Cloud Adoption

Daiwa Institute of Research, Fujitsu, and KDDI Build Myanmar's First Cloud-Computing Environment

Grazed from IT News.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. (DIR),Fujitsu Limited, and KDDI Corporation today announced that they have collaborated to build the Republic of the Union of Myanmar's first cloud computing environment. Built for the Central Bank of Myanmar, the new cloud environment is designed to improve efficiency in the bank's operations. It consists of a private cloud platform designed, constructed, and operated in compliance with the Alliance Cloud, a standardized cloud model certified by the DIR-led Global Alliance for User-driven Cloud Computing, as well as a desktop service that features security countermeasures.

In advance of the fast-approaching economic integration of ASEAN nations scheduled for 2015, Myanmar, now rapidly implementing democratic reforms, has been actively seeking to modernize its financial sector by relaxing financial regulations, making preparations to establish a stock exchange(1) and taking other initiatives. Under these circumstances, operating stability at the Central Bank of Myanmar is ever-more crucial to the country's financial system given its pivotal role in issuing and managing currency and implementing monetary policy...

Need Work? Learn Cloud Computing: 7 Million Jobs by 2015

Grazed from Sci-Tech-Today. Author: Jennifer LeClaire.

Demand for "cloud -ready" IT workers will grow by 26 percent each year through 2015. So says a new Microsoft -sponsored IDC white paper. If that estimate bears out, that means there could be as many as 7 million cloud-related jobs in the world. That said, IT hiring managers report that the biggest reason they failed to fill an existing 1.7 million open cloud-related positions in 2012 is because job seekers lack the training and certification needed to work in a cloud-enabled world.

The IT sector is seeing only modest growth of IT jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average growth in IT employment sits between 1.1 percent and 2.7 percent per year through 2020. But within the larger IT sector, cloud jobs are gaining major momentum -- and the IDC study suggests an urgent need to retrain existing IT professionals and encourage students to pursue cloud-related IT trainings and certifications...

Study: IT Workforce Unprepared for Cloud Jobs

Grazed from ChannelNomics. Author: Chris Gonsalves.

If there’s one thing that could slow the inexorable rush to cloud computing, it’s the dearth of talent trained and certified in the ways of the cloud. A new Microsoft Corp.-sponsored report from analyst firm IDC says 1.7 million cloud-related IT jobs went unfilled in 2012 and the number of available cloud positions will swell 26 percent per year to about seven million by 2015.

This puts the United States’ pace of cloud jobs growth well ahead of general IT employment, which is expected to continue its tepid climb of less than 3 percent through 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gap — coupled with the state of the IT workforce, which remains unprepared to handle advanced cloud jobs — is putting a renewed focus on retraining tech workers and pushing students to focus on cloud skills and certifications...

2012: The year cloud computing took a bite out of IT

Grazed from ComputerWorld. Author: Eric Knorr.

When we started talking about cloud computing five years ago, it meant one thing: Services such as Amazon or Salesforce that customers could self-provision over the Internet and pay as they go.

That's what we call the "public cloud" today, as opposed to the "private cloud," which refers to the application of public cloud technologies and practices to one's own data center. And guess what? The public cloud was where the action was in 2012 -- and it's where much of the action is going to be in 2013. According to IDC, businesses will spend $40 billion on the public cloud this year, rising to nearly $100 billion in 2016...

ISACA survey reveals power struggle over cloud computing

Grazed from WorksManagement.co.uk.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Businesses remain sceptical over cloud services, especially public cloud computing, and while they see the benefits of adoption, perceived risks are causing concern.  That's chief among findings just release by global IT professionals organisation ISACA, which conducted research among 4,500 senior IT people across 83 countries.

Commenting its 2012 IT Risk/Reward Barometer report, Marc Vael, international vice president of ISACA, says: "What is apparent from this study is the perception of control. Private cloud scores better than both public and hybrid cloud, when asked if the benefit outweighs the risk, yet take up is still relatively low."...

2012 will go down as the year of cloud computing

Grazed from RGC.  Author: Steve Cerocke.

2012 has been a challenge and a year of recovery and change for Northern Nevada. If you are reading this, then you have survived the end-of-time hype of the Mayan calendar prophecies and probably are resigned to continue your march toward the new year. As you contemplate the beginning of a new calendar, it is a good time to review 2012 and see where past developments portend new opportunities.

One of the biggest local announcements was Apple’s decision to build a data center and office space in the region. While this is great news for our local economy, the real benefits will come from the name recognition and the diversification that this type of industry can bring. Technology-focused businesses like Apple, Intuit and Microsoft attract and develop a new type of workforce that will positively influence the economy, education and our community for years to come...

Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says

Grazed from InformationWeek.  Author: Paul McDougall.

Cloud computing, and related areas like virtualization and data management, will create 7 million jobs over the next three years, according to a new study published by Microsoft and IDC. The study also claimed that currently there are 1.7 million open cloud jobs worldwide that organizations are having a tough time filling.

"Despite modest growth in the IT sector overall in the U.S., cloud-ready jobs are increasing as we head into 2013," said Cushing Anderson, a program VP at IDC, in a statement. "With this increase comes the harsh reality that workforces around the world are steps behind when it comes to attaining the skills necessary to thrive in the cloud computing industry."...

Cloud computing: Dare to be boring

Grazed from InfoWorld.  Author: David Linthicum.

Cloud computing is one of the most exciting technologies to come along in a very long while. This is largely due to the race in the marketplace to provide the most innovative cloud features and functions. It's a race to keep up with the hype; it's also a race to stay or become relevant. However, could all that excitement be masking the true purpose of cloud computing?

Cloud computing should have the objective to provide a core foundation of infrastructure and business processes on demand, and we should use those resources to drive our business. If cloud computing works correctly, the storage and compute systems it provides, or the applications it serves up, should function like any other utility we use: It should just work, and eventually, we don't even think much about it. In other words, it should become boring...

Cloudy Skies Ahead: 3 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2013

Grazed from Forbes.  Author: Raj Sabhlok.

Cloud computing continues to be one of the most hyped topics in IT. Even Gartner suggests that cloud computing has moved beyond the peak of inflated expectations, with many achieving meaningful success.

I suspect nearly every business or individual uses a cloud application or service today. As consumers, every time we access Gmail or Facebook, we are buying into the cloud paradigm. Businesses have adopted SaaS applications for accounting, expense reporting, email and a “host” of other business applications.

So, it would seem as if cloud computing is fairly mainstream, right? Well, yes and no. Based on my predictions below, I anticipate an even broader adoption of cloud computing in 2013 as companies seek to leverage its inherent benefits...

Top five cloud computing news stories in 2012

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Fernanda Aspe.

If we've learned anything since the emergence of cloud computing, it's that cloud is not going away. And news from 2012 is proof of that. Discussions sprung up around cloud computing, from how it's transforming enterprise IT -- both easing admin's workloads and raising concerns about security and data privacy -- to how cloud services are attracting the eyes of other industry sectors with money to spend.

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend was hotly debated, and the future of cloud service providers such as OpenStack and Oracle was thoroughly scrutinized. This top-five list of cloud computing 2012 news stories features our most popular articles covering the cloud market in 2012, as chosen by our readers...