Thursday, December 24, 2015

Cloud Computing Market in K-12 in the US 2016-2020

Cloud Computing Market in K-12 in the US 2016-2020

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Market outlook of the cloud computing market in K-12 in the US
Technavio's market research analyst predicts that the cloud computing market in K-12 in the US will grow at a remarkable CAGR of around 24% by 2020. The growing need to integrate up-to-date technologies in educational institutions will lead to the alteration of traditional teaching methodologies. This alteration of the traditional teaching methodologies will result in the augmented adoption of cloud computing services as it plays a vital role in reducing the costs of building and maintaining the infrastructure associated with the traditional form of teaching.

Cloud Computing Market in K-12 in the US 2016-2020
Cloud Computing Market in K-12 in the US 2016-2020

Reduction in the total cost of ownership is the primary growth driver for this market. Since cloud computing solutions simplify the creation and management of on-premise systems, education organizations can solely focus on the teaching process. The ability of cloud-based solutions to outsource work to third-party service providers rather than the end-user will result in its augmented adoption during the predicted period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors
The cloud computing market in K-12 in the US is highly fragmented owing to the presence of numerous small, medium, and large players. The vendors in this market continually strive to provide innovative features to consumers as it helps them to increase their market share. This market is also expected to witness the entry of numerous pure-play vendors and local cloud vendors, which in turn will lead to increased market competition during the forecast period.

The top six vendors in the market are-
• Adobe
• Cisco
• NetApp

Other prominent vendors in the market include IBM, Ko├žSistem, Google, Microsoft, Rackspace, and Amazon Web Services.

Segmentation by services and analysis of the cloud computing market in K-12 in the US
• SaaS
• IaaS
• PaaS

Technavio market research analysts estimate the IaaS services segment to be the largest market segment during the predicted period. The ability of this service model to aid in accessing, monitoring, and managing data center infrastructures is a critical factor that will bolster the computation, storage, and networking capabilities of educational institutions. The ability of this service model to reduce the need for hardware support will lead to its augmented adoption during the predicted period.

Segmentation by deployment model and analysis of the cloud computing market in K-12 in the US
• Public
• Private

In this market study, analysts have estimated the public deployment sector to account for more than 66% of the total market share by 2020. The ability of this deployment model to reduce the total cost of operation will result in its steady growth during the forecast period.

Key questions answered in the report include
• What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
• What are the key factors driving the cloud computing market in K-12 in the US?
• What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the cloud computing market in K-12 in the US?
• What are the challenges to market growth?
• Who are the key vendors in this market space?
• What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the cloud computing market in K-12 in the US?
• What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the cloud computing market in K-12 in the US?

Technavio also offers customization on reports based on specific client requirement.

Related reports:
• K-12 Technology Spend in the US 2015-2019
• Learning Management System (LMS) Market in the US 2015-2019
• Virtual Schools market in the US 2015-2019

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

IT Green With Cloud Computing : Facts Every CEO/CFO Should Know

How To Turn Your IT Green With Cloud Computing: Facts Every CEO/CFO Should Know

"Going Green" in your company means making a reduction in the overall environmental impact of your business. Typically there are a number of areas that you will be looking at: energy inefficiency and consumption, materials (stopping waste and using sustainable/renewable materials), and finally making sure you use "Green" products, equipment and services. Some of the things you do will save you money; other things may cost you more.

Green With Cloud Computing : Facts Every CEO/CFO Should Know
             Green With Cloud Computing : Facts Every CEO/CFO Should Know

Luckily there is one aspect of your business that you can change that will have the benefit of being "Green" and will also save you money: moving your IT to The Cloud. IT is frequently not focused on when thinking "Green" because companies may not appreciate the very large impact that their data processing is having on their carbon footprint - and their bottom line.

Did you know, for example:

  •  A medium-sized server has the same carbon footprint as an SUV achieving 15 miles to the gallon (Gartner Analyst Sept 2006)

  •  100 PCs left on without power save settings will consume up to $11,000 of electricity per year (Global Action Plan 2007) and for every unit of electricity consumed around another half a unit is required to dissipate the heat generated.

  •  Servers typically require as much energy to cool them as they directly consume.

  •  A typical PC has a carbon footprint of around 620 lbs of CO2/yr, which is the same as driving 611 miles ( HP Website).

So what is Cloud Computing? How can The Cloud help you make your company greener and at the same time save you money?

Cloud Computing is computing which is delivered over the internet rather like a utility service that delivers water or electricity. It can be accessed by pretty much any device that has an internet connection. The computing horsepower is located and occurs outside the business on external servers, so no computing hardware needs to be owned and operated by the business.

Moving your IT to the cloud is less difficult that most CEOs/CFOs imagine. It involves a relatively straightforward migration of vital enterprise applications, desktop systems and any custom server environments onto new servers set up and run from a secure datacenter. Employees will access all their computing over a safe encrypted Internet connection.Ideally a company will replace PCs with virtual Microsoft Windows desktop environments, complete with Microsoft Office software. Each user will be able to access their own desktop using a PC, tablet, laptop, Thin Client, or virtually any Smart Device with a network connection. People will enjoy a truly mobile work environment and can access their desktop directly at any time and from anywhere!

