Senior executives at large multinational enterprises are already demanding
that their CIO has a plan in place to ensure that they can effectively
procure public and private cloud services for their organization. In smaller
companies, some IT managers are now expected to acquire the knowledge and
skills to perform a similar role.
Are they prepared? To find out, let's review a current IT resource
According to the findings from a recent market study by International Data
Corporation (IDC), European IT departments still need to make significant
improvements before they have fully embraced cloud architectures and
transformed themselves into hybrid cloud service providers.
When asked to evaluate their current readiness to execute on their cloud
service brokering strategy -- where they become a trusted internal advisers
to their Line of Business leaders -- Europe... (more)
Cloud computing is all about new technology, right? Well, perhaps that
depends upon your point of view -- as an application developer, or a business
Private Cloud development will grow during the coming year, with 48.9% of
developers expecting to deploy applications (via their on-site data center),
according to a survey of 500 software developers by Evans Data Corp.
Their survey showed that 29.7% are currently working on applications destined
for a private cloud environment, while an additional 19.2% expect to enter
development within the next 12 months.
Taking Bab... (more)
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How can your company get started with cloud computing? Well, consider
following the market leaders. With a few more months of client experience,
Forrester Research recently addressed the major questions that executives
have about the adoption of cloud services.
The key benefits that most early adopters report do not start with costs --
but rather with business flexibility. According to those that have deployed
it, the benefits of cloud computing, in order of importance, are:
Cloud Computing Benefit #1:
Improving time-to-application deployment
Cloud platforms gi... (more)
If you believe that you've had to learn more about the safe online operation
and ongoing management of your PC than you ever wanted to know, then you'll
be pleased to discover that there's relief on the horizon. According to the
latest market study by Gartner, the reign of the personal computer is coming
to an apparent close. By 2014, the personal cloud will replace the personal
computer -- and this transition will likely include greater use of media
tablets, chromebooks or other similar devices.
Gartner analysts said the personal cloud will become the foundation for a new
era th... (more)
Like it or not, some enterprises have already entered a post-PC world --
where their business communication network must accommodate new user-driven
choices. These include traditional applications, mobile apps, social apps and
operating systems; various server architectures; and an array of mobile
devices ranging from smartphones to tablets and other mobility tools. Are you
experiencing this phenomenon? If not, you will soon. Moreover, this latest
business technology trend has huge ramifications.
Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) conducted extensive
research and an... (more)