GAO Issues Progress Report on Cloud-First Mandate

August 6, 2012

The U.S. Government and Accountability Office has been tracking the progress of a "cloud-first" mandate proposed by the Office of Management and Budget. While headway has been made, agencies are falling behind some deadlines. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Cloud Computing Saves Big Money for the Fed

May 3, 2012

Study reveals that federal agencies shaved $5.5 billion off their IT budget through the use of cloud services, but they could have saved twice that amount. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Gartner Lays Out Five-Part Cloud Strategy

April 3, 2012

A new report from Gartner outlines a series of enterprise cloud strategies to help companies stay current on the latest cloud trends. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cloud Adoption on the Rise at Large Companies

March 27, 2012

A major new cloud study finds that cloud apps are set to become much more pervasive by 2014. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Agility Influencing Factor in Cloud Adoption

July 30, 2010

Outside of cost, one of the most frequently cited reasons governing cloud adoption is the notion of agility. However, if this is a major factor in decisions, there is relatively scant information about how to define or classify what agility means or entails in the cloud. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Microsoft’s Azure Chief Tallies, Evaluates Cloud User Patterns

June 7, 2010

In a recent address, Microsoft's Manager for Azure stated that the cloud platform had around 10,000 customers and far more users. This revelation sheds light on broader cloud adoption but more specifically, allows companies to evaluate how clouds are being deployed and permits cloud vendors to determine routes to converting new users. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Cloud Storage Will Be Limited By Drive Reliability, Bandwidth

May 17, 2010

Drive reliability and bandwidth will limit cloud adoption--a problem that may never get solved. Bandwidth will get cheaper, but drive reliability hasn't improved much, and data will likely continue to grow faster than bandwidth Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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