Cloud Computing in the Middle East Over the last few months, I have written about cloud computing and associated events across the world. While most of the articles have understandably concentrated on the US, the largest market in the world, Europe, Australia and Asia have also been covered (For a list of these articles, see below) 1. How Much Can The US Government Save By Going To The Cloud? 2. Knowledge Sharing on Cloud Computing Between Government and Public Sectors 3. UK Lags Behind Other European Nations in Adoption of Cloud Computing 4. Where Does Europe Stand On Cloud Computing?
Saving Money on Rent by Going on the Cloud “In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you’re told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.” – Simon Hoggart, English journalist and broadcaster. In the wake of the sub-prime mortgage crisis, properties, both commercial and domestic, considerably depreciated in value. However, the recovery, at least for commercial property, has been quick. According to a recent report released by global real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield, office space
Cloud-adoption To Drive IT Products and Services Market in 2011, Report The public sector in the United States will spend less on IT products and services in 2011 while private sector enterprises are expected to purchase more IT products, a report by Business Monitor International (BMI) revealed. Cloud computing will drive the demand for such products and services with both private and public organizations looking for cloud-based solutions to benefit from cost-saving advantages offered by the Cloud. The US market for IT products and services is forecast to expand to $653 billion by 2015 after sales dropped in last quarter
The Similarities between Airplane Travel and Cloud Computing “Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.” – Satchel Paige (1906-1982), Baseball Hall of Famer. Over the decades, Mankind has had a love-hate relationship with airplane travel. In spite of the fears of cocooning themselves in an aluminum cylinder hurtling through the atmosphere at 600 miles per hour at heights of 30,000 feet, in a situation where someone once commented “There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane…”, airplane travel has grown in popularity almost every year.
Second Annual Cloud Computing Security Alliance Congress – November 16-17, 2011 In 2010, cloud computing began the shift from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘need to understand’ technology, as the promises of cost efficiencies and agility have begun to bear fruit. The Second Annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress, the industry’s only conference devoted to the topic of cloud security, will provide practical solutions for managing the transition to the cloud, and implementing security as a key component rather than an afterthought of this transition. It will provide insight on the models and architectures, the controls and real ‘nuts and
Are Cloud Computing Service Providers Shirking Responsibility On Security? Former American President Harry S. Truman famously had a sign on his desk at the Oval Office with the phrase, “The Buck Stops Here!” It signified that it was the President who had to make the hard decisions and bear responsibility for them; he could not pass it on to someone else, being at the head of command. Unfortunately, it seems that cloud computing service providers believe in a completely different ideology. For them, it’s passing the buck that has become an established norm, especially regarding security. While the recent outage
How Much Can The US Government Save By Going To The Cloud? The government has often been accused of wasteful expenditure. Ask any average American citizen about government expenses, and there’s a good chance you will get a derisive response which also includes a strong opinion on why citizens should stop paying taxes because they seldom get their money’s worth. Now, a new report says that indeed, a lot of government expenditure can be considered wasteful with the advent of cloud computing. According to the “Federal Cloud Weather Report” commissioned by cloud computing company VMware, the US government could save
Knowledge Sharing on Cloud Computing Between Government and Public Sectors History is witness to the fact that technologies develop best when both the public and private sectors are involved. While sometimes this involvement involves competition, often its cooperation between the two that drives emerging technologies to maturity. Cloud computing can be one such technology. While there have been several reports about the immense market for cloud computing in the near future, globally (See: Cloud Computing Market Will Top $241 Billion in 2020 ), domestically (See: Where Is Cloud Computing Going? Up, Up And Away!) and even in terms of early-mover