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Cloud IT Week in Review: SmartFile, IoT, Market Growth

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Cloud IT Week in Review: SmartFile, IoT, Market Growth

October 15, 2016
By Alicia Young
Web Editor

Happy Saturday! Welcome back to the Week in Review, where we discuss all things Cloud IT. This week we saw a variety of topics covered, including market trends, the Internet of Things (IoT) and much more. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at the past few days.

This week started off with TMC’s Paula Bernier (News - Alert) discussing a new survey by SmartFile, which indicates that respondents lost an average of $21,899, or 661 IT ticket hours, in annual productivity, with some of them estimating losses of as high as $154,954 a year, or 4,680 ticket hours. The survey of more than 421 IT system administrators in the U.S. asked participants about their experiences with access, file sharing and storage problems. It found that 17 percent of those surveyed spend at least 20 hours a week to address failed syncing, unapproved file sharing, VPN issues and other file storage obstacles. Clearly, there are a lot of issues to address here, and they’re resulting in major losses. You can find out more HERE.

Meanwhile, cloud-based systems are on the rise, and have a lot to offer businesses of all sizes. At the same time, IoT systems are also starting to gain ground, offering a different but likewise substantial value. Many companies are eager to get started, but the new Thales (News - Alert)' “2016 PKI Global Trends Study” suggests that, before bringing in cloud and IoT systems, public key infrastructure (PKI) systems need to be enhanced. You can find insights from the study HERE.

Speaking of the cloud, another report indicates that there is going to be huge growth in Cloud IT infrastructure as hyperscale returns. New reports from the International Data Corporation (IDC (News - Alert)) suggest that the second quarter of 2016 saw big growth in cloud IT infrastructure, and there might be more to come. You can see all the forecasts and findings from this report HERE.

On the same note, the IDC also released its “WW Quarterly Cloud Infrastructure Tracker” report, which revealed a significant increase in spending on IT infrastructure in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Spending on servers, disk storage, and Ethernet switches, IDC found, increased 37.4 percent in the second quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter last year. This increase has lifted the total spending in the market at $1.56 billion in the quarter. I guess the Brexit vote didn’t have a significant impact on spending, like many feared. Find all the details HERE.

While a variety of topics have been highlighted here, that’s certainly not all that went on this week. Be sure to head to the Cloud IT homepage for all the updates, and come back next week for the latest insights. Have a great weekend!

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