It was one of the most fascinating battles of 2013: who would win the lucrative CIA cloud computing contract? Two horses were in the race, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM; and it was the former who eventually came out on top despite appeals from the latter. Now, according to CIA chief information officer Doug Wolfe, the AWS cloud has attained “final operational capability”.
Slowly but surely, capital markets and investment companies are clearly understanding the benefits of cloud computing, with infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and data management as the most popular options.
Users of Dropbox can take advantage of 100GB of free OneDrive cloud storage though a Microsoft promotional deal.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found nearly two fifths of small businesses are sceptical about the benefits of cloud technology when compared against security risks.