselled Mr. Narayana not to cut his ears or nose in disgrace.

(N. Rahul, B. Chandrashekhar and M. Rajeev)

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EXCLUSIVE: Intergreatme’s over R32m crowdfund – reduced to R6m after ‘suspect pledges’ – Ventureburn

A SA startup which hit the headlines earlier this year for having raised one of the biggest equity crowdfunding rounds in South Africa, has had to give back over R25-million of the raise because the money that investors pledged was suspect.

In May, SA regtech startup Intergreatme announced that it had raised over R32.6-million in a campaign run on local equity crowdfunding campaign Uprise.Africa.

The startup which was founded in 2016 by James Lawson,Dewald Thiart and Luke Warner (pictured above) has an identity management platform which provides users with control of their identities across financial services, telecommunications and insurance.

At the time, Uprise.Africa CEO Tabassum Qadir called the raise a record for African crowdfunding. The investment in exchange for a 20% share in the startup (see this story).

But that has now been caste in doubt.

Intergreatmes Dewald Thiart said he couldnt confirm or deny whether the withdrawn R25m, was linked to politically exposed individuals

An email from Intergreatme (that Ventureburn has a copy of) sent to investors on 30 September, informed those that took part in the raise that the startup would only be accepting R6-million, because the source of the funds from five pledges failed the platforms compliance process.

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Please be advised that one group which made five substantial pledges have failed our Compliance Process.

Acknowledging that some investors have been motivated to invest by hearing of the amazing R32-million received in pledges, you are reminded that, should you be having second thoughts you are welcome to withdraw your investment prior to subscribing for shares. Should you elect to do this, your funds will be returned to you, timing being subject to Uprises confirmation of compliance with due diligence procedures.

In light of the above the Intergreatme board has resolved to accept R6,000,000.00 (Six Million Rand) of the funds pledged in terms of the Crowd Funding Campaign/Primary Offering and is considering either, raising the balance through a secondary offering/listing on ZAR X or through private investors at a higher valuation, read the letter.

While Intergreatmes CEO Luke Warner wasnt immediately available, Thiart referred all questions about the campaign to Uprise.Africa, adding that as the platform has the FSCA license,

From a legal stance we were advised that Uprise.Africa would be dealing with that, he said.

When asked whether he could confirm whether the over R25-million that was withdrawn, was linked to politically exposed individuals, Thiart said: I cannot confirm or deny that.

Contacted by Ventureburn Uprise. Africa CEO Tabbassum Qadir confirmed that the startup was only going to take R6-million and that the platform had opted not to accept the remaining amount because from investors because it had failed to meet FICA compliance.

Qadir explained only that the source of over R25-million in funds that were turned down wasnt clear, adding that the platform had therefore taken a decision not to accept it.

That money was rejected, said Qadir. We cannot jeopardise out platform, she added.

She said the plan is to now raise the balance of the R25-million via a listing on the ZAR X platform.

The equity crowdfunding platform signed a deal earlier this year with ZAR X, which would allow investments raised on the crowdfunding platform to list as shares on ZAR X, where they can be traded with other investors (see this story).

She expects the listing to take place in February or March. It would follow the listing of the R6-million that has been approved by Uprise.Africa. This would allow the 300 investors whose R6-million it is, to sell their share to other investors, if they so wanted to, said Qadir.

Qadir is confident that ZAR X listing will be able to net the remaining R25-million, or more and points out that taking into account amounts that were pledged after the Intergreatme campaign closed on Uprise.Africa, the platform received pledges totaling over R60-million for the startups offering.

Meanwhile a question mark hangs over a second Uprise.Africa raise.

In September it emerged that Uprise.Africs was conducting due diligence on investment offers from four investors to fund My Name is Reeva,a new documentary series on the life of Reeva Steenkamp, who was murdered in 2013 by athlete Oscar Pistorius (see this story).

This, after Warren Batchelor, the films director and co-producer and Tony Miguel, the films co-producer in launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on the platform in August to raise R40-million in return for a 50% stake in the film (see this story).

When asked by Ventureburn last week what had become of the campaign, Qadir said the campaign was never opened to the public, after the producers were able to raise R20-million from local investors.

Explained Qadir: They (the producers) didnt want to open it to the crowd, because of the public concern.

When asked what concern this was, she explained that Oscars family can bring a legal order or whatever.

She said the producers are taking legal advice on whether they can match the R20-million from investors sourced via a campaign on Uprise.Africa or whether the other R20-million must come from another investor, outside of the platform.

