What The Cloud Can Do For Your Small Business If your company isn’t utilizing cloud computing technology, you risk falling behind in the marketplace. The cloud makes it easier to manage, share and store content and data, and the figures show that your competition has most likely already moved to the cloud or is about to make the switch. Gartner predicts global IT spending will exceed $3.7 trillion this year, and the chief analyst at IDC estimates that 90 percent of the growth driving the IT industry from 2013 to 2020 will be driven by mobile, social, cloud and big-data technologies.
Some Main Reasons Why Companies Are Moving To The Cloud A recent survey has showed that 70% of Australian companies are planning to increase their spending in cloud services. The trend may be very strong in Australia but it is mirrored on a bigger or smaller trend all over the world and we are starting to see more and more companies abandoning the more traditional local software and storage solutions for their cloud alternatives. The reason for the move vary from country to country and from company to company but a eventually they do come to several common denominators. Lower IT Costs The biggest reason
Cloud Computing Is Leading The Outsourcing Market Cloud computing is revolutionizing the companies’ infrastructures. More and more companies are spending their outsourcing budget on purchasing cloud services. This helps them avoid hiring more people and save a fair amount of funds from their budgets. Research firms (including Gartner Inc.) have published figures that demonstrate the trend of cloud computing services in the IT outsourcing market. On August 7th, 2012, Gartner Inc. said that out of $251.7 billion of total market of IT outsourcing, cloud computing services are the fastest-growing segment, having increased from $3.4 (2011) to $5 (2012). Currently, this
The European Commission Wades Into The Cloud Contracts Debate Cloud computing contracts have always been a matter of serious debate in this fledgling industry. With a lack of established standards and best practices (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They? ), not unknown for such a nascent and dynamic field, this is only to be expected. Not surprisingly, this topic has featured in a number of articles on this site (See: The Small Print in Cloud Computing Contracts, Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract? and Negotiating Tips On Software-As-A-Service Contracts). Now, the European Commission has made its views known on this
Consumer Cloud: Problem in the Business Model Today, consumers behaviour is quite different from what it used to be a few years ago, especially when the concern at hand is technology, and that too cloud technology. Having been dependent on cloud technology for more than a few years in line, consumers have opted to be at the mercy of their providers more than ever before. Consumers are therefore more bent on accepting their human resource and security practices more blindly than they used to do a few years ago. The problem has been largely attributed to the increased dependence on cloud as a service or software
Major Discrepancies In The Current Cloud Computing Setup Our perception of how to store data has changed. Hardware is diverging and consumers are constantly striving for multiple access points per user. This calls for a cloud to be set up where the same data can be edited, stored and downloaded for further use. This all sounds very smooth and straightforward, but in reality cloud computing has one teething trouble. Beginning with the first major discrepancy, there is a lack of cross-platform integration among cloud service providers. For example, if we upload a file to Dropbox, it ends up sitting on
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