With cloud computing entering the corporate IT scene, flagging opportunities to turn capex to opex, IT leaders may wonder if this suggests opportunities to downsize the IT department and reallocate budgets to third-party cloud service providers. As you ponder these possibilities, also consider if it may instead be time to hire more IT staff.
by: Carol Ko 16-Apr-2012
Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs globally by 2015, while revenues from cloud innovation could reach US$1.1 trillion per year by 2015, a Microsoft-commissioned research from IDC showed.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 07-Mar-2012
The report cited cloud computing and the increasing adoption of offsite back-up as emerging changes that are creating a knowledge gap, and which made it necessary for CIOs to understand the implications of storing information outside both the company and country of origin.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 03-Feb-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
A new CA Technologies report shows that 80% of CIOs agree that new skills are needed to remain effective in the dynamic cloud environment. They range from regulatory and compliance, understanding risk, negotiation and sales skills and commercial procurement skills.
by: Enterprise Innovation editors 08-Dec-2011
Aiming to equip 4,000 students with various cloud computing expertise over the next three years, Nanyang Polytechnic's newly opened CEC will help students further develop their cloud computing capabilities with professional certification training, project work and internship.
by: Carol Ko 06-Dec-2011
The adoption of cloud computing in Hong Kong has mostly been around using IaaS for small testing and development projects. For the past 12 months, however, CIOs have been keen to move from talking about cloud to actually implementing it.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 23-Nov-2011
A good third of the items in Kundra's 25-point plan were due to be completed in the first six months, and they weren't. While there was progress, "I don't think anyone can declare success on any one of those right now," said a spokesperson from market intelligence firm FedSources.
by: Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld (US) 17-Jun-2011
As end users increasingly dictate IT priorities by bringing technology to businesses, IT organizations are pressured to secure too much, resulting in skills gaps that risk for organizations worldwide.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 23-Feb-2011