PHOENIX, June 6, 2012 – Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), the Business Interaction Networks company, today details the steps IT departments must take to ensure seamless cloud adoption. Cloud computing continues to gain acceptance within the enterprise segment and in turn, software vendors are working in order to meet the need. Specifically enterprise IT has addressed the challenges concerning security, integration with internal applications, and performance and reliability relating to the cloud. With the combination of maturing platforms, generational and cultural shifts, and compelling economics, cloud-based solutions become the undeniable choice for nearly all future non-core technology purchases. Once adopted, the cloud is inherently scalable and can be online within hours, designed specifically on the organizational needs.
From research and customer insights, Axway predicts that by 2014 the cloud will be the primary operating model for enterprise IT organizations, bringing unprecedented change to IT and competitive advantage to early adopters, ultimately redefining the role of enterprise IT itself.
With cloud adoption taking off, what must enterprise IT do now to prepare for the future?
- • Identify what type of cloud – private, public or hybrid – to implement and understand how to integrate that type of cloud based off the organization’s needs.
- • Recognize that mobile devices will play a dominant role in IT and in the future of cloud – determining what internal applications to make mobile is vital.
- • Focus on data security and the management of data. With data being accessed everywhere, at all times, this is crucial.
“Cloud adoption has become increasingly complex. Enterprise IT must take steps to effectively prepare,” said Paul French, vice president, product and solutions marketing, Axway. “It is important that they assess their organization’s needs in relation to which type of cloud to adopt, how they will meet their service level agreements, what enterprise application stores or marketplaces they will develop or adopt and the service management role that the IT department will play in the adoption.”
Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), the Business Interaction Networks company, is a software company with more than 11,000 customers in 100 countries. For more than a decade, Axway has provided leading organizations around the world with proven technology solutions that integrate, manage, secure and govern the business-critical interactions that accelerate enterprise performance. Our award-winning solutions span business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, business operations monitoring, process management, and email and identity security – offered on premise or in the Cloud with professional and managed services. Axway is registered in France with headquarters in the United States and offices around the globe. More information is available at www.axway.com.