Go cloud or go home, Gartner tells offshore providers

For offshore service providers, analyst house Gartner has provided a warning shot: ensure you’ve got a strategy to the cloud mapped out, otherwise your long term future will be at risk.

With public cloud services gradually gaining acceptance in the marketplace – the analyst house predicts the public cloud market will hit $180bn by 2015 – this represents something of an upswing.

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By James Bourne, 30 July 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Forecasts, Hybrid, Public, Research.

Why global ICT spending will reach $3.7 trillion in 2013

Economic uncertainty surrounding the U.S. government sequester, European debt crisis and weakening GDP in China has resulted in volatile spending patterns across most segments of the market. According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), as a result of the current economic climate, business technology spending was slightly below expectations in the second half of 2012 and first quarter of 2013. IDC now projects worldwide IT spending growth of 4.9 percent this year in constant currency, down from the previous forecast of 5.5 percent growth --...

By David H Deans, 24 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Best Practice, Forecasts, Infrastructure, Regulation.

Global spend on cloud-based integration platforms to touch $3.7bn by 2018

Saurabh Sharma, Senior Analyst, IT SolutionsOvum’s Integration Middleware Global Market Forecast Model estimates that the spend on cloud-based integration platforms will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31% between 2012 and 2018, reaching $3.7bn by the end of 2018. Over the same period, spending on cloud-based integration platforms in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions will grow at CAGRs of 27% and 44% respectively. The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) cloud-based integration platforms market...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 23 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Forecasts, IaaS, Trends.

Clearing away all the cloud hype in 2013

It’s been decades-long in coming, but the bulk of hype around cloud computing could be gone by the end of 2013, thanks to a steady maturation of the underlying technology and more sophisticated IT use.

This is good news for companies hoping to a make the leap from local servers to managed stacks.

Terms of endearment

“Enterprise cloud” carries the lion’s share amount of hype, and has for the past few years, says

By David Eisner, 03 May 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Forecasts, Industry.

Is the age of the digital enterprise upon us?

Matthew Smith, UK director of business solutions, Software AG

Analyst houses IDC and Gartner are of the same mind: the age of the Digital Enterprise is upon us.

In IDC’s view: “For the past several years, the IT industry’s transition to the Third Platform, built on mobile computing, cloud services, social networking and big data analytics technologies, has dominated the annual Predictions…for 2013, IDC predicts the transition to the Third Platform will shift into high gear, as the...

By Matthew Smith, 29 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Compliance, Enterprise, Forecasts, Research.

Cloud one of the five IT “game-changers” in latest survey

Communications provider CommScope has released a report, entitled the 2013 Global Enterprise Survey, to assess which aspects of IT were changing the paradigm for organisations around the world – and found that cloud computing and enterprise mobility were the biggest tickets on the list.

The research, which is taken every three years and gathered over 1100 responses from 63 countries in five continents, found the top five disruptive IT forces as enterprise mobility, cloud services, 40Gb and 100Gb...

By James Bourne, 04 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Enterprise, Forecasts, Research.

Gartner predicts the death of the traditional sourcing model by 2015

Gartner’s been gazing at its crystal ball again, and has forecast that service-led solutions – software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and so forth – will displace more traditional sourcing methods by 2015.

The analyst house stresses that IT companies need to “bridge legacy offerings and new services”, again pointing a future to the cloud for service providers.

And cloud services appear to be growing at a much quicker rate...

By James Bourne, 26 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Architecture, Enterprise, Forecasts, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS .

IT jobs recovering faster than after dot-com bubble thanks to cloud

The bursting of the dot-com bubble left a long and lingering scar on the IT industry for many years.

Some would argue, rather successfully, that the industry never fully recovered after the 2001 implosion of an industry that had been propped up by the mad dash to prevent Y2K from changing life as we had come to know it.

Once disaster had been averted and the frantic race to the finish line was over, companies that had been spending big and living large suddenly had little money coming back into the business...

By Rackspace, 12 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Economy, Forecasts.