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What will 'cloud computing' mean in 10 years?

As a buzzword, like buzzwords of the past, cloud computing will eventually be baked into all our technology and barely discussed as a concept. Cloud computing in 10 years will have gone off in various directions, all systemic to how we handle enterprise computing in the future

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8 SaaS apps that are changing the way we do business

8 SaaS apps that are changing the way we do business | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it

These apps can capture the nuances of a customer’s online behavior while leaving no room for human error — why waste employee man hours on a repetitive process when there’s a game-changing app that’ll do it for you?

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The Cloud Ate My Server Vendor

The Cloud Ate My Server Vendor | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it

IRemember when "Other" was just a rounding error in market share reports? Now in the server market, it just might be the main event, as Facebook's Open Compute project, cloud computing, and other trends drive buyers to no-name server vendors instead of IBM, HP, and Dell. Time to short the incumbents?

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Three ways to achieve mobile SaaS apps agility

Software as a Service (SaaS) applications have to track the needs of the workers they support, but they don't always do that successfully.

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Why PaaS Is The Future

  • The vast majority of Web applications will eventually run on platform-as-a-service, or PaaS.


  • The shift will be slower than to infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) because finding the perfect PaaS fit will take effort, and there's significant loss of control over hardware and software.
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For cloud deployments, it's time to just do it

The theme now is how to get this stuff working in the enterprise and making money for the business. The C-level executives are moving past the studies and strategies, and they want real results for their money.

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Head in the cloud

Cloud computing typically offers advantages in terms of scalability and flexibility - a cloud solution should scale up and down as business needs dictate. If a company expands then it can increase its cloud usage and conversely firms that have downsized can decrease the number of applications stored on the cloud.

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Reasons Why Companies Are Moving To The Cloud

The most common cloud services used today is the software as a service model (SaaS). We are already seeing Google and Microsoft battling it out for a piece of the office suite needs but there are even more services that SaaS provides. And companies moving to the software as a service solution are already seeing lower upfront costs, permanent access to software, basically care free upgrades and automatic integration with the in house systems.

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Don't wait till it's too late to prepare your cloud governance

Don't wait till it's too late to prepare your cloud governance | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it

If you're moving to cloud, what should you be thinking about right now? What's obvious is that we need to get ahead of the complexity. Create a strategy and a plan to manage an environment where the number of resources from public and private clouds will expand dramatically over the next several years. Look at existing and emerging technology to help, such as those that provide governance and resource management.

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Navy makes enterprise push for cloud computing

Navy makes enterprise push for cloud computing Defense Systems The Navy will begin moving its systems that host publicly releasable information to commercial cloud service providers (CSPs) as a first step toward eventually deploying most of its...
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SaaS tools step up to fill identity management void

SaaS tools step up to fill identity management void | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it

SaaS tools step up to fill identity management void TechTarget Aside from pricey legacy identity and access management vendors like Oracle, Novell and CA, a new breed of SaaS products has popped up in recent years.

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Report: 80% of Carriers Use Managed Services

Report: 80% of Carriers Use Managed Services | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it
Accenture found 80% of communications service providers using managed services to help transform their networks.
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Five Ways Cloud Computing Can Speed Up Your Projects

Five Ways Cloud Computing Can Speed Up Your Projects | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it

New cloud computing products and services are proliferating like never before and these are creating enormous opportunities to improve business efficiency.

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When it comes to shadow IT, CEOs must support users first

These apps can capture the nuances of a customer’s online behavior while leaving no room for human error — why waste employee man hours on a repetitive process when there’s a game-changing app that’ll do it for you?

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Cloud computing is the new normal

Cloud computing has been around for quite a few years now, so isn't it about time we accepted that the cloud is simply part of the way IT is delivered these days, rather than some exotic and dangerous cutting-edge technology?

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Don't mistake cloud architects for enterprise architects

To be a cloud architect, you must understand the basics of enterprise architecture, including how to configure IT assets around the needs of the business, but you must also have an expert understanding of SOA.

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The cloud is killing traditional hardware and software

The reality is we're becoming more reliant on cloud-based resources and less dependent on traditional IT hardware and software assets.

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What Cloud Computing Means For the Future of IT Organizations

What Cloud Computing Means For the Future of IT Organizations | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it

The dominant model presented in most sessions was hybrid cloud computing, including discussions of hardware, software selection, migrating workloads and cost management. Common to all these presentations is an assumption that the future of cloud computing will be operated by central IT, which will develop a common operating model used across all cloud environments.

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Gartner: More IT Security Services Moving to the Cloud

Gartner: More IT Security Services Moving to the Cloud | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it

Gartner said 10 percent of overall IT security enterprise product capabilities will be delivered in the cloud, including key security technology areas, such as secure email and secure Web gateways, remote vulnerability assessment and identity and access management (IAM), by 2015. The cloud-based security services market will reach $4.2 billion by 2016.

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The History Of Virtualization

The History Of Virtualization | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it

Virtualization has been changing information facilities due to its capability to consolidate hardware resources and decrease energy costs. Virtualization is the means of establishment in a new, effective era of cloud computing, pushed by need for spending budget effectively, agility and other challenges in the traditional environment.

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How SaaS app portability planning can ease pricing, stability woes

Because SaaS services displace the largest amount of platform and infrastructure components, they offer the largest benefit case and are the most easily adopted by non-technical users.

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The cloud will make BYOD a non-issue - eventually ...

The cloud will make BYOD a non-issue - eventually ... | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it

"There's going to be a big requirement to re-think the architecture. This is why the MDM thing is a stopgap, really. ... Nobody worries about security at Salesforce.com. So if I can rely on that service provider to protect my data, then I don't need to put a 'kludge' [stopgap] in place," he says. And since that service is available across many platforms, it's a lot more easily accessible from whatever hardware is available. This "multi-device" phenomenon, according to Schadler, is illustrated in a survey from Forrester of roughly 10,000 global information workers.

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Enterprise security moving to the cloud, says Gartner

By 2015, 10% of IT security enterprise product capabilities will be delivered in the cloud, according to a report by research company Gartner.

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SMEs Dropping In-house Datacenters In Favor Of Cloud

SMEs Dropping In-house Datacenters In Favor Of Cloud | Managed Cloud Services | Scoop.it
SMEs Dropping In-house Datacenters - CIOs are retiring their data centers and shifting IT workloads to external service providers because...
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Cloud IaaS from "Hype" to "How"

Cloud IaaS from "Hype" to "How" CIO We'll frame the debate between the public and private cloud, expanding the definition of "hybrid" to include a "portfolio" approach to IaaS-in which CIOs and CTOs allocate workloads, applications and data across...
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