The Cloud Build Up: Findings From Gartner’s Cloud Hype Cycle 2012 Ventures today are on the verge of modifying their overall cloud-purchase conduct. The said has been prompted primarily by the diverse range of available operational options offered by the cloud technology providers including pace of implementation, associated finances and requirement-adaptation dynamics. Conversely, ventures still are distant from entirely giving up their conventional models and applications in favour of making space for the cloud; a recent study conducted by Gartner reveals. The findings pour out of the eagerly awaited cloud technology analysis – the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2012. The
Cloud Computing Market Size – Facts And Trends Although estimates of the overall cloud market size vary considerably, the consensus is that cloud computing is growing rapidly. I came across interesting statistics while reading about this topic. Market Research Media, cited in the Bloomberg report, says the cloud market will reach $270 billion in 2020 while Forrester is not that optimistic, predicting last year that the market will hit $241 billion by that time and says the market will hit about $55 billion by 2014. So, what are the trends in the cloud market? Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offers more growth opportunities
Top Trends In Cloud Computing For SMEs Following Gartner’s recent report on what it sees as the 5 key trends that will shape cloud computing strategies between now and 2015, provides his perspective on the impact cloud computing will have on an SME audience. Gartner’s trends tend to focus on the larger organisations, typically 5000 seats and above, yet in the UK, 99% of businesses are sub 250 employees and will have different requirements, benefits and considerations when looking to utilise a cloud platform. Many customers are still confused about what the ‘cloud’ is and what all the hype and
Why Is Europe Not Storming The Cloud? It is expected that Europe will be behind the US by a minimum of two years when it comes to cloud computing adoption, due to four major issues: the current euro crisis, advanced privacy rules, the changing political decision-making, and local business needs. These are the primary reasons why Europe is taking a much slower pace in adopting cloud computing as compared to the USA. Analyst group Gartner believe that although there is high interest in cloud computing in Europe, there are so many local complications that it could result in delaying adoption
ROI (Return on Investment) from Cloud Computing A business organization often measures the value of investments or any move that requires money in terms of the return on investment (ROI). Perhaps it is the only reason that top management will agree to any proposal, especially bold ones like adapting the relatively new and untested cloud computing paradigm. Businesses have a habit of only embracing what is proven and tested while disregarding the possibilities and rewards of embracing new systems and methods. Though, I have to admit that more and more organizations are becoming bolder and starting to embrace new technology,
US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” Europe may trump the United States in such matters as academic prosperity in mathematics and sciences, as we know it celebrates its monarchs with far more compelling pomp and circumstance that we could possibly muster for our heads of state. But clout in cloud remains one discipline in which America continues to exert overwhelming dominance over the continent across the pond. This isn’t to say that nations like France, Germany, and even economically beleaguered Greece aren’t curious about cloud and the shot in the arm it could offer to their collective IT acumen.