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 to
working with specific types of cloud models and virtualization platforms. A
large part of IT is creativity - that's why using new types of technologies
can help reduce management costs and keep an environment running longer.
One way to prepare for disaster is using cloud for replication. ... (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)
U.S.-based corporations and government agencies have been shipping
application development work to offshore IT services providers for years.
Now, thanks to cloud computing, foreign companies are starting to bring their
business to providers of data center services located in this country,
according to an article at ComputerWorld.com.
Case in point: Grupo Posadas, a hotel company in Mexico that relies on five
data centers to support more than 17,000 guest rooms in over 100 hotels.
Grupo Posadas IT personnel run three of those data centers. The other two are
run by outsourcing part... (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)
Now is a good time to bring your cloud computing skills to the forefront.
Demand for cloud-ready IT workers will grow by 26 percent each year through
2015, according to a new Microsoft-sponsored IDC white paper. If that
estimate proves true, there could be as many as 7 million cloud-related jobs
in the world.
IT hiring managers, however, report that the biggest reason they failed to
fill an existing 1.7 million open cloud-related positions in 2012 was that
job seekers lacked the training and certification needed to work in a
cloud-enabled world, according to an article on SciTech... (more)