Cloud Computing

A standardized IT capability (services, software, or infrastructure) delivered in a pay-per-use, self-service way. Research coverage includes cloud security.

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Past 12 months
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: All Grown Up, AWS Drives Home Its Enterprise-Friendly Advantage

    With Announcements Of New Capabilities Like SPICE, QuickSight, And AWS IoT, Amazon Makes A Play For Even More Enterprise Workloads

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not just for applications anymore. Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and business intelligence (BI) services dominated the announcements at AWS re:Invent 2015 as the...

    • Downloads: 43
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of License-To-SaaS Conversion Programs

    Insist On A Fair And Flexible Deal When You Switch To Software Companies' Cloud-Based Products

    The strategic shift in the software market from on-premises to cloud provides a rare opportunity for an application development and delivery (AD&D) leader to reassess her incumbents' place in her...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: AWS QuickSight Will Disrupt Business Intelligence And Analytics

    The New Cloud-Based Platform Makes Sense For Some AD&D Pros, But Not All

    There's a new 800-pound gorilla in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics room. QuickSight, a new offering from Amazon Web Services (AWS), will disrupt the analysis and data visualization areas...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Are The Biggest Enterprise Software Vendors Now The Best Cloud Platform Bets?

    IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP As Cloud Platform Vendors

    Public cloud platforms are a foundation for applications that win, serve, and retain customers. The four largest enterprise software providers did relatively little to drive adoption of cloud...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: PaaS Market Dynamics In China In 2015

    Digital Transformation Accelerates Platform Modernization In The Cloud

    Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions are critical for delivering the efficiency and elasticity that digital needs. Both global and local companies are accelerating PaaS adoption in China's...

    • Downloads: 27
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: VMworld 2015 Reveals A Disruptor In Transition

    VMware Woos Cloud-Native Developers In Its Quest To Overcome Its Innovator's Dilemma

    VMware recently revealed the direction that it's heading at its annual VMworld conference. In 2013, VMware announced its pursuit of three complementary product strategies for the BT agenda: 1)...

    • Downloads: 61
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms In China, Q3 2015

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Public cloud application platforms unlock the agility and economic advantages of cloud computing for digital business globally, but the enterprise public cloud vendor landscape in China is very...

    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Brief: IBM's Future Is Digital in Asia Pacific, But Its Delivery Capabilities Must Match Its Vision

      Recent Moves Have Enhanced Big Blue's Ability To Support Your Digital Engagement Requirements

      IBM's annual Asia Pacific analyst summit, held in Bangalore, India in June 2015, focused on digital transformation, its enablers — cloud, mobility, analytics, and security — and how these...

      • Downloads: 28
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Capitalize On SaaS CRM Solutions With Better Governance

      Organization: The CRM Playbook

      Organizations increasingly adopt software-as-a-service (SaaS) CRM solutions, but many have not adapted their governance processes and policies to get maximum value out of those solutions....

      • Downloads: 795
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:Boosting Digital Business With Hybrid Cloud Management: Real-World Examples

      Learn How Chinese Firms Manage Hybrid Cloud Complexity

      Cloud has become a strategic cornerstone to enabling digital business and accelerating innovation. Increasing adoption of hybrid clouds makes it critical for technology management leaders to...

      • Downloads: 95
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:Vendor Landscape: Integration-Platform-As-A-Service

      For Now, Most Enterprises Will Need To Make A Tactical Choice

      The need to integrate systems of engagement, the demand for greater agility, and execution in the cloud are driving the disruption of the integration landscape. Enterprise architecture (EA)...

      • Downloads: 144
    • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

      Report:Cloud Contracts Checklist

      Clients are increasingly moving to cloud across all application areas as well as platform and infrastructure investments. Cloud deployments are growing in size, and more mission-critical areas...

