Cloud Study

CloudeAssurance Releases Its Third Quarterly Independent Cloud Security Benchmark Study

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CloudeAssurance, Inc. an eFortresses Company today released its third quarterly Cloud Security Benchmark: Top 10 CSPs and added this report to its cloud security rating system platform: CloudeAssurance. This platform enables safe and secure adoption of Cloud Computing!  This latest release is in response to customer demand and positive feedback received from industry experts relating to the last two study reports published in January and April 2013.

CloudeAssurance 1.2 is designed for global enterprise and government customers, cloud brokerages, cloud auditors and cloud service providers that want to differentiate themselves by providing higher levels of security assurance and transparency to their customers and stakeholders...

Study: IT Workforce Unprepared for Cloud Jobs

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If there’s one thing that could slow the inexorable rush to cloud computing, it’s the dearth of talent trained and certified in the ways of the cloud. A new Microsoft Corp.-sponsored report from analyst firm IDC says 1.7 million cloud-related IT jobs went unfilled in 2012 and the number of available cloud positions will swell 26 percent per year to about seven million by 2015.

This puts the United States’ pace of cloud jobs growth well ahead of general IT employment, which is expected to continue its tepid climb of less than 3 percent through 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gap — coupled with the state of the IT workforce, which remains unprepared to handle advanced cloud jobs — is putting a renewed focus on retraining tech workers and pushing students to focus on cloud skills and certifications...

Analysis of Cloud Market: Solutions, Storage, Computing, Telephony, Apps and More in New Research Reports at

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With an objective to offer the most comprehensive research covering the market for Cloud and related opportunities, offers research reports that address competitive analysis, market opportunities in various industry verticals, cloud applications and solutions, the future of the Cloud, and more.

Key cloud impact areas covered include but not limited to: Cloud Solutions and Opportunities, Cloud and Commerce, Content, and Applications; Cloud and Broadband including 4G and Beyond; Cloud and Small and Medium Business (SMB); Cloud and Content Delivery Networks (CDN); Cloud Telephony and impact on Incumbents; Cloud Convergence with Social and Local; Cloud and Machine-to-Machine (M2M); Cloud and Next Generation Networks; Hardware, Software, Professional Services; Primary, Backup & Cloud Storage Solutions; Hybrid Mobile Cloud (HMC) Computing; Cloud Backend-as-a-service (BaaS)/ Mobile BaaS (MBaaS) and more...

Report: North America’s Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Set to Grow at the Highest CAGR from 2012 to 2017

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MarketsandMarkets conducted a study on the “Healthcare Cloud Computing (Clinical, EMR, SaaS, Private, Public, Hybrid) Market – Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts (2012 – 2017)”, which analyzed and studied the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World. Browse more than 100 market data tables spread through 231 pages and in-depth TOC of “Healthcare Cloud Computing (Clinical, EMR, SaaS, Private, Public, Hybrid) Market – Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts (2012 – 2017)”.

The cloud computing market in healthcare is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 20.5% from 2012 to 2017. Healthcare organizations are required to stretch their limited budgets to meet increasing product and service demands, while complying with new regulations and healthcare reform legislations. Many healthcare organizations are also struggling to manage and optimize their complex IT systems so that patients and physicians can be provided instant online access to information, products, and services through their desktops and mobile devices for faster healthcare delivery. All these requirements have driven healthcare organizations towards adoption of cloud technology and are expected to contribute to its growth in the near future. The market in 2011 was dominated by Non-Clinical Information Systems, contributing the largest share, although the market for Clinical Information Systems is expected to grow at a higher CAGR of 27.1% from 2012 to 2017...

Cloud and the Global Economy – Study by London School of Economics

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According to a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science, the development of cloud computing will result in economic growth, increased productivity, and promote change in the types of jobs and skills required by businesses.  The study focuses on two industries – smartphone and aerospace service – and dives into the impact of cloud computing on said industries using the UK, Germany, Italy, and USA and the years 2010 and 2014 as subjects. Microsoft helped underwrite the study.

The study claims that investments in cloud computing are contributing to job creation and growth in both the old and slow-growing aerospace sector and the relatively new, yet fast growing smartphone industry. Added to this, the cloud computing industry is also responsible for job creation via construction, staffing, and supply of the data centers that will host the cloud. Cloud computing also has the benefit of optimizing businesses as it frees up managerial staff and skilled employees, allowing them to focus on the areas of work that are more profitable...

Study shows differences between cloud users and non-users

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A cornerstone study into cloud computing in the UK has revealed the key difference in opinion between cloud users and non-cloud users. The study, from Raconteur Media and written by Mike O’Driscoll entitled ‘Navigating the Cloud’, had a relatively small survey base – just under 250 completed at least part of the survey – but of that number, there was a lot of clout – 84% saw themselves as the key IT decision maker.

Again, software as a service (SaaS) proved itself to be the most mature cloud market. 81% of respondents currently use SaaS, compared to 45% for information as a service (IaaS) and 38% for platform as a service (38%). Crucially, only 5% of respondents had no plans to use SaaS in their company. This correlates with research from Symform which showed that SaaS “continued to be the entryway” for cloud platforms...

Cisco Report Predicts that 75% of Global Data Centers are Moving Towards Cloud

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If you need more evidence of an effect of cloud computing on the high technology and the impressive growth of Internet traffic, the Global Cloud Index report prepared by Cisco, will put everything in its place.

According to the study, by 2016 total volume of traffic passing through data centers around the world will grow by 4 times and reach the level of 6.6 zettabytes. The compound annual growth rate of total traffic volume of the cloud – the fastest growing segment of the traffic data centers – will increased from 683 exabytes in 2011 to 4.3 zettabytes by 2016 (an increase of 44 percent)...

Gartner: Public cloud services are both cannibalizing and stimulating demand for external IT services spending

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Public cloud services are simultaneously cannibalizing and stimulating demand for external IT services spending, according to Gartner, Inc. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) adoption — the most basic and fundamental form of cloud computing service — has expanded beyond development and test use cases.

"Public cloud adoption is accelerating and public cloud services do, and will, cannibalize IT services spending in the coming years, most notably in the data center," said Bryan Britz, Research Director, Gartner. "At the same time, public cloud adoption offers service providers the opportunity to accelerate externalization of spending for the non-public cloud workloads and IT operations and service management responsibilities in tandem with clients pursuing a public cloud initiative."...

Global Cloud Virtualization Software Market 2011-2015

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Global Cloud Virtualization Software Market 2011-2015

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Cloud Virtualization Software market to grow at a CAGR of 14.98 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to develop platform-independent computing solutions. The Global Cloud Virtualization Software market has also been witnessing an increasing focus on green cloud computing. However, increasing security concerns regarding cloud computing could pose a challenge to the growth of this market...

Cisco predicts cloud computing will reach 4.3 zettabytes in 5 years

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Global data center traffic is forecasted to grow fourfold to reach a total of 6.6 zettabytes annually by 2016, while cloud traffic is expected to achieve 4.3 zettabytes by 2016, a 44% combined annual growth rate (CAGR), from 683 exabytes of annual traffic in 2011. These forecasts were released by Cisco in its second annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI), 2011-2016.

Although in general, fixed networks offer better upload and download speeds, and latencies than mobile networks, Cisco said the performance gap between fixed and mobile networks will begin to close in the near future. This might happen because of the growing global adoption of advanced mobile technologies, such as third- and fourth-generation (3G and 4G), and the worldwide demand for wireless support of next-generation devices...