CIOs told in latest report to “embrace cloud or be left behind”
A survey from Capita IT Services has revealed that CIOs see cloud computing as a key enabler to business innovation, yet boardrooms are “nervous” places where execs have to convince them cloud adoption is the way forward.
Research claims UK businesses struggling to cope with cloud boom
A new research report from cloud identity management provider Okta has revealed that nearly four in five (79%) UK IT decision makers are looking to increase the amount of cloud applications in their company through the coming year. Yet the report, entitled ‘Identity Management in a Cloud and Mobile World’, also found that data security remains a concern of cloud adoption for seven in 10 organisations.
How profitable is cloud for the vendors?
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How the PRISM fallout is impacting cloud adoption
The fallout of the Edward Snowden scandal that broke over the summer is being felt globally, with concerns around governments’ ability to access data prompting many organisations to rethink their investment in ICT and the cloud.
Cloud computing in legal profession: New report promises “sunny” outlook
Cloud computing services and technology is on the cusp of mass adoption by the legal industry, according to a report from LexisNexis. Nearly three quarters (72.4%) of firms surveyed said they were more likely to use the cloud this year, with adoption levels among attorneys in smaller firms hitting 40% - a number which is 10% higher than previous surveys.
Verizon teams up with Oracle, offers middleware for beta cloud
Tech giants Verizon and Oracle have announced a partnership whereby customers can use Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware on Verizon’s cloud. “This deal represents two market leaders coming together to create a compelling cloud offering that will help enterprises succeed in a highly competitive market environment,” Oracle president Mark Hurd trumpeted in a statement.
China Unicom enters cloud race with Wo-Cloud service
The past couple of weeks have seen a variety of updates from players looking to up their cloudy stake in China, including Amazon and IBM. Now China Unicom has joined the race, offering a service called Wo-Cloud, according to a report from Web Hosting Daily.
People power: Why staff are driving cloud adoption
Businesses are adopting cloud services, albeit more cautiously than anticipated. Much has been written about vendors hyping cloud services, and adoption rates not living up to the propaganda. Indeed TechTarget’s Cloud Pulse Survey found that public and private clouds have reached the same level of market penetration at around 25%.
Delivering business optimisation through cloud consolidation
Increasingly business complexity, broader technology adoption and changing expectations have forced a shift in the role of the IT department and how it delivers services. Part of this change has been driven by the advent of cloud computing, which has allowed CIOs to decrease operational budgets and focus more on designing and building applications as well as innovation.
How is cloud computing becoming more influential in the charity sector?
Company execs have long since worked out that the cloud can be beneficial for all manner of industries, from the faster moving technological sector to the more glacial banking and healthcare divisions. The charity, or Third Sector, is no different, according to a report from exponential-e entitled “Third sector reaches for the cloud”.