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Gartner has been looking toward the future, and what it sees is a future in the cloud. Gartner believes that service-led solutions - software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) - will usurp more traditional sourcing methods by 2015. IT companies will need to "bridge legacy offerings and new services" to pave a way to the cloud for service providers, according to an article on CloudComputingNews.net. Cloud services appear to be growing at a much quicker rate than other segments of the IT services market. Hardware and software support will grow slowly compared to IaaS and BPaaS (business process as a service), which will grow 13.1% and 47.3% in 2013, according to Gartner. "Growth opportunities certainly exist for service providers with life cycle solutions in relation to the Nexus of Forces," noted Eric Rocco, Gart... (more)

Industrial-Strength Version of Cloud Ready for Primetime

One of the main reasons companies are reluctant to take advantage of cloud services isn't because they don't realize how cloud can transform business practices, but instead it comes down to a matter of risk, according to an article on HuffingtonPost.com. It seems executives are concerned with the basic issue of security when deciding whether to use cloud computing to handle mission-critical data or workloads. Caution, of course, is always prudent, especially when it comes to new innovations. But instead of continuing to question whether the cloud can handle mission-critical com... (more)

Cloud Computing Can Slash IT Expenses by Half: Report

An IT services provider based in Asia is throwing up some big numbers when it comes to savings and cloud computing. DataOne Asia, an independent provider of IT services in the Philippines, said businesses can significantly reduce expenses by putting in place cloud computing solutions, according to an article on PCAdvisor.co,uk. "Businesses that migrate their IT systems to the cloud could save at least 50 percent of their expenses. This is because the cloud minimizes the cost of infrastructure, management and support," said DataOne Asia President and CEO Cyril Rocke. Rocke says t... (more)

Cloud Computing Growing on the Businesses Priority Front

Cloud Computing Growing on the Businesses Priority Front A survey of small and mid-size businesses found an interest in harnessing technology to improve business efficiency. Midsize businesses are turning to IT investments to grow their businesses and the larger the organization, the more likely it is to cite technology as having the greatest potential to increase productivity, according to a new survey of midmarket companies by Deloitte. The study shows cloud computing emerging as an investment priority. When asked what types of investments companies were likely to make in technol... (more)

The Other Futures of Enterprise IT

Between cloud computing, big data and consumer IT, executives feeling capable of making more of their own technology decisions. And with the ongoing business pressures for speed, agility and innovation, executives are eager to rethink and reinvent the IT department, according to a column in the Wall Street Journal. "Planning the future of IT by projecting today's technology trends into the future is at best naïve and at worst dangerously myopic. The future that technologists expect and want may not be the world that CIOs get. Shifting social, economic and political forces will i... (more)