Friday, November 11, 2011 5:32:37 PM
As 2011 comes to a close, more research firms are releasing projections regarding emerging technology terms, such as cloud computing, for 2012. The Australian recently reported that data analytics and cloud computing will be among the most important technologies in 2012.
According to the source, research firm Ovum released projections citing the importance of data analytics, proper deployments and developments of technologies and cloud computing in a year that is expected to see as much international fiscal hardship as 2011.
"Governments need to look beyond the hype and see the reality of both the opportunities and risks of cloud computing and factor these into both their industry development policies and their internal IT strategies," Ovum research director Steven Hodgkinson told the source.
This sentiment is shared among some of the highest ranking officials in certain U.S. government agencies. Recently, the federal chief information officer, as well as the National Security Agency's Cyber Command commander, came out to explain their excitement toward more widespread deployment of government cloud solutions.
Additionally, the Cloud First Policy, created by former federal CIO Vivek Kundra, demands all U.S. government offices adopt cloud computing services for at least three of their operations within the next two years.
-McAfee Cloud Security