      • Downloads: 173
    • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

      Report:Brief: Cloud Contract Negotiations Checklist

      The cloud boom continues. Organizations are using cloud in more technology areas, in larger deployments, and for more mission-critical areas. As a result, the costs and risks associated with cloud...

      • Downloads: 134
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Brief: The Emergence Of The Cloud Security Gateway

      Vendors Aim To Provide S&R Pros With One Consolidated Offering For All Their Cloud Security Requirements

      Vendors are a on a cloud-security buying spree. Microsoft announced its acquisition of cloud access specialist Adallom, and security vendor Blue Coat Systems announced its acquisition of cloud...

      • Downloads: 163
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Should Your Web Content Management System Run In The Cloud?

      The Answer Should Be "Yes" More Often Than You'll Admit Today

      Web content management (WCM) systems are the cornerstone of digital experience platforms. But these tools have been slow to come to the cloud. Both vendors and end-user companies are to blame. WCM...

      • Downloads: 108
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Brief: OpenStack Is Now Ready For Business

      Robust Technology And A Strong Community Make This Open Source Cloud A Good Choice For Powering New Enterprise Applications

      The open source cloud computing project OpenStack has come a long way since NASA and Rackspace launched it in 2010. Backed by leading technology infrastructure providers including Cisco, Dell, EMC,...

      • Downloads: 156
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:Cloud Platforms Will Turn Enterprise Architecture Inside Out

      Enterprise Architects Need New Practices, And Changes To Existing Ones, For The Digital Business Era

      Firms have adopted cloud services in an ad hoc fashion, driven by opportunity and expediency more than by strategy. Cloud use cases and the architectural decisions surrounding them are different from...

      • Downloads: 255
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

      Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars

      At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015. However,...

      • Downloads: 242
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:Architect Hybrid Cloud Management To Boost Your Digital Business

      Chinese Companies Are Undertaking The Journey Toward Hybrid Cloud Maturity

      Cloud is becoming the new norm for enterprises. More and more companies across the globe are using two or more private, hosted, or public cloud services, applying different technology stacks to...

      • Downloads: 166
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Sizing The Cloud Security Market

      Companies Will Spend $2 Billion Over The Next Five Years To Protect Data In The Cloud

      As enterprises embrace a diverse cloud ecosystem, a new generation of software is emerging to address the security requirements of highly distributed IT infrastructure. These new offerings make up...

      • Downloads: 305
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Cloud Services Are Transforming Your Industry — Act Now To Thrive

      Executive Overview: The Cloud Computing Playbook For 2015

      Cloud computing can be a game-changer for your enterprise — but it's also rife with misinformation. A confusing array of cloud definitions and erroneously identified "cloud" solutions are but a...

      • Downloads: 159
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:TechRadar™: Private Cloud, Q3 2015

      Private Cloud Software Suites Hit Equilibrium As Enterprises Take A Segmented Approach To Private Cloud

      Customers no longer question cloud computing as a viable technology choice. And in a growing number of enterprises, cloud is now the first choice. But cloud isn't a single technology. It's composed...

      • Downloads: 204
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

      Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook For 2015

      Most enterprises have adopted cloud computing in some form; the key question is where your organization falls. Are you ahead of your competitors or lagging the average enterprise? Understand the...

      • Downloads: 736
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Should There Be A Cloud Foundry In Your Future?

      Awareness Runs High, But Few Understand The Rewards And Risks Of This Cloud Platform Choice

      The Cloud Foundry platform has all of the hallmarks of success: It has proven effective in speeding application delivery, is available as open source, is backed by HP, IBM, Intel, SAP, and VMware, is...

      • Downloads: 199
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Make The Cloud A Foundation Of Your Digital Experience Platform Strategy

      Push Vendors And Service Providers To Describe Benefits, Not Cloud Marketing-Speak

      The digital experience (DX) platform market has been slow to move to the cloud. Fortunately, major digital experience platform vendors like Adobe and SAP hybris are now embracing the cloud to deploy...

      • Downloads: 185