Gartner has been looking toward the future, and what it sees is a future in
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
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)
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
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)
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
Rocke says t... (more)
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)
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)