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Xangati 2015 Predictions: Enterprise Software in 2015 – It's all about Speed and Collaboration


 

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2015.  Read them in this VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed article by S. 'Sundi' Sundaresh, president and CEO at Xangati

Enterprise Software in 2015 – It's all about Speed and Collaboration

The New Year will, of course, bring lots of new developments in enterprise software. Here are a few key trends I anticipate will take center stage in 2015:

Accelerated shift from on-premise to cloud computing

There is an accelerated shift happening from conventional on-premise virtualized computing to cloud computing. IT organizations cannot simply compete with outsourced cloud environments through operational excellence or cost optimization. That way they will be chasing a losing battle with the cloud and they need to become more customer-focused and become a cloud broker for the line of businesses in the company. To do so, they will need to become more familiar with the companies' end users.

Increased mobile visibility

Mobility is increasingly ruling the roost. Virtual desktops, virtual applications and the bring your own devices (BYOD) movement has allowed mobile devices to complicate infrastructures, introducing more performance management headaches. Visibility into the entire infrastructure will be critical to meet end-user application service level agreements while leveraging the virtualized infrastructure for maximum return-on-investment. Without it, companies will face performance contention issues that negatively affect business productivity, customer loyalty, and ultimately company revenue.

The social media of it all

In 2015, we will see an even greater impact of social media impact and sentiment analysis of end-users. Any business with consumer-facing products must become more aware of it and make plans to react quickly to any problems in service levels. Any glitch in the end user experience has an instant negative impact in today's highly interactive and vocal social landscape, where customers quickly take their complaints to Yelp, Twitter, Facebook, and other sites.

The year of the end user

IT organizations can no longer run by looking and measuring inwardly to determine overall success. Businesses must turn themselves inside out and look outwardly to determine overall effectiveness of their IT initiatives. Measurements for success must include end-user oriented metrics. Visibility into the entire infrastructure will be critical to meet end-user application service level agreements while leveraging the virtualized infrastructure for maximum return-on-investment. Without it, companies will face performance contention issues that negatively affect business productivity, customer loyalty, and ultimately company revenue.

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About the Author

S. ‘Sundi' Sundaresh is a well-known technology executive with a proven track-record, Sundaresh has served in various capacities as CEO, general manager, board member (public and private) and senior executive at top companies, where he has delivered profitable business growth; completed mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and raised capital. He has run both well-established and start-up organizations with revenues up to $1 billion.

Before becoming an advisor to technology companies and a board member of GridGain and SandForce, Sundaresh was the president and CEO of Adaptec, Inc. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Candera Inc., an enterprise storage virtualization start up. As president and CEO of Jetstream Communications, a pioneer in voice over broadband, he captured the leading market share with the company's solutions. During a previous tenure at Adaptec, Sundaresh served in a number of positions, including general manager and corporate vice president of worldwide marketing. He has also held various positions at Hewlett-Packard.

Education: Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Published Tuesday, December 16, 2014 6:23 AM by David Marshall
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@VMblog - (Author's Link) - February 10, 2015 6:58 AM

Once again, how great is it to be a part of the virtualization and cloud industries? 2014 was another banner year, and we witnessed a number of fantastic technologies take shape and skyrocket. And I, along with many industry experts and executives, media

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