Cloud 5: Cloud-savvy grads, Amazon disruptors, leading IaaS providers

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 20, 2015 8:59:49 AM

5_2-20-15Welcome 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.

Enterprise IT faces upheaval to move to cloud-first computing | ComputerWeekly

As CIOs move more services to the cloud, they are finding it challenging in environments where the personnel is not cloud-savvy. That would suggest that companies making these moves in a big way need to hire people with the right skill set or they need to move slower to allow the staff to learn new ways of operating.

The Apps poised to disrupt Amazon | Motley Fool

Amazon's package delivery arm has always been about getting you a package as quickly as possible. New apps built in the cloud like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are looking at ways to use their services to deliver packages as well as people. It's ironic that they are probably using AWS to manage these services and putting pressure on Amazon's other business.

Cloud, the great equalizer of data analytics | ZDNet

The cloud could offer a way to deliver data to busy business people on the go. Just this week, Salesforce.com updated its Wave analytics tool with three mobile apps designed to help get analytics into the hands of sales people on the move, directly on their mobile phones.

Who's leading the way in IaaS? - Computer Business Review

This article provides an overview of the leading players in the Infrastructure as a Service space, offering a summary of each service's strenths. Surprisingly, it doesn't really talk about weaknesses, but it's a good overview if you are looking for a list of vendors. 

Good news: Computer science graduates will be ready for the cloud | InfoWorld

While CIOs fret about how to transition to the cloud with a staff used to dealing with on-premises computing, it's good to know that the next generation of computer science graduates will be ready to deal with issues in the cloud. Schools are preparing students for the next wave of computing in the cloud.

 

Photo Credit: Tomma Henckel. Used under CC 2.0 license.

 

Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology, Cloud Trends

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