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 in recent years to eliminate silos, decouple and loosely
recouple services, get a grip on measuring things, and provide the vaunted
'single pane of glass' through which IT management can view and manage what's
going on," he writes.
Cloud's potential to offer apparently infinite elasticity and... (more)
IDC has released its latest predictions for 2013, and there's little surprise
that it sees cloud computing as one of the main movers of the IT world.
The IT industry's transition to "The Third Platform," built on mobile
computing, cloud services, social networking and Big Data analytics
technologies, has dominated annual predictions from IDC over the course of
the last several years.
For 2013, IDC predicts the transition to The Third Platform will gain
momentum as the industry accelerates past the exploration phase and into
full-blown, high-stakes competition, according to an art... (more)
Cloud computing is changing the way big business communicates and is fast
becoming the new technological standard for enterprises.
With employees working across so many devices from numerous locations, cloud
computing is taking on a growing importance for a seamless work experience.
Whatever solutions companies decide to buy, they all have to work on the
range of devices people now carry. According to an article on
CalgaryHerald.com, cloud computing is making business life easier by allowing
users access to the same information regardless of which gadget they have
logged on with... (more)
That boom you hear? That's the cloud.
Cloud computing is experiencing serious growth - even the Department of
Defense is joining the party. However, some people are a little concerned
about giving up hard copies and going completely virtual. Getting on this
bandwagon is a great idea that can save money and time (assuming the cloud
server chosen has a solid reputation). Here are some reasons, posted on an
article on HuffingtonPost.com, cloud computing is gaining in popularity.
It Saves Money (and the Environment)
Keeping paper copies, updating them, making more copies to distribute,... (more)
The longer you put off providing features and services offered in the cloud,
the worse off you'll be, according to an article in Network Computing.
The post by Define the Cloud's Joe Onisick offers a stark take on falling
behind cloud adoption:
"Every day that goes by that IT isn't meeting the features and services
offered in the cloud, users are moving there on their own. No office
collaboration environment? They're on Google Docs. No file-sharing option?
They're using Dropbox. No solid backup or recovery options for their laptops?
Carbonite is handling it. Now your data is outs... (more)