25 July 2014
In his review of the 2014 Cloud Computing Survey results from the channel perspective, Channel Insider’s Michael Vizard focuses on the opportunity posed by the hybrid cloud for solution providers in the channel. With the dominance of the hybrid model in the foreseeable future, this group will be needed to manage the deployment of application workloads in the cloud on behalf of their customers.
24 July 2014
The cloud – that metaphorical place on the Internet where businesses increasingly store their data and run their applications – is here to stay. Now that we’ve had a taste of what it means to access our information via computer, phone, or tablet wherever we are, we’re quickly advancing toward a tipping point where cloud-service offerings become the norm for organizations and individual across the globe.
21 July 2014
James Connolly, Editor in Chief for Enterprise Cloud Site, notes that the results of North Bridge’s Future of Cloud Computing survey support both the conclusion that cloud computing has come a long way, and that we have a long way for cloud adoption to grow. Connolly remarks that while there has been a dramatic increase in the adoption of SaaS in a short period of time, adoption has been driven by upgrading like-for-like applications, as opposed to switching to new, cloud-enabled services (the “first cloud front”).