ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: Issue 47

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

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Photo courtesy of Flickr user BasicGov

It’s A Cloud, Cloud, Cloud, Cloud World
The VAR Guy   Posted: November 15, 2013
Summary: Cloud computing opportunities are still ripe for the picking for solution providers.
http://thevarguy.com/business-technology-solution-sales/it-s-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-world

Sick And Tired Of The Cloud? The Benefits Still Live Up To The Hype
Forbes   Posted: November 15, 2013
Summary: Despite being tired of the hype surrounding the Cloud, many companies are saving money and gaining flexibility through the use of cloud-based applications and services.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/sungardas/2013/11/15/sick-and-tired-of-the-cloud-the-benefits-still-live-up-to-the-hype/

Become Your Own SaaS Provider
Information Week   Posted: November 15, 2013
Summary: Enterprises adopting private cloud should consider offering “private SaaS,” a way to efficiently offer application services to their employees and partners.
http://www.informationweek.com/infrastructure/cloud-infrastructure/become-your-own-saas-provider/d/d-id/1005862

IT Nation 2013: Attendees Talk Cloud; LabTech Celebrates Growth
ChannelProSMB   Posted: November 15, 2013
Summary: Channel pros debated building their own cloud and user-based managed service pricing, while LabTech Software celebrated its good fortune on the heels of this summer’s RMM mergers and acquisitions.
http://www.channelprosmb.com/article/it_nation_2013_attendees_talk_cloud_labtech_celebrates_growth1/news

Finding the true value of cloud means not focusing on infrastructure
SearchCloudComputing.com    Posted: November 15, 2013
Summary: Cloud computing is first and foremost an economic model. Many IT innovations, such as virtualization, have originated from the need to improve the economics of IT; cost increases of more hardware, complexity and administrative requirements eclipsed cost improvements gained from server hardware commoditization.
http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/opinion/Finding-the-true-value-of-cloud-means-not-focusing-on-infrastructure

A Cloud Computing Forecast Summary for 2013 – 2017 from IDC, Gartner and KPMG
HispanicBusiness.com   Posted: November 18, 2013
Summary: A synopsis of the latest cloud computing forecasts and market estimates.
http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/11/18/a_cloud_computing_forecast_summary_for.htm

Designing For The Cloud With An ISV Mindset
HostReview   Posted: November 18, 2013
Summary: ISVs have access to is a full range of tools which allow them to design and deploy the precise virtualized infrastructure they require to support their applications, within an environment which is entirely under their own control.
http://www.hostreview.com/blog/131118-designing-for-the-cloud-with-an-isv-mindset

What Early Adopters Learned Moving Email To The Cloud
InformationWeek Government   Posted: November 18, 2013
Summary: Federal agencies are seeing productivity gains, as well as IT savings, but choosing the best platforms has become a more strategic decision for federal CIOs.
http://www.informationweek.com/government/cloud-computing/what-early-adopters-learned-moving-email-to-the-cloud/d/d-id/1006271

Cloud Computing: The Next-Generation
InformationWeek   Posted: November 18, 2013
Summary: The staggering growth of cloud computing is driving today’s IT infrastructure to new levels of efficiency through greater integration and convergence. http://www.informationweek.com/infrastructure/cloud-infrastructure/cloud-computing-the-next-generation-/d/d-id/898954

Connecting More of the World Through the Internet of Things and the Cloud
WHIR    Posted: November 18, 2013
Summary: There’s a growing segment of the internet that involves devices other than traditional computers. These “things” connect to the network via wired and wireless connections. Depending on their purpose, these devices transmit their data via sensors and process data fed to them.
http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/connecting-world-internet-things-cloud

Challenges and Opportunities With Big Data
Cloud Computing Path   November 19, 2013
Summary: Big Data is proving to be transformational in every aspect of our lives and may well govern decision making at all levels: in government, business and society.
http://www.cloudcomputingpath.com/challenges-and-opportunities-with-big-data/

