IT folks who worry that cloud computing adoption will kill jobs, may be surprised by the results of a new survey; Amazon unveils OpsWorks; Rackspace makes price changes.
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Cloud adoption is typically a decision taken by IT managers, not by business managers, and it’s IT management that is ultimately held accountable for the success or otherwise of a transition to the cloud. Sometimes success or failure is readily visible, but usually it's subject to interpretation.
(2 months and 7 days ago)
Perhaps our adoption of cloud is now only limited by our imaginations. With the emerging so-called "Internet of Things," there are ever-abundant clouds of data being emitted from the devices and appliances that surround us.
(2 days ago)
Sometimes we forget: cloud adoption is just in the baby step phase; SAP says it's profiting from cloud; battle for legacy and new app workloads gets more nuanced.
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Is cloud computing really catching on in the enterprise? Well, that depends on who you talk to, recent surveys have found. RightScale, a company that acts as a broker between end users and public cloud service providers, released the most recent results of its annual State of the Cloud report and found that about 75 percent of respondents surveyed were using the cloud in...
(27 days ago)
Apple is the leading consumer cloud storage provider, beating out Dropbox, Amazon, and Google according to a new survey. The survey of 2,300 consumers who regularly use the Internet was conducted in October by research firm Strategy Analytics. It found that 27% of consumers have used Apple's iCloud followed by 17% for Dropbox, 15% for Amazon Cloud Drive, and 10% for Google...
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That's the conclusion of a recent study by Forbes Insights in association with Cisco, "Collaborating in the Cloud." While 64% of survey respondents overall said cloud-based collaboration tools accelerate business results, enabling companies to execute faster than would be possible otherwise, that figure rises to 82% among "leaders." The survey defined leaders as executives...
(3 days ago)
If only experience could be bottled and sold, rather than having to be earned. Actually, cloud computing is, in a way, the bottling and packaging of information technology experience. But still, even with something so nicely pre-packaged as cloud, there is still a learning curve that must be climbed. The good news is that cloud has been around long enough that there is now a...
(29 days ago)
Shhhhh, it looks like cloud computing is not immune from industry consolidation and Amazon Web Services gets testy about private cloud adoption.
(19 days ago)
While cloud computing’s popularity as a powerful and transformational business tool is soaring, some companies have been frustrated with cloud apps procured from multiple vendors requiring extensive integration that has dragged out time to value, stunted innovation initiatives, and reinforced the very silos those cloud apps were intended to break down, a new survey has found.
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