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Crowd Funding Market 2025: Topmost manufacturers With Size, Regions, Types, Major Drivers, Profits – BoundWatch

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Amazon claims President Trump pressured DoD to award Microsoft cloud computing contract – CBS News

It's no secret that President Donald Trump is no fan of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos or the Washington Post, which Bezos owns. Now, Amazon is suing the Department of Defense, claiming that the president's personal dislike pushed Pentagon officials to award a lucrative cloud-computing services contract to a rival, according to a lawsuit made public Monday.

"[T]he President of the United States and Commander in Chief of our military used his power to "screw Amazon" out of the JEDI Contract as part of his highly public personal vendetta against Mr. Bezos, Amazon, and the Washington Post," Amazon claimed in its lawsuit, referring to the project by its formal name, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI.

" Rarely, if ever, has a President engaged in such a blatant and sustained effort to direct the outcome of a government procurement-let alone because of personal animus and political objectives," Amazon said in the suit.

Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM all bid in 2017 to provide cloud-computing services to the Pentagon, a contract that could pull in $10 billion for the winner over the next decade.

Amazon Web Services is the leading provider of cloud-computing services, with about 48% of the $32 billion global market, and was long considered a favorite to win the Pentagon's business. However, other providers have been catching up in the fast-growing field, with Microsoft claiming about 16% of cloud-computing market share.

In late October, the Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoftin "a paradigm changer" for the software company, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. Amazon sued in federal court to overturn the decision in November, and a redacted version of the complaint was made public on Monday by the court.

In its complaint, Amazon claims its superior offering was brushed aside starting in the summer of 2019, as Pentagon officials became more aware of the president's dislike of Amazon.

The president told reporters in July that he had received "tremendous complaints about the contract with the Pentagon and with Amazon" and that he "will be asking them to look at it very closely to see what's going on."

In August, newly appointed Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he would be reviewing the contract process, pushed by Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Ron Johnson and the president himself, the Amazon complaint says.

Esper then said he would recuse himself from the controversial bidding process in October, citing a conflict of interest because his son works for IBM, one of the original bidders that had been eliminated from the contest. According to the lawsuit, however, the Pentagon had already awarded the contract to Microsoft a week prior, and his recusal was a public relations move.

The government's decision is "impossible to assess separate and apart from the President's repeatedly expressed determination to, in the words of the President himself, 'screw Amazon,' " the company's complaint stated. "The stakes are high. The question is whether the President of the United States should be allowed to use the budget of DoD to pursue his own personal and political ends."

Mr. Trump has frequently lashed out at Amazon and CEO Bezos on Twitter while he has been president, claiming the e-commerce company doesn't pay taxes, costs small towns jobs and is responsible for the financial struggles of the U.S. Post Office.

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Cloud computing surges in the UAE in 2019 – ComputerWeekly.com

The past 12 months has seen a rapid growth of cloud computing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as suppliers race to set their footprints.

Microsoft and Oracle launched datacentres in the country in 2019, adding to existing UAE centres offered by SAP and Alibaba Cloud. Amazon Web Services (AWS) also unveiled its first Middle Eastern datacentre in nearby Bahrain in July.

SAP is the current front-runner in the Middle East race with three centres in the region in Dubai, Riyadh and Dammam, while Oracle opened its first datacentre in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi in February to offer cloud storage to customers across the region. In a show of serious intent, Oracle is set open two more datacentres in the UAE and two in Saudi Arabia within the next year.

Meanwhile Microsoft brought online its first datacentre regions in the Middle East in June this year, opening one in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Comparatively a smaller player, Alibaba Cloud cloud computing arm of the Chinese ecommerce giant opened its first regional datacentre in Dubai in 2016.

According to a recent YouGov survey of more than 500 IT decision-makers in the UAE, 88% planned to increase cloud spend in 2019, 83% are running partially or completely in the cloud in 2019, and nearly 90% expect cost savings on the cloud.

The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is projected to grow to $1.9bn (AED7.97bn) by 2020, double what it was in 2016, according to data research firm Statista.

According to Jyoti Lalchandani, group vice-president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at IDC, the arrival of several new datacentres in the UAE in 2019 foretells a transformational year for the country.

Lalchandani told Computer Weekly: The fact that several tech suppliers have entered the UAE shows that there is a changing landscape. This trend shows there is a strong national focus on public cloud services. The datacentres are arriving in the region to fulfil the demand from local customers.

