Cloud Computing: Enterprise IT's Future: What Tech Executives Are Predicting

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-01-25 Print this article Print
Private Cloud Deployments Increase, but Public Cloud Providers Prove to be More Secure.

Private Cloud Deployments Increase, but Public Cloud Providers Prove to be More Secure.

From Simon Crosby, co-founder and CTO of Bromium: There will be significant growth in enterprise private clouds as CIOs are keen to adopt consumption-based IT services to shed their capital-expense-intensive private cloud arena. However, public cloud providers will continue to strengthen their offerings, ultimately proving they are more secure than any enterprise-implemented cloud.
We at eWEEK are interested in bringing you information that fits generally into four main categories: facts about new products, services and relevant IT use cases; cogent ideas from thought leaders; history of where IT has been; and previews of what will be coming into the IT world. There are other subsets, but these four buckets hold most of what one will find here in our pages. While it's certainly important to know what has happened, it's equally valuable to know what is going to happen. Today's slide show involves categories 2 and 4: ideas from thought leaders on what will be shaping the IT world in the future. With all this in mind, eWEEK presents a compilation of 10 cogent predictions from highly regarded IT thought leaders. No particular time window is placed on them. Special thanks to Pam Robinson of Mindshare for collecting the thoughts of the thought leaders included in this article.
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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