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Subhash Nambiar

Subash Nambiar is Vice President – Cloud Platform at Oracle India. In this role, Subash is responsible to drive increased adoption of Oracle’s cloud platform solution suite, spanning cloud-ready infrastructure, platform, database and middleware solutions.

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Fast-tracking Innovation With Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

With the potential to have such a large impact on how businesses approach IT, PaaS is certainly the future for any company that is serious about innovating and winning market share – and that makes it an exciting technology indeed.

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One area of cloud that is hot with debate is platform cloud services. However most of it focuses on what PaaS is rather than what it does. Do you agree? Once you take a step back from the IT side though and focus on the business benefits PaaS actually delivers, it quickly becomes apparent that it’s one of the most exciting developments in the cloud.

This is because PaaS holds the key to digital transformation. It’s the underlying technology that allows businesses to rapidly build and customize innovative web applications so they can revolutionize the way they work internally and deliver innovative new services to their customers.

Let’s look at a few interesting customer examples of how PaaS made a significant difference to their business:

  • Amego is India’s first logistical assistance company for medical emergency on the go. The company wanted to implement a scalable, flexible cloud platform that can be accessed from anywhere across the country. With Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Amego successfully enabled more than 50,000 people with one click access to automatically log medical emergency requests and get approvals on the go. Customers can avail Amego’s services whether online or offline, even from far-flung pharmacies and hospitals with no internet connectivity.  
  • AWC Software, a leading global IT services and software solutions organization, providing world class solutions to various customers. The company realized the need for a cloud based solution to drive omni-channel content management and deliver superior customer experience faster. With Oracle Content and Experience Cloud, AWC Software enabled their sales team with anytime, anywhere access to an online repository of various proof of concepts and implementation case studies. The sales team was able to showcase relevant information instantly during customer meetings, leading to a direct positive impact on new business acquisition for AWC Software.
  • ValueLabs, a well-known IT Consulting and Services company, wanted to develop a bespoke ecommerce, fulfilment and fraud management solution for the SMB segment. Oracle’s enterprise-grade cloud platform enabled ValueLabs with the right scalability, elasticity and security, leading to significantly reduced development time and increased speed to market.

These three use cases have one thing in common: innovation. PaaS is the perfect driver for innovation within businesses, as it gives businesses the agility they need for rapid web development. Rather than market-testing a new application, businesses can now take the resources they need as a service from the cloud. They pay only for what they require, and can use pre-existing development tools to realize their ideas. This can be done without the costs and risks associated with traditional IT projects, and the platform can co-exist with the existing infrastructure that serves the day-to-day running of the business. So powerful is PaaS in driving innovation, that at last year’s Oracle OpenWorld we predicted that by 2025 all application development and testing will move to the cloud.

With the potential to have such a large impact on how businesses approach IT, PaaS is certainly the future for any company that is serious about innovating and winning market share – and that makes it an exciting technology indeed.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this publishing house


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