The Emerging Business Technology Outlook for 2015
The savvy CEOs that approved significant investments in business technology
during 2014 are reaping the rewards of their first-to-market leadership
advantage. Meanwhile, executives at the fast-follower companies are no doubt
assessing how they plan to catch-up with the early-adopters of cloud services
This rapidly evolving IT transformation scenario is pervasive. It's happening
in every corner of the globe. So, what's the outlook for worldwide cloud
service adoption and how will the key trends impact cloud computing
infrastructure investment? To get the answers to those questions, we'll look
at the findings from the latest Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI).
Cisco forecasts continued strong growth of cloud traffic, cloud workloads and
cloud storage -- with private cloud significantly larger than public cloud.
Earlier in the year, Gartner forecast that by year-end 2016, more than 50
percent of global companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in a
public cloud platform. These services can scale very quickly, which has made
them very popular for applications that have a requirement for flexibility.
Cloud storage offers organizations significant cost and agility benefits, but
can pose some security, privacy, accessibility and performance challenges.
Therefore, a big part of selecting a best-fit cloud storage provider is
investing the time to perform the research to fully understand... (more)
How agile is your IT organization? Have you kept pace with the rapid
evolution of cloud computing services? Have you applied that cloud investment
to connect with your key stakeholders in the marketplace? Are you ready to
seize the opportunities from the emerging mobile cloud trend?
If you answered NO to any of these questions, you're at a competitive
disadvantage with your more digital savvy business technology peer group. The
leading organizations worldwide will rely on cloud infrastructure to achieve
commercial benefits that extend far beyond IT cost reduction goals.
Informed ... (more)
Strategic Leadership in the Digital Business Economy
Most forward-looking CEOs have already made their move to prepare for the
future that they foresee – where business technology is a key deciding
factor for them to attain ongoing commercial prosperity. This new
digital-propelled environment will profoundly change business processes,
along with the need for accelerated tech-savvy human capital development
across all industries.
Those leaders that catch the next wave of Internet-driven market development
will reap the rewards of the expanding Global Networked Economy. They’ll
Cloud Adoption Trend is Driven by Strategic Imperatives
As this year comes to a close, let's take one last look at the most pervasive
cloud computing trends -- including increased usage across the different
cloud service models, the key business drivers and the impact of agile
Cloud computing adoption has matured, with 69 percent of survey respondents
stating that at least a portion of their computing infrastructure is in the
cloud. However, 56 percent of companies are still identifying IT operations
that could potentially move to the cloud, according to the... (more)