The cloud has flattened the IT world. Where once every purchase decision needed to be run by IT first, now other business units are taking matters into their own hands – then going to IT when they run into problems.
Microsoft and Google took a little break from fighting over patches to have a shared moment of humility. Within the span of a few months, the two mega companies experienced prolonged worldwide cloud outages.
According to a recent study, IT pros are going big in 2015 when it comes to cloud investments – and they’re looking for the people and services that can help them drive that cloud growth.
Before we look ahead to next year’s challenges and promising developments, let’s take a look back at 2014’s biggest headlines.
Many organizations think that the prep work for a new cloud storage or hosting option is hardest part. But evaluating vendors, choosing a plan of attack and beginning the migration process can only be the beginning of companies’ problems.
With so much data and so many services hosted in the cloud, IT has a very big problem on its hands: When networks are slow or unavailable, work could be, too.
Most IT pros say that cloud decisions are rarely handled by the security team, and that’s a serious problem. No wonder they also say that the cloud adds risk.
Both business and personal subscribers to Microsoft’s Office 365 are about to receive a huge expansion to their cloud storage. It’s going from one terabyte to unlimited space.
Recent breaches have once again thrust an old question back into the spotlight: Can the cloud be trusted?
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who still thinks of the cloud as a passing trend. But there are still IT pros who have some reservations – and with good reasons, too.