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Cloud Providers vs. Cloud Consumers – Survey results point to impending security standoff By Matthew Gardiner CA Technologies and the Ponemon Institute recently released the results of the second part of our two-part cloud security survey. The first survey focused on the security views of cloud consumers; this survey focuses on the security perspectives of cloud providers. Taken together the two surveys provide a stark contrast of the state of cloud security. To put it plainly, cloud providers and cloud consumers do not currently agree when it comes to security.  One of Ponemon's more provocative conclusions is that, "...the focus on cost and speed [by cloud providers] and not on security or data protection creates a security hole." Read the full article. Cloud News Amazon Web Services released a detailed post-mortem on its recent outages, which were caused by a con... (more)

TechViews: 40 % of schools K-12 use cloud apps, Close to 1/3 of European companies have leaked data due to BYOD, 5 tips for implementing DevOps and more!

TechViews: 40 % of schools K-12 use cloud apps, Close to 1/3 of European companies have leaked data due to BYOD, 5 tips for implementing DevOps and more! Gartner: Are You and the IdaaS Market Ready for Each Other?* The identity-and-access-management-as-a-service market's growth accelerated during the past year. More Gartner clients are interested in using IDaaS. Use this research to help understand this market, get the services you need and reduce your risks. Read this complimentary industry research to learn more. Featured Article Innovation is Not Just for Startups By Connie Sm... (more)

TechViews: Germany Wins the World Cup Thanks to Big Data?! The Cloud You Want is Not the Cloud You Deserve and more!

TechViews: Germany Wins the World Cup Thanks to Big Data?! The Cloud You Want is Not the Cloud You Deserve and more! Featured Article We All Need a Life Jacket When Wading Into the Application Economy By George Watt Believe it or not, but a canoe trip can be related to the Application Economy. George Watt discusses how a recent canoeing expedition brought up a lot of similarities and lessons that new participants to the Application Economy should embrace. Are you a novice canoer venturing out into the great lake of the Application Economy without a paddle or a life vest? Find out ... (more)

This Week in Cloud, January 27, 2011: Amazon enters the PaaS market, 11 factors to consider for cloud ROI, 5 cloud success stories, 5 Twitter lists to follow. And More…

Feature Article Is Business Ready for Cloud? You Bet!   By George Watt, CA Technologies  Even with recent announcements and case studies documenting the value and potential of cloud computing, there is still much discussion about whether business and IT leaders are ready to take concrete steps to adopt it.  Here are three reasons why cloud computing is more than just hype, and how cloud computing is improving the delivery of business services. Read the full article.  Cloud News With its Elastic Beanstalk service, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is moving into the PaaS service space, w... (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)