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Fresh redundancies illustrate IBM’s continuing cloud challenge


Within the last twelve months, the company has inducted more than 70,000 IBMers and spent more on acquisitions than in any other 12-month period in its history.

Efficiency gains most compelling reason for cloud, say enterprises


The majority of US enterprises will increase their spending on cloud computing by up to 50% this year, according to US based researcher Clutch.

Survey reveals support for OpenStack but fears over hidden costs

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Almost all IT professionals want to adopt OpenStack but fear the hidden costs, according to a new study by SUSE Linux.

Investor confidence is highest in cloud computing say venture capitalists

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Cloud computing has been hailed as the strongest technology investment sector for the third time in a row in a survey that gauges confidence among capital, private and growth equity speculators.

Contrary to popular belief, G-Cloud awareness is soaring

A recently published survey suggests G-Cloud is continuing to gain traction

A broad survey of UK public servants published Tuesday suggests a majority are still unaware of the UK Government’s G-Cloud initiative despite a series of high-profile deployments and combined sales of close to £250m. But some cloud service vendors believe the survey results suggest GDS’s efforts to make the cloud procurement programme more visible are paying off.

Increased line-of-business, IT collaboration essential for differentiation, CIOs claim

Research commissioned by Red Hat suggests CIOs believe increased collaboration between line-of-business leaders and IT is essential for differentiation

Research commissioned by Linux specialist Red Hat suggests CIOs and high level IT executives are struggling to align their IT departments with their organisations’ business units. According to the research IT leaders want to spend more time contributing to their company’s business strategy than they do currently, and believe mobile, analytics and collaboration technologies – in addition to increased collaboration between line-of-business leaders and IT – will be essential to helping them differentiate among their competitors. But perceptual barriers persist.

Three quarters of businesses still find cloud performance assurances lacking

According to a report published today three quarters of businesses think their cloud service providers aren't giving them good enough performance assurances

A report published Wednesday that includes survey responses from over 740 senior IT professionals globally suggests that the majority of IT professionals believe typical service level agreements (SLAs) built around availability and performance fail to address the risks of moving and managing applications in the cloud.

Cloud creating unmanaged sprawl in enterprises, study claims

A global survey commissioned by Avanade  suggests 61 per cent of businesses globally and 52 per cent in the UK believe cloud sprawl was causing inefficiencies in their businesses.
That figure rises to 71 per cent among global businesses that claim to be using both private and public cloud platforms

majority of IT managers claim that app sprawl is becoming problematic largely because employees are bringing in their own cloud services, according to research published Tuesday by IT and managed services provider Avanade.

Trust in data storage security hits ten-year low

Consumer confidence in companies' ability to safeguard their data has hit a ten-year low

A report published today by Fujistu suggests that trust in businesses to keep customer data secure has hit a ten-year low, with less than ten per cent of consumers claiming they have faith in organisations to protect their data.

Big Data gaining acceptance in enterprises, but data remains owned by IT

Big data centralisation could lead other parts of businesses to miss out on data-driven insights, according to the survey authors

Big data is starting to gain mainstream acceptance among enterprises large and small as they seek to make more data-driven strategic decisions. But according to a survey published this week the data being used to make these decisions tends to be owned by central IT functions rather than the specific divisions of the enterprise making those decisions.