Home Vendor submitted release Gartner: Top 5 Cloud Computing trends

Featured IT News

Credit card data leak at DSS comes to light

24 November 2017 in Security

Outsourcing data storage has come back to bite the Department of Social Services, with the personal details of 8500 current…

Necurs botnet spreading new strain of Windows ransomware

24 November 2017 in Security

The Internet's biggest spam botnet Necurs has been spreading a strain of Windows ransomware known as Scarab over the last…

Retail assn chief plays down Amazon impact as launch nears

24 November 2017 in Strategy

The National Retail Association is playing down the impact that Amazon will have on the Australian retail sector, even as…

NBN Co chief coy on promise of releasing customer speeds

24 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

After suggesting earlier this month that the NBN Co would make available the speeds possible on a customer's connection, the…

Telstra closing in on halfway mark with mobile black spot rollout

23 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra is gradually closing in on the halfway mark in its rollout of 577 new base stations to eradicate mobile…

Optus puts $3.5m into Cyber Security Co-operative Research Centre

23 November 2017 in Security

Optus Business is investing $3.5 million in the newly launched industry-led Cyber Security Co-operative Research Centre.

Uber contributing to growth of cyber crime: claim

23 November 2017 in Security

Security companies have reacted to the Uber hack that revealed the details of 57 million users with a mixture of…

Bitcoin mining consumes more energy than 159 countries

23 November 2017 in Energy

Bitcoin mining around the world consumes 29.05TWh (terawatt hours) of electricity annually as of 20 November, according to a website…

Australia third in mobile penetration in OECD: report

23 November 2017 in Development

Australia has the third highest rate of mobile penetration among OECD countries, behind Japan and Finland, according to a report…

IT sector exec demand slows as economy dips: EL Consult

22 November 2017 in Recruitment

There are signs Australia’s “booming economy" might be hitting a flat spot, according to recruitment firm EL Consult, which says…

Macquarie $18m bid to mop up remaining shares in Bulletproof

22 November 2017 in Business Telecommunications

The Macquarie Telecom Group has launched an $18 million bid to buy outright the cloud services business Bulletproof which would…

Heads roll after leak of 57m Uber user details reported

22 November 2017 in Security

Ride-sharing company Uber has sacked its chief security officer Joe Sullivan and one of his deputies after it was found…

Breaking IT News

Want the cheapest broadband in the world? Move to Iran

24 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

An evaluation of 3351 individual broadband plans in 196 countries has found that Iran offers the cheapest plan, with an…

NBN - it's not all bad news (part 2)

24 November 2017 in Core Dump

Things started well, then I ran into a snag. But it wasn't what you're probably thinking.

ARENA builds case for second interconnector for Bass Strait between Tassie and mainland

24 November 2017 in Development

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and TasNetworks will explore a more detailed feasibility and business case for a second…

Moscow accuses Google of violating freedom of speech

24 November 2017 in Technology Regulation

Google has announced plans to block articles from Russian website Sputnik and the Russian television channel RT from appearing in…

Change in UK broadband ads to avoid speed confusion

24 November 2017 in Business Telecommunications

As Australians struggle to understand why they often get much slower broadband speeds than advertised, the UK has taken a…

FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality

24 November 2017 in Government Tech Policy

US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has unveiled a plan to push for the complete repeal of the net…

VIDEO Interview: Pycom's top execs talk IoT tech, hackathons and plenty more on A/NZ tour

24 November 2017 in Internet of Things

Named a Gartner "Cool Vendor" earlier this year, Pycom is disrupting the IoT industry, helping users deploy "great-value, enterprise-grade connected…

Google forced to act on shonky ticket resellers

23 November 2017 in Technology Regulation

Pressure from consumer groups has forced Google to crack down on ticket resellers from the beginning of the new year.

Netflix achieves YouGov's top BrandIndex ranking with strongest customer advocacy

23 November 2017 in Home Tech

The "YouGov BrandIndex" has announced its 2017 Brand Advocacy Rankings in Australia, showing Netflix’s customers are the strongest advocates of…

Australian, NZ local governments face barriers to digitisation: report

23 November 2017 in Strategy

Limited budgets and organisational culture is hindering digital transformation by the public sector in both Australia and New Zealand, with…

WhiteHawk launches IPO ahead of ASX debut

23 November 2017 in Strategy

Online cyber security advisory firm WhiteHawk has opened an initial public offering to raise $4 million as it ramps up…

EU to end unjustified geoblocking by end of next year

23 November 2017 in Technology Regulation

The European Union has told online sales outfits that operate within its jurisdiction that they will have to stop redirecting…

Telstra, CommBank targeted by email scammers

23 November 2017 in Security

Two major Australian brands, Telstra and Commonwealth Bank, have been targeted by scammers in a bid to dupe users into…

Amazon soft launch likely today; electronics retailers may take hit

23 November 2017 in Strategy

An email sent by Amazon third-party sellers indicates that the US retailing giant will begin selling on its Australian store…

Report: Over 1.5 billion smartphones to be shipped in 2018

23 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

With global shipments set to grow 5% by 2017 end and then nearly another 5% in 2018, ever better technologies…

Apple pips Samsung at post with both dominating UK in Q3 2017

23 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

With 34.4% UK market share to Apple and 34% to Samsung, Huawei, Alcatel and Moto join them to account for…

