Cloud computing is creating the new Wall Street boom, according to NIA. The
only industry that is as bright as cloud computing on Wall Street is social
networking, NIA said in a recent report.
2012 will be known as the year cloud computing became widely adopted
worldwide. Cloud computing is expected to create 14 million new jobs globally
by 2015. In the consumer space, Gartner predicts cloud services will be on 90
percent of personal consumer devices by 2015 so consumers can store, connect,
stream and synchronize content across multiple platforms at different
locations. That's a lot of tunes and apps.
So far this year, there have been three IPOs of cloud computing stocks, and
all three IPOs have been major successes, indicating cloud computing is ready
for primetime on Wall Street. And where the money goes, jobs follow.
Next Big Thing: Big Data and the Cloud
Cloud c... (more)
They may be small in terms of the number of employees, but small businesses
stand to reap big benefits when it comes to cloud computing.
Cloud is uniquely suited to meet the needs of a small business trying to grow
quickly. If you are an entrepreneur or own a small business, here are some
reasons compiled by SmartDataCollective.com, why cloud computing would be a
Less Startup Costs
Many potential entrepreneurs are inhibited by the huge upfront costs required
in order to get a business up and running. Investing in technology can be
particularly consuming, but with the cl... (more)
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)
One of the main reasons companies are reluctant to take advantage of cloud
services isn't because they don't realize how cloud can transform business
practices, but instead it comes down to a matter of risk, according to an
article on HuffingtonPost.com.
It seems executives are concerned with the basic issue of security when
deciding whether to use cloud computing to handle mission-critical data or
Caution, of course, is always prudent, especially when it comes to new
innovations. But instead of continuing to question whether the cloud can
handle mission-critical com... (more)
Cloud computing is changing the way big business communicates and is fast
becoming the new technological standard for enterprises.
With employees working across so many devices from numerous locations, cloud
computing is taking on a growing importance for a seamless work experience.
Whatever solutions companies decide to buy, they all have to work on the
range of devices people now carry. According to an article on
CalgaryHerald.com, cloud computing is making business life easier by allowing
users access to the same information regardless of which gadget they have
logged on with... (more)