Friday, August 10, 2012

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, August 10, 2012

“Is Cloud Computing really cheaper?” Of all the questions asked at a recent event, this particular one was the most difficult to answer. Earlier this week at the New Jersey Institute of Technology was CloudCamp, a “un-conference” created to inform and educate on various cloud computing topics. Since the launch of the unconventional series of events more than four years ago, it has grown to more than 300 cities around the globe. Over that time a lot of things have changed in the tech world. The discussion has shifted from a question of what is or isn’t cloud computing, to one of what can be done with cloud computing? So is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?

Cloud computing services growing at a faster clip: Gartner

Cloud computing services in the fastest growing segment in IT outsourcing which is expected to grow 48.7% to $5 billion in the current year, up from $ 3.4 billion last year, said Gartner in its latest outlook released on Tuesday.

"Today, cloud computing services primarily provide automation of basic functions. As next-generation business applications come to market and existing applications are migrated to use automated operations and monitoring, increased value in terms of service consistency, agility and personnel reduction will be delivered," said Gregor Petri, research director at Gartner.

Cloud Computing Future 'Horrible': Apple Co-Founder

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (Woz) sees trouble ahead for cloud computing. The legendary computer pioneer predicts that the idea will encounter "horrible problems" in coming years. Wozniak, now 61 years old, founded Apple alongside Steve Jobs in the 1970s. Today he often publicly discusses his experiences at the iconic Cupertino, California-based company. At a presentation following the Washington performance of the show "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," Wozniak voiced his opinion of today's "next big thing" -- the cloud.

Benefits of cloud computing need to be better understood, says Conroy

THE local IT industry has been urged to work with government to raise awareness of how cloud computing can help businesses compete better on the world stage. "Many people do not yet fully understand what the cloud is, what it does and what it can do," Communications Minister Stephen Conroy told a government-organised cloud computing and broadband forum Sydney.

3 missing pieces in cloud computing

Though cloud computing enjoys widespread enterprise adoption, these shortcomings can hinder its ongoing development. For many in enterprise IT, cloud computing seems like a dream come true: There's no need to spend your days negotiating with hardware and software vendors, and you don't have to worry about running out of space in the data center.

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

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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