09 September 2011 17:01:05
As cloud computing continues to flood the consciousnesses of IT professionals, analysts and users, more and more calls for refinement and change to the technology proliferate. The British Broadcasting Channel recently published an article explaining how facilitating the full transition of all IT services to the cloud among enterprises is the next big step for the industry.
According to the source, while many organizations have adopted cloud-based products, such as Software-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, most have not implemented the technology into all facets of operations. This, the BBC cites, will likely change in the coming years, as more companies and specifically IT departments become accustomed to the technology.
The source cites an interview with the chief information officer of a leading, UK-based cloud vendor. "I think consuming applications over the web requires a lot of different technology than before, and I think that technology is not readily available," he told the news provider. "Writing software that powers the cloud is the number one thing that is really challenging us today."
Many of these drawbacks are expected to deteriorate over the coming years, as the International Data Corporation projects the cloud industry to grow from a 600,000 units and $3.8 billion industry in 2010 to 1.3 million units and $6.4 billion by 2014.
-McAfee Cloud Security