August 8, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

August 8, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week.                       

1. Is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?

A comprehensive look at one of today’s most common questions about cloud, “Is it really cheaper?”.  This article takes a look at both sides of the aisle, those who argue it is not, and those who argue that it is.  The article also dives into the economics and value of what cloud options provides and if that added value over traditional IT leverages the answer one way or another.  While even this in-depth article can’t answer the question with a black and white answer, it does explore the requirements to make the answer to that question, “yes,” for you and your company.  

To read the full story, click here.

2. Box and Dropbox Come of Age in Cloud Computing

This New York Times blog post takes a detailed look at the growth of both Box and Dropbox and their recent growth and evolution.  The articles describes each brand’s target and niche markets as their differentiating factors and how those have contributed to their successes.

To read the full story, click here.


3. Wozniak is wrong about cloud computing

It was the quote heard round the world this week as every media outlet from Forbes to The Mac Observer told the story of Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak sharing his less than favorable view of the future of cloud computing, and the concept of cloud computing in general, following a Washington, D.C. performance of “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” (which has not been without its own controversies).  This InfoWorld article attempts to place Wozniak’s quote in context with what he’s likely referring to, and issues some “Caveat emptor” words of wisdom for cloud purchasers.

For the full story, click here.