22 September 2011 16:41:30
Cloud computing has transformed the way in which IT departments operate for many businesses and federal agencies, as Software-as-a-Service and other components of the technology are being adopted at a rapid pace. Computer Weekly recently published an article explaining that IT departments are slowly becoming service brokers in light of cloud-based technology.
According to the news provider, while many believed the cloud to be a potential end to internal IT departments, more companies are realizing that because of the complexity of the technology, internal IT departments are still as important as ever, especially to ensure continuity within the business.
The source notes that chief information officers from businesses across a variety of sectors are have noticed the change that cloud computing established to the IT world, and especially internal departments. To keep operations functional and efficient within a business while adopting and maintaining cloud-based services, or any technology for that matter, experienced IT professionals are completely necessary.
The International Data Corporation projects the cloud to grow from a 600,000 unit, $3.8 billion industry in 2010 to 1.3 million units and $6.4 billion by 2014, which provides a glimpse of how many companies and federal agencies will soon be using SaaS and other new services.
-McAfee Cloud Security