This isn’t about myths of epic proportions where heroes slay multi-headed monsters, this is much more important! These myths about the cloud are mostly due to a lack of understanding, but they slow down the technology industry, impedes innovation, and induce a fright that distracts us from progress. These are the top myths of the cloud:
Technology and Business Practices thrive on pushing each other to the very limits of what each is capable up - and then some. One force is constantly driving the other force, sharpening one another along the way. As each of these areas grow and change, it is up to the successful business to maintain that same pace, or forever be lost in the cold obscurity of failure.
Experts predict dramatic growth for cloud computing for 2014 and beyond. In 2013, the cloud market saw rapid growth, with services like SaaS and IAAS leading the charge, to over $130 billion. Yet as impressive at that may sound, according to research analysts it’s the only tip of the iceberg. The reality is that cloud has barely scratched the surface of mass adoption.
One of the first questions you can ask a business is, "How much time do you devote to training in your organization?" and then, "What portion of that is e-learning?" Most answer sharing goals to expand, improve, or just get into it.
I was once involved in a yearlong search for a 3rd party Learning Management System (LMS) that would fit my budget and business requirements. My search ended in a business decision to develop our own.
Businesses today are not locked into software solutions. Organizations can consider offerings like cloud services, or “Software as a service” (SaaS) models and products. Salesforce.com is a SaaS that allows easy integration between Salesforce and other applications, like your LMS system.
Today, I got a look at the Adbobe Flash Plugin roadmap which provides some insight into the future of Flash runtimes. The Flash Player has become the standard of delivery for e-learning content over the past 10 years because most of the delivery has been Computer Based Training (CBT) in a browser.