He noted that local companies are now moving their mission critical services to the cloud, which is evidence of growing trust in remote hosting centres. Very traditional organisations such as the Commercial Bank of Dubai have moved all their sensitive data to the cloud. I foresee other banks doing the same, he said.

As UAE cloud uptake grows, Lalchandani also predicted a heightened focus on security and regulations. With all these providers coming in, there might more regulatory frameworks put in place. I predict the government will become more involved in cloud regulations.

According to Zakaria Haltout, managing director at SAP in the UAE, 2019 has been a landmark year for cloud computing in the UAE.

Haltout said every industry vertical in the UAE is undergoing digital transformation through the cloud, especially sectors such as oil and gas, utilities, government, retail, passenger travel, and financial services. More and more public and private sector organisations are digitally transforming on the cloud, he said.

The SAP MD said the companys local cloud datacentre in the UAE is the centrepiece of its ongoingfive-year $200m UAE investment plan.SAP was the first multi-national business applications company to go live in the country and onboard customers with localised data centre solutions.

Haltout predicts continued and rapid cloud services growth in the UAE, particularly as local organisations embrace the experience economy and personalise customer experiences with cloud-based solutions, rather than merely selling products and services. UAE organisations that leverage customer experience solutions on the cloud are set to see the biggest business benefits, said Haltout.

He said the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai will offer companies opportunities to experiment with cloud projects. The event, which will run on SAP to optimise processes and costs, is expected to deliver personalised experiences for 25 million visitors and 192 participating countries.

Looking ahead, Haltout said the biggest challenge for cloud take-up in the UAE lies in implementation issues.The biggest challenge is not in business vision for the cloud, but in its implementation. Channel partners play a key role in supporting UAE organisations to understand the business challenges that organisations face, and which cloud solutions best meet business needs.

According to Haltout, CIOs should work with channel partners to develop strategies for change management and skills development, to ensure that employees can optimise their cloud-based workplaces and business applications.

Jayakumar Mohanachandran, head of IT at Dubai-based packaging firm Precision Group, said many companies in the UAE are now ready to take advantage of cloud benefits, such as quick deployment of IT resources, shared resource usage, and the ability to monitor usage.

Mohanachandran, who is currently managing a large-scale digital transformation project at Precision Group,said cloud migration has enabled his firm to build a solid foundation for future growth plans.

Precision was running on a legacy system for more than 25 years and this migration has helped us to be more agile and flexible. Now all our employees can work from any part of the world and stay connected all the time with all their information available at their fingertips. Employees can manage, monitor or approve all requests through mobiles which is a huge transformation for us.

Santhosh Rao, senior director analyst, Gartner UAE, predicted that many more local companies will shift their data to UAE cloud centres.

We expect a steady stream of projects where enterprises engage advisors to come up with cloud migration strategies. The UAE is transforming from an oil economy to data economy, so there is a need to create new revenues streams such as artificial intelligence. Cloud is a really nice way to kick things off its a good way to start the transformation with less risk.

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How to become a computing expert in software, web and cloud – Study International News

The cloud computing business is growing bigger every day. Between now and 2023, the global cloud computing market size is poised to grow by US$190.32 billion, progressing at a CAGR of over 16 percent.

Attitudes of business owners have certainly changed in the last few years. Where before they would have been sceptical to adopt internet cloud computing, today they cant wait to add more. While Amazon Web Services was the pioneer in this field, Microsoft is catching up as a strong second contender, with its Microsoft Azure unit which supplies cloud-based computer processing and storage growing by 63 percent from a year before in the most recent quarter.

What all this translates to is a wealth of new opportunities emerging for computing professionals today. At Tampere University, a whole department specialises in training computing professionals to take advantage of these opportunities.

The Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Finlands second largest university offers a unique and wide range of expertise through research and teaching. From the natural sciences and engineering to event theatre and drama, this is a Faculty that boldly pushes the boundaries of multidisciplinary research and teaching across organisational boundaries. Its also Finnish youths second most popular choice for a university degree out of 25 universities of applied sciences and 13 Finnish universities. In a recent survey, Tampere University was rated among the top three of universities in five categories and topped the categories for attractiveness of fields of study and city attractiveness.

Tampere University

At the core of its vision is the aim to provide the knowledge and solutions to the complex challenges of our global, digital and multicultural society. Their new Master of Science in Software, Web and Cloud and Master of Science Technology in Software, Web and Cloud are two postgraduate offerings from this respected institution that realise this vision and more. The detailed course description will be updated and available on the university curriculum page in March 2020, and the courses will start in August 2020.

