BrandPost: Cloud Adoption Accelerates, But Challenges Remain

As CIOs lead their organizations down the path towards digital transformation, cloud adoption continues to soar: According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 16.5 percent in 2016 to a total of $ 204 billion, up from $ 175 billion in 2015, reflecting a shift away from legacy IT services and over to cloud-based services.

The 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, The Creative CIO, found that four in ten IT leaders (40 percent) use cloud technology to improve responsiveness as well as resiliency. One-third (33 percent) use cloud in an effort to save money, while a similar proportion invest in cloud to accelerate product innovation.

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BrandPost: The Advantages of Infrastructure and Platform as a Service

It’s probably on your to-do list to design a go-forward strategy for your Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) deployment. But it’s probably behind the 103 other things also on that list. At PC Connection, our experts will tell you that IaaS is the true foundation for shifting your infrastructure to a cloud computing platform. So how do you get started on the path to IaaS? Read on to learn more.

Many organizations want to free themselves from maintaining at least some of their IT infrastructure. Owning and maintaining a data center has physical and security requirements that are becoming increasingly complex to deliver. At the physical level, you need to maintain servers and storage arrays, as well as power sources, backup power supplies, and generators—not to mention enabling your business continuity plan. Additionally, IT executives are now obligated to take more ownership for compliance regulations like HIPAA and PCI that add additional demands to an already full IT agenda.

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BrandPost: Colocation: Make the Future of IT a Reality

The movement to colocation—or colo—is accelerating and will have profound implications for enterprises and service providers. Colocation involves renting space in a third-party data center and can also include a mix of hardware, software, and services. The tactic is surging at a 16% compound annual growth rate through 2020, from $ 25.70 billion in 2015 to $ 54.13. By 2018, 65% of companies’ IT assets will be off-site in colocation, hosting, and cloud data centers, according to IDC, while 33% of IT “staff” will be employees of third-party service providers.

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