Friday, September 21, 2012

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, September 21, 2012

Businesses are subscribing to software, storage and computing power delivered over the Internet at a jaw-dropping pace. Over the next five years, global spending on cloud-computing services will increase at a pace five times greater than the growth of the information technology (IT) industry as a whole. To survive in this new landscape, technology makers will have to completely redefine their products, business models and cultures. Instead of selling direct to the corporations that actually use computing services, hardware, software and infrastructure vendors will all need to pivot to serve the new cloud services new market. That’s the lesson from the latest forecasts by market researcher IDC.

Source: ReadWriteWeb
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How To Win The Cloud Wars

Today “the cloud” surrounds us, literally and figuratively. IBM and Microsoft are running enterprise-oriented ads about cloud computing, Apple features iCloud and Siri (running in the cloud) prominently in marketing messages, and while remains most famous for e-commerce, its Amazon Web Service unit is the cloud infrastructure running popular websites from Netflix to Pinterest.

Don’t let the cloud obscure usability

Cloud computing is reaching the stage of maturity. Across any vertical market and at varying degrees of uptake organisations are taking off to the cloud, whether for test and development, email, collaboration, sales automation, HR or more bespoke applications. Just last week the Business IT Hub discussed the importance of CIOs addressing the customer end user experience when using a mobile device to procure from your organisation, cloud computing too must have a strong focus on end user experience in its implementation by CIO.

NASSCOM tech series highlights cloud security challenges

Cloud computing is drastically changing the way IT services are being delivered and consumed and this is offering exciting opportunities to not only large enterprises but also to small and medium enterprises. However, along with several opportunities, cloud computing comes with its own set of challenges linked to security and privacy, which organizations need to evaluate before stepping on to the cloud.

Public cloud computing market to be $109 bn globally in 2012: Gartner

The public cloud computing services market is expected to grow 19.6% to reach $109 billion globally this year on the back of infrastructure segment, which is the fastest-growing area at 45.4%, research firm Gartner said today. "The public cloud services market is forecast to grow 19.6% in 2012 to total $109 billion worldwide. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the fastest-growing segment of the public cloud services market and is expected to grow 45.4% in 2012," Gartner said.

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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