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The Cloud Awards news team reports on the latest news and industry trends in the rapidly-growing area of cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

German Business Cloud Usage Up Eleven Percent in 2016

The number of German companies using cloud computing has increased considerably over the past year, a recent survey shows. The number of companies accessing the cloud for SaaS or computing power has risen by  as much as 11 percent from 2015 to 2016. 65 percent of German companies now use the cloud Private cloud used by 44 [...]

By |2020-01-23T11:00:30+00:00March 15th, 2017|Industry Chatter, news|0 Comments

Forbes Announces Cloud 100

Forbes has announced its list of leading cloud computing in 2016. Messaging app provider Slack was ranked as the number one private company, with notable Cloud Awards and SaaS Awards finalists making the list. Recent Netskope research also placed the top contender among the top 20 cloud apps used by businesses, and finished ahead of cloud storage firm Dropbox [...]

By |2020-01-23T11:00:30+00:00September 14th, 2016|Industry Chatter|0 Comments

CIO Survey Finds Security and Private Cloud Top Priorities

CIOs expect cloud consumption to rise from 31% in 2014 to 58% in 2018, with public cloud adoption predicted to rise fastest; SaaS deployments are expected to increase from 33% of applications today to 56%  over the next five years; and IT leaders predict internal IT infrastructure consumption to fall from 67% to 42% between 2104 and 2018, according to a survey released [...]

By |2016-03-24T14:43:55+00:00March 24th, 2016|Industry Chatter|0 Comments

Indian SaaS Sector to Earn $10bn; Value to Exceed $50bn in Ten Years

The Indian SaaS sector is projected to grow sixteen-fold over the next decade and boast multiple billion-dollar-revenue businesses, collectively valued at over $50bn, says a joint report from Google and Accel Partners. The report, released on Friday, projects Indian cloud start-ups raising the Software-as-a-Service sector’s annual revenues in India as high as $10 billion. That's roughly 8% of the projected $132-billion global demand, [...]

By |2020-01-23T11:00:30+00:00March 8th, 2016|Industry Chatter|0 Comments

2016 SaaS Awards Announced

At the Cloud Awards, we're delighted to announce a brand new awards program for the summer: The 2016 SaaS Awards. There are twenty completely new categories to enter and a closing date of the penultimate Friday in May (which in 2016, falls on 20th). We're not doing away with SaaS submissions and the two out-and-out [...]

By |2016-02-29T19:15:08+00:00February 29th, 2016|Award Updates|2 Comments

Cloud Awards Winners Top List of Best Cloud Companies to Work For

Cloud Awards winners have topped a list of "Best Cloud Companies to Work for in 2016". Employees would most recommend Sumo Logic, Google, Zerto, FusionOps, OutSystems, AppDirect,  Cloudera, HyTrust, Tableau Software and Domo to their friends, with Cloud Awards winners and finalists featuring prominently. The list was compiled by cross-referencing reviews on popular employee satisfaction website Glassdoor.com and CRN's 100 [...]

By |2020-01-23T11:00:30+00:00February 4th, 2016|Industry Chatter|0 Comments

Malaysian Cloud Faces Costs Challenge

Senior executives in Asia face mounting pressure to cut costs while adopting cloud computing technologies, reports a group of chief information officers in Malaysia. The findings arose from a panel session ‘Making the Most of the Cloud’ at CIO Leaders Summit in Malaysia. MISC Corp is a leading Malaysian shipping organisation, listed on the Bursa [...]

By |2016-02-29T15:51:42+00:00June 26th, 2015|Industry Chatter|0 Comments

Cloud Pioneer Clarifies “Google Weak” Comments

Sheng Liang, a cloud computing pioneer who helped found Cloud.com, was quick to clarify reports that he dubbed incumbents in the cloud ecosystem such as Google and Amazon “irrelevant” and “last generation” this week. The bold words come off the back of Liang discussing his latest venture, Rancher Labs, which aims to provide a differentiated [...]

By |2020-01-23T11:00:30+00:00February 6th, 2015|Industry Chatter|0 Comments