The Journey to the New IT: Four Key Observations I do not think anyone who is currently working in IT right now would disagree with me that a transformation is in progress. There would probably be a heated discussion on what that transformation is, or where it is headed, as this transformation can mean different things to different companies. Let’s talk about what GreenPages is seeing with our clients and how this can help you make sure this transformation works in your users’ favor. Here are four main changes I have noticed: 1. Users are now the focus, not applications or
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The Hybrid Cloud: A Major Focus In 2012 A while ago I have written an article about the types of cloud computing an organization has the choice to adopt, About Private or Shared Cloud and Everything in Between. For medium sized and small companies and private individuals, the public cloud is the most obvious choice. Also, as I said before, the public cloud model is the closest to the original dream of computing services as an utility. However, for the business world, sometimes the public cloud model is not enough, and many large companies who have the internal resources, are
IBM Extends Backup with New Cloud Services IBM has changed the way clients protect, store and retrieve their most critical data through its new cloud services. Disasters can cause significant damage to businesses and the company claims that the new IBM SmartCloud Resilience services allow clients to retrieve their most critical data in minutes versus days in the event of a disaster. Organizations need to prepare for unforeseen circumstances, according to IBM that advises businesses to assess threat risks and create a resilience strategy to facilitate uninterrupted business operations. A traditional data center environment does not completely address all these
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
Which is the Safer Cloud – Public or Private? “Keep looking below surface appearances. Don’t shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find.” – Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and retired General. Which is the safer cloud – public or private? If this question is posed to the general public with at least some knowledge of cloud computing, chances are an overwhelming majority will vote for the second option. However, in the overwhelming majority of real-world examples, they will be wrong. In case you are surprised by this statement, allow me to explain.
Cloud Computing Sector to Witness More M&A in 2011, PwC Report The rush for cloud-based technology solutions and development of virtualization and security technologies will fuel growing interest in cloud computing during 2011 and a new wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is expected, a recent report by PwC revealed. Cost savings opportunities and growing confidence in cloud computing are the driving force behind a new technology trend; namely, switching to cloud-based solutions by large and small and medium enterprises alike. Companies now have more confidence in security provided by the cloud and a growing number of businesses are migrating