Welcome!

Cognitive Computing Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Zakia Bouachraoui, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

Media Release: Media Advisory – The Canadian Potential for ‘BPaaS’ Innovation

The Canada Cloud Network (CanadaCloud.net) is identifying ‘BPaaS’ as an important step forward for cloud computing and an uniquely exciting growth opportunity for Canadian Cloud start-ups. Furthermore, CanadaCloud.net is announcing BPaaS as a major focus area for its collaborative industry R&D program – the Canada Cloud Roadmap.

WireService.ca Media Release – October 9th, 2012

Business Process-as-a-Service is clearly defined as:

· Encapsulating an offer for all or part of a business model

· Adding mature industry practices onto SaaS solutions layer

· Adding IP value directly without the costs of development

· Implementing changes to work/document flow dynamically

BPaaS builds an additional layer on the NIST defined IaaS/PaaS/SaaS layers for cloud computing. BPaaS offers the ultimate scenario for customers seeking to be freed from all IT-level issues of dealing with software or hardware configuration, where a Cloud Provider will deliver them a service purely in business terms. For example, a customer handling procedure at the business process level, not the underlying CRM software or the servers that it runs on.

Globally analysts are beginning to recognize BPaaS as a high-growth segment: Aberdeen’s lead analyst has begun to track the sector, and in a September press release Gartner predicts

“The public cloud services market is forecast to grow 19.6 percent in 2012 to total $109 billion worldwide, according to Gartner, Inc. Business process services (also known as business process as a service, or BPaaS) represent the largest segment, accounting for about 77 percent of the total market, while infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the fastest-growing segment of the public cloud services market and is expected to grow 45.4 percent in 2012.”

An illustrative case study is the Province of Ontario. Their IT team uses the powerful Microsoft Sharepoint FAST Search engine software, but the departmental customers are presented with a business process service: a ‘service locator’ function that enables citizens to find the nearest government office relevant to their needs.

Another scenario that illustrates the value of this model, spotlighted by the Canadian Cloud in this briefing is Boardsuite.

Entrepreneurs starting and growing new companies are faced with a myriad of complex legal and administrative procedures related to board compliance, governance and overall board communications and process needs that must be followed to avoid significant costs and risks if not followed correctly. Best practices in this field include Policy Governance, by worldwide renowned expert John Carver. BoardSuite provides “Policy Governance-as-a-Service” – They encode these boardroom best practices and make them repeatable via an on demand BPaaS.

BoardSuite has redefined the board portal for Public Listed companies, small and medium enterprises and not-for-profit organizations by providing a 100% FREE BPaaS-based solution to manage real-time access to corporate documents, collaboration tools and a Marketplace of business services from a single point of entry within a secure, hosted application, resulting in effective and transparent corporate governance.

Today BoardSuite remains focused on expanding and enhancing its Marketplace of content, services and functionality for its core offering to make the service the defacto standard for good corporate governance and regulatory compliance.

BoardSuite has received notable recognition within the online industry for its achievements. In March 2011 BoardSuite was select one of the Top 15 Companies to watch by AlwaysOn onDemand2011. In July 2009, BoardSuite was selected as one of Canada’s leading Web 2.0 pioneers by KPMG and Backbone magazine at the PICK20 Awards, the only national roundup of Canada’s up and coming Web 2.0 pioneers who are leading the 2.0 evolution of the Web. And, in August 2009, BoardSuite was named by IDC as one of Canada’s Top Cloud Computing Solutions To Watch calling it a disruptive innovation in the board portal industry.

BoardSuite have identified that specifically for boardroom governance, compliance services, there is a market of $1.2 Billion, where they are uniquely positioned as currently the only BPaaS offering.

End.

About

The Canada Cloud Network is an exciting initiative from the Cloud Best Practices Network to develop Canada as a world leader in the field of Cloud Computing, accelerating and showcasing the nation’s leading start-ups and experts.

Contacts:

Neil McEvoy

CEO, Cloud Best Practices Network

[email protected]

What If What Next – PR

Howard Oliver, 905-709-8582,

[email protected]


Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Cloud Best Practices Network

The Cloud Best Practices Network is an expert community of leading Cloud pioneers. Follow our best practice blogs at http://CloudBestPractices.net

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
Chris Matthieu is the President & CEO of Computes, inc. He brings 30 years of experience in development and launches of disruptive technologies to create new market opportunities as well as enhance enterprise product portfolios with emerging technologies. His most recent venture was Octoblu, a cross-protocol Internet of Things (IoT) mesh network platform, acquired by Citrix. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and ...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...