Latest cloud research notes continued struggle for channel
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.
Global cloud market will be worth $121bn by next year, report finds
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.
Analysing the maturation of standards in European cloud computing
In September 2012, the European Union released its “Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe” document, aiming for a yearly 160bn Euro (£127.6bn) boost to the European GDP by 2020 and a gain of 2.5m by the rollout of cloud. A full 15 months later, the response by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) was published.
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.
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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.
Cloud accounting uptake lower than expected, survey finds
Only a quarter of CFOs are planning to move into cloud accounting in the next five years, according to a survey from chartered accountant firm William Buck. The survey, which covered CFOs in Australia and New Zealand, painted a cautious picture of cloud adoption among the accountancy sector. 12% of firms currently use cloud accounting, with a huge 64% saying they’re not looking at moving into the cloud by 2018.
Forrester says on-premise will “revive” in 2014 despite SaaS surge
IT growth in 2014 will exceed 2013, but it will be another year until we see “strong” growth in the global tech market, according to the latest report from Forrester Research. The paper, entitled ‘A Better But Still Subpar Global Tech Market In 2014 And 2015’, pretty much does what it says on the tin, predicting that business and government IT purchasing will increase 6.2% in US dollars in 2014, aside from purchases of telecommunications services.
Amazon continues to “dwarf all competition” in IaaS and PaaS, analyst claims
The latest report from Synergy Research has claimed that Amazon Web Services’ quarterly revenues continue to be greater than its biggest rivals combined in IaaS and PaaS. Amazon grew by 55% between Q212 and Q213 to over $700m of revenue in the quarter, with Salesforce, Microsoft, IBM and Google combined making over just $600m.