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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 eWEEK.com. 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

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, D.C. The IT managers surveyed also reported spending 11 percent of their current, fisca... (more)

Cloud Computing Adoption Approaching a Crucial Point

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)

Next Stop in Cloud Computing: How Can It Be Implemented?

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)

Public, Private Cloud Markets Set to Soar as Enterprise Adoption Grows

The public and private cloud markets continue to experience growth, with the public cloud market expected to reach $100 billion by 2016, according to analysts. 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 ov... (more)