Overview - The Fourth Industrial Revolution
When assessing the implications of Cloud Computing on Enterprises around the world, one must consider the fact that new digital business models are the principal reason why just over half of the names of companies on the Fortune 500 have disappeared since the year 2000. And yet, we are only at the beginning of what the World Economic Forum calls the "Fourth Industrial Revolution", characterized not only by mass adoption of digital technologies but by innovations in everything from energy to biosciences. We are seeing the Fourth Industrial Revolution emerge via a series of waves which are -
- The digital consumer, who enjoys more interactive and personalized experiences thanks to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) technologies;
- The digital enterprise, which leverages SMAC technologies to optimise corporate functions and transform enterprise collaboration to achieve greater productivity;
- The emerging digital operations wave, where companies are truly revolutionizing business with the use of artificial intelligence, robotics, cognitive computing and the Industrial Internet of Things.
The pace and scale of disruption is unique to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Digital companies can reach new customers immediately and at virtually zero marginal cost. They can compete in new sectors by collaborating with peers and competitors. They can improve quality and productivity by converging technologies and sources of data.
Growth in a new era of Cloud Services
Gartner estimates that during 2015, 15% of business users are provisioned, in whole or in part, with capabilities from the cloud. Gartner expects this percentage to grow to around 60% by 2020. From a revenue growth perspective, the widespread move from on-premises to cloud will disrupt the traditional revenue flow as more organizations pay smaller increments over a longer period of time.
As subscription-based alternatives and particularly software as a service (SaaS) are being adopted by organizations, a more predictable revenue pattern will emerge. A recent Gartner survey shows that alternative consumption models to traditional on-premises licenses are accounting for more than 50 percent of new software implementations; these include SaaS, hosted license, on-premises subscriptions and open source.
The convergence of technology development, on-demand consumption, software innovation, mobile pervasiveness and broad based use of data analytics, has created the potential for Enterprises to seek out new business opportunities and partnerships to support transformative growth and new ways of doing business and today, CloudFX is the partner of choice for industry leaders who require disruptive, cloud native platform services that unify the features and capabilities necessary for them to capitalize on the emergence of the 4th industrial revolution.
Rapidly bring customer-focused Cloud Services to market
Our Digital solution are designed to be consumed as either unified, on-demand solutions or modularized on-demand cloud service products. This allows our clients to either fully transform their Digital capabilities in one step or take a phased approach by introducing modules in a more pragmatic timeframe. These solutions are delivered by transforming single Enterprise tenants through ITaaS (IT as a Service) or Digital, or Multi-tenant Solutions through E-Commerce Market Places or CSB's (Cloud Service Broker) platforms.
CloudFX's digital solutions are multi-dimensional and are the outcome of more than 250,000 hours of software development and millions of dollars in product development. The portfolio of Digital platform services includes Technology as a Service On Demand, Anything as a Service brokering, Digital Service Automation on Demand, Multi-Vendor Digital Services Billing Aggregation Management, E-Commerce multi lingual, multi-currency borderless Digital Market place portals, Multi-Vendor Digital Services Analytics, Multi Digital Services Architecture Blue Printing and several other strategic Digital service domains.
Digital Solutions - Delivery Framework
The Company's delivery processes are highly efficient and produce great outcomes for clients through the utilization of its SMART Cloud delivery methodology. This methodology has been developed and refined over 7 years and more than 1200 projects. The On-Demand and flexible modularization of the platform allow the CloudFX team to frame expectations accurately and deliver on budget, within days or weeks vs. months or years. Notably, all delivery services are provided through CloudFX Labs and are delivered by CloudFX employees only.
The Company's Digital solution pricing model is designed to be easily understood, transparent and value driven. By using single pane of glass management tools, clients are able to manage the service themselves or in the case of more complete solutions like ITaaS or CSB platforms, they can manage every single integrated element making SaaS service easy to use via intuitive management interfaces.
Where clients prefer to focus on their own operations rather than the management of their IT systems, CloudFX will manage these On-Demand Digital platform solutions for them via its Cloud Managed Services division. Today, CloudFX manages Digital Service platforms for industry leaders like Vodafone, MDEC, Insight, Distribution Central and several others. A wide selection of Managed Services, Professional Services and the aforementioned Platform service offerings can be customised to meet the specific requirements of our Enterprise clients looking to proper durably in the Digital revolution.