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TechViews: 64% of enterprises planning to deploy big data, Europe’s love-hate relationship with cloud, 5 latest cloud trends and more! Gartner: Best Practices to Sync and Streamline DevOps Cycles for Faster IT Service Delivery* Achieving DevOps success requires coordination across different IT department workflows and poses a challenge for many organizations. In this research paper, Gartner outlines their four best practices for creating a DevOps environment and furthering interdepartmental collaboration. Read this complimentary industry report to learn more about how you can streamline your DevOps cycles for faster IT service delivery. Read this industry research. Featured Article Why Are Some Industries So Far Behind on DevOps? by Jackie Kahle The recent DevOps survey undertaken by Vanson Bourne and sponsored by CA Technologies — TechInsights Report: What Smart Bus... (more)

2011 Predictions Round-up, US Gov’s ‘Cloud First’ Policy, Google Chrome

Feature Article Insider Theft: WikiLeaks is not the only newsworthy breach By Merritt Maxim, CA Technologies Lost in the high profile media attention around WikiLeaks is the simple fact that WikiLeaks reflects a common security risk all organizations face - the threat from insiders.  While the sensitive nature of the WikiLeaks data has resulted in more media attention, the reality is that insider attacks are happening all the time.  Case in point is this week's story that the SEC has charged an employee of a Delaware law firm and his brother-in-law with insider trading. At firs... (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)

This Week in Cloud

Featured on Cloud Commons Gartner report: The Cloud is Less Important than the Cloud Operating Model Do cloud service providers have a new and better approach to IT operations figured out – and can enterprises learn from them? In this report by Cameron Haight of Gartner (available free of charge on Cloud Commons), Cameron details new approaches to application and infrastructure architecture that some large public cloud firms are using to improve service delivery. Read the full report. Feature article On Cloud Computing Standards and Definitions When I go to the gas station these ... (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)