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    Why cloud services spending will exceed $174bn in 2014

    David @BTR

    The CEOs of leading companies are already striving to create an agile business model -- one that responds quickly to competitive pressures and shifting market demands. Commercial agility often requires a corresponding accelerated business technology deployment. Meaning, the IT requirement is for applications to be provisioned in hours -- not weeks or months.

    About 1 week, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hybrid, Industry, Research, Scalability
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    Skills gap hindering government cloud adoption, survey finds

    James Bourne

    According to the latest research from government cloud provider Eduserv, a lack of awareness and skills around cloud computing is halting its adoption in central government. The research, conducted in January and February of 829 civil servants, found that nearly nine in 10 (88%) required some form of training in order to take advantage of cloud computing, whilst three quarters (75%) believed the benefits of their cloud were a mystery to the company as a whole.

    About 1 week, 3 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Adoption, PublicSector, Research
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    Salesforce.com bangs the cloudy drum as it makes top 10 software revenue list

    James Bourne

    Cloud is ‘driving the bulk of change’ in the software market as Salesforce.com becomes the first pure play cloud company to make the top 10 companies for global software revenue, according to analyst house Gartner.

    About 2 weeks, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: CRM, Research, SaaS , Trends
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    Open hybrid cloud: The private vs public debate is resolved

    David @BTR

    As an informed senior executive, you already know that it's no longer a question of whether cloud service adoption is the right forward-thinking business technology strategy, but rather how you will leverage the abundance of new resources to outpace your competition.

    About 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, Hybrid, Private, Public, Research
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    Microsoft’s huge hosting survey reveals hybrid adoption figures

    James Bourne

    A survey of over 2000 respondents by Microsoft and 451 Research has shown that half of companies have deployed some form of hybrid cloud. The report, which clocks in at a mammoth 75 pages revealed that 989 (49%) of the 2041 execs surveyed had configured a hybrid for interoperability.

    About 3 weeks, 6 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hosting, Hybrid, Microsoft, Research, SaaS
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    Amazon Web Services turns eight: Highlights...and the future

    James Bourne

    Amidst the World Wide Web turning 25, a company in Seattle was having a little celebration of its own. On March 14 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of Amazon S3, described as “a simple storage service that offers software developers a highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure at very low costs.” To say the eight years which have passed since then have been a success is an understatement to say the least.

    About 1 month ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, IaaS, PaaS, Research
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    Three quarters of charities say IT not up to scratch, survey reveals

    James Bourne

    Research from Eduserv has revealed that for three in four UK charities, inertia from the IT department is stunting growth and putting doubt into future fundraising activities. The research, of 100 digital and IT leaders in UK charities including Oxfam, Macmillan and Unicef, found concern from heads of digital over moving with the times. Survey respondents argued this lack of ‘digital transformation’ would impact fundraising (73%), reputation (71%), and the ability to deliver the right services (59%).

    About 1 month ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, PublicSector, Research
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    Latest cloud research notes continued struggle for channel

    James Bourne

    Research from IT services bods MTI has revealed that UK channel businesses are struggling to meet the needs of their demands due to the accelerated growth of cloud computing. No prizes for guessing the angle of this research; if your instant thought was ‘resellers struggle in a cloud-heavy market, thus they’ll need a partner to help monetise’, then you’d be right. Yet the stats, taken from over 150 respondents with seven in ten resellers, make for interesting reading.

    About 1 month, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Industry, Research, Vendors
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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, 1 week ago - 1 comment - Categories: Hype, IaaS, Research
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    The real story behind enterprise cloud penetration within the verticals

    LogicWorks

    Last year Gartner released numbers that pointed to the growth of cloud computing from 2011 to 2016, specifically, the growth of cloud computing by vertical industry. According to Gartner, anticipated growth opportunities put these industries at the top when it comes to global IT spending, which includes cloud computing...

    About 1 month, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, Research
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