"@SAP a #cloud company, you beat! built upon Ariba and SuccessFactors 2013 the company saw a 121 percent increase in cloud revenue."
— SAP Investing and Aiming for $4.75 Billion Cloud Revenue in 2017 - Web Host Industry Review
2013 the year of the #CloudBroker? @ComputeNext predicts this sector will produce $20B in revenues for cloud services by 2015. What is a Cloud Broker ? @Yasin36 reports on @Kevin_Jackson 10 predictions for #Cloud and why Cloud Brokers took the #7 spot:
7. Organizations will rapidly adopt cloud services brokerages. Cloud services brokerage and cloud access security brokers are emerging as vital and complementary services. IT departments currently are struggling to learn these skills internally or partnering externally for these services. Management tools for this multi-sourcing environment are essential. To best deal with the new paradigm of hybrid IT, government security policies also will need to be reviewed and updated to manage the transition from infrastructure-centric to data-centric security postures.
Mid-year review: 10 predictions for cloud computing — GCN
"Almost half of all e-mail is now opened on a smartphone, according to Yesmail. But when marketing messages are opened on a mobile phone, the reader takes action—buys something, clicks through, whatever—about half as often as when the message is opened on a desktop."
Is the New Gmail Killing E-mail Marketing? - Businessweek
"Data breaches have become such an enormous liability that nearly 31% of the companies surveyed already have cyber liability policies, while another 39% are reportedly exploring purchasing a policy to get a level of protection in place to help manage the financial burden of breaches."
— Is it time for cyber liability insurance?
"Is your company leaking data? 93% of companies do not backup smart phone data."
— The State of Corporate Mobile Data » Druva