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
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)
Not-for-profits and cloud computing seem to be made for one another.
The cloud IT delivery model is well suited to not-for-profits (NFPs) for a
number of reasons, according to an article on CMO.com. There are little to no
upfront costs with cloud services and consumption is usually billed on a
monthly subscription basis, allowing for predictable budgeting.
There are also fewer IT staff requirements; this is ideal for NFPs who might
not have the resources to hire skilled technical staff. In the specific case
of server hardware, no servers need to be purchased, maintained, or recycle... (more)
Verizon is calling on the expertise of one of its recent acquisitions to
offer a cloud computing service to its customers.
Verizon has announced details about a new cloud computing service for
business, Verizon Cloud, an IaaS offering the company claims will offer
better end-user control over performance than any other cloud solution.
Currently in limited beta, Verizon Cloud features an IaaS elastic computing
system, Verizon Cloud Compute, and an object storage system, Verizon Cloud
Storage. But where Verizon Cloud differs, according to Verizon, is that it
delivers the performanc... (more)
As IT departments get the green light to update systems and implement
solutions, cloud computing is increasingly getting a slice of those IT
Cloud computing is on the list of top IT spending priorities for next year,
according to Forrester Research.
Software spending worldwide will continue to grow with a big focus on the
cloud, and these worldwide trends reflect the focus of midsize firms,
according to an article on MidsizeInsider.com.
The Forrester research found that companies and governments spent more than
$2 trillion on hardware, software and services. In the most... (more)
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 middlew... (more)