New Research Discusses Delivery and Security of Cloud-Based Enterprise Software Applications

Paper Provides Guidance for Organizations Seeking Cloud Solutions and Services; Examines Consona’s Cloud-Based CRM and ERP Options

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At Consona, we believe cloud computing is truly revolutionizing the approach to enterprise software and IT infrastructures

INDIANAPOLIS (Vocus/PRWEB) January 19, 2011

Consona Corporation (Consona), a worldwide leader in providing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for companies of all sizes, today announced the availability of the latest white paper sponsored by Consona and published by International Data Corporation (IDC), titled, “Harnessing the Cloud: New Infrastructure Services Offer Enterprise-Class Security and Flexibility,” by Christian A. Christiansen, Robert P. Mahowald and Richard L. Villars, Doc.#225025, Sept. 2010.

Access “Harnessing the Cloud: New Infrastructure Services Offer Enterprise-Class Security and Flexibility” now at http://crm.consona.com/CRM/LearnMore/CloudSecurity/default.aspx - or read below for further details on the contents of this paper.

Cloud computing, defined in this paper as “business products, services, and solutions delivered and consumed in real time over the internet,” is a new platform for delivering applications and other services. Specifically, IaaS offerings from established datacenter operators like Amazon.com, Rackspace and Google are partnering with enterprise software providers, like Consona, to provide hosting with very high service levels and security. This approach decreases the hurdles for even small-scale organizations, so they, too, can enjoy the benefits of managed server and storage services. As a result, IaaS allows companies to expand their businesses as demands increase, while simultaneously alleviating the burden of managing costly IT systems.

This complimentary white paper discusses issues and solutions for securing cloud-based delivery models and provides guidance on what companies should look for in a provider of cloud-based applications and services. In addition, it explores the suite of solutions that Consona offers its customers through its partnership with Amazon.

“Cloud computing is shaking up the ways application service providers are offering their wares,” said Christianson, analyst, IDC. “Due to challenging economic times, enterprises are demanding the software providers offer greater flexibility in delivery and in pricing as demonstrated by the continued rapid adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS). IDC believes that this trend will continue and that IaaS will rise as another option for delivery of enterprise applications.”    

“This paper bears witness to the huge – and largely untapped – potential that exists for companies of all sizes to decrease total cost of ownership on their enterprise software implementations,” said Jeff Tognoni, CEO, Consona. “Via the model we have designed with Amazon Web Services (AWS), who we believe to be the leader in IaaS and PaaS, and combining that with Consona’s strategically designed set of cloud services and support, which include infrastructure and application maintenance services, we’re able to provide many of our software applications “as a service” via the Internet, with, contrary to popular belief, improved security. At Consona, we believe cloud computing is truly revolutionizing the approach to enterprise software and IT infrastructures.”

About International Data Corporation (IDC)
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 46 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting http://www.idc.com.

About Consona Corporation
Consona Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for companies of all sizes. Consona is dedicated to becoming a valued business partner by helping each and every customer continuously improve business processes over time. Toward this mission, Consona invests in the people, processes, technology and tools needed to provide its customers with a unique combination of customer care; product fit; a broad range of consulting, IT and business services; and industry expertise. Consona serves more than 4,500 customers worldwide and across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, financial services, health care, high tech, and local government. Battery Ventures and Thoma Bravo jointly own Consona. For further information, visit http://www.consona.com, e-mail infoATconsona.com, or call (888) 8 CONSONA.

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