What trends can be taken from Cisco’s UK cloud adoption research?
Research recently published by Cisco Systems has revealed that cloud usage in the United Kingdom and Ireland is becoming increasingly mainstream.
Cisco, who recently brought out their cloud networking app, found a number of interesting results in their ‘CloudWatch Summer’ report:
- Nine tenths of those polled saw the cloud as an important process – up 38% from last year
- Nearly a third see cloud as being critical to their company – up 24% from last year
- Security is less of a concern...
Over a third of consumer content in cloud by 2016, says Gartner
There’s no such thing as too little cloud research from Gartner, and this is more interesting news for cloud users: Gartner forecasts that more than a third of consumers’ digital content will be stored in the cloud by 2016.
Gartner’s research is of course widely accepted as one of the most authoritative in the business, so this will come as another welcome trend, especially given that consumers only store seven percent of their content...
Companies gaining more trust in the cloud, says survey
The annual North Bridge Venture Partners survey into cloud computing trends has revealed that more and more companies are starting to get their heads around cloud as a concept, among other findings.
The survey, entitled ‘2012 Future of Cloud Computing’, utilised supporting evidence from major players such as VMWare and Microsoft and is in collaboration with the 451 Group.
Now in its second year, the survey also noted that whilst software-as-a-service (SaaS) is still the leading service used,
Samsung unveils cloud gaming service
Cloud impact and adoption until 2015 [infographic]
Among other points, Axway explains that cloud in 2012 has become "serious" as the "hype is over", with strong adoption of mobile devices in 2013 resulting in cloud dominating enterprise IT organisations in 2014.
Paul French, Axway vice president, said: "It is important that [enterprise IT organisations] assess their...
Iomart eyes big data as their stock goes up and up
UK cloud service provider Iomart is centring primarily on big data having posted “strong and solid” figures for the last financial year.
Iomart this week announced a two-thirds increase in pre-tax profits, up to £6.9 million, and a one-third increase in revenue, up to £33.5 million, and according to marketing director Phil Worms the figures were in line with company expectations.
Worms used a football analogy to describe the results, telling...
Cloud computing to lift off in China
The growth of the cloud [infographic]
There are plenty of metrics to show how big cloud is today, yet this infographic from CloudLock previews how much cloud is going to grow in terms of documents and sites.
Research from Gartner goes through the reasons businesses and users migrate their services to the cloud.
While the cloud is more agile, creative and economical than on-site, the research shows that trust and risk is still an issue.
So, can we trust the cloud?
Cloud adoption ‘cautious’ from Asia Pacific retailers, survey says
Research from the International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests that adoption of cloud from retailers in the Asia Pacific region is currently slow but will progress substantially within five years.
According to the survey, only 19% of the 56 respondents were currently pushing through a cloud adoption strategy for their business, but 32% stated they were considering implementing cloud within the next two-to-five...