Inside The Shadows Of SHADOW IT Recent NASA audit report brings an interesting perspective on IT & Cloud Governance. A recent report from the office of the inspector general of NASA regarding the adoption of cloud computing technologies across the organization provide an interesting look at the phases NASA is going in cloud computing adoption. NASA was a cloud pioneer with the development of OpenStack cloud platform and project Nebula for providing private cloud services. Currently 10% of NASA 1.5 Billion $ IT budget is spent on cloud computing, but the prediction is that in the next 5 years all
Enterprise 3.0 From Puppet Labs: The Cloud Hits New Heights Cloud computing continues to reach greater and greater levels of sophistication and ability, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the remarkably agile world of Puppet Labs. This Portland-based company might not be a familiar name to the average consumer, but it is likely that its reputation looms large with anyone involved in IT, since they make the IT automation software that allows the big guys with public faces, such as Twitter, Yelp, eBay, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Google, Disney, Citrix, Oracle, and Viacom keep everything running
Cloud Infographic: Which Public Cloud Do You Intend To Use For App Hosting? Included is a well compiled infographic provided by Zend.com outlining the new standard for the app economy. Included are some very interesting figures for your research. Infographic Source: Zend
Cloud Infographic: Critical Role In The Enterprise Cloud Computing has been around for a awhile now, but until recent years, it has expanded exponentially. Different studies suggest that more than 4.4 million jobs will be created in the area of big-data by the year 2015, and the adoption rate of cloud computing application and services is much higher as compared to a few years back. More than 36% of customers have already adopted for the public cloud, and thus, they are opting for cheap as well as large spaces for their valuable data to be stored. This trend verifies that
Key Differences Between Server and Desktop Online Storage Many people are saying that 2013 will be the “break-out” year for cloud storage. A number of factors are pushing online data storage offerings – including file sharing, backup, archiving and more – beyond the consumer and small business market and into big business datacenters. Below, I’d like to highlight some of the key differences which set server and desktop/laptop online backup and storage services apart, in hopes that this might give you some insight into how the space has developed and evolved over the years. Desktop Online Backup In the past, most work
Companies That Pass On UCaaS Don’t Know What They’re Missing This post is sponsored by CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. As the helicopter hovers above the water, a young lieutenant checks his HUD. It shows an altitude at 8 meters with wind gusting at 17 knots. His eyes flick to the right and he checks his position. Right on target. “Team Alpha, this is Bravo. Are you ready?” The diver receives an affirmative response. But then a warning sounds, followed by a computerized voice: Priority message alert – Rescue target identified as known drug smuggler. Proceed with caution. “Did you hear that, Alpha?
Cloud Computing Won’t Kill IT, But It’ll Definitely Transform It Around the country, many corporate and small business IT professionals are downright scared about the future of their careers. Due to slow adoption in the corporate world and general unfamiliarity with administrating cloud services in the small business sector, the IT field has yet to undergo any massive shifts. But IT workers shouldn’t count on that pattern holding forever. According to Gartner’s research director, Bryan Britz, “Public cloud adoption is accelerating and public cloud services do, and will, cannibalize IT services spending in the coming years.” In other words, more