Events that will shape the IT landscape in 2013
January 30, 2013 in Latest News
By Keith Fenner, Senior Vice President of Sales for Africa at Sage ERP Africa.
The continued pursuit of mobility will fuel the uptake of Cloud solutions and requests for software on a subscription basis in 2013.
The sales of our solutions in the cloud have doubled in the last year, and I believe it is mostly attributable to the decline in bandwidth costs. This trend has underscored the uptake of cloud in the last year. A cloud solution can be tailored to meet the needs and pockets of the user, which makes it adaptable to suit the needs of the organisation.
A trend that will certainly continue to stamp its presence into 2013 is the demand for connected services, especially around service, sales and stock. The days of spending hours to compile data and to debug excel formulas, are numbered. Clients want to know what their key performance indicators (KPIs) are at the touch of a button and with a host of cloud enabled Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions you literally need an internet connection and a laptop, tablet, PC or smart phone to review your performance. Slick and easy to use is the name of the game and that is why the uptake of applications for mobility has mushroomed.
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