Tag Archive | cloud computing

How the Next ‘Cloud Price War’ will Impact IT Vendors

How the Next 'Cloud Price War' will Impact IT Vendors

As the proportion of the IT budget allocated to cloud increases, the focus on cloud costs will increase, and cost efficiency will once again rise as an area of focus and a decision driver for customers. And it is reasonable to expect this focus on costs to drive yet another wave of price reductions and price wars among cloud providers.

via IDC

The Volatile Outlook for Cloud-based SaaS Vendors

The Volatile Outlook for Cloud-based SaaS Vendors

“The sharp slowdown in SaaS subscriptions is most likely due to two major factors: 1) a sharp slowdown in new deals — as Oracle, for one, acknowledged in its earnings call — and 2) cancellations of existing contracts or delays in payments.”

via Forrester

Cloud Professional Services and Hosted Private Cloud Upside

Cloud Professional Services and Hosted Private Cloud Upside

COVID-19 is testing many companies’ IT preparedness, and as a result, a notable increase in cloud usage will occur once the virus subsidies, driving accelerated growth from 2022 to 2024. Today, however, many businesses that have on-premises IT infrastructures will likely postpone public cloud computing deployments.

via TBR

Quantum Computers: Why IT Security Policy Must Evolve

Quantum Computers: Why IT Security Policy Must Evolve

The quantum computing age is growing ever closer – and it could render current encryption systems obsolete. These risks could also prevent this technology’s true value from being realized. Addressing this issue requires action at the national and global levels – now.”

via World Economic Forum

How SaaS Cloud Apps Enable Digital Transformation

How SaaS Cloud Apps Enable Digital Transformation

Employees are producing at a higher level working remotely.  As companies progress on the journey from the current crisis to a return to growth and the future enterprise, SaaS and cloud-enabled innovation provide a new playbook for turning disruption into an opportunity.

via IDC

Why Enterprise Edge Computing Demand is Growing

Why Enterprise Edge Computing Demand is Growing

“Public cloud providers will continue to seek edge location partners beyond telecom operators and appear to have plans to colonize the private, on-premises edge, including the ‘far edge’ of 55 billion connected devices that IBM is predicting for 2022.”

via Analysys Mason

Top Workloads on Public Cloud Services by Spend

Top Workloads on Public Cloud Services by Spend

The primary drivers for top workloads on public cloud infrastructure include ‘Lift & Shift’ migration patterns, the beginning of the adoption of AI/ ML capabilities, and the growth of cloud-native applications and dev/ test use cases on public cloud.

via IDC Blog

Upside for IoT Data and Analytics Management Services

Upside for IoT Data and Analytics Management Services

Based on the review of cloud service provider offerings, recent acquisitions, and the competitive outlook, ABI Research now forecasts that cloud suppliers will grow their share of IoT data and analytics management revenues from $6 billion in 2019 to $56 billion in 2026.

via Digital Lifescapes

The SaaS Tax: Unpredictable Cloud Service Costs

The SaaS Tax: Unpredictable Cloud Service Costs

“One CEO I recently spoke to has seen his once-tame IT budget nearly double over the past five years—as best as he can tell, at least—with little in the way of productivity gains. The reason? Subscriptions.”

via Chief Executive

Top 3 Cloud Workloads Returned to On-Prem Data Centers

Top 3 Cloud Workloads Returned to On-Prem Data Centers

Top workloads to be repatriated to on-premises infrastructure include Security, App Dev & Testing, and System Management, with primary drivers for repatriation cited being resource consolidation, data security concerns, and better TCO.

via IDC