Once the transition is made, all your servers are gone, you don't need a server room. Because you no longer need to power and cool these servers, big savings are made and you have lowered your carbon footprint. And as the new servers created for the business at the secure data center are virtualized, this allows for great energy and computing efficiencies which in turn translates to savings that are passed on to you, the company.

Once you have moved your IT to The Cloud, the next greenest thing to do is to replace all PCs with Thin Clients. A Thin Client is small, has no moving parts, no hard drives, or noisy fans. Compared to the typical office PC is uses 1/10th of the energy or less and has three times the life expectancy. It is simply a local terminal for plugging in the keyboard, mouse, monitor and network connection. Users have a normal desktop experience when connecting with their Thin Client with none of the reliability headaches. By using Thin Clients, a company with 100 PCs can save energy costs of up to $5,000 a year directly without counting the HVAC savings made from not having to deal with the heat emissions from the PCs.

Now your company's IT infrastructure is in The Cloud, it is easier for your employees to work in a flexible way. Anyone with an internet connection and the correct secure link will be able to access their desktop exactly as if they were in their office. CEOs could take the decision to allow workers more flexible work schedules, for example allowing them to work from home, telecommuting. They could allow employees to stagger travel time to miss inefficient and tiring peak time commutes, knowing that the employees can start work efficiently at home on their desktops. These options are Green options and help reduce the company's CO2 footprint.

The move to Cloud Computing is underway. The Green and cost saving benefits of moving your IT infrastructure to The Cloud are too substantial to ignore. By the end of 2012, Gartner project that "20% of all companies will own no IT assets". CEOs and CFOs would be wise to look at the option for their companies.

Nick Graham is VP at Consilien LLC, a company that has been delivering Information Technology Services since 2001, in the LA, Riverside and Orange County area. Nick invites you to take a closer look at how easy it is to divest your company's IT infrastructure and move it to a private managed cloud.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Right Way For CIOs To Think About The Cloud

What's The Right Way For CIOs To Think About The Cloud?

As the person with the CIO job, you now live in a world that is filled with lots and lots of real-time data. It comes from your customers, your manufacturing, your partners, and, of course, your company's web site. Having access to this much data via the arrival of cloud computing is great news. However, now it's going to be your responsibility, because of the importance of information technology, to determine what to do with it and how to gain knowledge from all of it.

The Right Way For CIOs To Think About The Cloud
The Right Way For CIOs To Think About The Cloud

What Big Data Will Teach Us

It's just a little bit too easy to get caught up in the "newness" of big data. However, as CIO what we need to understand is that the data is just not all that valuable to us. It's the knowledge that we can derive from that data that will be valuable to the company.

One of the things that we need to realize is that since the era of big data has arrived, many of the things that we used to believe just based on gut feel may be wrong. A case in point is the value of running an efficient business and offering our customers the lowest price. Yes, these things are important, but they may not be as important as we used to think that they were.

What big data can teach us is that having a responsive company - one that can change and adapt to changing market conditions is actually more valuable than being able to become even more efficient. The market is littered with companies that won awards and did a great job in becoming more efficient only to end up going out of business. Having the ability to adapt to changes in your market is more profitable and more valuable.

It's All About The Little Things

So what is the real value of the cloud and the big data that lives there? I must confess that when I first encounter big data, I thought that it was going to hold the answers to all of my "big" questions. Should we be making this product? Should we move into that new market? However, the reality is that outside of some magazine articles, big data generally does not provide answers to questions like this.

Instead, what big data can do is provide answers to a lot of much smaller questions. You can use all of that data that you've collected to identify ways to make your company even more valuable to its customers. This will include such things as making your products and services easier to order, easier to pay for, and perhaps even easier to both budget and plan for.

Ultimately what the arrival of cloud computing and big data can do is to finally provide you with a way to transform the company from a vendor into a true partner for your customers. The way that this will happen will be when you take the time to analyze the data that you have and you discover how you can start to offer your customers what they really want. Your company's secret to long term financial success will be the ability to customize your offering to meet each customer's needs.

What All Of This Means For You

The era of big data has arrived. Those of us in the CIO position now need to come to grips with what the rest of the company is going to be expecting us to do with all of this data. What they need us to do is to turn it into knowledge.

As we start to process the various data streams that we now have available to us, we're going to make some important breakthroughs. What we're going to discover is that what used to work for the company, being more efficient and offering products at lower prices, may no longer be what our customers want from us. Likewise, our analysis of the data that we have available to us needs to reveal the collection of specific things that we can do to become our customer's most valuable supplier.

No, collecting, processing, and analyzing all of the various data streams that are now available to us is not going to be an easy task. However, it does hold the promise of great rewards. What we need to do is to pick though this data and locate those nuggets of information that can help the company become more competitive in a changing world. Big data is here, let's meet it head on!

