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Feature article 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 wer... (more)

US Government Saves $5.5B From Cloud

Watch CloudViews Unplugged Watch the latest edition of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News A recent study revealed that the government is saving around $5.5 billion a year since the shift to cloud, according to this CRN article. The study was created from interviews with 108 federal IT managers and CIOs and was published by MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange. The study also found that if they had been more aggressive in cloud adoption, the government could have saved $12 billion. The cloud storage wars are heating up with G... (more)

This Week in Cloud, February 7, 2013: Dell’s cloud strategy, Netflix to open-source more of the Simian Army, Big year for big data. And more…

Join the Cloud Community! Join the Cloud Commons group on Smart Enterprise to stay up-to-date on the latest cloud news, videos, blogs, and events. Cloud News Dell has been taken out of the public trading space in a buyout by Michael Dell, Silver Lake, and Microsoft, according to this Talkin’ Cloud article. The article offers predictions on what may happen to Dell’s cloud business, which could include a greater focus on Office 365. Netflix told developers this week that they should expect to see more of the Simian Army open-sourced, according to this GigaOM article. The Simian Army ... (more)

This Week in Cloud, April 11, 2013: U.S. Navy issues new cloud policy, Cloud computing price wars, Mobile device CO2 emissions. And more…

Ask Branson! Here’s your chance to have your questions answered by Sir Richard Branson. Submit your question on Facebook for a chance to have your question included in an interview with Sir Richard Branson at CA World 2013. Cloud News The U.S. Navy has issued a new cloud computing policy in order to increase efficiency and save costs, according to this Forbes article. The Navy plans to move publicly releasable information to cloud service providers who meet their mission and security requirements. A new Digital Realty Trust survey reveals that 98% of IT decision makers plan to ex... (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)