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The Cloud Computing Revolution - BuddeComm Intelligence Report

BuddeComm Intelligence Report - The Cloud Computing Revolution

The true potential of Cloud computing deployment is revealing itself. It has become one of the fastest growing areas for the IT sector and cloud computing solutions are being adopted by enterprises; government and consumers alike.

For enterprises, the development of cloud computing takes the form of a business transition and therefore company strategies and policies need to be changed before its potential can be monetised by businesses. Cloud computing should be seen as a valuable business tool one that will differentiate the company from others.

Cloud security and privacy are issues which require scrutiny and there are growing concerns about data ownership. If these concerns can be overcome, along with the right standardisations and infrastructure put in place - then we will really see this industry thrive.

This BuddeComm Intelligence report explores some of the key issues and trends surrounding cloud computing. It provides key global statistics and recent developments.

Latest developments:

In 2014 IBM continues to expand the number of data centres it operates to deliver cloud services; Around 5% of the top 1000 companies worldwide use cloud services; PaaS is currently concentrated on the developed markets but will eventually reach developing markets as the technology matures; Safety and security concerns are leading towards companies taking a multi-cloud approach and using two or more cloud solutions in order to minimise risk if one of the services becomes compromised in any way; Cloud TV developments continue in 2014.

1. Synopsis
2. The cloud computing revolution
2.1 As-a-Service offerings
3. Cloud computing for government
3.1 Governments around the world adopting cloud services (g-clouds)
4. Cloud computing for enterprise
5. The complexities of cloud computing
5.1 Information technology
5.2 Cloud security
6. Unified Communications (UC) and the cloud
6.1 Early days
6.2 UC&C today
7. Cloud computing market statistics
8. How to manage and secure big data
9. Other recent trends
9.1 Cisco to enter cloud services market
9.2 Cloud TV
9.3 Smart Grid as a Cloud Service (SGaaS)
9.4 Cloud computing used for managing electronic devices
9.5 Network Attached Storage (NAS)
9.6 Mobile Cloud Computing
9.7 Cloud Computing for media and entertainment sectors
10. Conclusion
10.1 Cloud Computing requires business strategies
10.2 Cloud Computing in the trans-sector context
11. Related reports
Table 1 Global Platform as a Service (PaaS) revenue 2011 - 2014
Table 2 Global Software as a Service (SaaS) spending 2012 - 2014
Table 3 Global enterprise spending on cloud services and infrastructure 2011 - 2017
Exhibit 1 Definition: Cloud computing
Exhibit 2 Amazon Web Services a public cloud leader
Exhibit 3 Examples of key cloud models
Exhibit 4 Examples of government cloud projects
Exhibit 5 Cloud principles
Exhibit 6 Examples of enterprise cloud projects
Exhibit 7 Planning Tool for Resource Integration, Synchronization, and Management (PRISM)
Exhibit 8 IBM SmartCloud

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