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Hybrid remains dominant approach to cloud computing

Hybrid remains dominant approach to cloud computing

A global survey of 256 IT and security professionals conducted by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) finds just shy of two-thirds of respondents (61 percent) are employing some form of hybrid cloud computing.

/ February 10, 2022
The seven habits of highly effective service providers

The seven habits of highly effective service providers

The global pandemic has put IT organizations in the spotlight, with greater pressure to deliver differentiated digital products and services. With enterprises expected to spend $2.8 trillion on digital transformation by 2025, IT teams need to fast-track critical priorities such...

/ February 1, 2022
Need to rein in cloud costs creates opportunities for MSP

Need to rein in cloud costs creates opportunities for MSP

According to a pair of recent reports, organizations are becoming sensitive to cloud computing costs more than ever before. This is good news for managed service providers (MSPs) though, as it’s creating new opportunities.

/ January 27, 2022
Cloud spending recovers in the third quarter

Cloud spending recovers in the third quarter

Spending on cloud infrastructure returned to its previous rates after what appears to be a momentary period of indigestion. International Data Corp. (IDC) estimates spending on dedicated and shared cloud computing environments increased 6.6 percent year-over-year to $18.6 billion in...

/ January 19, 2022
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MSPs need to monitor changing attitudes toward cloud service providers

MSPs need to monitor changing attitudes toward cloud service providers

A survey of 1,000 IT leaders suggests that going into 2022 managed service providers (MSPs) will soon find themselves caught between their loyalty to the major cloud service providers and end customers that believe they are being overcharged for services...

/ December 21, 2021 / 1 Comment
Rate at which applications shift to the cloud accelerates

Rate at which applications shift to the cloud accelerates

A survey of 2,834 subscribers to the Programming and Infrastructure & Ops newsletters published by O’Reilly Media finds that nearly half of respondents plan to migrate 50 percent or more of their workloads to the cloud in the coming year....

/ November 11, 2021
Cloud war accelerates as cloud providers battle for share

Cloud war accelerates as cloud providers battle for share

Cloud infrastructure services spending increased 36 percent to $47 billion in the second quarter with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) now accounting for 61 percent of total spend among all cloud providers, according to a...

/ August 5, 2021 / 1 Comment
Next wave of COVID-19 fallout for MSPs starts to arrive

Next wave of COVID-19 fallout for MSPs starts to arrive

The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another classic example of an ill-wind that ultimately threw a lot of good in the general direction of managed service providers (MSPs). Naturally, the MSP community as a whole wishes it never happened, but like...

/ July 22, 2021 / 1 Comment
MSPs must watch where the cloud pendulum is swinging

MSPs must watch where the cloud pendulum is swinging

It should come as no surprise to managed service providers (MSPs) that consumption of cloud infrastructure increased considerably in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a 41 percent increase in spending on a base of $45.7 billion...

/ July 1, 2021
How to optimize your clients’ cloud operations

How to optimize your clients’ cloud operations

There’s a fine line between cloud spend and cloud sprawl. Most companies today are using cloud technologies to power their most important products and services – communications and collaboration. However, it’s easy to cross the line from spending smartly on...

/ December 8, 2020