Cloud computing is creating the new Wall Street boom, according to NIA. The
only industry that is as bright as cloud computing on Wall Street is social
networking, NIA said in a recent report.
2012 will be known as the year cloud computing became widely adopted
worldwide. Cloud computing is expected to create 14 million new jobs globally
by 2015. In the consumer space, Gartner predicts cloud services will be on 90
percent of personal consumer devices by 2015 so consumers can store, connect,
stream and synchronize content across multiple platforms at different
locations. That's a lot of tunes and apps.
So far this year, there have been three IPOs of cloud computing stocks, and
all three IPOs have been major successes, indicating cloud computing is ready
for primetime on Wall Street. And where the money goes, jobs follow.
Next Big Thing: Big Data and the Cloud
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As more organizations move critical data to the cloud, security takes on
ever-increasing importance, according to a recent report on cloud security.
The Security for Business Innovation Council, consisting of IT security
professionals from 19 companies worldwide, called cloud computing the main
disruptive force for 2013. In its report, "Information Security Shake-Up,"
the group said it was evident many organizations are preparing to move more
business processes to the cloud. This year, it will even be "mission-critical
apps and regulated data" consigned to the cloud, according to ... (more)
There's consistent chatter about the new world of the cloud, and much of the
discussion involves how a small business saves substantially and can then
invest the savings elsewhere in its business.
For many small businesses that have used the cloud for a few years, according
to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the experience has largely
Operating servers both on-site and in the cloud is "a very effective way of
reducing risk," said Michael Harries, chief technologist at Citrix Startup
Accelerator, a Silicon Valley investment firm that works specifically ... (more)
Calling it a full-fledged tree-hugger may be a slight overstatement, but
cloud computing is being viewed as an eco-friendly service that reduces the
number of machines and the carbon footprint of enterprises.
Thanks to virtualization and server utilization rates of around 60-70
percent, large, shared data centers are usually able to employ fewer physical
machines to achieve the same capacity as an equivalent number of in-house
data centers, according to an article on GreenerIdeal.com.
Large data centers can also dynamically allocate resources where they're
needed, where individua... (more)
It seems it's in the best interest of the U.S. government to have its
employees hit the road.
A recent study uncovered how a mobile federal workforce is one that is more
productive and cost-effective. But getting from here to there, however,
Federal agencies and taxpayers benefit from a mobile federal workforce, but
outdated infrastructure restricts mobile potential and productivity gains,
according to a survey by MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on
improving the outcomes of government IT.
The study indicated federal employees are taking advanta... (more)