FRAMINGHAM, Mass., October 5, 2015 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total spending on cloud IT infrastructure (server, storage, and Ethernet switch, excluding double counting between server and storage) will grow by 24.1% and will reach $32.6 billion in 2015. This amount will account for a third of the overall end user spending on enterprise IT infrastructure, up from 27.9% in 2014. In comparison, spending on IT infrastructure deployed in traditional, non-cloud, environments will decline by -1.6% in 2015, although at $66.8 billion will remain the largest segment of the market. Spending on private cloud IT infrastructure in 2015 will grow by 15.8% year over year to $12.1 billion, while spending on public cloud IT infrastructure will increase by 29.6% to $20.5 billion.
Please join us for a Skype Webinar on Microsoft Azure App Services and Skype on Nov. 10, 2015 from 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm CST by Leland Grant.
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Please join us for a Skype Webinar on ‘Multifactor Authentication and Identity Management in Microsoft Azure’ on Nov. 2nd, 2015 from 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm CST by Murali Sesham. To know more about the Presenter and to Register for the Webinar click the link below
Please join us for a Skype Webinar on ‘Microsoft Azure App Services and Skype’ on Nov. 10th , 2015 from 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm CST by Leland Grant. To know more about the Presenter and to Register for the Webinar click the link below
By Julia White, general manager of Office 365 Technical Product Management.
You may have heard the rumors, but today I’m happy to confirm that Office 2016 will be broadly available starting on September 22nd. If you have a volume licensing agreement in place, you can download Office 2016 from the Volume Licensing Service Center starting October 1st.
We’ve enhanced the upgrade and installation experience, and for Office 365 subscribers, we’ve made changes to how the 2016 apps are updated moving forward. We’re also delivering new tools and resources to help you prepare, deploy and manage Office.
Improvements to the Office update model
For customers who currently use Office 365 ProPlus, (the subscription version of Office apps for companies and organizations), you can continue to receive monthly feature and security updates just as you have been over the past few years. Moving forward, this always up-to-date approach is called Current Branch and means that you always have the most current Office apps and capabilities deployed. The next Current Branch will release on September 22nd and will have all of the new Office 2016 app updates included.
Read more at…https://blogs.office.com/2015/09/10/admins-get-ready-for-office-2016-rollout-begins-september-22/
Is your cloud strategy centered on saving money or fueling revenue growth? Where you land on this question could determine a lot about your experience level with cloud services and what guidance you should be giving to your application developers and IT Ops teams.
According to our customer research the majority of CIOs would vote for the savings, seeing cloud computing as an evolution of outsourcing and hosting that can drive down capital and operations expenses. In some cases this is correct, but in many situations the opposite will result. Using the cloud wrong may raise your costs.
What small and medium-sized businesses really need to know about moving to Microsoft Office 365
Most companies have decided they need the business agility and want the cost savings that come when moving to the cloud. But with the bewildering amount of contradictory information floating around on the Internet, not many really understand exactly what that means or what it entails.
Companies considering Microsoft Office 365 as their first step in moving applications to hosted solutions face similar inconsistencies, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. For example, some businesses incorrectly believe Office 365 is simply a version of Office accessed by a browser. That’s just one of the misconceptions about Office 365 we want to correct, which is why we created this myth-busting guide to help you. When considering Office 365 to power your organization, you need to know the facts. Your business depends on it. Ready to learn which of the top nine Office 365 business cloud myths you may have thought were true—but aren’t?
Read on at https://resources.office.com/rs/112-YPQ-597/images/Office-365-MythsAboutMovingToTheCloud.pdf.pdf