Cloud 5: First Android apps come to Chromebook, HP nabs Euculyptus, and creating a coherent cloud strategy

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 12, 2014 8:42:00 AM

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 recent blog posts, Celebrity nude photo hack proves little about cloud security. The celebrity nude photo leak debacle is a moving target and we still don't have all the information, but whatever the final outcome, and whoever is to blame, it would be a mistake to consider this a broad indictment against cloud security. The fact is nobody's data is completely safe.

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Cloud 5: Cloud's role in nude photo debacle, Alibaba wants a piece of the IaaS market, and NASA's massive cloud migration

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 5, 2014 9:05:00 AM

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, Celebrity nude photo hack proves little about cloud security. The celebrity nude photo leak debacle is a moving target and we still don't have all the information, but whatever the final outcome, and whoever is to blame, it would be a mistake to consider this a broad indictment against cloud security. The fact is nobody's data is completely safe.

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

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Cloud 5: AWS attracts developers with free beer, cloud in 3 words, and why one admin ditched his servers for the cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 29, 2014 8:47:13 AM

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, We need a new operating system for the hybrid cloud era. We have big operating systems created for the desktop era and we have Google Chrome OS, an OS made for the cloud era, but what we lack is something in the middle that takes into account the way people work today across both environments.

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

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Cloud 5: The road to 44 trillion gigabytes, PaaS shootout, and cloud makes us all outsourcers

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 15, 2014 9:15:22 AM

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, If SMBs aren't in the cloud today, what are they waiting for? A recent survey found just 37 percent of small businesses have fully embraced the cloud. In my view if you're starting a business today, you should be 100 percent in the cloud. There's no reason beyond regulatory requirements to start dealing with software in-house and all the entails.

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

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Cloud 5: Amazon's earnings report triggers strong debate, Australia wants to go cloud and how cloud changes IT mindset

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 1, 2014 9:21:51 AM

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, AWS feels sting of market maturity. For a time, Amazon Web Services was the only cloud infrastructure game in town, but it didn't take long for the big boys like Google, Microsoft and IBM to recognize a good thing when they see it. And while AWS continues to grow, it's feeling the competition and price cuts are eroding profits.

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

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Cloud 5: Werner Vogels on AWS Security, CIA info chief talks cloud and is cloud green?

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 27, 2014 9:06:00 AM

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, Three-year upgrade cycles no longer make sense in cloud-mobile age. For a long time, IT's job was about procuring, installing and managing large enterprise systems and it took a long time and a ton of money to get them working right. That's why once they were working they tended to leave them in place for years. Today, however, in the age of cloud and mobile, stability has given way to agility and the cloud's incremental updates make so much more sense.

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

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Cloud 5: Dispelling cloud myths, the cloud security excuse, and the fight for cloud supremacy

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 20, 2014 9:17:00 AM

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, Cloud adoption surveys tend to miss the mark. Cloud surveys tend to miss the mark because they ask the wrong people or the people they are asking simply don't know the term. But that doesn't mean that consumers and business users alike aren't using the cloud because they definitely are -whether they know the term or not.

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

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Cloud 5: Alibaba wants a piece of the cloud market, Docker 101 and cloud's true value

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 13, 2014 9:09:00 AM

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, Fearing or embracing change: It's your choice. Just as Uber is changing the taxi industry, a similar kind of change driven by the cloud and mobile, is going on inside of IT and you can embrace it or fear it, but it's happening regardless of what you do.

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

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Cloud 5: How Apple sees the cloud, a cloud-first world and 10 powerful IaaS companies

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 6, 2014 9:08:00 AM

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, Cloud FUD won't go away. It's been six years since I first heard the term "cloud computing" and some of the base concerns I heard in that first session still remain. You would think we would have changed the conversation after all this time, but I'm still hearing the same old arguments, and it's time to change the focus.

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

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Cloud 5: Ubuntu leads OpenStack, Microsoft teams with Salesforce, falling cloud costs

Posted by Ron Miller on May 30, 2014 9:23:00 AM

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, CIO Lesson: Your system is never secure as you think it is. Good managers learn from their mistakes and at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium last week, several CIOs shared their stories. Fidelity's Stephen Neff's story of his time as a young IT manager drove home the idea that you're probably not as prepared for as you think you are.

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

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