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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. According to BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman, such an act doesn't constitute piracy, as some cloud computing services do allow simultaneous logins using just one account. Other than that, sharing login credentials can cause terms of service violations or license abuse. Some members of BS... (more)

A Good Reason to Learn Cloud Computing: 7M Jobs by 2015

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)

BYOD Could Help Spur Mobile Security Growth: Gartner

A new report suggests that most users neglect to protect their mobile devices with security software. The use of personal mobile devices for work purposes means security providers have an opportunity to assist enterprise bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives, as a report from IT research firm Gartner suggested consumer adoption and willingness to pay for antivirus software on mobile devices is low, according to an article on eWEEK.com. The report predicts that 30 percent of consumer product selection criteria will be based on requirements to secure new mobile computing platfor... (more)

Next Stop in Cloud Computing: How Can It Be Implemented?

First there was "what." Then there was "why." Now there is "how." Cloud computing is being embraced by most enterprise IT shops - at least according to attendees and vendors at the 10th Cloud Expo in New York, writes Roger Strukhoff of Cloud Computing Journal. Many organizations now want to know how to harness the strengths of cloud computing. The word of the day at Cloud Expo was "multi-cloud," Strukhoff explained: "It turns out that enterprise IT is complex, and that cloud is not going to eliminate that complexity, at least with larger shops. However, it will continue the push i... (more)

Ways Cloud Computing Will Change by 2020

Think cloud computing is just the latest IT fad? Think again. Forrester predicts the global cloud computing market will grow from $35 billion in 2011 to around $150 billion by 2020 as it becomes key to many organizations' IT infrastructures. According to an article on ZDNet, by 2020 cloud is going to be a major - and permanent - part of the enterprise computing infrastructure. By 2020, a generational shift will have occurred in organizations. A new generation of CIOs will be in charge that have grown up using cloud-based tools, making them far more willing to adopt cloud on an ente... (more)