News Digest December 9, 2012

  • Forrester – Cloud Predictions for 2013

    Now that we’re nearing the end of the year, there is one key takeaway from the cloud computing industry: enterprise use has finally arrived. The use of Cloud Computing is no longer hidden from plain sight and IT departments are now very upfront about their company use, resulting in legitimate cloud budgeting taking place. […]

  • Road to Smarter Computing

    Smarter computing as a concept refers to intelligent investments in information technology that result in lowered costs to technology buyers and better services as perceived by end users. Today, when budgets are under tight scrutiny and pressure, smarter computing investments allow us to reduce the cost of maintaining and operating our infrastructure, which frees […]

  • What Data Center Professionals Must Prioritize in 2013 – Gartner Study

    In a press release by the Gartner Data Center 2012 Co-chairs Milind Govekar and Andrew Butler, they noted that mobile, big data, social, and cloud computing technology trends are keeping infrastructure and operations professionals up on their toes. Along with pressures to optimize costs, increase revenues, and deliver savings, data center professionals must be […]

  • Gartner: Brazil Leads SaaS Adoption

    The adoption of Software as a Service, or SaaS, has grown dramatically among users of business software solutions, although it varies depending on the market, says Gartner after making a survey that shows 71% of organizations are using SaaS for less than three years.

    Spending in the area of SaaS is doing well and […]

  • IDC White Paper: Delivering an Integrated Infrastructure for the Cloud

    Cloud computing has emerged as one of the prevailing IT trends today. By providing greater levels of provisioning and automation, cloud computing can help organizations become more nimble, reduce operating costs, improve application performance, and better allocate their compute resources. It enables organizations to more flexibly scale their IT infrastructure while reducing the administrative […]

  • Cloud Predictions 2013: Enterprise Operations Become More Cloudy

    By Teyo Tyree, Puppet Labs

    Enterprises look to adopt cloud operations practices more broadly. It is not just about IaaS and PaaS offerings.  The cloud effect is a continuation of the homogenization of infrastructure that started with virtualization. Homogenization has lowered operational costs and sped up new product delivery. Companies will begin to adopt […]

  • How Enterprises are Interacting with Big Data, Social Media – IBM Study

    Social media, cloud computing and big data and new cultural practices have in recent years made ​​an enormous impact on life, politics and society – see our recent story by guest author Scott Hebner, SoMoClo is Here to Stay, Now Let’s Make it Enterprise Ready.

    As a study by IBM shows many companies […]

  • Red Hat Launches Open Source Solutions for Hybrid Clouds

    Red Hat, provider of open source solutions, announced new portfolio of solutions designed for open hybrid cloud for enterprises to create and manage open hybrid clouds.

    The solutions combine the complete product portfolio of Red Hat – which includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, […]

  • 2013: Big Data’s Big Move from Pilot to Production

    By Larry Warnock, CEO of Gazzang

    Rarely a day goes by that we don’t see a new analyst estimate highlighting the impact of Big Data. Gartner now claims it will drive $34 billion of IT spending in 2013, up from $28 billion in 2012. There’s no doubt big data means big business.

    And while […]

  • BI, Cloud and Mobile will Drive IT Spending in 2013

    IT decision-makers are expected to increase spending on mobile technology, cloud computing services, and business intelligence and analytics over the next 12 months.

    According to the latest CIO Magazine Tech Poll/Tech Priorities survey, almost half, or 48 percent, of 269 top IT decision-makers report that they will increase IT spending over the […]

  • The State of Cloud Computing Around the World: Japan

    The state of cloud computing in Japan makes for an interesting read, due to the various oddities that are present within the country with regard to the technology. For instance, the country currently comes in at first place in the BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard, […]

  • Cloud Computing and its Legal Implications

    Cross-border activities is now seeing unmitigated expansion with the help of an ever-improving and ever-dominant technology. Through the Internet, communication and commerce is able to continue unimpeded by geographical distances and jurisdictions. It is the perfect example of a “global village,” in which the world has become so interconnected that it starts to feel […]

  • CloudBeat 2012: Lessons Learned

    This week, VentureBeat hosted CloudBeat 2012 in Redwood Shores, California, where executives from VMware, Dropbox, Box, SAP, PepsiCo, Nebula, and many others provided deep insights about how people are using the cloud. CloudTimes was a Media Partner for the event.

    Cloud computing, a broader concept than it seems, is still fresh […]

  • News Digest December 2, 2012
    Rackspace Helps UK Startups With Cloud Resource ProgramIn an effort to boost UK as a startup hotspot, Rackspace has announced that it will provide selected business startups to be beneficiaries of £12,000 worth of cloud resources (similar to their activities in the US). Through the Rackspace Startup Program, the […]

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