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Cloud delivers €160 billion boost to European Union economy

Cloud delivers €160 billion boost to European Union economy | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is expected to add around €160billion to the EU’s GDP in 2020. By the end of 2015 around 70 per cent of all businesses will use cloud computing, while some 925,500 direct and indir

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, October 6, 2014 6:02 PM

“The most recent estimates indicate that, in 2016, the availability and adoption of cloud-based computing will result in the creation of 180,000 new businesses and this figure will likely grow to close to 303,000 in 2020 across the EU.”

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How the Cloud Will Transform Business by 2020

How the Cloud Will Transform Business by 2020 | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Companies that don't take advantage of cloud computing will be in the minority in less than six years. Here's why.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, August 8, 2014 6:05 PM

While use of the cloud today is generally associated with the ability to reduce costs and improve efficiency, widespread adoption of this technology is projected to have a transformative effect on small businesses, ............

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Firms Concerned with Cloud Computing Security Still Moving to the Cloud

Firms Concerned with Cloud Computing Security Still Moving to the Cloud | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it

Many businesses are still struggling with the idea of entrusting their data to the cloud, but those businesses that are most concerned with security are also the most likely to keep important data in the cloud, a new study by the Ponemon Institute that focused on cloud computing security finds.


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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, May 10, 2014 5:13 AM

Overall, the report found that 49 percent of companies do not understand how their cloud provider secures their data, an improvement over last year's report, which pegged this number at 52 percent.

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What are midmarket companies seeking when they look to cloud services?

What are midmarket companies seeking when they look to cloud services? | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Midmarket companies often have neither the resource nor the staff to construct their own complete solutions and are increasingly seeking cloud computing solutions.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, November 28, 2013 6:06 PM

Midmarket companies often have neither the resource nor the staff to construct their own complete solutions even though they have similar operational issues as the largest of companies.

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Roundup of Cloud Computing & Enterprise Software Market Estimates and Forecasts, 2013 - Forbes

Roundup of Cloud Computing & Enterprise Software Market Estimates and Forecasts, 2013 - Forbes | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
When the CEO of a rust-belt manufacturer speaks of cloud computing as critical to his company’s business strategies for competing globally, it’s clear a fundamental shift is underway.

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SMB Cloud Adoption Changes the Playing Field

SMB Cloud Adoption Changes the Playing Field | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it

Cloud adoption by small and midsize businesses (SMB) continues to march forward and is projected to reach almost 80 percent by 2020, according to an Emergent Research and Intuit report detailed in Forbes.


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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, August 23, 2014 6:03 PM

The flexibility of cloud platforms to scale resources or services quickly is allowing SMBs to compete where only larger businesses with extensive resources have historically been able to deliver.

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The BIG Impact: How Cloud Computing is Changing the Face of Small Business

The BIG Impact: How Cloud Computing is Changing the Face of Small Business | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
While 86 percent of small businesses see the importance of the cloud, 70 percent aren't using cloud solutions. This data, from a Microsoft report for National Small Business Week and reported by Talkin' Cloud, yields a sobering conclusion: Small businesses understand the broad value of cloud computing, but aren't sure how to apply the technology on a case-by-case basis.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, June 20, 2014 5:49 PM

Aside from a stable month-to-month cost, the real benefit to small businesses here is scalability.

 

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How cloud computing is evolving to help the mid-market

How cloud computing is evolving to help the mid-market | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Smaller businesses can focus on what they want to do.

At Phoenix we are taking a different approach to cloud services. We have many years of experience in delivering services remotely to our custo

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:09 PM

The demand for these services has driven a global race to provide high availability, low-cost commoditised services which have now become commonplace in large enterprise business.

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Increase in cloud implementation across organisations in Ireland – Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index

Increase in cloud implementation across organisations in Ireland – Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index | Future of Cloud Computing and IoT | Scoop.it
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today joined Microsoft as part of National Cloud Week to launch the findings of the second annual Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:58 PM

Small businesses everywhere will be the first to move and for very obvious reasons, but it will always depends on the sensitivity of the data that is going to be ported into the cloud. The security issue will be the last hurdle to fall and it will not be easy to convince certain firms.