Google is making its Cloud Platform available to any business or developer, the company announced on Wednesday. With this week's cloud announcements, Google appears to be taking aim at Amazon Web Services. Increased competition in the cloud space can only be beneficial for enterprises and individual users.
Research firm IDC has lowered its estimate for 2013 worldwide IT spending growth to 4.6 percent from a previous 5.5 percent. IDC cited economic uncertainty caused by the U.S. government sequester, the ongoing European debt crisis and China's weakening GDP as the reasons for the adjustment.
LAS VEGAS–Enterprises are embracing private cloud but not yet "jumping" to the public cloud, observed Eli Almog, chief technology officer at CSC Cloud Services, at a Thursday panel on enterprise cloud at the Interop conference.
The worldwide business process outsourcing (BPO) market is forecast to increase at a 5.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), reaching $209.4 billion in 2017, according to the latest stats from research firm IDC.
LAS VEGAS–Juniper Networks this week unveiled its JunosV Contrail Controller, an open standards-based controller for software defined networking (SDN), as part of its JunosV Contrail family of products.
LAS VEGAS–Cisco released on Wednesday the results of a survey of 1,300 IT professionals from 13 countries which found that close to one-third of respondents equated their IT department's visibility into business initiatives to a "foggy day in London."
There were two major cloud management acquisition announcements on Monday. A group of private equity firms agreed to pay $6.9 billion for BMC Software, and Dell acquired Enstratius for an undisclosed sum.
In response to growing acceptance of cloud computing among European firms, Amazon is building a new development center for cloud technologies in Germany and hiring 70 engineers to work at the center, according to a report by the New York Times .
As cybersecurity threats mount, enterprises are scrambling to find ways to protect their networks and data. One tried and true security approach, known as identity and access management (IAM), enables firms to secure corporate networks, applications and data while enabling BYOD and cloud computing
Amazon Web Services has launched a certification program for enterprise engineering teams delivering cloud-based products.