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Forrester Research is looking forward, and what it sees is cloud as commonplace in 2014. In 2013, enterprises got real about cloud computing. In 2014, businesses will integrate it into existing IT portfolios, whether IT gives its blessing or not. As the Age of the Customer arrives, all the focus shifts to the Systems of Engagement and the agility in refining these critical customer tools, according to an article on ZDNet. Cloud technologies and services represent the fastest way for the business to reach new buyers and breathe new life into aging applications. In 2014 cloud leverage will be both traditional and disruptive as the business and IT put cloud to work. Here are the top 10 cloud actions Forrester predicts will happen in enterprise IT environments in 2014. Cloud App Security for Mobile Devices Gains Patent IBM announced it has received a patent for a solut... (more)

More Businesses Using Cloud

Companies are continuing to move along with adopting cloud computing even though they haven't completed their formal strategies for using it, according to ZDNet.com. Analyst IDC found that nearly three-quarters (69 percent) had already started using private cloud technologies, with nearly half (40 percent) saying they were using public and hybrid cloud. But while some companies are already taking the plunge, 64 percent of UK organizations said they are still "considering" what to do with the cloud (compared to 60 percent in France and 52 percent in Germany). Most enterprises' cl... (more)

Cloud to Be Most Disruptive Technology of 2013

As more organizations move critical data to the cloud, security takes on ever-increasing importance, according to a recent report on cloud security. The Security for Business Innovation Council, consisting of IT security professionals from 19 companies worldwide, called cloud computing the main disruptive force for 2013. In its report, "Information Security Shake-Up," the group said it was evident many organizations are preparing to move more business processes to the cloud. This year, it will even be "mission-critical apps and regulated data" consigned to the cloud, according to ... (more)

Cloud Computing and 4G: Perfect Together

Just as a team is only as strong as its weakest player, the more robust a mobile broadband service, the more beneficial it is to accessing and running applications in the cloud. There's a strong connection between cloud computing services and mobile broadband, including 4G services. Mobile broadband provides a connection to anyone anywhere within its coverage area. And the latest mobile broadband technology, Long Term Evolution (LTE), often referred to as 4G, provides a mobile broadband connection that is sufficiently fast for most cloud applications, according to an article on ... (more)

Cloud Computing Is Getting Personal

The personal cloud will be the main catalyst in bringing services otherwise unavailable to developing nations. While businesses have been deploying cloud technology for some time, it's only recently that personal cloud services have emerged. The rise of the personal cloud means content, applications and computing power can move off the device. While iPhones and iPads are unlikely to fade in popularity, the personal cloud will create opportunity, according to an article on NetworkWorld.com. Opportunity for users who have not been able to afford services historically tethered to ... (more)