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As hype dies down, companies are seeing real success in their cloud deployments, and money is pouring in, according to a recent post on InfoWorld.com. The cloud is in the process of crossing from the experimental phase to production systems that businesses can rely upon. Yet his has not been an overnight occurrence: Enterprises have been quietly getting smart about cloud computing technology and applying it where appropriate, according to InfoWorld's David Linthicum. Companies both big and small are making a move to the cloud. "There are now careers, share prices and bonuses tied to the success of cloud computing in a big way. Those vested in it will hustle like hell to make cloud computing work for them. Some will fail, but the sheer amount of money riding on this technology will ensure that it functions well in the longer term," Linthicum writes. Rackspace to A... (more)

Survey: Rising Cloud Adoption Spurs Changes to IT

Not only are more businesses adopting some form of cloud technology, they are feeling better doing it. A recent survey of 500 IT decision-makers found that 85 percent felt more positive about the benefits of using cloud computing, up from 72 percent in 2011, according to The Wall Street Journal. The survey, conducted by IT industry association CompTIA, found that more than eight in 10 companies use some form of cloud technology. For many companies, the cloud is defined by a SaaS offering like Web email, but almost a quarter reported that cloud components made up between 30 percent... (more)

Cloud Adoption Is All About Value for CIOs

Four out of five executives agree: choosing the cloud is a smart value proposition. Research from Host Analytics and conducted by Dimensional Research found that for four out of five business execs, the cloud is chosen for its value over any other factor, according to an article on CloudComputingNews.net. A similar number of employees surveyed said that it's beneficial for them to use cloud applications. The research talked to more than 300 CIOs and business executives and found various benefits to cloud adoption, which may perhaps shift the balance as IT budgets are being prepa... (more)

Gartner Sees the End of the Traditional Sourcing Model, Rise of the Cloud

Gartner has been looking toward the future, and what it sees is a future in the cloud. Gartner believes that service-led solutions - software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) - will usurp more traditional sourcing methods by 2015. IT companies will need to "bridge legacy offerings and new services" to pave a way to the cloud for service providers, according to an article on CloudComputingNews.net. Cloud services appear to be growing at a much quicker rate than other segments of the IT services market. Hardware and software ... (more)

Cloud Computing, Big Data & Smart Mobile Apps to Drive IT Spending in 2014

Big bucks continue to be spent on hardware and software, with a marked increase in cloud services, according to a new report. Forrester released the data of its annual survey on IT spending worldwide and detected areas with higher spending, including apps and tablets. Forrester Research's annual report on worldwide IT spending split the amount of $2.06 trillion spent this year from businesses and governments between hardware, software and services related to the IT world. CIOs and IT decision-makers plan their biggest software spending increases in mobile applications and middlew... (more)