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
Gartner Suggests Ways to Migrate Applications to Cloud There are five ways by which organizations can move applications into the cloud, according to research firm Gartner. The first option is to rehost or redeploy applications to a different hardware environment and change the application’s infrastructure configuration. Second option is to refactor or run applications on a cloud provider’s infrastructure. Organizations can also use the third option -revise, i.e. modify or extend the existing code base to support legacy modernization requirements. Once this is done they can use rehost or refactor options to deploy to cloud. Option four is rebuilding the
Launch of the Oracle Health Sciences Cloud Just a few years back, everything from health records to appointment scheduling was accessed and updated by development and maintenance of some on-site technology in almost all the healthcare organizations. And now, of late, SaaS has emerged as a pattern changer and gained immense popularity in the health sciences sector leading to widespread use of cloud computing services. It has certainly spread its roots firmly in the health sector by reflecting a good number of unprecedented advantages. Oracle/Oracle Health Services Oracle has been the front-runner in health sciences with almost all big U.S.
Amazon.com Acquires CLOUD.CO Domain Name Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired the registration rights to the single letter domain names A.CO, K.CO and Z.CO and also to the premium reserved domain name Cloud.CO. This announcement was made yesterday by the official domain registry for the .CO domain, .CO Internet S.A.S., which signed an agreement with Amazon.com to this end. Both partners have not disclosed the terms of the acquisition. According to .CO Registry, it intends to announce additional high profile domain name deals in the coming months. Amazon.com notes that with these registration rights it has joined the league of other
TELUS to build $65 million Intelligent Internet Data Centre Investment will provide local and international businesses with the highest levels of IT management reliability, security and scalability Rimouski (Quebec) – TELUS today announced construction of a new $65 million Tier III* Intelligent Internet Data Centre in Rimouski. This new green facility, the first TELUS Internet Data Centre built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Standards, will significantly enhance TELUS’ IT management services to businesses in Quebec, Canada and internationally. The project affirms TELUS’ position as Canada’s leading provider of managed hosting solutions, according to a recent report
Benefits From Cloud Computing “God must love the common man, he made so many of them.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), legendary American President. Three months back I had written an article on the benefits of cloud computing to various stakeholders, such as the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the IT manager, the system designer, the environmentalist and the end consumer, or in other words, the common man (and woman) referred to by President Lincoln above (See: How Cloud Computing Affects Real People). Today, I will elaborate more on the last stakeholder – the end consumer. Most
CloudTweaks Partnership with CIO Summit Europe 2011 Cloudy with a chance of services You’d have to be living under a rock to have escaped the buzz being created by cloud computing. For businesses the cloud can offer tremendous benefits. But it also presents significant challenges for both clients and service providers. To the IT fraternity, it’s the biggest thing since portable hard-drives. Cloud computing – the industry darling that allows an organization to run all its applications through a traditional corporate data centre. Aimed at improving systems, cutting costs and making data storage and access far easier to scale, the
Cloud Computing Future Still Bright Sixty percent of organizations will embrace cloud computing over the next five years, according to a new IBM study of more than 3,000 global CIOs. These CIOs, says IBM, will embrace cloud computing in order to grow their businesses and achieve competitive advantage. A similar study was undertaken by IBM in 2009 and the number of CIOs who said that they would utilize cloud has almost doubled than the last time. According to IBM, businesses are now demanding more amounts of information due to which there is an increasing demand for simple and direct access