Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in July 9

July 9, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

In the ever-changing world of IT and today’s technology, SMBs and the enterprise need to stay on top of changing trends, but also identify what is best for their individual business. Every journey to the cloud is different and should be treated as such. That being said, in this week’s Cloud News Report we’re taking a look at how the industry sees cloud shifting to mission critical applications, combining with the digital enterprise, and the perfect mix of hybrid cloud.

Cloud’s Next Big Wave: Mission Critical Applications

In this Forbes article, Mike Kavis looks at how enterprises can stay competitive, “they have to start delivering their mission critical applications to their customers as an easy to use, frequently updated service.” The enterprise needs and will one day expect SaaS operating models for their B2B applications.

See how cloud choices are moving from product-centric to service-centric >>

Public Cloud Computing Required? Fast-Tracking the Digital Enterprise

Midsize Insider, with the help of other notable media outlets and analysts, takes a stance on the Forbes article we covered last week, “Are Digital Business and Cloud Computing Joined at the Hip?” Doug Bonderud says, “Private, hybrid and public cloud deployments can help speed the digital transition, supplying a safe place to make necessary missteps and an overflow buffer in the event of a digital disaster.”

Identify how midsize IT can benefit from digital enterprise >>

Hybrid Cloud: Which Way Will the Balance Tip Between Public and Private?

In this ZDNet article, Larry Dignan identifies a big hurdle for enterprises asking, What’s the proper mix between public and private cloud, and what will the mix be in the future? He recommends analyzing what hybrid cloud means for your organization and to consider a list of questions to ask.

Take a closer look at what hybrid cloud resembles for your organization >>

Get further insight into today’s cloud computing industry news with our previous Bluelock Cloud News Reports.