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February 5, 2013
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  • Forecast cites growth for enterprise cloud market
    The market for enterprise cloud services is expected to increase by 17% this year, and to hit $31.9 billion in 2017, Analysys Mason says in a report. Two-thirds of the market growth last year was in software-as-a-service, with infrastructure-as-a-service accounting for the rest. IaaS will be 43% of the enterprise cloud services market by 2017, the firm predicts. (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IBM aims to bring Big Data computing to SMBs
    IBM says it wants to bring affordable Big Data and cloud technology to small and midsized businesses, and it's dropping prices and debuting servers and storage products to make it happen. "They are serving notice to competitors saying we are not giving up and by continuing to offer ever-improving performance to customers, they are making sure there's no temptation to switch," Forrester Research analyst Rich Fichera says. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Bits blog (2/4) , Reuters (2/5)
  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Analysis: Microsoft's agenda gets mobile
    Microsoft is looking to focus more on mobile, these articles argue. "Microsoft will place a do-not-fail priority on tablets in 2013," says David Johnson of Forrester Research. The cloud-based Office 365 subscription service and Office 2013 also rank high in importance, and the company wants more developers writing applications for Windows 8 and Windows Phone, Sean Ludwig writes. VentureBeat (2/4) , TechCrunch (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government IT 
  • Google, Microsoft support FCC proposal for free Wi-Fi networks
    Google and Microsoft are joining an industry effort in support of a Federal Communications Commission proposal for free Wi-Fi networks using existing spectrum. Wireless carriers and some Republican members of Congress oppose the plan, with the GOP saying such spectrum should be auctioned to private enterprise. Cisco Systems and other suppliers of networking and telecommunications equipment are asking the FCC to guard against interference for the public airwaves. The Washington Post (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIIA News 
  • Don't miss Steven VanRoekel keynote at CloudGOV 2013
    Register now and don't miss the federal chief information officer for the U.S., Steven VanRoekel, delivering the opening keynote at CloudGOV, Feb. 12 in Washington D.C. Learn how Cloud First, FedRAMP, data center consolidation and mobile strategies will influence agency procurement going forward, and see the latest innovations from service providers. Register to join colleagues from federal, state and local government, as well as vendors representing all segments of the public sector as they discuss the latest innovations in government IT. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Call for speakers open for All About the Cloud
    Call for speakers is now open for the All About the Cloud 2013 conference, May 7 to 9 in San Francisco. Our primary focus for AATC 2013 is to help you make contacts, form partnerships and close deals. If you have expertise in these areas of business, submit your application today. Please note, the deadline for nominations closes Feb. 8. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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