Cloud Computing, Big Data, BYOD and mobile data initiatives are receiving very warm receptions by many C-level executives, such as the chief technology officer. With these new technologies, the chief technology officer is better able to equip his or her workforce, in addition to saving money and increasing profits. Not only is BYOD and mobile data collection saving company dollars, it is also creating a flourishing job market. The chief technology officer is rapidly hiring to keep pace in the job market due to the increase in technology demand.
Key Stats on Cloud Computing and Big Data Growth
- 4.4 Million Global IT Jobs by 2015 – resulting from Big Data initiatives, reports Gartner.
- $34 Billion in IT spending in 2013 alone toward Big Data, via Gartner’s recent report in CIO.com. As Big Data grows alongside the implementation of cloud technologies and cloud computing, the chief technology officer is responsible for staying current with new updates through sites such as the aforementioned CIO.com.
Spotlight on BYOD and Mobile Data Collection Benefits
Trefis highlights VMware’s recently released Q3 earnings that were recently released. The previous quarter showed remarkable growth. Take a look at the numbers: “22% y-o-y growth in revenues which came in at $1.12 billion. Free cash flows were up 29% y-o-y at $2.01 billion. U.S and international revenues grew 22% y-o-y to $551 million and $572 million, respectively. Enterprise license revenues experienced growth of nearly 30% y-o-y and license revenues came in at $517 million and services revenue was $605 million,” reports Trefis.
Trefis expects “…mobile desktop virtualization, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement, Big Data analytics and enterprise social networking will be the main revenue drivers for Q3 and the subsequent quarters.
Not only are those great numbers, but the technology driving the increasing profits is quite incredible as well. VMware’s management cites technology advances and high demand for virtualization and cloud computing to keep driving the growth.
Along the same lines as VMware’s focus, IBM is also taking charge and leading the Big Data world. This article provides an in-depth look into how IBM is securing the Big Data cloud to provide comfort and safety to BYOD and mobile data collection users.
IBM Initiatives in the Cloud Computing and BYOD Environment
While transferring data to the cloud and using BYOD devices is a red-hot topic, there is one key worry refraining some tech users from taking the leap and implementing the software that is proven to save time and money. That main worry is security. With that in mind, that is the main focus of IBM’s new initiatives they look to make the cloud safer and create a better environment for BYOD users. As more and more companies implement and advance their software infrastructure, that provides a larger playing ground for cybercriminals. Check out the following link for more information about the intriguing projects that IBM is revealing to the world.
Brendan Hannigan, IBM’s general manager of security systems elegantly portrays the importance of these recent technology shifts with the following statement: “A major shift is taking place in how organizations protect data. Today, data resides everywhere—mobile devices, in the cloud, on social media platforms. This is creating massive amounts of data, forcing organizations to move beyond a traditional siloed perimeter to a multi-perimeter approach in which security intelligence is applied closer to the target.”
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