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)
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)
Cloud computing's profile just took a leap in the polls.
IBM announced the opening of a new Federal Cloud Innovation Center dedicated
to helping federal agencies and other public-sector organizations advance the
adoption of cloud computing across the government.
The new IBM Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C., will bring
IBM's cloud computing research efforts closer to federal agencies to develop
specialized technologies and methods for building mission-ready clouds, Big
Blue officials said. Moreover, the IBM center will draw on the cloud
computing expertise of mo... (more)
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.
Hurricane Sandy brought with it a heavy dose of disaster, but utilizing the
cloud helped mitigate what could have been even more difficulties faced by
"Overall, I think cloud does help," said Stephanie Balaouras, an analyst at
Forrester Research. "Tier one cloud and SaaS providers such as Google and
Amazon operate their cloud services from multiple data centers and can simply
shift workloads to other locations as needed. They are also able to deliver a
level of availability that many organizations could never achieve themselves.
This includes the resiliency of the da... (more)