Cloud Trends

Cloud Computing: CRM Failure - The Dirty Secret That's Holding You Back

Grazed from Linkedin. Author: Tony Hughes.

In my last corporate role, I ran the Australian region for one of world’s biggest CRM software companies. It was my final role in a twenty-five year career working in the technology sector. Everywhere I worked I was always a ‘true believer’ in what I was selling – you have to be, to be successful. But now, with two years under my belt on the outside of the corporate world as a management consultant, I’ve got a different perspective.

I’m seeing a common theme working with clients … CRM is a dirty word. That’s because CRM failure rates are high – as bad, if not worse, than that of ERP back in the Y2K stampede. It’s also because sales people tend not to embrace the technology (regarding it as an overhead that doesn’t directly help them sell) and management doesn’t trust the reports it generates...

Cloud System Management Software Market 2019 - New Research Report at

Grazed from PRWeb.  Author: PR Announcement.

One key trend in this market is the emergence of cloud system management software. In recent years, many large- and medium-sized organizations have become increasingly aware of the significance of cloud system management software solutions and their impact on productivity.

The System Management Software Market can be defined as the management of distributed systems including computer systems in an enterprise. System management involves multiple tasks such as requirement analysis, purchasing, distributing, configuring, and maintenance of the equipment and software with service updates. In addition, it helps to determine problems and its solutions so that the objectives are fulfilled on time. System management is sometimes referred to as management information system (MIS) or information systems. Database management and network management are also a part of system management, which works equally with the process...

Cloud Computing: Security Industry Competitive Focus To Shift To Software And Solutions

Grazed from SourceSecurity.  Author: Tim Shen.

The global economy is in recovery, and China’s domestic market keeps its strong momentum. Politically, the terrorist attacks and uncertain factors still exist; and with years of market cultivation, people’s safety awareness continues to grow.

Important trends include the popularisation of HD, intelligence, integration and the increasing impact brought on by the Internet and Big Data. The connection between IoT (Internet of Things) and video surveillance continues to develop; applications in smart homes and intelligent traffic are very good examples...

Roundup Of Cloud Computing And Enterprise Software Predictions For 2015

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Louis Columbus.

Whenever this time of the year arrives with its proliferation of predictions, William Gibson’s quote “the future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed” comes to mind. The best predictions provide a glimpse into the future while also providing mile markers to measure the journey. Those are the most fascinating of all because they take a firm stand on where, how and why a given area is scaling and at what pace. Instead of adding to the many cloud computing and enterprise software predictions being made for 2015, I’m providing a listing of those that are the most interesting and thought-provoking. They are listed below:

  • 10 Hadoop Predictions For 2015 - Well-researched series of Hadoop predictions and market forecasts. Key insights include the following: Over the next five years, the Hadoop-MapReduce market is expected to hit $2.2BV, attaining a compound annual growth rate (GAGR) of 58%, according to; IDC predicts that worldwide revenues for the Hadoop-MapReduce market will increase to $812.8M by 2016, up from $77M in 2011; IDC, which expects Hadoop to be in use in 45% of European organizations by the end of 2015; and SQL to become Hadoop's killer app for 2015...

Removing the Barriers to Cloud Adoption

Grazed from SysConMedia.  Author: David H. Deans.

As this year comes to a close, let's take one last look at the most pervasive cloud computing trends -- including increased usage across the different cloud service models, the key business drivers and the impact of agile innovation strategies.

Cloud computing adoption has matured, with 69 percent of survey respondents stating that at least a portion of their computing infrastructure is in the cloud. However, 56 percent of companies are still identifying IT operations that could potentially move to the cloud, according to the latest market study by IDG Enterprise...

Red Hat’s Profit Improves on Cloud Computing Trends

Grazed from WSJ.  Author: Josh Bekerman.

Red Hat Inc. said Thursday its results for the November quarter improved thanks to cloud computing and big data trends that have increased demand for its open-source technology.  Red Hat shares rose 9% to $67 in recent after-hours trading.

The open-source software provider, which has reported robust revenue increases lately, is known for its enterprise Linux OpenStack platform, but has also posted solid growth for its so-called middleware offerings and has expanded its storage technology business...

Serious question: Who will win the "race to zero" in the cloud?

Grazed from VentureBeat. Author: Editorial Staff.

As the public-cloud market enters its adolescence, the pervasive concept of a “race to zero” has created an impression that only the established leviathans can compete in the space. On their path to dominance the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure gobble up nascent software-as-a-service startups and lesser infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service providers as they aggressively drive down costs and make it seem unattractive for customers to not be in the cloud. Google’s latest round of price cuts on an array of services and applications have reaffirmed this popularly held belief.

Yet, now that last week’s re:Invent conference has left AWS fanboys and girls satiated by new features, I couldn’t help but notice the conspicuous absence of the familiar price reduction announcements that have consistently generated juicy headlines. I’m not the only one. What does this mean for the race to zero? Is the cloud price war effectively over with only Google and Microsoft left playing a game of “how-low-can-you-go” chicken?...

New NSF-funded platform takes science to the clouds

Grazed from Eurealert. Author: PR Announcement.

Scientists and engineers in all disciplines can now store, share and analyze data through Jetstream, the first all-science cyber-computing platform, a $6.5 million project funded by the National Science Foundation. The iPlant Collaborative based at the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute will play an important role in development and operation of Jetstream.

"iPlant has more than five years' experience providing cloud-based analyses," said Nirav Merchant, co-principal investigator of the iPlant Collaborative, director of Bio Computing at Arizona Research Laboratories and a member of the BIO5 Institute. "We will bring our expertise to run and manage the underlying cloud infrastructure, making it accessible and easy to use for researchers in all science disciplines."...

Public Cloud Computing Trends and Midsize IT

 Grazed from MidsizeInsider.  Author: Marissa Tejada.

New research has found that public cloud computing services are set to reach outstanding levels within the next five years. The growth of the public cloud market presents a big opportunity for midsize IT.

Toppling the Market

IDC's latest report featured in Network World found that public cloud computing spending will topple $56.6 billion this year. By 2018, the market is set to reach more than $127 billion. This five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 23 percent is calculated to be six times the overall IT market rate. The report also pointed out that public cloud will consist of more than 50 percent of the world's software, server and storage services spending...

7 Trends That Can Define the Future of Cloud Computing

Grazed from SmartData Collective. Author: Stan Roach.

There are two big reasons that leaders across every industry are gung-ho about the Cloud. One reason for this huge confidence in Cloud computing is that it is one of the most disruptive technologies to have emerged on the scene in the last decade. The second and what I think is a far more critical reason is what the Cloud, its adoption and application promises for the future.

It is when business owners “foresee the future” of the Cloud that they say to themselves, “Yes, this is the technology that I want to tie my business fortunes to”. A RightScale 2014 survey called Cloud Computing Trends: 2014 State of the Cloud has come up with some revealing figures:...