October 24, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

October 24, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week.      

Gartner: ‘Every budget is an IT budget’

Larry Dignan is covering the Gartner Symposium/ITXPO 2012 for ZDnet, and already the week is starting off with a powerful message.  In this article, Dignan covers Gartner Senior Vice President of Research Peter Sondergaard speech about how, “Every budget is an IT budget.” 

Dignan synthesizes the talk’s main points and predictions including the idea of a new Chief Digital Officer position which Sondergaard estimates will exist in 25% of companies by 2015.  

To read more about how IT and business are expected to work together in the future, click here.


Cloud in five years’ time

Another ZDnet article this week, but a great one, as Phil Wainewright details his hypotheses for where cloud will be in the next five years.  He spans the usual guesses including an emphasis on mobile, but he also ventures into how cloud will both help and hurt businesses based on which businesses can evolve, and which can’t, or won’t. 

Read his full predictions here.


7 Things We Learned at Structure Europe

There are so many great conferences to attend each year that it could easily be a full-time job to travel to each of them year-round.  As most of us can’t attend as many as we want to, it’s always good when someone is able to distill the biggest takeaways from the conferences you might not be able to attend.  In this GigaOM article by Barb Darrow, she distills the top 7 takeaways from Structure Europe.  

Read the full text.