Cloud Adoption

Cloud Computing: Best And Worst News Of 2012

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Charles Babcock.

With KPMG predicting a doubling of cloud services revenue over the next two years, it's a good time to point out where cloud computing has gained strength over the past year in capabilities and services. At the same time, we should look at the cloud's weaknesses, as a cautionary tale for those IT teams whom KPMG says are about to migrate production applications to the cloud.
Here are the top seven developments we saw in public cloud computing in 2012: The three biggest setbacks, and the four biggest wins. We'll start with the setbacks.

Setback #1: Outages Plague Amazon And Others.

When you're trying to convince big companies to bet their business on cloud operations, the worst thing that can happen is for the cloud infrastructure you're thinking of using to suffer an unplanned outage. Amazon Web Services didn't have an outage in 2012 that rivaled the hit it took over the Easter weekend in April 2011, when multi-availability zones in one of its data centers went down. However, Amazon was nevertheless buffeted at its big East Coast complex by service outages on June 14 and June 29, due to power outages...

What’s driving cloud adoption among CIOs?

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: James Bourne.

New research from Host Analytics and conducted by Dimensional Research has found that for four out of five business execs, the cloud is chosen for its value over anything else. A similar number of employees surveyed said that it’s beneficial for them to use cloud applications. The research, which covered over 300 CIOs and business executives, again found various benefits to cloud adoption, which may perhaps shift the balance as IT budgets are being prepared for 2013.

When asked for the reasons a cloud app was chosen over other, on-premise options, the disparity between business executives and CIOs was stark. Value was the obvious factor for execs (80%), whereas compliance was the most important component for CIOs (58%); value (53%) and greater competitive advantage (51%) completed the top three. Compliance is a vital, perhaps underrated reason for utilising the cloud. 61% of survey respondents said they have out of date business critical software, and 14% said their on-premise software hadn’t been upgraded in four or more years...

CloudMunch eyes billion-dollar PaaS market

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Ayushman Baruah.

Software developers now have a chance at focusing on doing what they are best at – coding, for, they can leave the rest to Seattle-incorporated and Bangalore-based startup CloudMunch. The 15-member startup offers developers with a cloud-based platform that claims to take care of the entire software development lifecycle, enabling them to build, test, run and manage their applications in an automated environment. In the words of the company’s founders, developers can now “Focus on the code, CloudMunch the rest.”

Pradeep Prabhu and Prasanna Raghavendra, both long-term Infosys executives started CloudMunch in September 2011 with the aim of delivering better software faster in the cloud. “We do so by providing early and instant feedback; automating the entire process with one click; and enabling ‘dev’ and ‘run’ seamlessly in the cloud,” Raghavendra, the company’s co-founder and CTO said...

Social Networking, Cloud Computing, Smartphones and Tablets will Take Center Stage in 2013

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

To stay on top in the computer forensics game, the quality which must be embraced above all others is adaptability to constant change. Every day there are new computers and devices, new applications, new fads and new offerings, and as technology continues to encroach on almost every aspect of doing business today, staying on top of the newest trends and technologies is essential for any professionals who will be relied on to “save the day” when problems and/or questions lie in the digital world.

Global Digital Forensics founder and CEO/CTO has lived on that cutting edge of the cyber world for over two decades and is once again getting Global Digital Forensics geared up for the challenges and technologies he expects will crowd more into the spotlight in 2013 and answers some questions to share some of his insight on what he believes clients can expect and how GDF will be positioned to respond...

Mobility And Cloud Computing To Be Key Drivers In APEJ Middleware Market

Grazed from BizTech2. Author: Editorial Staff.

The Application Deployment Software (ADS) market in the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region grew 8 percent year-on-year to US$641 million in the first half of 2012. It is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 7.6 percent over the next five years (2012 - 2016), according to the latest IDC Asia/Pacific Semiannual Application Deployment Software Tracker.

