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Title Author Description Publication (yyyy-mm-dd) Language
XaaS CheckWolfgang Martin TeamDas Ziel ist, den deutschsprachigen Markt darauf zu untersuchen, wie Cloud Computing sich zwischen dem Wunschdenken der Anbieter und der Wirklichkeit in der Unternehmenspraxis darstellt.2010-10german
Cloud Computing - Navigation in der WolkePrice Waterhouse CoopersWie sehr die Anbieter an den oben genannten Aufgaben arbeiten, steht in der Studie "Cloud Computing: Navigation in der Wolke". Für die Studie hat PwC-Experte Vehlow über 50 Unternehmen befragt, die Cloud Computing als Dienstleistung anbieten und zusammen genommen über 70 Prozent des Marktvolumens ausmachen. Unter den Befragten waren kleine und mittlere Unternehmen, die auf Cloud Computing spezialisiert sind, ebenso wie große Firmen, bei denen Cloud Computing nur einen kleinen Teil ihrer Geschäftstätigkeit ausmacht.2010-10german
The Environmental Benefits of Moving to the CloudAccentureBusinesses that choose to run applications in the cloud can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by 30 percent or more versus running those same applications on their own IT infrastructure. Large cloud data centers can lower overall energy use due to economies of scale and operational efficiencies beyond what corporate IT departments can achieve. These findings, from a study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy demonstrate cloud computing’s potential to reduce the carbon footprint from running business applications. 2010english
Cloud Computing Risk Assessment ENISAENISA, supported by a group of subject matter expert comprising representatives from Industries, Academia and Governmental Organizations, has conducted, in the context of the Emerging and Future Risk Framework project, an risks assessment on cloud computing business model and technologies. The result is an in-depth and independent analysis that outlines some of the information security benefits and key security risks of cloud computing. The report provide also a set of practical recommendations.Produced by ENISA with contributions from a group of subject matter expert comprising representatives from Industry, Academia and Governmental Organizations, a risk assessment of cloud computing business model and technologies. This is an in-depth and independent analysis that outlines some of the information security benefits and key security risks of cloud computing. The report provide also a set of practical recommendations. It is produced in the context of the Emerging and Future Risk Framework project. 2009-11-20english
An SME perspective on Cloud ComputingENISAENISA has conducted a security risk assessment of cloud computing technologies aimed at giving advice to (among others) SME's on the most important risks in adopting cloud computing technologies, as well as ways to address those risks. 2009-11-20english
Is 2010 the year SMEs fully embrace cloud computing?OpinionMattersA year or so ago, the term ‘cloud computing’ was by no means mainstream. While it has certainly been a topic favoured among IT professionals for the last few years – the so-called “next big thing” in technology that could spur a whole new decade of growth – it was only in the latter part of 2009 that it started to gather pace and enter day to day business vocabulary.2010-01english
Cloud Computing Energy EfficiencyPike ResearchStrategic and Tactical Assessment of Energy Savings and Carbon Emissions Reduction Opportunities for Data Centers Utilizing SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS2010-10english
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