Friday, December 2, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, Dec 02, 2011

Cloud computing is real and here to stay. Executives are seriously considering the cloud’s financial and productivity benefits versus continuing to perform all IT functions in-house. As 2012 nears, the success of cloud computing is undeniable. But, as with any new technology or consumption model, the cloud brings with it a variety of teething issues. Here’s what to watch out for in 2012:
  • Cloud Wars 
  • Large-scale Attack 
  • The Giffen Good Phenomenon 
  • Operational Business Intelligence 
  • Horizontal Acquisitions and Failures 
  • New Levels of Cloud Management 
  • Regulation at Home and Abroad 
Read More about the Maturing, But With Growing Pains of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is misunderstood, but maybe it doesn't matter

2012 will be the year that cloud computing loses a lot of its luster for enterprises. Not because it is going away or anything like that. Rather, the opposite is happening — it is becoming so ubiquitous and commonplace that business and IT end-users alike will almost forget that they’re even using software off the cloud. Three recent industry surveys conducted over the past couple of months point to the ubiquity of cloud:
  1. Many people are using cloud and not realizing it 
  2. Cloud is being woven into new technology initiatives 
  3. IT departments are driving cloud adoption 
Cloud computing is at the heart of the new world of work

Increasing numbers of Irish office workers have better technology at home - better broadband and better computers, for a start - than in the workplace and the demands of modern lives ought to make flexible working both at home and on the move a reasonably viable option. Yet one-third of Irish workers have never worked from home, while slightly less than 10pc work exclusively from home, according to a new Microsoft study.

Cloud security to focus on technologies

Security around cloud computing is likely to focus on accreditation for individual technologies rather than wide ranging guidelines, according a leading official from CESG. Chris Ulliot, deputy technical director for CESG, the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, told the Socitm conference in Birmingham that cloud services make the technical elements of information security easier to deal with, as services can be certified before they reach the market.

Is Cloud Computing for You? Five Points to Consider

If you’ve been too preoccupied with the business of growing your business to consider what cloud computing could offer, don’t fret. Here are five points to help you decide whether the time is ripe for your business to invest in the cloud.
  1. Lower Cost of Ownership 
  2. Dependability 
  3. Scalability 
  4. Mobility 
  5. Future-Proofing 
We hope these short sum-ups on cloud computing will help you to take a more knowledgeable approach towards moving to the cloud. Stay tuned for more sum-ups on in the forthcoming weeks.

Don’t forget to add your comments and suggestions. I will have more around the cloud a week later.
Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

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William said...

Cloud computing is mostly used by enterprises which gives profit to these enterprises.

Disc Duplication said...

Cloud is showing individual technologies with security. It’s great.

Disc Duplication said...

Cloud is showing individual technologies with security. It’s great.