Proprietary research determines 75% or more growth in cloud services adoption anticipated in Australia and Japan; double-digit proliferation of hosted servers also expected in China and India as Internet infrastructure continues to expand.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 23-Nov-2011
A survey on 541 US finance executives and business owners in October finds that 92% of them said they had seen improved business results because of their SaaS-based planning activities. This was significantly higher than the 64% improvement reported among those who use older, in-house systems and spreadsheets for planning.
by: Jo Maitland, Senior Executive Editor, SearchCloudComputing 21-Nov-2011
Ernst & Young's new survey findings show that 48% of the global respondents finds implementation of cloud computing is a difficult challenge, and more than half of them (52%) have not implemented any controls to mitigate the risks associated with cloud computing.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 18-Nov-2011
To cope with the increased usage of server virtualization, more than one-third of the responding organizations of a newly released survey planned to pilot Ethernet fabric architecture within the next six months. A further 25% said they intended to do so within 12 months.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 17-Nov-2011
Cloud Security Alliance STAR registry allows all cloud service providers to submit self-assessment reports that document compliance to CSA published best practices. This helps potential cloud customers to review the security practices of providers when procuring cloud services.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 16-Nov-2011
The survey also finds that integration with existing systems remained a huge barrier to cloud adoption (68%). Other key concerns included lack of interoperability across clouds (57%), fear of vendor lock-in (59%) and immature cloud management features (57%).
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 11-Nov-2011
Businesses considering cloud computing to support its customer-facing Web apps must look beyond the cloud’s cost savings and scalability. They should also evaluate how cloud adoption will impact the end user experience, which will in turn impact their revenues.
by: Carol Ko 31-Oct-2011
Despite the general concern about the "big data" challenge, 67% of IDC's survey respondents believe their current storage infrastructure is sufficient for the next 12 months; 72% do not have a strategy to cope with the anticipated growth of unstructured data.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 26-Oct-2011
The potential of cloud computing helping small to medium enterprises stay competitive in the market is huge, but cost and other deployment factors are among the challenges they face. The Asia Cloud Computing Association is working with industry and government to find a solution.
by: John Galligan, Asia Cloud Computing Association 27-Sep-2011
A recent survey of more than 200 IT security officers worldwide shows that 55% admit they lack the ability to manage security in virtualized and cloud environments.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 30-Jul-2011