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Disrupt Your Job

5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Disrupt Your Job5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Disrupt Your Job

By Harish Desai

A recent research by IDC, predicted that cloud computing would create about 14 million jobs worldwide. These will all be direct jobs like those of developers. There will be an equal number of indirect jobs which will be affected by this concept. This means cloud computing will start pervading each and every job in every organization. Every job will either be enhanced or diminished with the introduction of the cloud. The effect of the cloud will be so intense that with time to come; many job descriptions will integrate the cloud in their profile. There are five ways in which this concept will reshape the way business is conducted.

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Information technology is going to become a shared responsibility which will not be confined to a particular department but will include all the departments in the organization. Executives, managers, and professionals will have an increasing access to new and improved computing resources which can be easily procured using the humble credit card. Simultaneously, the continuous evolution in IT, IT professionals will start being embedded within the core lines of businesses, vis-a-vis their roles in separate IT departments. Also IT budgets of businesses will shoot up even more than that of standalone IT departments.

More and more innovation is possible on the job, with failure becoming just an option. With cloud computing having laboratories for its research and testing, continuous improvements will result in the concept. As it is, this concept has lowered the entry barriers for start-ups for exploiting computing resources, with a reduction in the cost of cloud computing infrastructure brought down as a result of the continuous research and development. With new ideas being incubated and tested and new initiatives being introduced, it will not be long before businesses disentangle themselves from the corporate budget cycles.

End-users are designing their own applications. Using the cloud computing platform, even non-tech professionals would quickly and easily be able to construct interfaces using Google Maps to plot the data points. "Self-service business intelligence" is a capability that each business dreams of. But, IT departments who are overworked often take weeks or even months to deliver interfaces to solve urgent business problems. But, now with cloud computing, even non-tech people are designing their own applications using designated templates and application programs. For example, a sales manager needing a portal to access the regional sales data from a newly acquired subsidiary can easily do it from an internal or public cloud system.

Cloud computing has given rise to a DIY economy in which outsourcing is becoming passe. With the advent of cloud computing, services like outsourcing are now rendered redundant. This is because, it is omnipresent. Organizations now rely on an increasingly diverse bouquet of services provided in-house and from outside service providers. There will be more stress on service brokerages who can leverage the capabilities of the cloud to deliver services tailored to client requirements. They are not owners of any methods or services of production, but are merely service providers.

The final disruption that cloud computing will cause will be in the fact that everyone will become a technology company, regardless of their core business. Whatever your business model or product or service, embracing cloud computing will give you tech capability which in turn will prove advantageous for your business. Many vendors will use the cloud to provide cutting edge services and products to their customers, not to mention that some of them may even let out their own cloud computing capabilities to third-party vendors for a decent amount in the process, making the cloud a profitable asset.

The writer of this article is a graduate civil engineer and a freelance writer. After working for 15 years in the construction industry, he took up content writing in order to showcase case his experience. He started writing so much that he took up writing on other niches too. He can be contacted on

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Cloud Analytics Market Expected to Reach $16.52 Billion by 2018

Cloud Analytics Market Expected to Reach $16.52 Billion by 2018 at a CAGR 25.8% - New Report by MarketsandMarkets

The report provides the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall Cloud Analytics Market. It also provides information on key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.

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The market research report "Cloud Analytics Market (Cloud BI, Cloud Business Intelligence) – Text, Web, Speech, Machine, Video, Predictive Analytics - Global Advancements, Delivery Models, Market Trends, Enterprise Road-map, Forecasts and Analysis 2018", analyses and studies the major drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Japan, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

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The study reports that the global Cloud Analytics market is expected to reach $16.52 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 25.8% during the forecast period.
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The global Cloud Analytics Market is driven by the emergence of Big Data and cloud computing technologies. Over the last few years, businesses have begun cloud computing extensively in 2010. Big players and new start-ups have shifted towards cloud BI, business analytics and cloud based business intelligence. Traditional BI and analytics solutions are striving to meet the requirements of today’s business needs. Enterprises are struggling with high operating costs, lack of IT expertise and increasing employee mobility. This trend has forced BI vendors to use new ways of delivering business analytics. Analytics on cloud is an emerging term that is a complete combination of services and enables enterprises to move their BI, data warehousing and OLAP workload over the cloud platform.

The adoption of cloud BI or business analytics enables enterprises to collect, access, monitor and share key performance indicators (KPIs) virtually, through any mobile device. Cloud BI utilizes the software-as-a-service (SaaS) licensing model and is also based on a pay-as-you use model, which doesn’t need software and hardware installations. Cloud BI services are accessed by using log-in credentials in a browser. These services are easily scalable, allowing enterprises to include anyone with an authentic email ID in their BI solution.

The report also draws the competitive landscape of the cloud analytics market, providing an analysis of the technological and marketing strategies that the key players are adopting in order to gain an edge over their competitors. Some of the major players in this market are IBM, HP, Oracle, Adaptive Planning, Cloud9 Analytics, Google, Host Analytics and Microsoft.

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