CUM SE POT FACE BANI IN CLOUD

Iata un Seminar de business integrat in programul MARS al companiei Consalta – unde managerii si specialistii in vanzari pot afla mai multe despre cum se poate investi cu profit in tehnologile cloud.

make-moneyPe data de 5 Februarie Microsoft ii invita pe cei care folosesc sau sunt interesati de Windows Azure la un seminar de business de o zi, dedicat firmelor de software tradiționale și startupurilor online. David Balazic de la Consalta vine pentru a treia oară în România să împărtășească din experiența lor despre cum se poate face business în cloud.

Mai multe informatii despre organizare si tematica seminarului puteti afla in postul lui Zoli Herczeg: “Are you ready to make money in cloud – seminar București, 5 februarie” sau de pe pagina oficiala a evenimentului.

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BLUE SKY FOR CLOUD EUROPEAN PROJECTS IN 2014

Beyond the media madness and storm waves aroused in many political, economic and social areas by last summer Snowden scandal contributed to a kind of “clouds dispersion on the sky” that threatened ecosystems involving cloud model. Negative impact offered a chance to catalyse positive forces, governments began to realize how much they need the cloud, the scientific community has focused on finding solutions to prevent any leaks, and European forums have accelerated the development of community standards.

cloud-computing-europeFrom the European Community perspective of cloud assimilation, 2014 will be quite important, governments of many countries having ambitious plans. A first signal was in November 2013, when Cloud -For-Europe program started in Berlin. Cloud for Europe is a research project funded by the EU with EUR 9.8 million, which brings together 23 partners from 11 countries. The purpose of this initiative is to provide a clear picture of the requirements of the public sector and usage scenarios for cloud computing.

Prof. Dr. Radu Popescu – Zeletin , Fraunhofer FOKUS director and host of the Cloud for Europe conference in Berlin, summarize the concrete needs of the public company : “We need measures that enhance security when entering or leaving the cloud, when storing information and when changing the system, too.” One of the major topics discussed in Berlin focused on security issues and build confidence in the cloud, despite the spy scandal. Basically Cloud -for -Europe program aims to centralize security policies at Community level, without trying to impose new central authority. “We do not want a new centralised European super infrastructure. Our role is rather to federate and enhance national, regional and local initiatives,” said Neelie Kroes , European Commission Vice-President in his speech opening the conference Berlin. We need trust if we want to build an open cloud market that does not stop at regional or national borders.”

Another major event related to the concerns of the European Future Internet Assembly  conference cloud is (FIA), which will host Athens in March 2014, the time coinciding with the Greek Presidency of the European Union. FIA 2014 will focus on reshaping the Internet infrastructure and implement the latest technological innovation and integration between traditional and cloud networks , network virtualization trends , software and services for networks, applications and social media , environmental issues and assimilation of open platforms .

Turning to concerns about Cloud in the public sector some major trends is expected for 2014. Many of the local and central government organizations in the UK will have to adhere to the April 2014 national program “Public Service Network Code of Compliance”  which establishes clear procedures to align the rules GPG13 information security and event management facilities ( SIEM ) for public cloud infrastructures .

Beyond the concerns of the British government to develop PSN already noted a trend towards cloud opening of local authorities who require a continuous exchange of information with the central structures, due to a general increase in confidence in the effectiveness of cloud services.

While the British have almost everything perfect and aim to gradually align new programs in Italy the public acquisition process has only just started. CONSIP organization which oversees Government procurement, recently announced tender for cloud computing services offered by central and local administrations. At a total estimated investment of around 1.95 Billion Euro, the program implementing cloud services will bring Italian government savings over 3 Million by simple adoption of cloud model. Given the fact that public investment in IT exceeds the annual average 5.2B Euro, we can say that the simple migration to the cloud will reduce investment at about 390 Million Euro per year, which is by no means negligible.

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CINE MAI CUMPARA UN PC DE SARBATORI?

Capture Club IT&CIata un articol de analiza a fenomenului Mobilitate care impreuna cu conceptele de Cloud si M2M se integreaza in triada tehnologica care se detaseaza clar intre trendurile inovative din 2014. Apetitul pentru dispozitivele mobile relevat de cifrele de vanzari din sezonul de sarbatori confirma apusul unui ideal al anilor 90: “orice familie un computer personal” si afirmarea unei cerinte reale de mobilitate: “fiecare membru al familiei (cel putin) un device mobil”…

Mobile-africa-300x240Mobilitatea nu înseamnă numai accesul la date și aplicații. Am ajuns dependenți de asta. De la ciobanul Ghiță sau puștiul cel isteț care doarme cu tabletul sub cap, la matușa mea de peste 70 de ani, cu toții avem nevoie de acces mobil, de viteză, de lățime de bandă, dar mai ales de dispozitive care să ne ajute la comunicare și la procesarea rapidă a informației.

