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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Between cloud computing, big data and consumer IT, executives feeling
capable of making more of their own technology decisions. And with
the ongoing business pressures for speed, agility and innovation, executives
are eager to rethink and reinvent the IT department, according to a column in
the Wall Street Journal.
"Planning the future of IT by projecting today's technology trends into the
future is at best naïve and at worst dangerously myopic. The future that
technologists expect and want may not be the world that CIOs get. Shifting
social, economic and political forces will i... (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)
Hewlett-Packard doesn't shy away from taking a few cheap shots every now and
again, and its latest line of servers, called Moonshot, proves it.
HP has introduced a new line of servers that could be considered a major game
changer in terms of power consumption and the cloud.
HP's new servers consume 89 percent less power and cost 77 percent less to
purchase than comparable HP servers. The new line of servers, called
Moonshoot, could help CIOs uncover greater savings from cloud computing,
according to an article on PCMag.com.
"Finding more cost-efficient servers is key and vital to ... (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)