With a curriculum that provides a solid foundation in computer science and software engineering, Tampere Universitys goal is for each student to expand their knowledge and skills in the development of high-quality software. Through in-depth studies and skill development, students gain a good understanding of software engineering, the ability to design and implement large software systems, the ability to manage and improve software development processes as well as the competence and ability to understand, design and implement web- and cloud-based systems.

The official language of the programme is English, meaning all courses, exams and student services are offered in English. Applicants can apply to take a Master of Science degree or a Master of Science (Tech) degree in Software, Web and Cloud, but applicants should note that the eligibility criteria of these two tracks are different. For the Masters programme in Computing Sciences, Software, Web and Cloud (MSc Tech) track, your previous degree must be in one of the following (or related) fields: computing, computer science, software engineering, information technology or other closely related field with proficiency in mathematics, programming, data structures, databases and physics.

An industrial perspective in one of the worlds most respected education systems

Located in the Tampere region, these are Master degrees that greatly benefit from industry perspectives thanks to the high concentration of IT companies located here. This means students will be able to leverage on one of the universitys biggest strengths: the ability to apply and test learning in real life situations, whether its in cities, companies or societal services.

For Software, Web and Cloud MSc students, this doesnt just manifest in one final semester capstone project. Instead, the curriculum is designed with real-world problems intentionally incorporated, exploring subjects such as requirements management, software modelling and specification, implementation and testing software, software project management, and the web and cloud. Students can mix and match a variety of minor subject studies according to their unique interests from the wide offering of complementary studies this programme offers, such as Data Structures, Database Programming, Innovative Project and Functional Programming.

There is an option to undertake an internship where students apply their knowledge of computer science to practice, expanding their knowledge according to their workplace requirements. Upon completion, theyll be able to report on their tasks and assess their progress.Add to that the research activities and close collaboration between the university and local industry, and youve got a Masters of high academic quality and real-world relevance to industrial positions.

Tampere University

This bodes well for Tampere graduates entering the global job market today. The US only had 63,744 computer science students join the workforce in 2018, despite more than 500,000 open computing vacancies available nationwide. In Australia, less than 5,000 ICT students graduate annually comprising only one third of creative arts graduates yet demand for the broader group of ICT workers in the county projects the current 660,000 will increase to 750,000 by 2023.

Finland is also struggling with a lack of software professionals. By 2020, the Finnish Information Processing Association estimates the country will be short of up to 15,000 IT experts. With its current undersupply of qualified IT professionals, employers are racing to hire IT talent, offering improved workplaces and focusing on job satisfaction. Almost 90 percent of students pursuing software-related majors at Tampere University are employed on the day they graduate.

This demand for computing talent in software and cloud is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. As internet access broadens and increases, every aspect of modern life will increasingly include computing systems. From retail to agriculture to security, industries are expanding their adoption of technologies like the Internet of Things, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud technology and more. There is an urgent need for companies to invest in more skilled talent in order to capitalise of the new opportunities these technologies will bring.

Tampere University is ready to fill these roles in the continuing digital revolution. With its robust training and industrial awareness, students stand to realise their potential as versatile software professionals, finding employment in commercial and administrative fields, or furthering their studies on the doctoral level. Graduates typically start working as a programmer and then advance towards the expert and/or managerial positions.

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft: Here’s Who Has the Greenest Cloud – WIRED

Data is the new oil may have outlasted its usefulness as a metaphor, but one aspect still rings true: Both industries have a serious environmental footprint. According to the Department of Energy, data centers account for about 2 percent of all electricity use in the US.

That means the cloudwhich powers every Netflix binge, PUBG match, and emailhas a lining made not of silver, but of carbon. For individuals, the bits in question dont amount to much. The digital footprints of businesses, however, can be large enough to ding the environment. For them, finding the greenest way to store their data would help cut down on their emissions. But how does a high-minded plutocrat go about that? The answers are not always obvious.

The top three cloud providersAmazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azureaccount for approximately two-thirds of all rentable computing services, so WIRED has compiled a guide to help you understand how they decarbonize your data.

What Makes a Cloud Green?

Some companies still store their data in blinking black boxes in a hallway closet. Others have such massive computing needs that theyve built their own data centers. For everyone in between, there are basically three options: pay either Amazon, Microsoft, or Google for the privilege of stuffing your data into one of their mind-boggingly large hyperscale server farms.

