Cloud Computing: 11 Expert Predictions for Cloud IT in 2011

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-12-29 Print this article Print
11 Expert Predictions for Cloud IT in 2011

11 Expert Predictions for Cloud IT in 2011

by Chris Preimesberger
There's little question that cloud IT came into its own in 2010. During the last couple of years, most of the research, testing, re-testing and quality assurance work on this new phase of IT has been completed at the high-performance computing and large enterprise level, and midrange and smaller enterprises are now following suit. Services developed for public- and private-cloud-related IT are now handling workloads that used to be processed exclusively onsite in numerous enterprise departments. Generally, we are talking about workloads from departments such as sales and marketing, human resources and financial; entire supply chains involving other companies are working within protected private cloud systems. In this slide show, eWEEK, with the assistance of data management software provider Aprigo, brings you a collection of predictions from known and respected authorities, including company founders, chief technical people and a systems administrator or two.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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