Business Cloud News

Employees not taking advantage of mobility initiatives – survey

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Despite mobility being one of the top priorities for organizations throughout the world, research from IDC has shown only 13% of those who are given the option actually work from home.

Public cloud spending predicted to double by 2019 with storage booming

Cloud storage

The boom in public cloud service spending will propel AWS and Microsoft into the top five of the world’s biggest storage vendors, according to analysts.

Global spending on cloud infrastructure up 23% says IDC

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Companies across the world are still furiously modernising their IT infrastructure to support cloud services, according to analyst IDC, which reports ‘healthy’ growth in this sector continues.

Western Digital buys SanDisk for $19 billion for its cloud driving flash

Disk Cloud

Hard disk vendor Western Digital is to buy chip maker SanDisk for around $19 billion as the consolidation of the chip-making industry continues.

The cloud is commoditising storage for enterprises – report

Cloud storage

Little known unbranded manufacturers are making inroads into the storage market as the cloud commoditises the industry storage, according to a new report by market researcher IDC.

Businesses want private cloud as revenue enabler says IDC

Cisco says cloud - primarily private cloud - is the key to unlocking new business value

Cloud business is moving into a second wave of adoption, according to a global study commissioned by Cisco. Half (53 per cent) the survey group said they expect cloud to raise their revenues in the next two years – with almost as many (44 per cent) identifying private cloud as their chosen enabler.

EMEA cloud infrastructure spending swells 16% in Q1 2015

Spending on cloud as a proportion of overall IT expenditure is growing at healthy rates

Cloud-related IT infrastructure spending in the EMEA region grew 16 per cent year on year to reach $1.01bn in the first quarter of this year, representing just under 20 per cent of the overall IT infrastructure spend according to analyst house IDC.

Cloud infrastructure revenues grow 25% in Q1 2015

IDC Q1 2015 cloud revenues

Revenue from cloud infrastructure including servers, storage and switches grew 25.1 per cent year on year in the first quarter of this year – the highest rate in over a year according to analyst house IDC and the second highest level of total spending in the past nine quarters.

IDC: Cloud high on the list for utilities sector but skills shortage pervades

The utilities sector is struggling with an ageing workforce and lacks critical cloud skills

About three quarters of utilities see moving their on-premise apps and workloads into the public cloud as a dominant component in their IT strategies, according to a recent IDC survey. But Gaia Gallotti, research manager at IDC Energy Insights told BCN the firms need to first overcome a pretty significant skills gap and an ageing workforce if they are to modernise their systems.

Phil Carnelley, research director at IDC on cloud, big data, Internet of Things

Philip Carnelley shares his views on the big disrupters in IT

As we approach Cloud World Forum in London this June BCN had the opportunity to catch up with one of the conference speakers, Philip Carnelley, software research director at IDC Europe to discuss his views on the most disruptive trends in IT today.