Industry Recap – November 2015
Author: Marc Crespi Posted: Dec 08, 2015

Welcome to our new series, a monthly wrap-up of interesting, unique and exciting developments across the industry.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the beginning of December. Before we know it, the snow will be beginning to fall (here in Boston at least) and we’ll be ringing in the New Year. It’s no shock, then, that the industry is already looking ahead to 2016.

As we look back – and wrap up – November, it was a month filled with insights focused on what is to come in 2016 from security, cloud and the hybrid cloud.

The (Near) Future of the Hybrid Cloud

ITProPortal: The best of both worlds: Why hybrid cloud is the future of enterprise IT
By Margaret Franco (@MargaretatDell)
With businesses moving faster every day, the only real constant is change: changing strategies, changing infrastructure and changing technologies. New concepts such as the cloud are ushering in a sea of new opportunities that force businesses to reset their expectations about what’s possible. And when it comes to the cloud, a hybrid approach provides the most stable foundation for the future.

ChannelInsider: The Coming of the Hybrid Cloud
By Mike Vizard (@MVizard)
Arguably, the first cloud applications were software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps that evolved into platforms. Then came infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), that over the last 10 years transformed how IT organizations think about servers, storage and networking. However, as cloud computing continues to evolve, the next phase will clearly be dominated by platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environments that have evolved to the point where they enable a truly hybrid approach to cloud computing.

Network World: A peek into the future of hybrid cloud in 2016
By Brian Butte (@bdbutte)
Over the years, I’ve learned that predicting what will happen in emerging technologies is much easier than predicting when it will happen. Seeing mass adoption on the horizon in 2016 (I’m crossing my fingers this time), it’s important to move the conversation forward by providing some introspection on where the hybrid cloud is today.

The Hybrid Cloud Gets Real

InfoWorld: 9 enterprise tech trends for 2016 and beyond
By Eric Knorr (@EricKnorr)
InfoWorld’s David Linthicum recently suggested it was time to retire the phase “cloud computing” and simply say “computing.” That’s how essential cloud has become – and why for the past couple of years cloud has framed my annual attempt to identify the nine key enterprise tech trends going forward.

Embracing the Cloud

CIO: State CIOs will focus on security and cloud in 2016
By Kenneth Corbin (@kecorb)
Public-sector CIOs are under mounting pressure to modernize, streamline and secure their organizations’ IT operations, and no issues loom larger than guarding against cyber threats and the transition to the cloud. In a recent survey, state CIOs named “security and risk management” as their chief priority for 2016, followed by developing a framework for implementing cloud services.

CIO: IT leaders plan to further embrace cloud in 2016
By Matt Kapko (@mattkapko)
The majority of CIOs plan to foster a cloud-first strategy for enterprise applications next year, according to a new survey from Bitglass. Half of the respondents reported cost savings in 2015 as a result of using SaaS applications. In 2016, 87 percent of IT leaders expect to increase security spending, and 77 percent plan to bump up cloud security expenditures for mobile and cloud-based services, according to the survey.

Showing Gratitude… for the Cloud

InfoWorld: Be thankful for these 3 cloud advances
By David Linthicum (@DavidLinthicum)
We can be thankful for at least three aspects of cloud computing – and think about a few others. For example, no major cloud data breaches (all the major hacks — including Sony Pictures, Home Depot, and Target – didn’t involve cloud computing).

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