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)
An IT services provider based in Asia is throwing up some big numbers when it
comes to savings and cloud computing.
DataOne Asia, an independent provider of IT services in the Philippines, said
businesses can significantly reduce expenses by putting in place cloud
computing solutions, according to an article on PCAdvisor.co,uk.
"Businesses that migrate their IT systems to the cloud could save at least 50
percent of their expenses. This is because the cloud minimizes the cost of
infrastructure, management and support," said DataOne Asia President and CEO
Rocke says t... (more)
This election season marked a major shift from the traditional ground game of
door-to-door get out the vote efforts to "Big Data politics" - in which
algorithms are run in the cloud on databases of voter information to figure
out who volunteers should target.
As captured in Rackspace's 2012 election "Powered by the Cloud" infographic,
nearly every digital component of the 2012 election utilized the cloud: from
the smartphone campaign apps to the social media systems to the super-secret
voter information files. The cloud industry was well equipped to handle the
terabytes of data... (more)
Technology sure does make strange bedfellows.
The federal government's newest cloud service provider is one that may elicit
surprise. It's the same agency that oversees farm policy and food safety -
the US Department of Agriculture.
The USDA has been certified to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and
Platforms as a Service (PaaS) under the Federal Risk and Authorization
Management Program, a rigorous security-approval program overseen by the
General Services Administration. The USDA now offers FedRAMP-certified cloud
services to other federal agencies, as well as to stat... (more)
Cloud computing is all the rage.
"It's become the phrase du jour," said Gartner senior analyst Ben Pring. The
problem, according to InfoWorld, is that everyone seems to have a different
definition of cloud computing.
Some analysts and vendors define cloud computing as an updated version of
utility computing: virtual servers available over the Internet. Others go
broad, arguing anything you consume outside the firewall is "in the cloud,"
including conventional outsourcing, according to InfoWorld.
InfoWorld talked to dozens of vendors, analysts and IT customers on various