Cloud IT infrastructure spend still going up amid Covid-19, says IDC

Times may change, but the song remains the same: IDC's latest Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker has pegged an increase in cloud spending with outlay on traditional infrastructure falling off a cliff.

The figures for Q1 2020 showed vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products for cloud environments, including server, enterprise storage and Ethernet switch, went up 2.2% year on year, while non-cloud investments went down 16.3%.

The Covid-19...

Cloud 2025: LogicMonitor affirms more accelerated cloud migration post-Covid

Another day, another study which shows how Covid-19 is accelerating cloud migrations. A new report from cloud monitoring provider LogicMonitor has found that 87% of global IT decision makers see the Covid-19 pandemic as hastening cloud initiatives.

The study, titled Cloud 2025, found that of the 500 decision makers polled, almost three quarters (74%) believed that within five years 95% of all workloads will be in the cloud. In APAC, more than a third (37%) see the cloud hosting...

10 ways enterprises are getting results from AI strategies

One in 10 enterprises now use 10 or more AI applications; chatbots, process optimization, and fraud analysis lead a recent survey’s top use cases according to MMC Ventures83% of IT leaders say AI & ML is transforming customer engagement, and 69% say it is transforming their business according to Salesforce ResearchIDC predicts spending on AI systems will reach $97.9B in 2023

AI pilots are progressing into production based on their combined contributions to improving customer...

Zoom rise fuels conferencing SaaS market gains on its own

The stratospheric rise of Zoom has caused the market for conferencing software as a service (SaaS) to hit more than $800 million in the first quarter of this year, according to Synergy Research.

The figures are divided into two camps - and reveal another facet of the enterprise IT software market being cannibalised by cloud. Traditional web and video conferencing revenues, led by Cisco, LogMeIn and Microsoft, have declined 1% year on year, while the smaller subset, which Synergy...

Telstra report finds cloud ‘only option’ for many post-Covid – but business continuity must be paramount

Organisations are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic - but increased or reallocated budgets will mean a recalibration of IT strategy.

That's according to a new report from Australian telco Telstra exploring adaptive infrastructure and business continuity post-Covid.

The report, which polled more than 120 business leaders across four continents and was put together alongside GlobalData, found almost two thirds of...

Gartner: How and why cloud providers need to support their customers through Covid-19

Cloud providers need to proactively support their customers through the tail end of the Covid-19 pandemic. They can do this by demonstrating the strength and adaptability of their service offerings.

Covid-19 has left many organisations unsure if their business continuity strategy is sufficiently robust, particularly when it comes to cloud services. The reliance on videoconferencing and collaboration tools has stressed the limits of back-end supporting...

Hyperscaler earnings: AWS’ $10bn takes plaudits, but Microsoft and Google solid as cloud unaffected by Covid-19

Analysis Amazon Web Services (AWS) broke the $10 billion quarterly revenue mark for the first time as the highlight of three more strong quarters for the cloud hyperscalers - with industry analyst Synergy Research reiterating that cloud services will do just fine amid Covid-19.

The Seattle giant, which according to the latest Synergy figures is pegged at holding just under a third (32%) of the cloud infrastructure market, posted $10.21bn (£8.2bn) in revenues for its most recent...

Flexera’s State of the Cloud report affirms enterprise multi-cloud – but warns over wasted spend

One in five enterprises are spending upwards of $12 million (£9.6m) per year on public cloud - yet around a quarter of that is surplus budget.

That's according to the latest State of the Cloud report, published by IT management software provider Flexera.

The study, which many will recall as the industry-leading RightScale State of the Cloud report - Flexera having acquired RightScale in 2018 - polled 750 global cloud decision-makers and users around their adoption...

Enterprises need cloud for innovation but security and automation gap remains, says report

The gap between the haves and have nots when it comes to enterprise cloud implementation continues to be ploughed: according to a new study from security provider DivvyCloud, less than half of enterprises polled are equipped to operate in the cloud securely.

The 2020 State of Enterprise Cloud Adoption and Security report, which polled around 2,000 IT professionals, found that while 85% of enterprise organisations believe cloud adoption is necessary for innovation, only two in five...

Cloud IT infrastructure spending stormed back in Q4 to secure modest yearly growth, says IDC

Total end user spending on IT infrastructure products for cloud environments recovered significantly in the most recent quarter bringing overall 2019 levels above the red line, according to IDC.

Following two consecutive quarters of spending decline for server, enterprise storage and Ethernet switch for cloud, Q419 saw $19.4 billion (£x) in spending at a 12.4% year-over-year growth. Total spending for the year, at $66.8bn, saw 2.1% annual growth.

IDC noted that, aside...