Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending August 7th

August 7, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

[Infographic] Where do developers deploy their apps?

This brief article introduces an infographic recently released by Zend.  The infographic itself is where the meat of the story is as it shows the results of a 5,000 developer survey designed to understand the impact the current “app economy” has on developers. Some interesting highlights from the infographic include that 91% of developers are working on mobile apps in 2013, compared to 66% who worked on mobile apps in 2012. The graphic also cites that 68% of developers are working on public clouds in 2013, compared to 61% in 2012.

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Third Platform IT Job Skills In Demand

A good cloud pro is hard to find. At least, that’s the gist of Mike Anderson’s SearchDatacenter article on the lack of qualified professionals for “the third platform” of IT which is classified as including mobility, social, big data and cloud. Anderson quotes as stating demand is growing for these third platform jobs in the US. This compared with job postings overall on the site, which are flat. Cloud-related job posting specifically are up 32%.

Find out what other job postings are up >>


Global cloud computing market may feel US monitoring effect

An interesting look at the US cloud market post-PRISM news by In this article author Leslie D’Monte states that foreign companies are now viewing US datacenters with skepticism after PRISM revelations. The articles states the US stands to lose $22-35 billion over the next 3 years. The article also cites the results form a survey by the Cloud Security Alliance stating 10% of foreign respondents had cancelled projects with a US-based cloud providers since the news broke.

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