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 article on BizTech2.com.
"The IT industry as a whole is moving toward the mobile / social / cloud /
Big Data world of the Third Platform much more quickly than many realize:
from 2013 through 2020, these technologies will drive around 90 percent of
all the growth in the IT market," said Frank Ge... (more)
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)
The cloud is changing not only how businesses access applications and provide
services to their customers, it's changing the way they view their own
employees, according to a recent report.
With the impact of cloud computing on data access and the availability of
cloud storage, job descriptions are also undergoing change as businesses move
to the cloud. This change is transforming IT departments as well as the
company as a whole. IT workers are now expected to search for cost-effective
cloud computing applications, according to an article on CloudTimes.org.
With cloud computing, ... (more)
A new report suggests that most users neglect to protect their mobile devices
with security software.
The use of personal mobile devices for work purposes means security providers
have an opportunity to assist enterprise bring-your-own-device (BYOD)
initiatives, as a report from IT research firm Gartner suggested consumer
adoption and willingness to pay for antivirus software on mobile devices is
low, according to an article on eWEEK.com.
The report predicts that 30 percent of consumer product selection criteria
will be based on requirements to secure new mobile computing platfor... (more)
Cloud computing's profile just took a leap in the polls.
IBM announced the opening of a new Federal Cloud Innovation Center dedicated
to helping federal agencies and other public-sector organizations advance the
adoption of cloud computing across the government.
The new IBM Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C., will bring
IBM's cloud computing research efforts closer to federal agencies to develop
specialized technologies and methods for building mission-ready clouds, Big
Blue officials said. Moreover, the IBM center will draw on the cloud
computing expertise of mo... (more)