Although the cloud is rapidly becoming a permanent fixture in the IT landscape, companies are still determining whether migrating to a distributed computing architecture is the right move for them. They can rest assured that the cloud lowers costs and boosts efficiency levels.
However, in order to reap the maximum benefits of the cloud, best practices should be followed to ensure that the migration goes smoothly. Read on to learn what you should keep in mind when moving to the cloud.
When any technology becomes popular, there’s an accompanying swirl of confusion. In the case of the cloud, the befuddlement centered on the variety of deployment options available to users. The hybrid model is one such choice; you can deploy software partially on premise and partially in the cloud.
In the past decade, the cloud has become a fixture in the enterprise IT landscape. Companies run entire workloads in the cloud, including mission-critical applications.
Applications such as ERP systems are now available in cloud versions, but are they right for you? Read on to learn what the major differences are between cloud and on-premise ERP deployments.
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Trust Merit Solutions to help you become a data driven organization.
Data volumes are exploding and becoming your most strategic asset. However, data alone is not enough. Without the resources needed to efficiently capture and organize massive amounts of data, store it indefinitely, and analyze it in real-time – that data is useless. At Merit Solutions, we help you gain the insight you need to improve customer engagement, increase revenue, and lower costs.
Data Platform Modernization
Modernize your BI and analytics tools to more intelligently capture, process, analyze, and act on enterprise wide business data.
Data Lake and Big Data Processing
Securely store all your data centrally in a “no limits” data lake, and run on-demand analytics that instantly scales to your needs.
Data Exploration and Mining
Automate the process of gathering large and often unstructured data sets in order to find characteristics for focused analysis.
Solutions to help you analyze data sets in order to summarize what happened – for example, for sales or financial reports.
Solutions that analyze data sets in order to determine why something happened – for example, why sales dropped or costs rose.
Solutions that intelligently build models from historical or current data in order to forecast / predict future outcomes.
Solutions that examine data sets and attempt to answer the question “What should be done to make (something) happen?”
Connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis. Produce beautiful reports and scale with governance.
Organizations that partner with Merit Solutions Data and Advanced Analytics Services typically see benefits in a number of areas, including:
Unmatched security, performance, and scale in big data infrastructure—at one-tenth the cost of traditional tier 1 solutions.
Speed and Agility
Give everyone the data and insights they need – within minutes instead of days or weeks – rapidly speeding the pace of innovation.
Gain access to an almost infinite set of computing resources around the globe that can handle massive amounts of data in a cost-effective way.
Improve your customer experience by providing real-time inventory or service information – and predict customer needs ahead of time.
Predict the Future
Better capture enterprise wide data and utilize automated apps and algorithms to accurately predict, forecast and change future outcomes.
Free Up Cash
Move your IT expenses from CapEx to OpEx, which frees up capital from infrastructure investments so it can be put to revenue generating uses.
Information drives every decision you make. Here are some of the most common signs that your company needs to invest in better data intelligence and analytics:
Lots of Data – No Information
You have a stockpile of business data – but you’re not pulling any intelligence from it.
Report Preparation is Cumbersome
Pulling reports from multiple systems and spreadsheets takes too much time – and there are too many errors.
Don’t Know Your Customers
You cannot predict what your customers want, how they behave, and how to strengthen ties with them.
Competition is Always a Step Ahead
If it seems like you’re always trying to level the playing field – it’s because your competitors have better data.
With limited access to company-wide intelligence, it is hard to make decisions that support corporate goals and directives.
For you to realize the benefits of the cloud, you must be willing to entrust your cloud provider with one of your most valuable assets – your data.
If you’re considering moving your business systems to the cloud, then you’re invited to join this webinar as Pham Nguyen of Microsoft discusses Microsoft Azure.
Thursday, June 29
4pm EST / 1pm PST
This webinar will explore:
If you invest in a cloud service, you must be able to trust that your data is safe, that the privacy of your data is protected, and that you retain ownership of and control over your data – that it will only be used in a way that is consistent with your expectations.
Join us and learn why Azure should be your trusted cloud.
Pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and other life sciences companies are under increasing pressure to succeed in a highly competitive and regulated marketplace. There is no room for error, especially when delivering life-changing products to customers. An integrated business platform for ERP, CRM and BI can optimize operations, support all phases of growth and deliver the very data needed to succeed.
Technology is transforming our personal lives with apps and services that are simple and intuitive, and deliver helpful assistance to improve our lives.
In contrast the apps and services we use to drive business process are often difficult to use, try and deploy. Some even make you pay extra for capabilities like visualization, workflow automation and predictive insights.
We imagine a better world for business users everywhere. One where there is no artificial divide between CRM, ERP, BI, or Quality – where you have integrated solutions so you can track leads, automate field service, drive sales and improve operations using modern, mobile, enterprise-ready intelligent business apps from the cloud that are as easy to use as the consumer apps that help us all get rides, book rooms, listen to music and take actions to improve our health.
Your Digital Transformation Starts with Merit Solutions
Azure can run all of your business applications while providing global scale, consistency, and seamless integration with third party tools.
Collect data from every source, external and on-premises, and use drag-and-drop visualization tools to quickly analyze and explore your insights.
With intelligent business applications across CRM and ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 gives you choice. Start with just what you need to run your business – and delight your customers.
Provide employees, customers, and partners the ability to pick up any device and have instant access to all of the data, tools, interfaces, and controls they want.
Pre-configured, best practices approach to Microsoft Dynamics 365 projects that dramatically speeds deployments, reduces costs, and has a faster time-to-value.
Better manage quality and compliance requirements in Microsoft Dynamics 365 when operating in heavily regulated industries like biotech, pharma, and med device.
Whether you are evaluating new ERP systems, considering embracing mobile and cloud technology, or trying to get more value from your current investments - a discussion with one or more of Merit Solutions' experts can help.
Just a short while ago, most businesses feared the cloud. Concerns grew surrounding security and data exposure because people couldn’t fathom the idea of having someone else control the servers where sensitive information was stored. But then the early adopters started evangelizing the benefits they were seeing from moving to the cloud. There were cost savings, productivity increases and ironically, an increase in security. These benefits, and more, carry over to a cloud-based ERP solution as well. However, just because someone else sees something as a benefit doesn’t mean it will automatically equate to a successful implementation on your part. In order to ensure success in the cloud, you have to set the right goals for your project.
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