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March 8, 2014 3:47:42 AM

I often see controversies associated with applications, hosted over the cloud. Can anybody give me a clear understanding of this particular rising trend and why is prone to facing such diverse controversies?

What Application hosting is all about? How does it help businesses or even individuals? And how effective is it actually? And how will it be appearing in the coming future?
Any views or ideas are welcome.

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March 11, 2014 8:37:19 AM

Pros: No need to setup infrastructure or manage licenses, less support needed to install and troubleshoot issues as that is handled by the hosting company.

Cons: You don't control the applications and are dependent on the service provider and your internet connection for access, ongoing payments. May have issues with secure or confidential areas.

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March 11, 2014 10:07:37 PM

hang-the-9

Thanks for your answer.
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March 19, 2014 5:59:11 AM

"Nexstep Expense Management" Can you please throw a bit more light on this particular thing? I mean how and to what type of industries can it prove helpful for?
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March 24, 2014 11:16:39 AM

zenobialewis87 said:
I often see controversies associated with applications, hosted over the cloud. Can anybody give me a clear understanding of this particular rising trend and why is prone to facing such diverse controversies?

What Application hosting is all about? How does it help businesses or even individuals? And how effective is it actually? And how will it be appearing in the coming future?
Any views or ideas are welcome.


Pros:
Hardware Mgmt done by the hosting organization (Google, Microsoft etc)
Host Organization will do upgrades and to be done across the board to all clients
Most organizations will setup security to access systems outside the firewall using the internet.

Cons:
Someone else has your data ( they better be secure).
Minimal ability to do Ad hoc queries of data.
Could see more outages (down time)



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August 25, 2014 12:04:55 PM

We just purchased an ERP system in the Cloud. ERP (HR/Payroll and Financial). Previous to that we have 2 HR/Payroll system different from the financials. We made the move because of less integration but we have to change some business rules. All the servers are housed at vendors site. Across the board upgrades that vendor does. Internet access with a 3rd party Octa to allow domain credentials over the internet.

Facts:

Cloud apps have more controlled upgrades and are applied to all their clients across the board. Which can be an advantage or disadvantage. One example our payroll has most of the people Bi-weekly but they have to approve weekly. This will be fix in scheduled February upgrade. Your organization changes may be low priority if their other customers don't need that specific fix. Our support has shifted from IT being the major support contact to the functional area (example. Budget or accounting will support their own apps unless technical then they will work with vendor. So basically IT has minimal involvement after go live date. We had a few integrations but nothing like we had before. We use Kronos for time and attendance and the new app wasn't able to handle non exempt policies so that added more integrations for time and attendance only the rest of the system required less.
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