The research and analyst firm originally forecast growth to be in the area of 4.9 per cent, but revised its figures down to account for the perceived impact of the economic downturn in China and sluggish recovery in other parts of the world. Nevertheless, core IT spending is looking to rise above the $2 trillion mark for the first time.
C-level executives are less concerned with security and more likely to bring cloud applications and services into their businesses – even against the policies of their own businesses, according to a survey published Wednesday. And in tandem with the phenomenon of shadow IT (users bringing their own tech into the business) challenging information security, these C-level executives should act to catalyse their businesses’ embrace of new technologies.
Civil engineering and construction solutions provider Costain announced today the deployment of a new cloud-based mobile workforce application for the construction industry that enables better record keeping and helps contractors resolve disputes with clients.
According to Brent Council chief information officer Stephan Conaway, most of the organisation’s data now resides in the cloud, which in some ways represents a significant deviation from how local government traditionally runs IT.
Speaking about the intersect between mobile, cloud and the enterprise at the BYOX World Forum in London Wednesday, Google’s managing director of UK and Ireland Thomas Davies predicted that mobile internet will reduce enterprise IT costs by $25tn and cloud $3m by 2015
As competition for market share continues to heat up in the mobile enterprise space, Citrix has unveiled a range of new cloud solutions and updates to existing software offerings that when combined will beef up their proposition to enterprises practicing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) as a standard policy.
Enterprises are facing a challenge from employees who want to use personal devices to access corporate data. Perceived benefits around cost and productivity are balanced by concerns around device management and security. Mobile operators are positioning themselves to address these concerns and facilitate the trend.