Cloud Adoption: Where Does Your Country Rank?

CEB IT

Cloud computing initially emerged in the United States. has been the leader in cloud adoption and has set the pace for such adoption around the world. In fact, by 2022, cloud adoption for all other countries will lag behind the U.S. Their cloud spending rates are set to rise 2.8

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Fix your cloud security

David Linthicum

I found some interesting statistics in this RedLock article that illustrate the severity of the cloud security problem: Only 7 percent of businesses have good visibility of all critical data, and 58 percent say they only have slight visibility. What is cloud computing?

Driving MSP Cloud Cost Alignment — Rackspace

Forrester IT

In today’s world, where the standard cost model for public cloud platform services is per-use, it seems very misaligned that most cloud managed service providers (MSPs) continue to require traditional 12-month-plus contracts.

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Predictions 2019 Update: Cloud Computing Soars To New Heights

Forrester IT

At the end of 2018, Forrester’s cloud team made some bold predictions about how cloud computing would accelerate enterprise digital transformation everywhere, from the data center to the mobile device to the edge.

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Healthcare Organizations Are Future-Proofing Strategy And Operations With Cloud

Forrester IT

Healthcare organizations (HCOs), once cloud laggards, are embracing public and private cloud services to address a wide range of business problems. healthcare hybrid cloud public cloud

Guide to Cloud Computing

CTOvision

This is the CTOvision guide on the megatrend of Cloud Computing. This report gives a high level overview of the most important factors of the trend, gives updated insights into the activities of the major Cloud Computing companies, and succinct descriptions of Cloud tech.

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How to deal with cloud complexity

David Linthicum

Cloud complexity is the number one reason enterprises experience failures with cloud. Cloud-based platforms become complex due to an excess of heterogeneity and fewer common services. The end result is negative cloud computing value.

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Modernizing Core Applications With Cloud (the video)

Forrester IT

Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders want to modernize these core apps using cloud technologies and practices. age of the customer application development & delivery chief information officer (CIO) digital business cloud modernizationCore software systems manage financial, customer, inventory etc. and automate business processes like billing and merchandising.

Hybrid cloud is not what it used to be

David Linthicum

Back in the good old days when the cloud was cool, but nobody knew what it was, hybrid cloud was a pairing of public and private cloud. We got a cloud we could still physically touch, with the option of moving to public cloud in the future.

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'Cloud only' policies are as bad as 'no cloud' ones

David Linthicum

Here’s what Gartner said back in 2016 : “By 2020, a corporate ‘no cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no internet’ policy is today. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of retrofitting the technology to on premises.”

Improve cloud performance with these 3 tips

David Linthicum

Those who face cloud computing performance issues are quick to simply increase the number of resources that an underperforming workload has available. The cloud providers would give the same advice. What is cloud computing? Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide. Google Cloud Platform services guide. • IBM Cloud services guide. ]. Cloud performance engineering is becoming more finessed these days.

Driving Innovation with Automation in the Cloud

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the third blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. In our first blog in this series, we looked at the current state of cloud , while the second blog highlighted how cloud enables innovation.

Cloud Empowers Innovations

Forrester IT

Several enterprises talked through how cloud services like Google Cloud Platform are not just sources of application agility and on-demand infrastructure, but are platforms providing high value access to technology chains they can leverage confidently for innovation efforts.

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Hybrid Cloud Rise to Continue

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s General Manager of API Management and Container Solutions, Annel Adzem, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. What is hybrid cloud?

5 Approaches to Cloud Applications Integration

CEB IT

Cloud-based applications are proliferating as organizations adopt software as a service (SaaS) and cloud-native development to enable digital business. This puts cloud integration on the priority list of every solution architect. However, the vast capacity and computing power of the cloud comes at a price: Decentralization. Solution architects must decide on the best way to create integration between cloud-hosted, SaaS and on-premises applications.

Multiple Paths to Cloud: Taking a Cloud Native Approach

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Cloud technologies support an increasing amount of digital transformation initiatives. While cloud isn’t the ultimate goal of transformation, it provides speed, innovation, and scale to re-imagine business in the digital age. “Cloud maturity is a multilane highway.

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Taking enterprise databases to your cloud

David Linthicum

Many data sets are being relocated to the cloud, and now those charged with moving the workloads and data must consider their options. InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native? Get started: Azure cloud migration guide. Tutorial: Get started with Google Cloud.

