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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. Members can ask questions, learn from experts, and find the latest cloud-related news. Cloud Commons offers a forum to contribute and discuss best practices and successes, as well as research vendor solutions. Sponsored by CA Technologies, Cloud Commons has been growing steadily since its ... (more)

This Week in Cloud, March 10, 2011

Feature Article Leveraging the Cloud to Accelerate IT Renewal By Vaughan Merlyn, Vaughan Merlyn Consulting The Convergence of Consumer IT and Business IT Information and technology are becoming ever more central to what a company (or government, or any organization) does and how it does it. IT for the consumer world (think iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Facebook, eBay, and so on) and IT for the business world are converging. After all, business people are consumers, their customers are consumers, and how we navigate our personal lives spills over into our business lives and vice versa. An... (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)

Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick, MSPs Doing Crazy Things in Cloud, and More

Feature Article MSPs are doing crazy things in cloud…are you? By Matthew Richards, CA Technologies As I talk to MSP customers around the world, I am amazed by the variety in what they are doing with "cloud."  In past posts I have pointed out that MSPs are the biggest cloud instigators.  If it weren't for them, we probably wouldn't see business users complaining so much about the time it takes to deploy a new server using traditional methods.  So, MSPs are clearly on the cutting edge of the market.  To that point, I thought I would take this holiday post to have some fun - to dig... (more)

This Week in Cloud: Making ‘Good Enough’ the New Normal

By Jay Fry, CA Technologies In looking back on some of the more insightful observations that I've heard concerning cloud computing in 2010, one kept coming up over and over again. IT is being weighed down by more and more complexity as time goes on. The systems are complex, the management of those systems is complex, and the underlying processes are, well, also complex. The cloud seems to offer two ways out of this problem. Read the full article. Cloud News Amazon is creating pre-configured templates for Oracle applications to make it possible for Oracle users to run their apps ... (more)