Benefits Of Cloud Computing Solutions Beyond ROI
Fully Managed Data Center Blog   Posted: November 19, 2013
Summary: There are numerous companies of all sizes and industries that benefit from increased productivity with cloud computing, which requires modest investment in its configuration and operation.
http://esdsdatacenter.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/benefits-of-cloud-computing-solutions-beyond-roi/

The Cloud Can Bring Sunny Weather to Businesses
Midsize Insider   Posted: November 19, 2013
Summary: Cloud computing services can be beneficial to businesses, especially midsize firms. IT departments can make the transition much smoother by taking certain steps.
http://midsizeinsider.com/en-us/article/the-cloud-can-bring-sunny-weather-to-bus

Big Data Infographic: The Four Main V of Big Data
Cloud Computing Path   Posted: November 19, 2013
Summary: Great infographic exploring the 4 V’s of Big Data: Volume (or scale of data), Velocity (or analysis of streaming data), Variety (different forms of data), and Veracity (or uncertainty of data).
http://www.cloudcomputingpath.com/big-data-infographic-the-four-main-v-of-big-data/

‘The biggest change we’ve seen is large customers demanding cloud’ – ClickSoftware CEO
Computing   Posted: November 20, 2013
Summary: Software company CEO discusses the Cloud computing use case for ISVs.
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2308045/the-biggest-change-weve-seen-is-large-customers-demanding-cloud-clicksoftware-ceo

Cloud Computing May Save U.S. Government $20 Billion A Year (But There’s More To It Than Just Cost Savings)
Forbes   Posted: November 20, 2013
Summary: A new study suggests that adoption of cloud offerings can cut the cost of U.S. government application development costs to the tune of $20.5 billion a year. at least 31%.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joemckendrick/2013/11/20/cloud-computing-may-save-u-s-federal-government-20-billion-a-year-but-theres-more-to-it-than-just-cost-savings/

Following both sides of the decentralized vs. centralized IT debate
SearchDataCenter   Posted: November 20, 2013
Summary: With cloud computing and the consumerization of IT empowering technology purchases, enterprises are moving away from IT control. But emerging management challenges and inefficiencies may force IT teams to grab for the reins again.
http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/opinion/Following-both-sides-of-the-decentralized-vs-centralized-IT-debate

Get Ready For Internet Of Clouds
Information Week   Posted: November 21, 2013
Summary: The IEEE wants to establish sufficient standards for cloud users to be able to move between services.
http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-service/get-ready-for-internet-of-clouds/d/d-id/1006263

How to Choose the Right Cloud Environment
RicksCloud   Posted: November 21, 2013
Summary: To determine the best cloud environment, criteria like organization’s size, type of data to be stored and other business needs will help you make your decisions.
http://www.rickscloud.com/how-to-choose-the-right-cloud-environment/

Cloud Infographic – 5 Ways To Become Extinct As Big Data Evolves
CloudTweaks   Posted: November 21, 2013
Summary: As Big Data evolves, some companies are adapting, but many aren’t. Here are 5 maladaptive practices that could lead to your own company’s extinction.
http://www.cloudtweaks.com/2013/11/cloud-infographic-5-ways-to-become-extinct-as-big-data-evolves/

Cloud computing beats Moore’s law — by a mile
VentureBeat   Posted: November 21, 2013
Summary: The shift in how technology is being used is amazing and as companies take advantage, innovation will only flourish.
http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/21/cloud-computing-beats-moores-law-by-a-mile/

How to explain The Cloud to your parents
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay  Posted: November 21, 2013
Summary: Just in time for the holiday visit. Here’s a handy guide to help you through that inevitable conversation.
http://cltampa.com/tampa/how-to-explain-the-cloud-to-your-parents/Content?oid=4335914#.Uo5lzL4o6Uk

3 Surprising Trends Among ‘Pacesetter’ Cloud Adopters
Information Week   Posted: November 21, 2013
Summary: IBM’s latest global research on cloud computing kicks out a few unexpected correlations.
http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-service/3-surprising-trends-among-pacesetter-cloud-adopters