IT budgets will essentially be flat in 2010, increasing by a weighted global
average of 1.3 percent in nominal terms, compared with 2009 levels where IT
budgets declined 8.1 percent, according to results from the 2010 CIO survey
by Gartner Executive Programs (EXP).
2009 was the most challenging year for IT since the survey began in 1999, and
CIOs had faced multiple budget cuts wiping away four years of budget
increases, giving CIOs basically the same level of resources as they had in
2005. While there are some signs of recovery in the 2010 projections, these
will not overcome last year's cuts.
The worldwide CIO survey was conducted by Gartner EXP from September to
December 2009 and represents CIO budget plans reported at that time.
The Gartner EXP CIO report "Leading in Times of Transition: The 2010 CIO
Agenda" represents the most comprehensive examination of busine... (more)
Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies”
for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred.
This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that
have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high
impact in potential.
Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last 10 years
48 technologies are listed in this year’s hype cycle which is the highest
in last ten years. Last year they had 42 – year 2008 was the lowest (27)
– year 2005 was the previous highest (44).
What does this imply?
May be ... (more)
Yes. That's what I said! A recent EDL Consulting article cites the rising
popularity of smartphones and other advanced mobile devices as the driving
force behind a skyrocketing mobile cloud computing market.
According to ABI Research, the current figure for mobile cloud computing
subscribers worldwide in 2008 was 42.8 million, representing 1.1 percent of
all mobile subscribers. The 2014 figure of 998 million will represent almost
19 percent of all mobile subscribers. They also predicted that business
productivity applications will take the lead in mobile cloud computing
5th Cloud Expo in New York This April
To most who watch the cloud computing space telling you that there is an
incredible amount of interest in Cloud Computing is rather obvious. Often
times you'll hear me talking about the opportunities from the pacific rim
nations or the other various emerging economies around the globe. So the fact
that interest in cloud computing is exploding in India shouldn't come as a
surprise, or should it?
India is an interesting place for technology, it's a country that has a
population just slightly smaller than that of China making it the second-most ... (more)
President Obama's 2010 Budget (pp. 157-158) has highlighted cloud computing
as a key tool for improving innovation, efficiency and effectiveness in
" Cloud-computing is a convenient, on-demand model for network access to a
shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers,
storage, applications, services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released
with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. The cloud
element of cloud-computing derives from a metaphor used for the Internet,
from the way it is often depicted in computer netw... (more)
People often ask me where I believe the biggest opportunities for Cloud
Computing currently are, at first I thought they were asking about the
technical particulars like public clouds, platforms etc, but recently I've
come to realize it isn't so much the technology as much as where the
technology is being adopted that is important. Really what they're asking me
is where is the money? I'm here today to tell you, it's in Asia.
One of the more interesting side effects of creating the CloudCamp series of
events around the globe has been as a market research vehicle. As interest in