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Cloud Computing – The Secret to Rapid SMB Growth

Cloud Computing – The Secret to Rapid SMB Growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
For small and medium business owners, growth is essential. In order to keep up with competition, they must be able to grow quickly and inexpensively. However, growth often equates to increased expens…
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According to a study on Inc.com, SMBs that were aggressive new tech adopters (100% of whom used the cloud) grew at a 13% CAGR (compound annual growth rate).
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How the cloud aids business growth

How the cloud aids business growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The generally accepted definition of cloud computing comes from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which says it should enable convenient, on-demand access to a shared pool of computing resources - like networks, servers, storage, applications and services.

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As well as lower costs, business agility, flexibility and ease of use are still the main attractions for using the cloud. European Commission research, which questioned almost 500 companies, showed that over 80 per cent of those who were already using the cloud, saw a reduction in IT costs of between 10 and 20 per cent. 12 per cent saw an impressive 30 per cent or more reduction.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Future Of The Cloud

INFOGRAPHIC: The Future Of The Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Nice infographic provided courtesy of CWCS.co.uk which predicts that two-thirds of all workloads will be processed in the cloud by 2016.
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2016 is not all that far away. 66% is a bit too optimistic, but only time will tell.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Computing Growth

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Computing Growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The following cloud computing infographic illustrates the growth of cloud services and the potential for your organization to offer cloud services.
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Some pretty impressive estimates!

 

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The Four Hundred--Cloud Services Revenue To Reach $43.2 Billion In 2016

The Four Hundred--Cloud Services Revenue To Reach $43.2 Billion In 2016 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

It will come as no shock to IT Jungle readers that cloud computing is no longer a distant trend on the horizon. We have been forecasting the push toward cloud computing for years, and more recently we have been reporting on the growing number of IBM i solution providers that are introducing cloud services.

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Cloud computing revenue jumps, led by Microsoft and IBM

Cloud computing revenue jumps, led by Microsoft and IBM | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The virtue of fear as a source of animating energy has long been recognized in the quicksilver tech industry
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...... the fastest movers in the emergent cloud business are the incumbent giants of traditional software, Microsoft and IBM. Their business is most at risk from the shift to computing delivered over the Internet from distant data centers, with the business model of a pay-for-use service rather than a product.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Explosive Growth of Cloud Computing

INFOGRAPHIC: The Explosive Growth of Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Today I have an infographic from a UK based internet service provider called Eclipse Internet all about the growth of cloud computing. The 1st part of the infographic is about the growth of cloud com…
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Excellent Infographic on the amazing growth of the cloud.

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Sandro Mazziotta's curator insight, April 21, 2014 12:36 PM

Love infographics... focus on content less blabla !

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Research predicts ‘explosive growth’ in enterprise cloud projects

Research predicts ‘explosive growth’ in enterprise cloud projects | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Over the next two years, there will be an explosive growth in the number of enterprise cloud computing projects
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Nice to see IT being positive "It found about 60% of IT decision-makers said they view cloud computing as a natural evolution of IT service delivery and do not allocate separate budgets for cloud computing projects."

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Cloud atlas: A weather forecast on the Chinese cloud industry

Cloud atlas: A weather forecast on the Chinese cloud industry | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We’ve already talked at length about the division between the Chinese Internet and the rest of the world. It’s a schism that has broad-reaching effects on censorship and culture, ...
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Mobile Demand Driving Growth in the Cloud | SYS-CON MEDIA

Mobile Demand Driving Growth in the Cloud | SYS-CON MEDIA | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

"Increasing mobile demand will drive a lot of the growth in cloud computing," stated James Strayer, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Racemi, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "But," Strayer continued, "there are still people running Windows NT 4 out there and there are probably even old IBM System/360s out there in production still."

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