To assess the relative greenness of different clouds, Jonathan Koomey, an expert on the topic, highlights three metrics: The efficiency of a data center's infrastructure (lights, cooling, and so on), the efficiency of its servers, and the source of its electricity.

Each of the Big Three cloud providers has ironed out inefficiencies in the hardware and software running in their data centers. They run virtual machines on their servers to limit downtime, install custom cooling systems, automate wherever possible, and so on. This ruthless pursuit of efficiency has helped the data center industry keep its energy needs fairly constant over the past decade. It also means that when companies move their data from in-house servers to the cloud, they will almost certainly end up reducing their energy consumption.

It wont stay that way forever, warns Dale Sartor, a staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who studies energy efficiency. Someday well hit a tipping point, when most organizations have already moved their data centers offsite. Then the energy demands of the cloud will start to rise. I dont think anybody envisions a reduction in the growth of our appetite for computation, Sartor says. So the chances were going to see an explosion in energy use sometime in the next couple of decades is pretty high.

Thats why a critical measure of a data centers greenness is the source of its energy. The Big Three have all pledged to completely decarbonize their data centers, but none has entirely ditched fossil fuels yet.

To clean up their carbon footprints, these companies lean heavily on a tool known as a renewable energy credit, which is basically a token representing a utilitys green energy generation. RECs are how companies like Google and Microsoft can claim their data centers are powered 100 percent by renewables while still being connected to grids that use fossil fuels. In reality, only a fraction of each companys energy comes directly from solar or wind installations; the rest comes from RECs.

Calculating the greenness of a cloud is rife with nuanced distinctions. In the report card below, weve highlighted some of the most important factors to consider if youre looking to decarbonize your data.

Google Cloud

What they say:

Of the Big Three, Google has the smallest share of the market, but it has arguably done the most to decarbonize its data. In 2017, the company announced it achieved 100 percent renewable energy across all of its operations, including its data centers. It claims that all data processed by Google Cloud has zero net carbon emissions.

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Reduce Cloud Spend and avoid Cloud Shock – ITWeb

Organisations have been increasingly adopting and migrating workloads to cloud-based technologies, mainly SaaS and IaaS. It is estimated that adoption of, and expenditure on SaaS and IaaS alone will experience growth rates of between 100% and 200% within the next two years. Migration of applications and services to the cloud is very appealing and seemingly easy to justify. One of the main drivers for this surge in investment in cloud computing services is the perceived lower-cost benefit that comes with it, which is a catch!

Most organisations on the cloud journey soon experience the Cloud Shock phenomenon, whereby they are spending more than they budgeted for. In some worst-case scenarios, this has resulted in some business entities totally abandoning their adoption of cloud-based services and returning to on-premises data centre services.

The utilisation of cloud computing services can be more costly than initially intended if not contained and not well managed. Thus, it is essential that organisations get an understanding of how they can reduce, optimise and manage the costs of using cloud services.

What can cause cloud over-expenditure?

Just like in traditional compute environments, an organisation can throw infrastructure and resources to its capacity problems, instead of first embarking on a cost-effective capacity-planning process and rightsizing the environment before, during and after migration to the cloud.

Without capacity planning, the enterprise finds itself having one or more of the following:

Often IT departments do a lift and shift, without optimising the infrastructure because of time constraints. Capacity issues, such as the existence of oversized servers with wasted CPUs and storage migrated across to the cloud, or the running of non-critical workloads on expensive cloud services, are a result of such bad practices.

How to avoid and manage the Cloud Shock

Across most boardrooms, CIOs, CFOs and IT managers are increasingly receiving shocking monthly bills related to cloud services spend. As soon as the shocking bill or over-expenditure becomes a reality, it is these key business decision-makers who are brought to account. What can one do to avoid the pitfalls of the Cloud Shock?

Monitor and measure utilisation

In order to identify wastage, monitor and measure utilisation and costs using cloud-monitoring tools such as Microsoft Azure Monitor or Cloudability.

These tools enable visibility of use, costs and performance all on one portal, are easy to access and allow for better decision making, no matter how large your enterprise is. MentPro can guide you in the adoption and usage of the right tools to automate the monitoring and gathering of cloud services analytical data for better decision-making.

