Have you had a chance to pick up the latest copy of the St. Louis Business Journal (May 14-20)? Inside is a special section on technology, and I’ve provided an analysis on how cloud computing has altered the local IT environment. The full story is on pages 26 and 27.
A few key stats highlighted in the feature:
- Worldwide, cloud services revenue topped $56 billion in 2009, up more than 20 percent from about $46 billion in 2008 (Gartner Inc.)
- Gartner also projects that revenue from the cloud will top $150 billion by 2013.
- The average business with an in-house server uses only between 5 percent and 10 percent of that server’s total capacity. The other 90 to 95 percent of that asset is wasted.
While we’ve discussed the significance of the cloud in previous blog posts (The Forecast For IT Calls For Clouds, Defining Cloud Computing, etc.,) it’s great to see a round-up of St. Louis tech leaders exchanging their ideas about the cloud and where it’s going. If you haven’t secured your copy of the Business Journal yet, I highly encourage you to do so.