Într-o perioadă în care este greu să te gândești ce se va întâmpla săptămâna viitoare, d-apăi să faci un buget pe un an sau un plan de business pe trei, un lucru e sigur. Piața dispozitivelor mobile a înregistrat o creștere formidabilă. Un studiu Gartner din Octombrie apreciază o creștere de 4,5% pentru 2013, în condițiile în care vânzările mondiale de PC-uri scad cu 8,5%, iar cele de tablete cresc cu peste 53%…

Mai multe date, statistici si semnificatii ale acestor cifre in articolul “Nebunia cumpărăturilor de Sărbători confirmă apusul dominației PC-urilor”, aparut in revista Club IT&C din Decembrie 2013 si pa pagina online a acesteia.

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CATALOG CLOUD COMPUTING ROMANIA 2014

E timpul sa vorbim despre cloud

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Am inceput noul an 2014 cu un proiect ambitios, gandit si elaborat de AGORA Group si cloudmania, ca o continuare fireasca a unei vechi si aproape continue colaborari. Am gândit, propus și realizat Catalogul Cloud Computing Romania într-un moment în care suntem convinși că este nevoie de așa ceva.

Catalog_Cloud_Computing_2014-211x300Le multumim tuturor managerilor si specialistilor  care ne-au impartasit parerile lor personale despre cloud, contribuind la realizarea unei bune “radiografii” a momentului Cloud Computing in Romania.  Multumim de asemenea partnerilor si prietenilor de la Gartner, CIO Council, IDC Romania si EuroCloud Romania, ale caror recomandari, tendinte tehnologice si cercetari de piata au completat in mod profesional si armonios informatiile despre o industrie romaneasca a servicilor cloud care se apropie cu pasi repezi de maturizare si despre un ecosistem cloud in plin proces de afirmare.

Vorbim despre cloud de 4-5 ani. Există deja numeroase implementări și oferte de soluții cloud. Dar nu prea s-a vorbit despre ele. Sau nu s-a vorbit destul despre ele. Există clienți care au implementat soluții de virtualizare de mai bine de 10-15 ani, cu rezultate spectaculoase legate de eficiență și reducerea costurilor. Iar după 10-15 ani, chiar ai timp și suficiente date să poți face o evaluare de TCO și o estimare de ROI… Dar nu prea s-a scris despre aceste implementări si despre reducerile de costuri…

În fine, acum, cloudul și virtualizarea sunt pe buzele tuturor. Trăim o perioadă de emulare, în care orice organizație din România poate beneficia de concepte inovative și tehnologii moderne. Cu toate acestea, informațiile despre avantajele oferite de cloud sunt încă disparate, ofertele au destule lacune, iar cei interesați trebuie să abordeze subiectul cu cele mai mari precauții.

Cam asta este menirea acestui Catalog. Vrem să oferim oricui este interesat informația care îl poate ajuta în evaluarea propriilor cerințe pentru soluții Cloud, plusul de valoare care poate determina luarea unei decizii sau analiza unei oferte din toate perspectivele: tehnic, managerial și mai ales legal…

Structura editoriala a celor “40 de intrebari despre Cloud Computing” a urmarit acest fir, gandit pe ideea unui Ghid complet si complex care ofera o larga varietate de informatii, de la notiunile teoretice elementare legate de tehnologiile cloud computing, la descrierea modelelor, modurilor de dezvoltare si atributelor esentiale ale cloudului, pana la perceptia utilizatorilor despre cloud, riscurile la care acestia sunt supusi si dezamorsarea parerilor preconcepute despre cloud.

Poate ca nu a iesit totul asa cum am gandit initial. Poate nu am reusit sa acoperim toate solutile existente in acest moment in Romania. Poate nu am venit cu destule studii de caz. Dar e un prim pas inainte si o buna deschidere pentru editiile viitoare…

Cititi Catalogul Cloud Computing Romania 2014 online

Photo: Coperta Catalogului Cloud Computing Romania 2014, Agora Group & cloudmania

TOP CLOUD EVENTS IN 2014

What? Where? When? Who? How?

2014 Will Be the Year of the Cloud

A lot of dedicated events or most general subject are already announced world wide.

Find here a selection of some of most important Events & Expo coming in the first half of 2014.

The Cloud Event List is open for any new important announcement.

Just contact cloud☁mania.

 

SF MosconeWhat: CSA Summit 2014

Where: Moscone Center West, Room 2014, San Francisco, California, SUA

When: February 24th, 2014

Who organize: CSA – Cloud Security Alliance

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

London ExcelWhat: Cloud Expo Europe 2014

Where: ExCeL Exhibition Centre, London, UK

When: February 26-27, 2014

Who organize: CloserStill Media

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

TucsonWhat: Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference

Where: JW Marriott Star Pass, Tucson, Arizona, USA

When: 2-4 March, 2014

Who organize: IDG/ Computerworld

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

Boston UnivWhat: IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) 2014

Where: Boston University campus, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

When: March 10-14, 2014

Who organize: IEEE Computer Society

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

AmsterdamWhat: Secure Cloud 2014

Where: Amsterdam, Netherland

When: April 1-2, 2014

Who organize: CSA – Cloud Security Alliance

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

MoscowWhat: IRS 2014 – Identity, Cloud Risk & Information Security Summit

Where: Moscow, Russia

When: April 2-3, 2014

Who organize: KuppingerCole Analyst/ ID Conferences

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

BarcelonaWhat: CLOSER 2014, 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

