“Cloud computing” implies a framework and vocabulary aimed at technology semantics, whereas “cloud services” implies a framework and vocabulary aimed at business semantics. Cloud computing belongs to the domain of Information Technology (IT), while cloud services belong to the domain of Business Technology (BT). In other words, cloud services are about business, while cloud computing is about technology.
Enterprise Content Management is the management of different kinds of documents in an enterprise using computer programs and storage devises. An ECMS allows an enterprise and its users to create a document or capture a hard copy in electronic form, store, edit, print, process and otherwise manage documents in image, video and audio formats, as well as in text formats. An ECMS usually provides a single view of multiple databases and may include scanners for document capture, printers for creating hard copy, storage devices such as redundant array of independent disk systems, and computer servers and server programs for managing the databases that contain the documents.
A separate BI system is usually recommended as an individual BI application encompassing continuous enhancements and improvements based on feedback received from the business community. In contrast to business applications, a BI system can be built on cross organizational/functional activities, thus enabling sustainable enterprise wide decision support environment. With minimum dependency on business applications, a BI application exhibits enhanced performance and efficiency.
Integrating IoT with enterprise mobility is being of great help to enterprises, but the most pressing issue has been that of security and privacy. Enterprises need to ensure at all times that their sensitive data and information is secure and safe. With steep rise in BYOD and WYOD trends, they must ensure that they are supplying official information only to those employees who are authorized to receive them. All apps that are deployed to employees need to be absolutely secure.
IoT and mobility, used together, could prove to be advantageous to just about any industry. For example, healthcare industry integrates IoT with mobile phones, wearable devices, the cloud and big data analytics. Smart watches contain sensors that monitor medical institution. Physicians then gather and analyze data to assess their patient’s overall health. In the manufacturing and utility industry, using smart meters and smart grids will help improve overall employee efficiency and productivity, while reducing the amount of mechanical energy consumed.
Cost/investment for building a mobile application depends on the number and type of features in the app, development approach (native or cross-platform), and platforms on which the app is developed. It also varies according to the requirement which can range from simple to complex in terms of development and deployment.