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Feature Article Cloud conjures up new IT roles; apps & business issues are front & center By Jay Fry, CA Technologies So you’ve managed to avoid going the way of the dodo, and dodged the IT job “endangered species list” I talked about earlier. Great. Now the question is, what are some of the roles within IT that cloud computing is putting front & center? My thoughts are based on what I’ve heard and discussed with IT folks, analysts, and other vendors recently. Many of those thoughts even resonated well with what I’ve heard this week here at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas. Read the full article. Cloud News The big cloud news this week was Amazon Web Services kicking WikiLeaks off its servers, setting off a firestorm of reaction about First Amendment Rights (read these articles from PC World and SearchCloudComputing for more on the controversy). Amaz... (more)

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This Week in Cloud on the go! Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News IT spending is on the rise, according to this New York Times article. Recent figures published by Gartner state that IT spending will increase by 3% from 2011, more than was previously predicted. Cloud computing is one of the main contributors to the increased spending as more companies start to adopt the technology. Spending on public cloud services is predicted to rise from $91b in 2011 to $109b in 2012. Still, cloud services r... (more)

This Week in Cloud, January 3, 2013: RIM sells NewBay, Amazon’s Christmas Eve outage, Can a cloud provider pull the plug on your service? And more…

Watch CloudViews Unplugged! Watch the latest episode of CloudViews Unplugged – Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies take a look at the best cloud predictions for 2013. Cloud News Research In Motion (RIM) has sold NewBay, its cloud services company, to Synchronoss Technologies for $55.5 million, according to this Talkin’ Cloud article. The acquisition will expand the global presence of Synchronoss and add the major mobile operators in Europe to its customer list. Amazon Web Services experienced an outage which left Netflix customers without service on Christmas Eve, accordin... (more)

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Cloud Commons introduces This Week in Cloud – a concise, insightful, and thought-provoking newsletter that will keep you current on cloud computing. Each edition features top news stories, upcoming industry events, and market perspectives that will provide valuable insight for both new initiates and cloud computing veterans. This Week in Cloud can be found on the Cloud Commons website or you can register to receive the newsletter via email. About Cloud Commons Cloud Commons is an independent online community of IT professionals, analysts, technology providers, and industry experts... (more)

This Week in Cloud, February 24, 2011 CEBR: 300,000 new cloud jobs, Kundra’s $20 billion cloud migration, Edison and IT? And more…

Feature Article The 110-year-old light bulb is a little too much like today’s IT By Jay Fry, CA Technologies  Last weekend the San Francisco Chronicle had a big write-up on a crazy fluke of technology: a light bulb that has been working for over a century without burning out. The celebrity bulb hangs from a ceiling, high above a Livermore, Calif., fire department, and has baffled anyone trying to figure out why it is still functioning after 110 years. The curious part about the "centennial bulb" - and the part that strikes me as having some relevance to the IT systems we know a... (more)