Who’s the top dog in the SaaS space? [infographic]
Software as a service (SaaS) has traditionally been the strongest and most valuable cloud computing market.
Figures from Gartner in November show this: SaaS was valued at $14.4bn (£9.57bn) by the end of 2012; infrastructure as a service (IaaS) was a $6.2bn (£4.12bn) global market; whilst platform as a service (PaaS) was forecast to hit $1.2bn (£754m).
With this in mind, Staff.com has published an infographic looking at the current SaaS...
Cloud cited as key driver for redefining CIO role [infographic]
A new survey from Brocade has revealed the extent of the changing CIO role in enterprise – and put cloud adoption as a major driver of it.
The research, which asked 100 CIOs from the EMEA sector (Europe, Middle East, Africa) found the following top-line takeaways:
- 50% of the CIOs polled expect that cloud adoption will result in their jobs involving less time fretting over the company IT infrastructure
- One third of CIOs confirmed that cloud services had been deployed by their business without involving the IT department
- Two in three envisage that by...
How can cloud computing save the world? [infographic]
As cloud computing continues to grow and cloud hosting is adopted by more and more individuals and businesses alike, it has been calculated that the use of cloud hosting can dramatically decrease the amount of carbon emissions produced by each and every business that makes use of the cloud.
Google has calculated that an SME can lower its energy usage by 65%-85% simply by switching to the cloud.
This is thanks to the fact that servers, located elsewhere, will be used for data storage...
How is the cloud vital to a progressive SMB? [infographic]
What defines a progressive small to medium business (SMB)?
According to Cisco, it’s an SMB which is “increasingly encroaching on the territory of their larger competitors”.
Yet the biggest takeaway from the Cisco research is that these SMBs, if they are to become more progressive, will need to move to the cloud.
Other checkpoints for progressive SMBs are utilising the mobile workforce, collaborating in person and embracing social media.
Cloud computing is increasingly seen as a viable option...
What is the state of the open source cloud? [infographic]
Can the cloud assist the banking industry?
Demystifying Amazon Web Services [infographic]
Our friends at Newvem are at it again. They’ve just released an incredible infographic on Demystifying Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new infographic demonstrates the size of Amazon’s cloud and reveals usage analysis including a deep dive on reserve instances.
And, since this comes from Newvem – the experts in usage analytics – it also provides recommendations for how to reduce costs and make your AWS cloud more efficient!
Trending attitudes in cloud computing [infographic]
What are IT professionals valuing, using and potentially considering? This infographic from Insight Cloud Computing Solutions tries to shed some light on the issue, including the differences between private, hybrid and public clouds:
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...