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    CIOs still reluctant to adopt cloud, says new survey

    James Bourne

    A new report from sourcing providers Alsbridge has revealed that, in the UK, cloud computing accounts for only one fifth of the IT budget. This puts doubt in the thinking that cloud adoption in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market is accelerating – or, more particularly, that executives see cloud as the cornerstone of a bright, shiny IT future.

    About 5 months, 1 week ago - 1 comment - Categories: CIO, Economy, IaaS, Research
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    5 ways cloud computing is changing product management

    LogicWorks

    Cloud computing has become a major part of how IT organizations are approaching infrastructure requirements. To better support critical applications, networks, and websites, cloud infrastructure through CSPs, managed, and self-service models have become the go-to resource for a range of associated benefits.

    About 5 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Economy, Enterprise, Industry, Infrastructure
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    Cloud computing the most valuable IT job skill to have, says survey

    James Bourne

    Research from recruitment specialists Robert Half Technology has revealed that cloud computing is the most lucrative skill to have in the IT job market today. Cloud topped the bill in the survey of 100 IT directors and CIOs across the UK, with 39% of respondents citing it as the most important. Security (37%) and project management skills (33%) were the next popular, with virtualisation (29%) and network administration (27%) rounding out the top five.

    About 5 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Developers, Economy, PublicSector, Research
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    The failures of HealthCare.gov are symptomatic of larger issues with federal IT

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Since its October 1 launch, HealthCare.gov – the $400m portal through which uninsured Americans are supposed to be able to enroll in Obamacare – has experienced widely reported technical problems, prompting President Obama to publicly express his anger over the situation and promise a “tech surge” to fix the site. There have also been Congressional hearings grilling the contractors and federal Health and Human Services (HHS) staff involved. Warranted or not, rarely has an IT failure received this kind of mainstream attention from the public and the media.

    About 5 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Analysis, Best Practice, DisasterRec, Economy, Industry, Strategy
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    Cloud allows companies to double revenue, claims IBM study

    James Bourne

    The latest cloud study, this time from IBM, has revealed that companies who use cloud computing as a competitive advantage can expect to have their revenue margins doubled compared to those who don’t have high adoption. In the global survey of over 800 business decision makers and users, IBM found that leading organisations are moving to the cloud to move away from their competitors in a crowded space.

    About 5 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, Economy, Enterprise, Research
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    How SMBs are looking to the cloud to unlock workforce potential

    Neil Pickering

    It’s encouraging to see that the number of UK SMBs has grown hugely in the past decade, rising from 3.5 million in the UK in 2000 to 4.5 million in 2011, according to the Federation of Small Businesses. But despite renewed optimism and growth, SMB organisations have endured tough times through the recession and must continue to maintain a tight rein on operational costs and overheads. Budgets for key areas such HR and IT remain closely guarded and every penny spent must be justified and accounted for.

    About 5 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Economy, Industry, SMEs
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    The search for hybrid cloud: The journey continues

    LogicWorks

    Hybrid cloud is an awesome concept for the world of enterprise IT and beyond. But a question remains as to whether hybrid clouds are truly being created in the current state of business IT infrastructure deployments.

    About 5 months, 4 weeks ago - 1 comment - Categories: Economy, Enterprise, Hybrid, Strategy
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    How cloud services usage is rising in the Middle East and Africa

    David @BTR

    In the third annual Global Cloud Index, Cisco forecasts that global cloud traffic, the fastest growing component of data center traffic, is expected to grow 4.5-fold -- that's a 35 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) -- from 1.2 zettabytes of annual traffic in 2012 to 5.3 zettabytes by 2017. The Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012–2017) was developed to estimate data center and cloud-based Internet Protocol (IP) traffic growth and trends.

    About 6 months ago - 1 comment - Categories: Data, Economy, Enterprise, Vendors
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    How to balance cloud security with agility in the healthcare vertical

    LogicWorks

    Back in July, a study released from the Ponemon Institute cited cloud-based storage and mobile applications as the typical sources for cloud security concerns within many healthcare organizations. However, it was not understood if this worry was around just the concept of cloud computing and mobile computing, or if these organizations are dealing with true issues. I suspect it was the former.

    About 6 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Architecture, Economy, Infrastructure, Security, Strategy
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    How Oracle Database 12c embraces in-memory architecture

    Ovum StraightTalk

    The latest addition to Oracle’s engineered systems line does not add new capabilities beyond those available from software-only solutions from providers like Informatica. But it fills an important gap for Oracle’s engineered systems platforms to make them a more complete, self-reliant platform environment.

    About 6 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Analysis, Data, Economy, Enterprise
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