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You’ve always maintained individual licenses for your business-critical software.

If your organization is in one of many verticals that use design tools, there’s a good chance Adobe products are on that list. Like many vendors, Adobe has moved to pure subscription licensing with Creative Cloud.

Adobe Creative Cloud for enterprises offers enterprise-level capability, efficiency, and security. The subscription model allows for simple license management from a single point of control.

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Integrating the cloud into your business [ IBM ]

In the world of enterprise applications, cloud computing is indisputably – forgive the pun – on the rise. In fact, IDC reports that cloud applications are the fastest growing sector of software with a forecasted compound growth rate of 27 percent from 2009 through 2014.1

In spite of the warranted hype, however, the majority of enterprise applications are still on premise – or “on the ground.” So while cloud may be heir apparent, Gartner has reported that in 2009, Software-as-a- Service – which is cloud-based by definition, still only represented 3.4 percent of total enterprise application spending.2 The reality, therefore, for most organizations is not simply jumping on the cloud bandwagon but instead finding agile, flexible solutions that can integrate existing, on-premise applications with new cloud-based ones. In other words, it’s a hybrid world for the foreseeable future.

To be sure, there are certainly a ton of cloud/on-premise integration challenges in application interoperability, development productivity, management efficiency, flexibility and scalability. But by automating the sharing of data between applications, integration can help streamline business processes for improved efficiency and performance. Integration can also provide business agility, giving companies the flexibility to easily adapt to changing needs. And it reduces IT costs by freeing IT resources from time-consuming, low-level integration tasks for higher value projects. [Read more…]