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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 in recent years to eliminate silos, decouple and loosely recouple services, get a grip on measuring things, and provide the vaunted 'single pane of glass' through which IT management can view and manage what's going on," he writes. Cloud's potential to offer apparently infinite elasticity and... (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)

How Cloud Computing Will Make the Workplace More Accessible

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)

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)