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, Preparing for the age of Bring your own Everything. Surely, you've heard of Bring Your Own Device, but did you know that's only scratching the surface of the “Bring Your Own” movement? Because once you empower people with a super computer in their hands the flood gates open to the idea of BYO-e where “e” stands for everything
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Change your company culture and get onto the cloud | InfoWorld
It's fair to say that CIOs are beginning to recognize the value of cloud computing for their companies in terms of flexibility, agility and elasticity. But it's one thing to see the change you need to make and another to get your employees behind it, and changing the company culture could be the biggest challenge of all.
News flash: The cloud is the computer for enterprises too | GigaOm
There is little doubt the cloud is having a huge impact on the enterprise today. While even as recently as 18 months ago some large companies scoffed at it, many are now seeing the handwriting on the wall. When the CIA has chosen AWS, you know that change is in the air. Hard for an IT pro to argue that the cloud's not secure when a spy agency is using it.
McKinsey research: IT needs a kick in the keister | CloudAve
Speaking of which, in case you needed some research to back up these previous assertions, McKinsey looked at the challenges facing IT and found that the role of the CIO and IT is clearly shifting, but some might be having a hard time adjusting.
VMware adapts to a BYO world | CITEworld
VMware released the Horizon Desktop recently, a virtual desktop that provides a set of business tools for today's enterprise worker. While VMware has always been about virtualization, what makes this release particularly interesting is that the tool works across devices, enabling users to log into their desktop from a phone, tablet, PC or laptop.
What the latest cloud explosion really means | InfoWorld
Quite suddenly, large vendors like Cisco, IBM, Google and Microsoft are all in on the cloud and trying to sell cloud services to enterprise clients. What has fueled this change? Chances are it has a lot do with the articles in this week's batch. The times they are a changin' and the vendors want a piece of it too.
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