Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending August 21st

August 21, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

What Next for Cloud Computing after PRISM?

You can read any number or articles, cartoons and tweets about PRISM, how it impacts cloud and how it impacts businesses both globally and locally. This WIRED article by Theo Priestly goes a set beyond all the speculation, however, and wraps with six tactile considerations you can start right now instead of waiting to see how things shake out in the news cycles.

Read the 6 key considerations for Cloud post-PRISM >>


Despite recent cloud service outages, security a bigger concern than availability

Are clouds more vulnerable to outages than internal systems? While they may get more publicity, Tony Bradley argues they are not in this PCWorld article exploring the real concerns with cloud. Misplaced concerns can provide a distraction of conversation, but to truly protect your systems and your business, you need to be aware of how to protect yourself and where your real concerns should lie. In this short article Bradley talks through the pros and cons of private, hybrid and public cloud and dismisses availability woes that new users may have.

How can you enjoy the benefit of cloud without sacrificing control? >>


5 Issues to examine when considering cloud-based UC

These days it’s not a matter of “Should I use cloud?” but rather, “What should I use cloud for?”. Success with cloud comes from determining the right-fit projects, solutions and providers based on your unique needs. In this Network World article by industry CTO Derek Yoo readers learn about the benefits of cloud as an answer to your unified communications needs. Old cloud standbys like scalability, automation and management are included, but so are benefits like fault tolerance and ability to integrate B/OSS.

Find out the 5 issues to consider with cloud-based UC >>