June 2012 TEN Newsletter

June 16th, 2012

Hi TEN Members,
In this three part series, we will discuss the migration of Business-to-Consumer (B2C) mobile applications versus Business-to-Business (B2B) – Full editorial below.

Job Openings

Visit our candidate portal where you can search, view and apply for our latest jobs AND connect with us on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/enamix to see ongoing discussions and jobs that come up between newsletters. Here is our latest job openings:
VP Global Sales (Direct and Channels) – Culver City, CA – $150-175K
Salesforce.com Consultant – Portland, OR / San Francisco, CA – Target $50-60/hour
.NET/WCF Developer (3 openings) – Irvine, CA – CTH, $50-60H, $120K
Systems Engineer – Santa Ana, CA – $100K
Software Engineer – Santa Ana, CA – $100K
Software Engineer (PLC & Optics) – Fontana, CA – DOE
(Jr.) Ruby on Rails/PHP Software Engineer – Santa Ana, CA – $60-75K
Drupal Developer – Los Angeles, CA – $70-85K
Sr. UI/JavaScript Developer – Pasadena, CA – DOE
B2B Audience Development & Acquisition Professional - Pasadena, CA – $120-150K
Enterprise Sales (Direct/Hunters & Channel  Partners) – Culver City, CA – $80-120K
VP Marketing (Enterprise or SaaS) – Culver City, CA – DOE
JavaScript/Ext JS Developer – West Los Angeles, CA – $80-90K
Sales Director- (Digital/Interactive Sales Evangelist) – LA/OC – DOE
Software Architect – Irvine, CA – $120-150K
Recruiter Protégé – Irvine, CA – $15H+comm
Project Manager (ERP/Cloud) – Irvine, CA – Target $50-60/hour
CRM or ERP Implementors – Irvine, CA or CA/OR – Part-time/Full-time DOE
Product Manager (B2B Online Advertising) – Pasadena, CA – $125K or more DOE
Sr. JEE Engineer (multiple openings) – Pasadena, CA – $100-135K
Senior Database Engineer (Open Source) – Pasadena, CA – Salary very flexible

EDITORIAL: Does Every Cloud have a Silver Lining?

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series: Why Cloud Computing is a Bigger Hurdle for B2B versus B2C Applications
In this three part series, we will discuss the migration of Business-to-Consumer (B2C) mobile applications versus Business-to-Business (B2B) applications from a secured, well performing network to a cloud computing model.  While it has been pretty smooth sailing for many B2C mobile applications, there are significant constraints that make the B2B platform more challenging than previously anticipated.

While B2C developers are embracing cloud computing and migrating applications to mobile technology, B2B development in cloud computing and mobile migration has been more apprehensive and cautious.

B2B migration requires:
1. technology flexible enough to manage internal IT infrastructure, remote customer locations and co-location facilities
2. the ability to manage virtual servers, physical servers, network elements, various applications and work stations
3. provisions for enterprise reporting that is detailed enough with, relevant information, such that businesses can share this with customers, financial institutions, investors, employees and others who rely on 24/7 service levels

One of the key elements to cloud computing is multitenancy.  Contrasted with a multi-instance architecture, where separate software and platform instances (or hardware systems) are set up for different client organizations, in a multitenant architecture, software applications are designed to virtually partition data and configuration, and each client organization works with a customized virtual application instance.  Proponents of cloud computing for B2B claim that applications will be faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and will enable IT to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.

Although cloud computing has many benefits, the idea of moving to cloud computing is considered a huge struggle for most B2B companies.  Principals within an organization know that they need to move to cloud computing for the reasons outlined above, but they would prefer to avoid such a company-wide upheaval.  The entire organization must be reviewed and each platform, software application, and server will have to be migrated in order for the concept to be a success.

This sentiment is reflected in a study published the week of May 15th, 2012 by Cisco.  Cisco surveyed more than 1,300 IT professionals to find out the top priorities and challenges they face when moving applications and services to the cloud.  Some of the primary findings from the Cisco 2012 Cisco Global Cloud Networking Survey are included in the Cloud Survey Infographic below, courtesy of Cisco.

The next TEN newsletter will cover some of the finer points of mobile cloud application security and privacy.

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