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Cloud Computing Growth: Infographic

Cloud computing growth: infographic

Cloud computing growth has been amazing and cloud services are now becoming the norm in business. The total size of the industry has more than tripled in the last five years. In 2008, it was estimated at a value of about $46 billion, and in 2014 it is estimated to be worth more than $150 billion. The following Cloud Computing Infographic (PDF Download) illustrates the growth of cloud services – and why many resorts are choosing this form of technology.

Key points:

  • By 2014, IT organisations in 30 per cent of Global 1000 companies will broker two or more cloud services – up from 5 per cent today
  • By 2014, 60 per cent of server workload will be virtualised
  • As of 2013, nearly 40 per cent of the CRM systems sold globally are cloud based
  • The overall cloud computing growth rate is five times more than the overall IT growth rate globally

Take a look at the infographic for more information.

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Merlin Nominated For Best Technology Award 2014

Merlin nominated for Best Technology award 2014

Merlin Software has been nominated once again for Best Technology at the Perspective Magazine awards which will take place in Sarasota, Florida on February 12, 2014.

The Awards recognise the stand-out industry companies and individuals across a wide variety of categories and are held in conjunction with the Global Networking EXpo, also known as the GNEX Conference, hosted by Perspective Group.

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The Benefits Of Software As A Service

The benefits of Software as a Service

The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model is proving to be popular with many companies because of its low cost, low risk features but just what are the benefits of Software as a Service?

Simply explained, SaaS is a way of distributing software where the applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet.

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Merlin – The Ideal SaaS Company

Merlin – the ideal SaaS company

In a recent blog posting, venture capitalist Tomasz Tunguz has identified five characteristics that make up the ideal SaaS company.

He explains: “With more than 80% of venture capital investments occurring in enterprise and with the public markets disproportionately rewarding SaaS companies with huge enterprise value-to-revenue multiples (median is 7.6), it’s no surprise that interest in Software-as-a-Service is booming.”

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Frequently asked questions

Every month we ask Merlin's chief architect, Mike Pnematicatos, some of the most frequently asked questions about Merlin Software and technology in general. Here are his most recent answers. If you have any questions for Mike, please email us at…

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TATOC Conference 2014

Event: TATOC Conference 2014 Date:  7 - 9 March 2014 Venue: Park Royal Hotel, Stretton, near Warrington, U.K Attendees: Mike Ashton To book an appointment to meet with Mike and arrange a demo, email Mike on mike@quickmerlin.com The TATOC conference…

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GNEX 2014

GNEX 2014

Event: AOCAP conference 2013 Date:  9 - 12 February 2014 Venue: Ritz Carlton, Sarasota, Florida Attendees: Mike Ashton To book an appointment to meet with Mike and arrange a demo, email Mike on mike@quickmerlin.com This annual event has a totally…

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Five Benefits Of Cloud Computing For Timeshare Resorts Identified

Five benefits of cloud computing for timeshare resorts identified

Research undertaken by Merlin Software for Vacation Ownership has identified five key benefits of cloud computing enjoyed by its timeshare software clients worldwide.

“Our clients’ feedback is that it is not just the cost savings associated with cloud computing that appeals to them.

“While many are impressed they have reduced their IT capital costs, there are other benefits that set Merlin’s cloud-based software apart from traditional providers,” said Merlin’s business development director, Mike Ashton.

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