Talk about TMI.
Cloud computing is helping businesses combat a growing problem: Too much
information and not enough storage capacity, according to an article on
With businesses increasingly facing the prospect of running out of storage
capacity, adoption of cloud storage technologies continues to grow, according
to a report from cloud-integrated storage solutions specialist TwinStrata.
The survey found that 37 percent of respondents have been using cloud
computing for three or more years, more than a one-third increase over last
year's 27 percent number. When compared with last year's survey, overall
adoption of cloud services has steadily increased across all categories, with
use of Software as a Service (SaaS) reaching as high as 62 percent and both
cloud storage and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) edging closer to 50
percent adoption rates. Platfo... (more)
Study: Cloud Computing Cuts $5.5 Billion Annually from Federal Budget
The federal government saved nearly $5.5 billion a year by moving to cloud
services. But it might have saved up to $12 billion if cloud strategies were
more aggressive, a survey of federal IT managers found.
The study, drawn from interviews with 108 federal CIOs and IT managers, was
published by MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange, a community of federal
government leaders focused on public-private collaboration in Washington,
The IT managers surveyed also reported spending 11 percent of their current,
Cloud Adoption Approaching a Crucial Point
There's a "tipping point" for cloud adoption, according to the CIO at Google,
and it's fast approaching.
Once that point arrives and companies enter the world of cloud computing,
there's no going back - it will become the standard for IT, according to
Google CIO Ben Fried.
An article in Midsize Insider takes a look at this issue and explores how
midsize businesses and their IT fit into this new world of cloud computing.
Is cloud adoption only meant for large-scale customers, or will it benefit
"mom and pop" organizations as well? Have a ... (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)
The public and private cloud markets continue to experience growth, with the
public cloud market expected to reach $100 billion by 2016, according to
With enterprises continuing to adopt cloud computing, analysts see continued
growth in both public and private cloud investment - with worldwide spending
on public IT cloud services set to exceed $40 billion in 2012 and reach
nearly $100 billion by 2016, according to IDC.
"The IT industry is in the midst of an important transformative period as
companies invest in the technologies that will drive growth and innovation