Friday, December 30, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, Dec 30, 2011

With 2011 dawning on us, we bring you our last weekly Cloud sum-up for this year. Looking back on 2011, what stands out most of all is that the cloud became mainstream. Cloud computing even got its own Gartner hype cycle, and while some aspects of the technology are still deemed to be in the early wave of the cycle, others are far beyond any hype. Indeed, SaaS is so well established today that Gartner positions it firmly on the ’slope of enlightment’, well on the way to achieving productive enterprise adoption. 


Read More to find out how Cloud has been in 2011 and a short insight to 2012

Flexibility makes cloud computing more appealing

Flexibility is one of the key benefits of cloud computing, allowing businesses to adapt quickly and easily to unexpected challenges. According to the founder of, Joe Weinman, increasing capacity fourfold at the drop of a hat is now possible with the pay-as-you-go service model offered by cloud computing providers. Speaking to PC World, Mr Weinman said: "Let's say you're a retailer who 11 months out of the year might be able to use their own data centre to do things. For one month [you might want] to be able to double or triple or quadruple capacity."

How Cloud Computing is Changing Many Job Descriptions

Just as cloud computing is a game-changer for many companies, it is also changing the nature of jobs – not only within the information technology department, but in other parts of the enterprise as well. For senior-level executives, especially chief information officers, the changes reflect the more strategic role IT plays in the direction of businesses. For the business, it introduces more reliable and predictable supporting technology.

Cloud computing issues have a familiar ring to them

eWeek’s Howard Cohen reports that cloud adoption is running into some problems in enterprises, and the tone of these issues has a familiar ring to them. He quotes Greg Onoprijenko, president of e-ternity Business Continuity Consultants: “Education is always a big one, because people in general are still trying to wrap themselves up on cloud. They don’t know what they don’t know, so we’re spending a lot of time educating customers on just exactly what it means because there’s still a lot of confusion around what cloud is.”

IT pros will take a harder look at cloud computing in 2012

Despite slow adoption by enterprise IT in the years since cloud computing emerged, 2012 may turn out to be the year when cloud technologies finally begin to gain parity with more traditional data center staples such as virtualization and tape libraries. TechTarget's 2012 IT Priorities Survey found that a growing number of enterprises -- some 24.1% -- plan to grow their expenditures for cloud services over the next year. In fact, 27% of respondents said that cloud computing initiatives were viewed with high importance at their companies. Another 53% rated the importance of their cloud projects as medium.

We hope these short sum-ups on Cloud Computing in 2011 helped you to take a more knowledgeable approach towards moving to the cloud. Stay tuned for more sum-ups on in the forthcoming year.

Don’t forget to add your comments and suggestions. I will have more around the cloud a week later. For Now Wish all my readers a Happy and Prosperous New Year, 2012
Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

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