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    The Affordable Care Act and cloud computing: Understanding the links

    LogicWorks

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to reduce costs while improving quality of care. Of course, those in Healthcare IT have been trying to reduce costs and improve care for years. Perhaps there are some real opportunities to improve IT delivery around the ACA, and those opportunities may exist more in cloud than traditional approaches.

    About 2 weeks, 5 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hype, Industry, Security
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    Aaron Levie signs off chairman’s letter “Go cloud!” as Box prepares for IPO

    James Bourne

    You can’t say it wasn’t coming. Cloud storage provider Box has announced its public offering after a huge amount of rumour and conjecture, with the overall amount raised expected to hit around $250m. The company is looking to trade under the NYSE symbol ‘BOX’ and confirms reports in January that the cloud storage bods had confidentially filed.

    About 4 weeks, 1 day ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, Hype, Industry, Storage
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    Global cloud market will be worth $121bn by next year, report finds

    Ted Navarro

    A recent report from market research firm Markets and Markets reveals that the cloud market is expected to grow to $121 billion dollars by 2015: a 26% compound annual growth rate from the $37 billion value in 2010. A large proportion of the growth of the cloud services sector is being driven by rapid adoption of Software-as-a-service platforms, which are saving businesses on the cost of licensing, management, and deployment of software and hardware for productivity and collaboration.

    About 1 month, 2 weeks ago - 1 comment - Categories: Hype, IaaS, Research
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    Rackspace moves towards ‘Cloud 2.0’ with redesigned public cloud

    James Bourne

    Open cloud provider Rackspace has rolled out a complete revamp of its public cloud with Performance Cloud Servers – and according to Nigel Beighton, international VP technology and product, it represents a serious shift in how companies use their servers.

    About 5 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Analysis, Architecture, Hype, IaaS, Public, Scalability
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    Steve Wozniak: I am a fan of the cloud...but let’s not go all in yet

    James Bourne

    Steve Wozniak says he’s “a fan” of the cloud, yet he’s still worried about what could happen if consumers and companies don’t back things up locally. This may come as something of a surprise to the tech fraternity, for whom the general consensus was that Woz wasn’t too keen on cloud – to put it politely.

    About 6 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Applications, Developers, Hype, Industry, Interview, Security
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    Is cloud computing meeting its expectations?

    LogicWorks

    One issue relative to cloud computing that keeps critics well fed is the degree to which expectations and realities of the technology all too often don’t sync. Add to the mix a large degree of expected hype around buzzy marketing concepts, and what companies expect going into switching to cloud and what they get can feel problematically let-down-ish. So what does the internet think?

    About 7 months ago - 1 comment - Categories: Best Practice, Hype, Strategy, Trends
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    For the enterprise cloud, the future is hybrid

    Rackspace

    Attention CIOs - the hybrid cloud is enterprise ready. Infact, according to a GigaOM article, the hybrid cloud has been enterprise ready for the past couple of years, and that in 2011, the majority of participants in a cloud-use survey anticipated moving to the hybrid cloud in the future. The future is here.

    About 9 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: CIO, Enterprise, Hybrid, Hype, Strategy
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    SAP VP cloud solutions Sven Denecken: Hybrid is “picking up speed”

    James Bourne

    CloudTech caught up with Sven Denecken, VP cloud solutions at SAP at the SAP UK & Ireland Forum earlier this week, to discuss what the term ‘hybrid’ really means, the advantages of HANA Enterprise Cloud, and where SAP truly sees itself

    About 9 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Enterprise, ERP, Hybrid, Hype, Industry, Interview
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    Gartner finds big shift to cloudy offices in 2015

    James Bourne

    According to the latest push from analyst house Gartner, to misquote Mark Twain, the reports of legacy’s death are greatly exaggerated. Gartner’s most recent figures show that cloud office systems only represent 8% of the total office market – rising to 33% by 2017, and 60% - or 665 million users – by 2022.

    About 10 months, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Adoption, Enterprise, Hype, Migration, Research
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    Hype hazards: What can we learn from the history of technology hype?

    Campbell Williams

    Think back to December 31 1999. Where were you when the countdown to the New Year ended? One thing I can be certain of is that you weren’t stuck in a lift hurtling 12 storeys to the ground, in the midst of a massive traffic pile-up because all the lights stopped working at once or in a plane plummeting 30,000 feet from the sky as all the onboard systems died.

    About 10 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Acronyms, Hype, IaaS, Industry, PaaS
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