Opinion

Cloud Computing: How Big is Big Data? IDC’s Answer

The future torrent of data poses challenges around search, privacy and compliance, IT staffing, and more. CIO.com's Bernard Golden looks at IDC's 2010 Digital Universe Study and concludes that IDC underestimates how much of that data will live in the cloud.
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Named by Wired.com as one of the 10 most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard Golden serves as vice president of strategy for ActiveState Software, an independent provider of CloudFoundry. He is the author of four books on virtualization and cloud computing, his most recent book being Amazon Web Services for Dummies. Learn more about him at www.bernardgolden.com.