ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: Issue 14

Here is the latest edition of ProfitBricks’ weekly roundup of news, content and conversations about Cloud Computing.

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80 Percent of SMBs Say Cloud Computing Helps Them Thrive
CPA Practice Advisor Posted: March 28, 2014
Summary: New research shows that cloud computing is viewed by 80 percent of U.S. small businesses as a solution that contributes to business growth.
http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/news/11362644/80-percent-of-smbs-say-cloud-computing-helps-them-thrive

The Tipping Point for Cloud First Strategy
CMS Wire Posted: March 28, 2014
Summary: As we enter a second wave of cloud development, the emergence of a cloud first strategy across sectors can be seen, driven by increased cloud acceptance and cross-enterprise collaboration.
http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/the-tipping-point-for-cloud-first-strategy-024667.php

Cloud orchestration and integration to keep IT humming over the long haul
SearchCloudComputing.com Posted: March 28, 2014
Summary: Getting cloud-based enterprise applications connected with users, with other applications and even with each other is a significant new problem — one that pushes DevOps and deployment concerns into issues with orchestration, integration and management.
http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/tip/Cloud-orchestration-and-integration-to-keep-IT-humming-over-the-long-haul

Big Data’s Big Impact Across Industries
Forbes Posted: March 28, 2014
Summary: A round-up of big data news sorted by industry.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/howardbaldwin/2014/03/28/big-datas-big-impact-across-industries/

Sectors Where Big Data Could Make an Impact
Wall Street Journal Posted: March 28, 2014
Summary: Beyond the technology and consumer retail sectors, which have led the way in implementing advanced analytics, there are considerable opportunities to use big-data techniques in other industries such as insurance, health care, banking and public sector.
http://on.wsj.com/1myM3WE

Here Is Why Businesses Should Invest In Cloud Computing
AllTopStartups Posted: March 29, 2014
Summary: Some reasons why a business should consider investing in cloud computing.
http://alltopstartups.com/2014/03/29/invest-in-cloud-computing/

DevOps, Automation, and Mid-Market Companies
Business2Community Posted: March 29, 2014
Summary: In networking, there is a prevailing belief that what is good for complex environments will eventually make its way into smaller, less complex networks. It might take time, but technologies and best practices that the most advanced companies employ, will eventually trickle down to everyone else. It’s sort of the networking equivalent of Reaganomics.
http://www.business2community.com/strategy/devops-automation-mid-market-companies-0821158

Busting 5 DevOps Myths
Information Week Posted: March 31, 2014
Summary: DevOps is a technology movement for hipsters and your company doesn’t need to worry about it, right? Right?
http://www.informationweek.com/software/enterprise-applications/busting-5-devops-myths/d/d-id/1141597

DevOps Pushes Agile to ITs Limits
ScriptRock Posted: March 31, 2014
Summary: Agile software development may have unintentionally left IT operations behind due to the piled up deployments waiting for operations to do something with them. DevOps is fixing that, transforming IT into a business enabler AND provider.
https://www.scriptrock.com/blog/devops-pushes-agile-limits/

Big Data System Integrators Leverage High Performance Cloud #BigData
ProfitBricks Blog Posted: April 2, 2014
Summary: Big data and high performance public cloud infrastructure are driving an increase in deployments with no signs of slowing down.
https://blog.profitbricks.com/big-data-system-integrators-leverage-high-performance-cloud-bigdata/

Does Cloud Computing Require A New Type of ROI Measure?
Forbes Posted: April 2, 2014
Summary: A new survey of 350 senior IT executives finds 16 percent see measuring ROI as a hurdle to their cloud computing implementations, down from 34 percent in a similar survey from a year ago.
Why the reduced emphasis on ROI in cloud efforts? Is it because more organizations have figured it out, or does cloud require new or different ways to measure value to the business?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joemckendrick/2014/04/02/does-cloud-computing-require-a-new-type-of-roi/

Cloud culture shock may impede IT business value
SearchCloudComputing.com Posted: April 2, 2014
Summary: Interop 2014 – Gurus from big IT shops preached to the masses about their experiences moving large organizations to cloud computing, and said while cloud culture shock is a common problem, it can — and should — be overcome.
http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/news/2240217445/Cloud-culture-shock-may-impede-IT-business-value

Adopting the cloud: The network strikes back
CloudTech Posted: April 2, 2014
Summary: With every passing day, more and more IT managers are taking the plunge and opting for the world of cloud. This comes as no surprise when you consider the benefits it brings: adopting cloud gives employees the freedom to work where they want, whilst still cutting costs for businesses.
http://www.cloudcomputing-news.net/news/2014/apr/03/adopting-cloud-network-strikes-back/

Big data 2014: what a difference a year makes
Computing Posted: April 2, 2014
Summary: If 2013 was the year that the world at large woke up to big data, 2014 is when it rolled its sleeves up and started to put the theory into practice.
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/analysis/2337737/big-data-2014-what-a-difference-a-year-makes

Along with cloud, we’re getting more DevOps and IT self-service
ZDNet Posted: April 4, 2014
Summary: Survey of more than 1,000 enterprises finds widespread embrace of developer-operations team alliances, driven by cloud.
http://www.zdnet.com/along-with-cloud-were-getting-more-devops-and-it-self-service-7000028054/