Telcos keep the noise down at Cloud World Forum
David Molony, Principal Analyst, EnterpriseTelcos have launched a series of credible cloud services offers, and there is a perception in the market that they can now compete with global systems integrators in the converged ICT space. But telco noise levels are set low. There’s a tentativeness in their marketing (which may be deliberate) but, more importantly, they are not getting the direct advocacy they deserve from their global MNC customers.
Tier-2 telcos ramp up cloud services
Telco cloud service providers were...
Cloud computing firm iomart’s profits continue to rise
iomart Group, proclaimed as the UK’s leading cloud computing company, has registered end of year profits of £10.7m before tax growth, an increase of 56% and marking a significant improvement on 2012’s £6.9m profit.
Revenue growth went up 29% to £43.1m, again an improvement on the previous year, whilst adjusted EBITDA growth (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) was 48%, up to £16.5m.
The figures are suitably impressive for the Scottish company,...
Global spend on cloud-based integration platforms to touch $3.7bn by 2018
G-Cloud iii drums home the need to keep data local
The Cabinet Office’s third iteration of the G-Cloud framework not only added an extra 368 suppliers to its CloudStore, but it raised a few eyebrows over the exclusion of one notable bidder – Amazon!
The company made no secret of its desire for inclusion during the G-Cloud’s second iteration, touting that it was looking to get involved with the G-Cloud in the future. And, the reasoning for its previous...
"Disruption redefined" - why business is ready for the CDO
By Andrew Carr, CEO Bull UK & Ireland @acarr_bull
Businesses today increasingly look at technologies like big data and software-defined networking as being disruptive in the sense that they force organisations to evaluate new business models and new routes to market.
Rather than having negative associations, disruptive in this context means having an impact through a different way of thinking about business issues and challenges, as opposed to the traditional dictionary definition of ‘throwing into...
Cloud doesn’t instantly equal increased organisation, says survey
You’ve adopted the cloud, got a high level of storage and moved a lot of apps in – but you’re still not getting as much work done as you thought.
That’s the alarming case with more than half of respondents to an Oracle-conducted survey entitled ‘Cloud for Business Managers: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’.
54% of the 1355 executives polled said that they had suffered staff downtime as a result of difficulties with cloud integration. In terms of specific numbers, this...
NoSQL: Another big data acronym or a strategic differentiator?
2013 ERP market share update: SAP solidifies market leadership
During 2012 the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market experienced sluggish growth of just 2.2%, yet Software-as-a-Service...
PaaS market to hit $6.5bn by 2016, says new report
The platform as a service (PaaS) market is expected to reach $6.45bn by 2016 and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 50%, with application infrastructure and middleware PaaS expected to grow the fastest.
That’s the big takeaway from analysts TechNavio, having published the latest industry report entitled Global Platform as a Service Market 2012-2016.
According to the researchers, the market currently stands at $1.31bn, with that number expecting to rise to $1.85bn...