Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and Analytics

Cloud Trends:

Technology will change over time.  Now the trend is centered around “Cloud, Social Media, Mobile and Analytics”

Job trends graph

Cloud, Social Media, Mobile, BigData, Analytics Job Trends graph

Quotes on cloud computing from IDC

Based on results from IDC’s 2012 North American CloudTrack Survey, within three years, organizations will access 45.5% of IT resources through some form of cloud —public, private, or hybrid. “The use of cloud computing as an increasingly business-critical technology is quickly changing how companies and institutions evaluate, procure, and deploy IT assets,” says Kimberly Knickle, practice director, IDC Manufacturing Insights. The transition to cloud computing requires change throughout the organization — in people, process, and technology.

What is cloud computing?

1. Cloud Computing is the result of evolution and adoption of existing technologies and paradigms.

2.The goal of Cloud Computing is to allow users to take benefit from all of these technologies, without the need for deep knowledge about or expertise with each one of them. 

3. The Cloud aims to cut costs, and help the users focus on their core business instead of being impeded by IT obstacles

What is Big Data?

In information technology, big data is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications

What is Analytics?

Alternative text1.Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. 
2.Especially valuable in areas rich with recorded information, analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance. 
3. Analytics often favors data visualization to communicate insight.

What is Social Media?

Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and network

Nexus between Social, Mobile and cloud according to Gartner 

Figure 1.  The Nexus of Forces 1.In the Nexus of Forces, information is the context for delivering enhanced social and mobile experiences. 

2.Mobile devices are a platform for effective social networking and new ways of work. 

3.Social links people to their work and each other in new and unexpected ways. 

4. Cloud enables delivery of information and functionality to users and systems. 

5. The forces of the Nexus are intertwined to create a user-driven ecosystem of modern computing.


Hope you are able to follow the emerging trends and “cloud computing”.  As industry and firms are moving to new area, we need to align our skills with above trends.

What you think about “cloud computing”?, what more you want me to write?


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