"Inevitably, the weakening economies in the United States and Europe have impacted the APEJ region, with companies heavily dependent on export businesses the worst hit among all. Various economic statistics have also indicated signs of slowdown in the key growth engines of the region – China and India," said Chris Zhang, Senior Market Analyst for IDC’s Asia/Pacific Application Deployment Software Research...

Oracle Sales, Profit Top Estimates on Cloud Computing Demand

Grazed from Bloomberg. Author: Aaron Ricadela.

Oracle Corp. reported fiscal second- quarter sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates on growing demand for Internet-based software, which is now on track to bring in more than $1 billion in revenue this year.

Profit excluding some items was 64 cents a share on adjusted revenue of $9.11 billion, the Redwood City, California- based company said yesterday in a statement. That compares with analysts’ average projection for profit of 61 cents on sales of $9.02 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Adjusted revenue includes some subscription and support contracts, as well as other licensing revenue...

First Steps to Creating a Cloud Computing Strategy for 2013

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Louis Columbus.

2013 will be one of the most pivotal years for cloud computing because trust in these technologies is on the line. Expectations are high regarding these technologies’ ability to deliver business value while reducing operating costs. Enterprises’ experiences have at times met these high expectations, yet too often are getting mixed results. Managing cloud expectations at the C-level is quickly emerging as one of the most valuable skills in 2013.

The best CIOs at this are business strategists who regularly review with their line-of-business counterparts what is and isn’t working. These CIOs who are excelling as strategists also are creating and continually evaluating their cloud computing plans for 2013. They are focusing on plans that capitalize the best of what cloud computing has to offer, while minimizing risks...

Let's not repeat the mistakes of Web history in the cloud

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: David Linthicum.

I'm often told by those in the cloud computing industry that the rise of cloud computing is a new, unique phenomenon. I'm not sure that's completely true. I've often pointed out in this blog that the rise of cloud computing has some parallels with the rise of the Web and the technology created to support the Web in the 1990s. There were clear mistakes made back then, and it appears that some of us are doomed to repeat them.

The more obvious potential repeat is the pushback on cloud computing based on claims it is a fad and a security threat. This results in delayed acceptance and planning activities. Déjà vu: Many companies in the 1990s viewed the rise of the Web as a flash in the pan or something that would not last, as well as a "security threat." They did not embrace the Web or the emerging value of the technology...

Looking Back - Cloud Computing Trends Of 2012

Grazed from CloudTweaks. Author: Rick Blaisdell.

This year, the winds of change have blown the cloud to a higher level. Studies predict that cloud computing will be on the rise for some a long period of time and that it will be a major source of revenue and employment globally by 2015. Industry experts also say that ultimately everything will be in the cloud, including migrating all physical hardware, software, platforms, services and processing.

There is no question that cloud computing evolved enormously this year. In 2012, we’ve seen:...

Report: North America’s Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Set to Grow at the Highest CAGR from 2012 to 2017

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

MarketsandMarkets conducted a study on the “Healthcare Cloud Computing (Clinical, EMR, SaaS, Private, Public, Hybrid) Market – Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts (2012 – 2017)”, which analyzed and studied the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World. Browse more than 100 market data tables spread through 231 pages and in-depth TOC of “Healthcare Cloud Computing (Clinical, EMR, SaaS, Private, Public, Hybrid) Market – Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts (2012 – 2017)”.

The cloud computing market in healthcare is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 20.5% from 2012 to 2017. Healthcare organizations are required to stretch their limited budgets to meet increasing product and service demands, while complying with new regulations and healthcare reform legislations. Many healthcare organizations are also struggling to manage and optimize their complex IT systems so that patients and physicians can be provided instant online access to information, products, and services through their desktops and mobile devices for faster healthcare delivery. All these requirements have driven healthcare organizations towards adoption of cloud technology and are expected to contribute to its growth in the near future. The market in 2011 was dominated by Non-Clinical Information Systems, contributing the largest share, although the market for Clinical Information Systems is expected to grow at a higher CAGR of 27.1% from 2012 to 2017...