For cloud support, enterprises should consider DIY

David Linthicum

I’m not an ASE-certified mechanic, in case you were wondering. [ Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure? 11 ways Google Cloud beats AWS. • 11 ways AWS beats Azure and Google Cloud.

The Importance of eBooks in a Flipped Classroom

Kitaboo

Kitaboo is a cloud-based content platform to create-publish-distribute interactive mobile-ready content. Flipping the classroom has become a hot topic in educational circles in recent times.

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Cloud architects need to deal with cloudops

David Linthicum

I’m a cloud computing architect. I get to draw impressive diagrams, meet with cloud providers, pick security approaches and technology, deal with governance, and then turn the whole thing over to other people to actually do the work.

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Cloud Shift Impacts All IT Markets

CEB IT

Through 2022, growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will be faster than growth in traditional (non-cloud) IT offerings , making cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age. When organizations are faced with IT spending decisions, the consideration of using cloud services for new initiatives or replacing existing systems causes a shift in spending from traditional IT solutions to cloud.

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What your cloud provider doesn’t want you to know

David Linthicum

Cloud architecture is practiced differently, depending on who you work for or with. Given that the cloud architect gig encompasses planning, design, technology selection, technology integration, and deployment planning, the overall cloud architecture itself is often somehow overlooked.

How Cloud Enables Innovation for Businesses

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the second blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. In our first blog in this series, we explored the current state of cloud and how it has changed over time. In most cases, cloud is just the beginning.

Last Chance To Register: Cloud Security Alliance Annual Cruise 26 Sep 2019

CTOvision

Cloud Computing NewsPrivacy is becoming an ever increasing concern in our world today. Social Networks today are now focusing on users’ privacy given the inherent security risks posed by organizations’ access to personally identifiable information.

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The human side of cloud migration

David Linthicum

The organization must change around the use of cloud computing. Keep in mind that we’re not simply replacing on-premises servers with virtual ones in the cloud. What is cloud computing? I view this as the single most important and scary task when moving to cloud computing.

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3 reasons to put ERP in the cloud

David Linthicum

ERP systems are the last strongholds of processes and data that enterprise IT refuses to move to the cloud. Thus, many companies are delaying migrating ERP to the cloud or refusing altogether. Moreover, R&D dollars have switched to the cloud and cloud-based security systems.

Where did all the cloud computing thought leaders go?

David Linthicum

I’m not citing studies that demonstrate a diminished number of thought leaders in the cloud computing space—this is only my impression. What is cloud computing? First, the term “cloud computing” is so general that we’ve already written and said pretty much all that is interesting.

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Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Forrester IT

Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago -- that's annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? · This rapid shift to the cloud raises new issues and challenges for security and risk professionals. Cloud Security. cloud.

Steps to Create a Cloud Computing Center of Excellence (CoE)

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation. With regard to a cloud CoE (CCoE), IT cloud related surveys invariably cite skills gaps and talent pool shortages as major challenges to cloud adoption.

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Does Africa Present An Opportunity For The Chinese Clouds?

Forrester IT

Africa is home to 20% of our planet’s land and 16% of its people, but none of the hyperscale public clouds run from data centers there — yet. Africa cloud computing public cloud africa alibaba aliyun amazon AWS azure google Huawei microsoft

Don't be scared; it's just the cloud

David Linthicum

There is no question that the use of cloud-based resources affects IT organizations. But how much should your IT organization change to best leverage cloud computing? Cloud Computing IT Jobs IT Management Cloud Computing

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More reasons to put secure data in the public cloud

David Linthicum

The worldwide market for cloud intrusion protection software is projected to grow by $1.8 This should surprise no one, considering the amount of core business assets that are being pushed to the cloud now, as well as the amount that security providers are spending on cloud.

Don’t wait up for the open cloud

David Linthicum

The “open cloud” is often tossed out as the savior for cloud computing in general. Public cloud usage is exploding by any measure. However, we are challenged by proprietary, or less open, public clouds that lead to lock-in. Google Cloud Platform services guide. •

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The case for “stepping stone” private clouds

David Linthicum

Public cloud providers surprised a great deal of people when they came out with proprietary private clouds. That’s where actual hardware and software support a subset of public cloud services.) Why are the public cloud providers selling these in the first place? [

The Questions CIOs Need To Be Asking About Their Firm’s Cloud Application Exposure

Forrester IT

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