As 2012 comes to a close, Gartner’s SVP Peter Sondergaard announced a few choice predictions for the upcoming years at the annual Gartner Symposium in late October. A couple of notable forecasts include (unsurprisingly) big data growth leading to a rise in IT spending and an emphasis on how the “nexus of forces” – cloud, mobile, social and information – will change the IT landscape. How can your firm prepare accordingly in order to garner the benefits of this fusion – this “nexus”?
As the idea of cloud computing has become an everyday reality for the modern consumer. A shift in the way we access and store our personal and professional files has occurred as everyone is moving toward the cloud. If all of our files are in the cloud and accessed through the cloud, the next logical step would be to place our entire desktop in the cloud – and that is exactly what has been happening.
Many people are saying that cloud computing is just the return of huge mainframes all over again. It’s true that the cloud is essentially bunch of computing power that’s centrally located somewhere. That might sound like a bunch of mainframes grouped together, but in terms of functionality, there’s a much bigger difference.