Cloud 5: Cloud's IT paradox, cloud has won and PaaS isn't dying

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 24, 2014 10:33:00 AM

5 at a baggage carousel in Hartford, CT.Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our most recent blog posts, Android's next target could be the desktop. Android has more than 80 percent worldwide mobile marketshare, so it makes sense it would see the desktop as the next logical target, but just because they want to do it doesn't mean the market is looking to have an all-Android experience.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

Cloud computing isn’t a threat to IT jobs, says analyst | SiliconANGLE

You can't fear the future says one expert, and your best bet is to understand the cloud. That's because regardless of where you store your data, there is going to be room for IT pros inside organizations.

It's time to implement serious cloud incident reporting | CSC Engage

It's not always clear who's responsible for a service outage and sometimes because of the interrelationship among cloud providers, they might not know either. The EU is proposing a new systems where customers can accurately gauge incidents as they happen.

PaaS isn't dying -- it's becoming part of IaaS | InfoWorld

Everyone understands Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service, but Platform as a Service is less well defined and that makes it difficult to judge how well it's doing. This writer suggests it's not doing as poorly as some suggest. It's simply being folded into infrastructure.

Cloud Computing's Paradox: More IT, But Less IT Management | Forbes

In the old days, IT controlled everything related to computing. The cloud has changed that, which means IT can throw up its hands or it can do what it does best and work with business units as a partner around security, governance and how these services fit within the organization's overall computing picture. 

Why the Cloud Battle is Already Won - Business 2 Community

The cloud has become so ubiquitous and so important to organizations that this author argues that the cloud battle is over. We need to stop having the conversation of if we should move to the cloud, and move it the next level because all of the advantages of using cloud services have been clearly defined and it's time to stop arguing.

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