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 middleware, analytics, security, and collaboration software,
according to an article on CloudTimes.org.
Software registered the largest share of tech spending in 2013 and companies
will continue to spend in this segment particularly on smart and cloud
computing in 2014. While investment in legacy a... (more)
With cloud computing, more users and an increase in data bring with it the
challenges associated with disaster recovery and business continuity. All
distributed systems have to be checked and the data points must all be
monitored. In working with these more complex data centers, many
administrators are turning to the cloud and virtualization to help them
create a more robust DR plan, according to an article on
A well-planned out cloud and virtualization solution can truly help any
organization create a more agile environment. There are inherent benefits ... (more)
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 compare... (more)
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 art... (more)
The Weather Channel weathered its own storm of sorts when it experienced its
highest traffic ever over the course of Hurricane Sandy.
The media company typically supports about 90 million Web and mobile users a
month. During Sandy, that figure jumped to 450 million, nearly double its
previous high for Web traffic.
Fortunately, The Weather Channel was prepared for the traffic surge,
according to an article on NetworkWorld.com.
The company's IT team had recently architected its real-time radar mapping.
On typical days, the mapping system runs on about 20 instances, but during