Internet dating attracts Aussies but Tinder, Bumble have respectability problem

23 November 2017 in Apps

A third (35%) of Aussies have used Internet and online dating apps, with the number using the apps rising to…

Telstra CTO releases top 5 technology trends for enterprises in 2018

23 November 2017 in Enterprise Solutions

Cyber security, real-time analytics, containers and microservices, digital team collaboration and a digital twin are the trends, so how does…

Gartner: Top 5 Cloud Computing trends

Continual monitoring of cloud computing trends, with regular updates to the enterprise's cloud strategy, will be essential to avoid costly mistakes or miss market opportunities over the next few years, according to Gartner, Inc. Although the potential for cloud computing is significant, the breadth and depth of the impact, as well as the level of adoption over time, are uncertain and will require frequent review.

 

"Cloud computing is a major technology trend that has permeated the market over the last two years. It sets the stage for a new approach to IT that enables individuals and businesses to choose how they'll acquire or deliver IT services, with reduced emphasis on the constraints of traditional software and hardware licensing models," said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow. "Cloud computing has a significant potential impact on every aspect of IT and how users access applications, information and business services."

"The trend and related technologies continue to evolve and change rapidly, and there is continuing confusion and misunderstanding as vendors increasingly hype 'cloud' as a marketing term," said David Mitchell Smith, vice president and Gartner Fellow. "This level of impact, confusion, uncertainty and change make cloud computing one of Gartner's top 10 strategic technology trends to address."

Gartner has identified five cloud computing subtrends that will be accelerating, shifting or reaching a tipping point over the next three years and that users must factor into their planning processes:

Formal Decision Frameworks Facilitate Cloud Investment Optimization

The cloud promises to deliver a range of benefits, including a shift from capital-intensive to operational cost models, lower overall cost, greater agility and reduced complexity. It can also be used to shift the focus of IT resources to higher-value-added activities for the business, or to support business innovation and, potentially, lower risks. However, these prospective benefits need to be examined carefully and mapped against a number of challenges, including security, lack of transparency, concerns about performance and availability, the potential for vendor lock-in, licensing constraints and integration needs. These issues create a complex environment in which to evaluate individual cloud offerings.

Hybrid Cloud Computing Is an Imperative

Hybrid computing refers to the coordination and combination of external cloud computing services (public or private) and internal infrastructure or application services. Over time, hybrid cloud computing could lead to a unified model in which there is a single "cloud" made up of multiple cloud platforms (internal or external) that can be used, as needed, based on changing business requirements. Gartner recommends that enterprises focus near-term efforts on application and data integration, linking fixed internal and external applications with a hybrid solution. Where public cloud application services or custom applications running on public cloud infrastructures are used, guidelines and standards should be established for how these elements will combine with internal systems to form a hybrid environment.

 

Cloud Brokerage Will Facilitate Cloud Consumption

As cloud computing adoption proliferates, so does the need for consumption assistance. A cloud services brokerage (CSB) is a service provider that plays an intermediary role in cloud computing. Interest in the CSB concept increased last year, and Gartner expects this trend to accelerate over the next three years as more individuals, whether they are in IT or a line-of-business unit, consume cloud services without involving IT.

To address this challenge, Gartner believes that IT departments should explore how they can position themselves as CSBs to the enterprise by establishing a purchasing process that accommodates cloud adoption and encourages business units to come to the IT organization for advice and support. The enterprise CSB approach can be implemented by modifying existing processes and tools such as internal portals and service catalogs.

Cloud-Centric Design Becomes a Necessity

Many organizations look first for opportunities to migrate existing enterprise workloads to a cloud system and/or an application infrastructure. This approach may provide benefits where the workload has a highly variable resource requirement, or where the application naturally lends itself to horizontal scalability. However, to fully exploit the potential of a cloud model, applications need to be designed with the unique characteristics, limitations and opportunities of a cloud model in mind. Gartner advises enterprises to look beyond the migration of enterprise workloads to the creation of cloud-optimized applications that fully exploit the potential of the cloud to deliver global-class applications.

 

Cloud Computing Influences Future Data Center and Operational Models

In public cloud computing, an enterprise is acting as a consumer of services, with the cloud services provider handling the implementation details, including the data center and related operational models. However, to the extent that the enterprise continues to build its own data centers, they will be influenced by the implementation models used by cloud services providers. Gartner recommends that enterprises apply the concepts of cloud computing to future data center and infrastructure investments to increase agility and efficiency.

Additional information is available in the Gartner report "Five Cloud Computing Trends That Will Affect Your Cloud Strategy Through 2015." The report is available on Gartner's website at http://www.gartner.com/resId=1920517.

 

LEARN HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL MVNO

Did you know: 1 in 10 mobile services in Australia use an MVNO, as more consumers are turning away from the big 3 providers?

The Australian mobile landscape is changing, and you can take advantage of it.

Any business can grow its brand (and revenue) by adding mobile services to their product range.

From telcos to supermarkets, see who’s found success and learn how they did it in the free report ‘Rise of the MVNOs’.

This free report shows you how to become a successful MVNO:

· Track recent MVNO market trends
· See who’s found success with mobile
· Find out the secret to how they did it
· Learn how to launch your own MVNO service

DOWNLOAD NOW!