Just a year ago, Schrödinger created a 50,000 node AWS cluster, and used it to screen 21 million compounds against a biological molecule target. In just three hours. The run cost just $15,000 and netted 100 compounds for further analysis. This really highlighted just how much benefit HPC could get from the cloud.
Main Street is finding out that it has to only look at its warehouses to find the collateral that will attract the liquidity for its working capital needs even as banks withdraw to safer havens. The cloud is helping track the movement of goods in the supply chain to paying customers, and provides visibility needed to assess risk.
The pressure to move to the cloud is increasing exponentially. CEOs and CFOs look for cost savings, while forward-thinking CIOs see a quantum leap in modernization, agility and ability to respond to business process change.
While most large corporation use some form of encrypted communications, such as VPNs and point-to-point connections, most data stored in their data centers and private clouds is still unencrypted. After a hacker finds his way in, it is not difficult to download sensitive data and make use of it. But if the data is encrypted then the hacker would need to ...
With the CEO mumbling "Why not use the Cloud to fix IT?" at every opportunity, CIOs with legacy IT systems must be feeling a little tender on the subject of replacing heavily invested systems with new untried solutions. All too often the reaction is to delay any decision on moving operations, risking increasing the pain level of the inevitable move ...
You would figure that any provider of cloud-based applications or storage would automatically back up your data, just in case. After all, the cloud-based computing world is based on data centers, which have to perform backup no differently than any in-house data center found in a major corporation.
One of the original reasons behind moving to SaaS was to free up enterprise IT departments from having to install and maintain software and allow someone else to do the heavy lifting. So it's interesting to see that the tables might be turning away from the established, standardized and centralized model for cloud-based software delivery and moving ...
Naomi Bloom, founder and managing partner of Bloom & Wallace, sat down with us recently at Workday to talk about what she calls four of the foundational capabilities of SaaS -- or at least, real SaaS. In the first segment of this four-part video series on SaaS (or enterprise cloud applications), Naomi discusses why configuration is a better choice than customization.
Business teams want applications to be simple, scalable, and sexy -- applications people are passionate about using. Meanwhile, IT needs applications to be safe, secure, and sustainable. Ray Wang of Constellation Research points the way to the best of both worlds.
Many application vendors now claim they're in the cloud. But being committed to this new delivery model requires more than just saying it. So what must-haves should you look for in a cloud vendor? Watch this video to see the 10 critical requirements for cloud applications.
See how Workday's Enterprise Cloud has helped CareFusion, Flextronics, and TripAdvisor simplify global operations, provide unprecedented visibility into business information, and capitalize on speed and continuous innovation lifestyle of SaaS.
In this video, Laurent Botella, Director of Payroll Strategy at Workday, discusses the benefits of using Workday Payroll Software as a Service (SaaS) and what payroll professionals can expect in the future.
Do you understand the true value of your human capital? In this Workday video, the importance of leveraging the real value of your people is discussed. You’ll learn about the most common workforce challenges and technology obstacles. Learn how you can get better workforce insights into your talent.
Your business is the sum of its parts: your inventory, production, marketing, and spend. But the most important part of your business is your workforce. More than half your costs can be tied to your workers. Watch this video to learn why people are the new bottom line.
In this video, Leighanne Levensaler, VP of Product Strategy at Workday, speaks about the challenges HR professionals face with legacy human resource systems and how they can become the workforce authority with Workday’s unified HR solution.
Time tracking is painful. But it doesn't have to be. You just need a better system. And with Workday Time Tracking, you can have one. Watch the video to learn about this cutting-edge time and attendance application that allows you to process payroll and do workforce analysis in minutes.
How Oracle and other companies in the SaaS market can learn lessons about building stong, enterprise-directed ecosystems of apps and solutions from the example of Amazon and its recent Fire phone release.