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This Week in Cloud Update Starting in August, we will be changing the name of This Week in Cloud to TechViews in order to cover other trends in addition to cloud computing, such as mobility, big data, and DevOps. Along with the name change, we will be updating the layout and the email address from which the newsletter is sent. Please be sure to add TechViews@ca.com to your trusted email recipient list. Cloud News A survey by Compuware of 468 tech managers found that 80% of respondents were concerned about hidden cloud costs, from unexpected bottlenecks to losing customers, according to this Investors story. Concerns over poor end-user performance and revenue loss were also top of mind, however security did not rank in the top seven concerns listed. A new report by IDC predicts that spending on private cloud services by the U.S. federal government is expected to reach... (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)

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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 ... (more)

This Week in Cloud, February 17, 2011$1 million prize for developers, critique of HP’s IaaS offering, RSA’s Cloud Trust Authority, 30% of enterprises’ applications will be open source in 18 months? And more…

Feature Article Pragmatic Cloud: Please check your egos at the door By George Watt, CA Technologies  I recently started reading David S. Linthicum's book "Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise," and there's a line early in the book that really resonates with me:  "...IT has become the single-most visible point of latency when a business needs to change." That is a sad statement, and I agree, at least in the context of "enterprise IT." Though, things have not always been this way. Read the full article.  Cloud News Appirio announced a new community marketplace for ... (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)