Where: Barcelona, Spain

When: April 3- 5, 2014

Who organize: INSTICC

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

SF Union SqWhat: CITE 2014 – Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Conference & Expo

Where: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, California, USA

When: April 27-29, 2014

Who organize: IDG/ CITE World

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

MunichWhat: EIC – European Identity & Cloud Conference

Where: Dolce Ballhaus Forum Unterschleissheim, Munich, Germany

When: May 13-16, 2014

Who organize: KuppingerCole Analyst/ ID Conferences

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

NYWhat: 14th Cloud Expo

Where: Javits Center, New York, NY, USA

When: June 10-12, 2014

Who organize: Sys – Con Media

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

London Olympia HallWhat: Cloud World Forum

Where: Olympia National Hall, London, UK

When: 17-18 June, 2014

Who organize: Cloud World Series

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

LondonWhat: Gartner Catalyst Conference

When: June 17-18, 2014

Where: London, UK

Who organize: Gartner Events

How To: REGISTER HERE!

 

AlaskaWhat: IEEE Cloud 2014

Where: Hilton Anchorage, Alaska, USA

When: June 24-29, 2014

Who:  IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee

How To: REGISTER HERE!

CLOUDUL A DOMINAT CLAR EVOLUTIA TEHNOLOGICA IN 2013

logo_it_trendsIata un articol de analiza a modului in care principalele tendinte tehnologice prezise de Gartner in Decembrie 2012 sau adeverit de-a lungul anului 2013 si in ce masura aceste tehnologii sau noi concepte au influentat evolutia pietei de IT.

Radu-CrahmaliucDe la cresterea usor de anticipat a popularitatii gadgeturilor mobile, care a atras in mod firesc si boom-ul aplicatiilor mobile, la consolidarea conceptului de Personal Cloud, dar si diversificarea fenomenala a modului de interpretare a celui de Internet of Things, tehnologiile IT au evoluat intr-un mod destul de asteptat, totul gravitand in jurul modelului de cloud computing.

Fie ca sunt bazate pe servicii de tip Hybrid IT, fie ca ecosisteme integrate, mediile de calcul bazate pe cloud faciliteaza integrarea de appliance-uri într-o soluție software de virtualizare sau stocare, aplicaţiile software sunt tot mai integrate cu serviciile, iar magazinele de soluţii găzduite în cloud permit folosirea resurselor optime în funcție de nevoile, dar mai ales de obiceiurile de utilizator ale clientului.

Pentru analiza mai detaliata a fiecareia dintre cele 10 tendinte, cititi articolul integral „ 2013 la bilant: majoritatea tendintelor tehnologice confirmate” in Revista IT Trends din Decembrie 2013 sau pe site-ul Agora Group.

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CIO’s TOP 10 CLOUD PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

Last December CIO published “10 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2014”, a very interesting estimation about cloud computing market and technologies development in 2014, with a special focus on application development made by Mr Bernard Golden, senior director Cloud Computing Enterprise Solutions group at Dell. 2014 predictions

Considering the high acceleration development of cloud computing could become a rule, not an exception, 2014 will be in the author vision “an interesting and disruptive year for vendors, service providers and IT organizations”.

Cloud evolution is ready to become history. Beginning as a controversial and unproven concept five years ago, cloud computing has all the chances to become a “default IT platform in the near future” and today’s arguments against cloud are limited.

Interesting is author view about the real security concerning sources: “The alarm raised about cloud security was just air cover for IT personnel who didn’t want to change their established practices. Furthermore, the concern about security would disappear not because cloud providers suddenly “proved” they were secure enough but because recalcitrant IT personnel read the writing on the wall and realized they had to embrace cloud computing or face the prospect of a far larger change — unemployment”. And many peoples are thinking the same…

The main cloud computing trends in 2014 are viewed from double perspective: one from end-users side, and second from vendor/cloud provider. In respect for the author opinions, I will show in this post only the predictions titles, recommending to you to read the original article in CIO.com

Here are top 5 (end-users) + 5 (vendors/ providers) predictions according Mr. Bernard Golden vision:

  1. More Businesses Will Become Software Companies
  2. Application Developers Will Become More Important
  3. Application Workload Placement Decisions Will Continue to Shift to End Users
  4. Private Cloud Will Have Its Moment of Truth
  5. Cloud Brokerage Will Come Into Focus
  6. AWS Will Continues Its Torrid Pace of Innovation
  7. Google, Microsoft Will Get Serious About the Cloud
  8. The Importance of Ecosystem Will Become Clear
  9. VMware Will Realizes vCHS Is Critical to Its Future
  10. A Pricing Bloodbath Is Coming to the Public Cloud

Concluding, Mr Golden is considering: “what has happened in the industry to this point has been the prologue for the main cloud computing story. Next year represents the beginning of the main story. In 2014, we’ll see cloud computing become the dominant platform for IT from now on.”

How clear these predictions are? What are the chances to become reality? We will be able to analyse this in December 2014 only…

Source: CIO.com 
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