Cloud computing for business goes mainstream 6 May 2010Last updated at 00:04 By Tim Weber Business editor, BBC News website Investing in the cloud means less capital expenditure. Cloud computing has been an information technology buzzword for many years. Now it is going mainstream. Bryan Kinsella has a problem. As chief information officer of business services provider Rentokil Initial he looks after a widely dispersed and mobile workforce. Email is a key management tool but as the company grew it found itself with 40 different email systems across 50 countries for 20,000 employees, with another 15,000 staff offline. Setting up a new single email system with a global server infrastructure would have meant a massive capital expenditure. Instead, he settled on a "cloud" solution, rolling out Google's enterprise email across the company. The Cloud explained But what is cloud computing? Cloud fans claim five key benefits: Bear in mind, cloud computing is not new. Using the cloud For a cloud, it has an awful lot of cables Storm clouds
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Cloud Computing Services What cloud computing really means | Cloud Computing Cloud computing is all the rage. "It's become the phrase du jour," says Gartner senior analyst Ben Pring, echoing many of his peers. The problem is that (as with Web 2.0) everyone seems to have a different definition. As a metaphor for the Internet, "the cloud" is a familiar cliché, but when combined with "computing," the meaning gets bigger and fuzzier. Some analysts and vendors define cloud computing narrowly as an updated version of utility computing: basically virtual servers available over the Internet. [ Stay on top of the state of the cloud with InfoWorld's "Cloud Computing Deep Dive" special report. Cloud computing comes into focus only when you think about what IT always needs: a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. InfoWorld talked to dozens of vendors, analysts, and IT customers to tease out the various components of cloud computing. 1. 2.
Business and Financial News Cloud Computing Wikipedia Cloud computing metaphor: For a user, the network elements representing the provider-rendered services are invisible, as if obscured by a cloud. Cloud computing is a computing term or metaphor that evolved in the late 1990s, based on utility and consumption of computer resources. Cloud computing involves application systems which are executed within the cloud and operated through internet enabled devices. Overview Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network. At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of converged infrastructure and shared services. Cloud computing, or in simpler shorthand just "the cloud", also focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of the shared resources. Cloud vendors are experiencing growth rates of 50% per annum. History of cloud computing Origin of the term The origin of the term cloud computing is unclear.
Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond STAMFORD, Conn., November 30, 2010 View All Press Releases Predictions Show Clear Linkage of IT Investments and Business Results Becoming an Imperative for IT Organizations Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2011 and beyond. Analysts said that the predictions highlight the significant changes in the roles played by technology and IT organizations in business, the global economy and the lives of individual users. More than 100 of the strongest Gartner predictions across all research areas were submitted for consideration this year. "With costs still under pressure, growth opportunities limited and the tolerance to bear risk low, IT faces increased levels of scrutiny from stakeholders both internal and external," said Darryl Plummer, managing vice president and Gartner fellow. Mr. Contacts Christy Pettey Gartner +1 408 468 8318 firstname.lastname@example.org Laurence Goasduff Gartner +44 1784 267195 email@example.com About Gartner
Getting Things Done Getting Things Done, in het algemeen afgekort tot GTD, is een actiegebaseerde managementmethode, en de titel van een boek door David Allen. GTD is gebaseerd op het principe dat een persoon door zijn taken vast te leggen zich over die taken geen zorgen hoeft te maken. Het moeten herinneren van alle taken maakt plaats voor het daadwerkelijk uitvoeren van de taken. De essentie van GTD[bewerken] De psychologie van GTD is gebaseerd op het eenvoudig opslaan, bijhouden en terugvinden van alle relevante informatie die nodig is voor de taken die je uit moet voeren. Allen stelt ook dat onze herinnering (memory system) tamelijk inefficiënt werkt en ons zelden helpt te herinneren wat te doen op de tijd en de plaats dat we het kúnnen doen. Een alomvattende beschrijving van GTD uit Allens boek “Ready for Anything”: Basisprincipes[bewerken] De basisprincipes van GTD zijn als volgt: Collect[bewerken] Process[bewerken] Verwerk de gegevens in de bucket en volg hierbij de volgende, strikte, werkwijze: Doe.