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An IT services provider based in Asia is throwing up some big numbers when it comes to savings and cloud computing. DataOne Asia, an independent provider of IT services in the Philippines, said businesses can significantly reduce expenses by putting in place cloud computing solutions, according to an article on PCAdvisor.co,uk. "Businesses that migrate their IT systems to the cloud could save at least 50 percent of their expenses. This is because the cloud minimizes the cost of infrastructure, management and support," said DataOne Asia President and CEO Cyril Rocke. Rocke says that the cloud could help companies minimize expenses on procuring and maintaining their IT infrastructure. "Most IT users tend to underestimate the cost of procuring infrastructure. Whenever a company wants to buy IT equipment like servers, they cannot do it in a snap. They need to follow a l... (more)

Cloud Computing, Big Data & Smart Mobile Apps to Drive IT Spending in 2014

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)

HP’s Moonshot Could Lower Cloud Computing Costs

Hewlett-Packard doesn't shy away from taking a few cheap shots every now and again, and its latest line of servers, called Moonshot, proves it. HP has introduced a new line of servers that could be considered a major game changer in terms of power consumption and the cloud. HP's new servers consume 89 percent less power and cost 77 percent less to purchase than comparable HP servers. The new line of servers, called Moonshoot, could help CIOs uncover greater savings from cloud computing, according to an article on PCMag.com. "Finding more cost-efficient servers is key and vital to ... (more)

Why Small Business Needs Cloud Computing

They may be small in terms of the number of employees, but small businesses stand to reap big benefits when it comes to cloud computing. Cloud is uniquely suited to meet the needs of a small business trying to grow quickly. If you are an entrepreneur or own a small business, here are some reasons compiled by SmartDataCollective.com, why cloud computing would be a good fit. Less Startup Costs Many potential entrepreneurs are inhibited by the huge upfront costs required in order to get a business up and running. Investing in technology can be particularly consuming, but with the cl... (more)

An IT Forecast: Where Cloud, Mobile and Data Are Taking Us

An IT Forecast: Where Cloud, Mobile and Data Are Taking Us A thorough piece on CNET by Gordon Haff looks at the interconnectivity of cloud computing, mobility and Big Data, and sees these three forces as instrumental in shaping the future of IT. "Through the lens of next-generation IT, think of cloud computing as being about trends in computer architectures, how applications are loaded onto those systems and made to do useful work, how servers communicate with each other and with the outside world, and how administrators manage and provide access," Haff writes. He says the trend ... (more)