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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 and 50 percent of their overall IT architecture. More than half said they planned to increase investments by 10 percent or more over the course of the year. When asked to identify the top driver for cloud implementation, 50 percent of respondents picked "Cost-cutting," but "Simply better op... (more)

2013 Will Be Dominated by Mobile, Cloud Developments: IDC

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)

Why Cloud Computing Is Booming

That boom you hear? That's the cloud. Cloud computing is experiencing serious growth - even the Department of Defense is joining the party. However, some people are a little concerned about giving up hard copies and going completely virtual. Getting on this bandwagon is a great idea that can save money and time (assuming the cloud server chosen has a solid reputation). Here are some reasons, posted on an article on HuffingtonPost.com, cloud computing is gaining in popularity. It Saves Money (and the Environment) Keeping paper copies, updating them, making more copies to distribute,... (more)

Consider Cloud Computing Services Before Your Users Do

The longer you put off providing features and services offered in the cloud, the worse off you'll be, according to an article in Network Computing. The post by Define the Cloud's Joe Onisick offers a stark take on falling behind cloud adoption: "Every day that goes by that IT isn't meeting the features and services offered in the cloud, users are moving there on their own. No office collaboration environment? They're on Google Docs. No file-sharing option? They're using Dropbox. No solid backup or recovery options for their laptops? Carbonite is handling it. Now your data is outs... (more)

Can Cloud Computing Scuttle Software Piracy?

With a growing amount of software applications using the Software-as-a-Service model, experts claim that software piracy will eventually be eliminated. Others, however, are claiming that users will just find ways to circumvent everything so that they won't pay for software use. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) released new survey results revealing 42 percent of the 15,000 PC users-respondents in 33 countries admitted to sharing their login credentials to paid cloud computing services with other people within their organizations, according to an article on CloudTimes.org. Ac... (more)