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Cloud IT Week in Review: Cloud Adoption, Power Outages

September 24, 2016

Happy Saturday! This week in Cloud IT saw a variety of topics covered.  Whether you’re interested in the latest reports on cloud adoption or the role Cloud IT plays in power outages, there’s something for you. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at this week’s happenings.


The week started off with TMC’s Paula Bernier look at the new study “Destination Cloud: The Federal and SLED Cloud Journey,” which was conducted by MeriTalk and sponsored by Avnet Government solutions and NetApp. The report analyzes cloud strategies of federal, local, state and higher education entities. One of the major findings was that 82 percent of public sector cloud adopters expect to increase their spending on cloud computing next year, and five years from now they anticipate upping their cloud use 35 to 60 percent. You can find more statistics, along with their motivations, HERE.

TMC’s Susan J. Campbell provided some insight on how to ensure continued access to power during an outage. Some people think that using the cloud saves them and their business from the destruction that power outages can cause, but that’s not always the case. To minimize the issues caused by an outage, you need to be prepared to switch to an internal power source. Unfortunately, while it is possible to access cloud IT through a second power line, it’s not a fool proof system. You can find out more about these problems and their resolutions HERE.

In other news, Madison Dearborn Partners has picked up Intermedia from Oak Hill Capital Partners. Intermedia is known for bringing about a slate of new cloud tools that have proven secure and reliable in the wider field. Now that they have joined forces with Madison Dearborn, Intermedia hopes for new and faster growth thanks to augmented channel partner programs that should prompt new sales. The last few years have been huge for Intermedia. You can find out more on how Madison Dearborn is going to help them improve further HERE.

While some diverse topics have been highlighted here, that’s certainly not all that went on this week. Be sure to head to the Cloud IT homepage for all the updates, and come back next week for the latest insights. Have a great weekend!



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