In 2012, the cloud will be key to mobilize enterprise apps that enable workforce mobility; personalization will continue to inspire innovation and drive companies to re-engineer their processes and business models; and Web-centric companies will become even more social.
by: Carol Ko 21-Feb-2012
SoftLayer Technologies says cloud computing is not a technology but an IT delivery platform that is built on consumptive billing. The industry’s definition of cloud "does not matter" is as long as the customers are able to take full advantages of what the cloud can offer.
by: Carol Ko 20-Feb-2012
In 2012, Telstra International predicts organizations with common interests will club together to create 'community of interest' clouds around an industry or solution area for shared infrastructure, signaling the first step to create business process-based architectures.
by: Carol Ko 20-Feb-2012
Collaborative and communication applications, CRM, PaaS and IaaS are some common workloads organizations move to the cloud, as they "make total financial sense." Read on to find out two types of projects CIOs and IT pros can target at for early cloud adoption.
by: Carol Ko 30-Jan-2012
The cloud computing market is causing a big shift in business models, where every company can fundamentally become a service provider, said CA Technologies' cloud specialist Anna Gong. Read on to find her seven other predictions about cloud in 2012 and the key lessons learnt in 2011.
by: Carol Ko 27-Jan-2012
EMC's key cloud deployments in 2011 included PetroChina and Columbia Sportswear that dealt with big data management and virtual storage. "When the cloud meets big data," said EMC, new tools for capture, search, discovery and analysis will be available to gain insights from organizations’ unstructured data.
by: Carol Ko 19-Jan-2012
Tata Communications' senior VP of global managed services John Landau advises how IT can justify the value of cloud deployments, why Amazon EC2’s FISMA accreditation is a proof point of public cloud’s maturity, and why cloud will become the next standard option in the IT tool kit.
by: Carol Ko 18-Jan-2012
Oracle APAC's director of Fusion Middleware Albert Tay speaks about Oracle's cloud services deployments for Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse and National Australia Bank, the common pitfalls in enterprise cloud strategy, upcoming cloud trends, and the four "paradigm shifts" to tap the full benefits of cloud.
by: Carol Ko 17-Jan-2012
Last year, Rackspace and NASA-founded brainchild OpenStack project grew to involve over 115 user groups. In November, it released the Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition to aid OpenStack deployment. Read on to find out Rackspace's three key lessons learnt and the predictions for 2012.
by: Carol Ko 13-Jan-2012
In 2011, Dell committed a US$1 billion investment in solutions and services including cloud computing, and set up Dell Solution Centers worldwide. Read on to find out Dell's cloud deployment for CITIC Telecom CPC, the latest developments about open cloud, and three cloud trends to watch for.
by: Carol Ko 11-Jan-2012