Security, compliance and auditing, contracts and service level agreements appear to be keeping 70 percent of companies with more than 1,000 employees from starting a cloud computing initiative, according to Gartner. That tidbit was one of the big takeaways from a presentation on the cloud computing outlook. Here are the biggest concerns about cloud computing via a presentation … [Read more...] about Cloud computing in the enterprise: What’s the holdup?
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My colleague Phil Wainewright loves the cloud, but not the private kind. He recently surfaced a Microsoft report that makes the case for public over private clouds in a strong way. "The economic case to discredit private cloud has now been made,"he observes. "The other shoe still waiting to drop is a complete rebuttal of all the arguments over security, reliability and control … [Read more...] about Cloud computing is better left to cloud vendors, not enterprises: Microsoft report
Can Hana and her sisters replace the hard drive as the dominant computing architecture? SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe used his keynote at the Sapphire conference to promote the company's in-memory computing system, arguing it will be the dominant computer architecture of the future. SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe says in-memory computing is the way of the futureCreative … [Read more...] about SAP chief: Why in-memory computing is the future
As an event that happens only once every four years, in a different location every time, which needs a huge computing infrastructure and generates a huge peaks of data, the Olympic Games would seem to be a perfect fit for cloud computing. And in future it might be — just not yet. While cloud computing will not be used as part of the IT infrastructure in London, the CIO of … [Read more...] about Why cloud computing won’t make its Olympic debut – yet
On-demand IT has reached a tipping point and organisations of all sizes and sectors are using cloud computing services to run and develop their businesses. But where does the cloud go next and what are some of the interesting use cases that will help take cloud to the next level? Four business and tech leaders discuss what the cloud now means for their businesses. 1. … [Read more...] about Cloud computing is the new normal: Is it time to use it for everything?
Our online world has changed. Our increasing reliance on the Internet and our ability to use the connectivity for a growing number of daily activities cannot compare with the now unthinkable 15 seconds of load times users endured in 1998. With online-only businesses, mobile devices, App stores, bots and the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), the focus has changed to … [Read more...] about Why edge computing is the next wave for our increasingly digital lives
Analyst firm IHS published an important study last week. It predicts that, for the first time ever, PC shipments would drop year-over-year; for 2012, total shipments will drop 1.2 percent. IDC and Gartner agree, noting that third quarter PC shipments fell 8 percent. It's the steepest drop since 2001.While it's clear that use of new form factors such as smartphones and tablets … [Read more...] about As Mobile Grows, So Does Cloud Computing
Being a long-time user of Arch Linux and Chrome OS, I am a fan of rolling release software. I am also a user of Adobe Creative Cloud and the experience is so much better than the previous ‘versioned’ Photoshop and Lightroom where plugins would break after each major upgrade. Now, I get updates on a weekly basis without anything breaking.Recently Microsoft announced … [Read more...] about Why rolling release is the future of all software
Cloud computing is getting a lot of press these days, including excessive FUD. However, selecting a cloud solution for critical business applications is an exercise in educating yourself, asking the right questions, and making an informed decision. In other words, deciding whether to use a cloud solution and which vendor to use is no different than any other decision … [Read more...] about Cloud Computing: Making the Right Choices
In solar, bankability is the ultimate four-letter word. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock Getting final bank approval is one of the most arduous, and needlessly expensive, processes in putting together commercial or utility solar power plants. Developers seeking loans have to provide meticulous information about performance, product specifications … [Read more...] about Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future