Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2014 and Beyond Analysts Explore Latest Industry Directions at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 October 6-10 ORLANDO, Fla., October 8, 2013 - Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and IT users for 2014 and beyond. Gartner’s top predictions for 2014 combine several disruptive topics — Digital Industrial Revolution, Digital Business, Smart Machines and the Internet of Things — that are set to have an impact well beyond just the IT function. “Gartner’s 2013 CEO survey suggests CEOs feel that business uncertainties are declining and yet, CIOs awake each day into
What Do IT Managers Place as Top Priority when thinking Cloud? Service! IT managers have a great deal to think about when considering or overseeing their company’s transition to the cloud, since this is a technology that positions itself both as a data-storage security platform – which IT managers know a lot about – and a dynamic business tool – which they may know slightly less about. So IT managers often appreciate receiving help from their industry counterparts, which is great news for those managed hosting providers who wish to distinguish themselves from being simply a pipeline or storage tank
Some Recommended Cloud Music Services Provided is a partial list of some of the recommended cloud based music services available. Please feel free to comment and add to the list. Google Play With Google Play Music you can browse millions of tracks and listen to your favorite songs over Android or the web. Add your own personal playlist to the mix and discover some new hits. Account setup is free but you may choose to purchase All Access to millions of songs, radio with unlimited skips and access to custom crafted playlists put together by the Google Play Music geeks.
Cloud Startup: Dropplets – Refreshingly Simple! Dropplets is all the rage in the blogging world today with its seamless blogging layout, hassle-free of any database background. Seriously, the blogging world is tweeting about it and spreading the news. Dropplets even made YCombinator’s Hacker News. Dropplets launched back in February of this year and has since developed through to version 1.6. Built by Jason Schuller from Circa75 Meda, LLC out of Seattle, Washington, Dropplets is a blogging platform that many think of as a CMS or content management system; though it states right on their website that it is not. Regardless of the
Victim of Cloud-Washing? Use VPCs to Compete with the Big Firms As Amazon continues to innovate and deliver new services at an incredible pace it can be a challenge for others in the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) market to keep up. Predicted high growth on public cloud services is causing some existing data center providers to engage in cloud washing – labeling their services as “cloud” or “cloud-enabled”. This leaves genuine CSPs squeezed at both ends – struggling to keep up with Amazon, and struggling to differentiate from cloud washed managed services. Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) provide one way to stand out.
Cloud & 3D Printing – Next-Generation Manufacturing Set Up Global engineering has started its journey towards cloud computing. This transformation is not just a fashion – the move from traditional business models to Internet has been gaining hold over the past decade. The 451 Research says, “Cloud market’s revenues will go above $20 billion by 2016. Cloud computing is making the manufacturing process smarter and leaner – and welcoming to Industrial Revolution. John Koten says, “Although there is little similarity between digital manufacturing environment and traditional way of making things, the industrial revolution is shattering the existing business models”. How
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How did the Cloud Transform the World of Change Management? Change management is extremely important for organizations embracing and deciding to go through with all kinds of technology initiatives. However, since much of the focus on cloud services over the last few years have been on Agile, or in general rapid deployments, many fail to realize this concept. Moving your business to a SaaS model (based in the cloud of course) not only has technology implications, but also various business implications. Business operations and processes can be encapsulated as services. Thus, they can be delivered expeditiously. This is even true