From Cryptolocker to the Apple iOS vulnerability, there have been numerous high-profile breaches in 2014. With the ever-changing threat landscape and advanced cyber attacks showing no sign of slowing down, businesses need to be prepared as we head into 2015.
To prepare for the year just, we must anticipate the security needs and trends of the future and understand how companies can survive in the face of new danger.
According to WANTED Analytics, there are 3.9 million jobs in the U.S. affiliated with cloud computing with 384,478 in IT alone. The median salary for IT professionals with cloud computing experience is $90,950 and the median salary for positions that pay over $100,000 a year is $116,950.
We are back to the time where every expert is discussing the IT and business trends for 2015. One of my favorite topics that’s high on discussion is, of course, the cloud. My main hope for 2015 is that the industry can move on from the “What is the cloud, public/private clouds are good/bad” debate and essentially become more refined in our understanding.
2014 was the year that the cloud went mainstream. Now that we have access to everything from everywhere, I can’t help but wonder how we ever coped with programs hosted locally on single computers and working with non-collaborative documents.
As the year draws to a close, it’s important to take a minute away from the pies and the eggnog to reflect on 2014, and think about what we can take from the big tech trends of the year:
Cloud computing is one of the most talked about solutions in the education industry. School IT managers and educators know first hand that technology changes have been constant, and the potential they create for young learners is tremendous. Yet there are still many teachers and educators that are unclear on what computing in the “cloud” really means.
How cloud computing helps schools
Cloud computing is not just a cool technology for early adopters. It is now the digital backbone for individuals and businesses that demand highly secure, scalable, accessible and centrally managed data centers maintained by highly trained IT professionals.
Cloud-based services are becoming more widely adopted by healthcare organizations. The past year has seen a surge of interest regarding the potential of cloud computing with many organizations set to start moving healthcare-related applications across to cloud platforms.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been highly discussed recently, especially as the capabilities of smart technologies continue to evolve. Essentially, IoT is about connecting anything to the internet using sensors. It is part of our business smartphones, as well as devices, and this is only the start.
Mobile Backend as a Service(MBaaS), also known as “backend as a service” (BaaS), is a model for providing web and mobile app developers with a way to link their applications to backend cloud storage and APIs exposed by back end applications while also providing features such as user management, push notifications, and integration with social networking services.
While cloud computing and grid computing are both concepts that involve large-scale computer networks, they are certainly not the same thing.
Cloud computing refers to an architecture in which large groups of remote servers are networked to allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources. Of course, there are several cloud technology delivery models (IaaS, PaaS, DaaS and XaaS) and they all have different ways to be delivered.