Select candidate areas for optimisation for cost-saving opportunities

An optimised cloud environment means you do not waste financial resources on unnecessary resources. You pay for what you need; nothing less, nothing more. Only when this has been achieved will you be able to truly realise the cost benefits of cloud migration.

Plan and optimise

You should plan for optimising your cloud environment before and after migration into the cloud. Optimisation involves rightsizing, infrastructure and application optimisation, application performance improvements, and improving elastic application footprints.

Rightsizing

Rightsizing involves the many aspects of capacity-planning metrics and dimensions: CPU, Memory, Disc, Network and IOPS. It corrects ("rights") the wrongs of over-provisioning or under-provisioning by making sure that the resources are efficiently utilised and that you only spend on what you need.However, increasing or reducing allocations, subscriptions etc cannot be done in isolation, as the exercise also requires a business risk and impact analysis and an understanding of the business demand and your workload characteristics. Armed with the right tools and a strategic business discovery process, rightsizing can assist in fast decision-making and recommendations in order to realise savings, and lower and optimise your cloud costs before and after migrating to the cloud.

MentPro can greatly assist your organisation with a cloud rightsizing done right exercise through many years of capacity planning and management expertise and experience, historical data and benchmarks.

Infrastructure and application resource optimisation

In order to optimise infrastructure and applications, one must fully understand the business demand in the environment through business discovery, and translate this into computing resource requirements. This, through capacity modelling to ascertain accurate demand quantities.

Application performance improvements

There are several powerful Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools that can greatly assist in ascertaining application performance and help to identify bottlenecks and badly written code, which results in inefficiencies. Inefficient application systems can have a big bearing on the cloud costs.

Increase footprint of elastic applications

Elastic applications can adapteasily to autoscaling, which means you can also enable autoscaling in your environment. However, some applications do not easily support autoscaling, and so it presents a problem. You cannot take full advantage of the clouds elasticity benefits when you have such applications. The extent to which an application is elastic determines how fit it is as a candidate for migration to the cloud. The more elastic applications you have, the more you can realise savings and control costs through the autoscaling of resources such as databases and caches for cloud services.

In conclusion, cloud computing adoption promises a number of benefits, with the main driver being lower costs and realisation of huge savings. However, if there is no proper planning and strategy to control, reduce, optimise and manage the utilisation of cloud services and resources, you can easily overspend without realising it.

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Cloud Computing in Healthcare Market 2019 Size, Share, Technological Innovations & Growth Forecast To 2025 – The Raleigh Recorder

The Report Titled on Global Cloud Computing in Healthcare Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025 firstly introduced the Cloud Computing in Healthcare basics: Definitions, Classifications, Applications And Market Overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. This Cloud Computing in Healthcare industry report also provide crucial insights that facilitate theCloud Computing in Healthcare Market Trends, Drivers, Market Dynamics, Opportunities, Competitive Landscape, Share via Region, Price and Gross Margin, New Challenge Feasibility Evaluation, Analysis and Guidelines on New mission Investment. In the end, there are 4 key segments covered in this Cloud Computing in Healthcare market report: competitor segment, product type segment, end use/application segment and Cloud Computing in Healthcare industry geography segment.

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This Cloud Computing in Healthcare market report enhanced on worldwide competition by topmost prime manufactures like (Microsoft, International Business Machines (IBM), Dell, ORACLE, Carestream Health, Merge Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Athenahealth, Agfa-Gevaert, CareCloud) which providing information such asCompany Profiles, Product Picture and Specification, Capacity, Production, Cost, Revenueand Contact Information.

Scope of Cloud Computing in Healthcare Market:Improvement of healthcare infrastructure invites the implementation of cloud computing as an effective data transportation and storage facility is bound to transform the sluggish pace at which clerical activities in medical organizations take place. A database that tracks a patients previous health records, denotes it to any concerned hospital and updates with the current health and medicine conditions sounds benefitting for several medical professionals and pharmacologists.

The growth ofglobal healthcare cloud computing marketis influenced by dozens of benefits derived from using cloud computing in healthcare activities. Speeding up the data or document processing in healthcare facilities is a key factor prompting the use of cloud computing. The global healthcare cloud computing market is expected to reap unlimited cost-savings from upgrading their conventional information & data systems with cloud computing services that can share crucial and important information of patients and their medications among healthcare professionals and pharmacists.

Split by Product Types, with production, revenue, price, and market share and growth rate of Cloud Computing in Healthcare market in each type, can be divided into:

Hardware Software Services

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Hospital Clinics Others

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