What are the barriers to cloud computing? The top issue overall was a perceived lack of security and service level agreements (SLAs), with 45% of respondents referring to it. Lock-in to a specific infrastructure vendor was revealed to be the second biggest barrier (cited by 40% of respondents) — and a bigger issue for small companies than concerns about security and SLAs. Regulatory concerns were ranked number three, with 39%. Service providers need to ensure their infrastructure is designed and segmented in such a way that they can provide reassurance that data is stored in a geographical location that meets
Infographic: The Silicon Clouds Here is an infographic found over at Gist which illustrates a number of hot spots around the world engaging in innovative and growing technologies. ie: Cloud Computing/Green Technology. Source: Gist
Most Commonly Used Cloud Applications Websites, backup and recovery, email and calendars were rated as the most commonly used cloud applications. The high ranking (fourth) position for testing and development is explained by the way in which cloud delivery simplifies setup and dismantling of test and development environments. Here’s plenty of growth potential for backup and recovery, document management and customer relationship management (CRM) as cloud applications. However, perceived concerns about data security and regulatory compliance mean that most organisations don’t currently have firm plans to move applications like billing and HR management to the cloud. Click to Zoom Source:
Infographic: iPhone Users Care About Security Too… Source: ColumnFiveMedia
Cloud Gaming: Making the Joystick Airborne I should just come out with it. The last video game system I purchased was a Nintendo 64, back in the early 2000s. No, I am not a bells-and-whistles type of gamer, by any stretch of the imagination. But yes, I do have an opinion on this sizable, influential community. Video games are a means by which a great many of us escape the reality of our sometimes disappointing lives. And according to several updat es in tech news, the cloud will revolutionize just how quickly gamers can tap into that escape: the celebration
Here is an interesting infographic found over at: Inquistr which helps illustrate just how much data and storage space is required to run Google and its various services.
Infographic: Look Who Is Using The Cloud Source: Microsoft