Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2014 and Beyond Analysts Explore Latest Industry Directions at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 October 6-10 ORLANDO, Fla., October 8, 2013 - Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and IT users for 2014 and beyond. Gartner’s top predictions for 2014 combine several disruptive topics — Digital Industrial Revolution, Digital Business, Smart Machines and the Internet of Things — that are set to have an impact well beyond just the IT function. “Gartner’s 2013 CEO survey suggests CEOs feel that business uncertainties are declining and yet, CIOs awake each day into
Backupify Launches “Spring Release for Google Apps” with Enhanced Backup and Recovery Features New cloud-to-cloud backup tools facilitate data management processes for large companies CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 4, 2013 – Backupify, the leading provider of cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, today launched an enhanced set of backup and recovery features to support its core offering for enterprise-level organizations on Google Apps. The new “Spring Release for Google Apps” includes additional tools designed to provide more efficient ways for administrators and end-users to manage their backups within the complex internal structure of larger organizations.
Major Trends For Cloud Computing In 2013 2012 has ended and the IT industry is now ready for 2013 and its challenges. I looked over some analyst predictions for 2013 and have identified the predictions I think are more likely to happen: Hybrid clouds on the rise Industry leaders expect most of in-house private clouds to be abandoned in favor of more strategic hybrid mixes of public cloud services and more commercially packaged private clouds services. Tracy Corbo, research analyst at Enterprise Management Associates, declared she’s convinced that 2013 is going to be the year of the hybrid cloud infrastructure. Private clouds In 2013, there will
Regional Cloud Hubs – How Government Clouds May Function in the Future Sometime back I had written about the possible issues affecting the government move to the cloud (See: Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?). Now, a report indicates that “regional cloud hubs” can ameliorate several of these issues, not only for the federal but also the state governments. First, some background information. According to the report “Best Practices: Regional Community Cloud Hubs – The New ‘Trickle Down’ Effect That’s Boosting State and Local Computing,” published by global market intelligence firm International Data Corporation’s (IDC: