Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending February 5th

February 5, 2014 by Megan Gish

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

Not only are IT publications and professionals looking back to see how cloud computing has evolved over the years and lived up to its expectations from 2013 trends, but they're also looking ahead to identify technology trends for 2014 and how cloud will continue to evolve. Now that we're a little over a full month into the new year, let's take a look at what the cloud industry is saying so far: 

What it Takes to Build a Cloud Organization in 2014

David Linthicum's InfoWorld column provides his insights as businesses are looking to shift to the cloud in 2014 affirming, “You don’t build a cloud organization, you evolve into one.” He says cloud should be adopted into the IT tool kit, as with previous technology shifts like the PC movement or Web movement.

Find out why change happens slowly in IT, and that’s not a bad thing >>

Bank of America’s ‘Why Stop There?’ Cloud Strategy

Global technology infrastructure executive for Bank of America, David Reilly, is pushing his team to develop the company’s next-generation architecture. He looks for infrastructure professionals well versed in software skills. The industry is changing to a private cloud architecture and a software-centric datacenter, and Bank of America wants to get there first.

Read more on how Bank of America is reinventing the bank’s datacenters >>

9 ‘Worst Practices’ to Avoid with Cloud Computing

In order to explore key steps both IT and business leaders need to take as they enter the cloud environment, Forbes took a closer look at this concept with commentary from Mike Kavis, a seasoned CTO and IT architect. Kavis identifies key elements to avoid with cloud computing and offers suggestions on an appropriate route to take.

Take heed with this list of “worst practices” in cloud computing >>

As the cloud industry is continually evolving, what other hot topics are you reading about?