Prepare for a change from licensing to subscribing, says IDC analyst David Bradshaw, as vendors such as Adobe and Microsoft drive the model forwards.
Leaving aside the vendor hype, IDC's been busy asking IT decision makers across Europe where they're really using Cloud services and the answer is - just about everywhere in the IT stack.
The good news is that we appear to have reached the end of the beginning for G-Cloud, with the Cabinet Office reporting sales of £18.2m going through the first two procurement frameworks, G-Cloud i (Gi) and G-Cloud ii (Gii).
Following 2012’s software market conservative growth of 3.6%, the trend is set to continue this year with Cloud, CRM applications, Big Data and analytics being the key drivers.
Inconsistency, semantic conflicts, redundancy and duplication of data are inevitable, whether applications are in the Cloud or on premises, notes Massimo Pezzini, vice president & Gartner Fellow
The company’s strategy is different to those of its competitors in that it will deliver separate solutions for enterprises and SMBs, as well as a set of application services.
OpsWorks reflects the increasingly important role of Cloud Computing-driven infrastructure-as-code/DevOps practices, says Ovum's Laurent Lachal.
Services-led solutions will displace traditional sourcing approaches through 2015.
CIOs need to come to terms with the reality of the situation which is that most companies are probably already using consumer Cloud file sharing services, with or without permission.
VMware plans to add public Cloud functionality to its private Cloud portfolio was inevitable but brings with it caveats for customers.
The more OpenStack is used in anger, the better its chances of success, says Gary Barnett, Principal Analyst, Software at research house Ovum.