Infrastructure Slideshow: Gartner's Cloud Computing Outlook 2011By Dennis McCafferty | Posted 05-10-2011
Gartner's Cloud Computing Outlook 2011
$112 billion$112 billion is what enterprises will spend over the next six years cumulatively on cloud-related technologies such as SaaS, PaaS and Iaas
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Cloud computing may elevate the leadership profile of the CIOThat's because it requires more steering (as opposed to rowing) within the organization.
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Key characteristics of "as-a-service" cloud technologies:â¢ Pay as you go/useâ¢ Turn on/turn off as you wishâ¢ Multi-tenant and not simply an outsourcing of apps
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Leading accelerating factors for cloud:â¢ Client/server, on-premise-based license sales in Western markets still relatively anemicâ¢ Major ongoing supply-side consolidationâ¢ Service models no longer "lunatic fringe"
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Which enterprise functions will be outsourced in the new world of cloud computing?â¢ Enterprise social networksâ¢ Next-gen mobile appsâ¢ Multi-enterprise collaborative servicesâ¢ Social intelligence apps
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Impact of cloud culture upon the enterprise:â¢ Smaller, shorter projectsâ¢ Open source and lower-cost proprietary development toolsâ¢ Younger talent working with newer tools