With a growing amount of software applications using the
Software-as-a-Service model, experts claim that software piracy will
eventually be eliminated.
Others, however, are claiming that users will just find ways to circumvent
everything so that they won't pay for software use.
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) released new survey results revealing 42
percent of the 15,000 PC users-respondents in 33 countries admitted to
sharing their login credentials to paid cloud computing services with other
people within their organizations, according to an article on CloudTimes.org.
According to BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman, such an act doesn't
constitute piracy, as some cloud computing services do allow simultaneous
logins using just one account. Other than that, sharing login credentials can
cause terms of service violations or license abuse.
Some members of BS... (more)
Now is a good time to bring your cloud computing skills to the forefront.
Demand for cloud-ready IT workers will grow by 26 percent each year through
2015, according to a new Microsoft-sponsored IDC white paper. If that
estimate proves true, there could be as many as 7 million cloud-related jobs
in the world.
IT hiring managers, however, report that the biggest reason they failed to
fill an existing 1.7 million open cloud-related positions in 2012 was that
job seekers lacked the training and certification needed to work in a
cloud-enabled world, according to an article on SciTech... (more)
A new report suggests that most users neglect to protect their mobile devices
with security software.
The use of personal mobile devices for work purposes means security providers
have an opportunity to assist enterprise bring-your-own-device (BYOD)
initiatives, as a report from IT research firm Gartner suggested consumer
adoption and willingness to pay for antivirus software on mobile devices is
low, according to an article on eWEEK.com.
The report predicts that 30 percent of consumer product selection criteria
will be based on requirements to secure new mobile computing platfor... (more)
First there was "what." Then there was "why." Now there is "how."
Cloud computing is being embraced by most enterprise IT shops - at least
according to attendees and vendors at the 10th Cloud Expo in New York, writes
Roger Strukhoff of Cloud Computing Journal. Many organizations now want to
know how to harness the strengths of cloud computing.
The word of the day at Cloud Expo was "multi-cloud," Strukhoff explained:
"It turns out that enterprise IT is complex, and that cloud is not going to
eliminate that complexity, at least with larger shops. However, it will
continue the push i... (more)
Think cloud computing is just the latest IT fad? Think again.
Forrester predicts the global cloud computing market will grow from $35
billion in 2011 to around $150 billion by 2020 as it becomes key to many
organizations' IT infrastructures.
According to an article on ZDNet, by 2020 cloud is going to be a major - and
permanent - part of the enterprise computing infrastructure.
By 2020, a generational shift will have occurred in organizations. A new
generation of CIOs will be in charge that have grown up using cloud-based
tools, making them far more willing to adopt cloud on an ente... (more)