Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in February 19th

February 19, 2014 by Megan Gish

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

Cloud computing isn’t going anywhere—at least any time soon. Industry experts are constantly speculating on where we are headed, research groups are compiling insight from IT professionals, and CIOs are either compiling results from the past few years in the cloud, just diving in, or still weighing the benefits of migrating to the cloud. All of the industry chatter continues to confirm that more and more professionals from SMB to enterprise are thinking cloud.

To catch you up to speed, we’ve compiled some of the latest news in cloud:

Cloud Computing: How the Industry Will Evolve

In 1976, a renowned management guru made the observation that stable, competitive markets often have only three major competitors. If Henderson’s theory holds true today, there remain two openings in the cloud computing industry for major competitors. Right now, Amazon is the undisputed leader in providing IaaS. In an industry that is rapidly growing, who will step up and fill the void?

Read predictions on which major cloud computing providers will prevail >>

About That ‘All In The Cloud’ Thing—Study Shows Hybrid Storage

Enterprise Strategy Group released high-level findings from a recent survey of IT professionals. The survey asked IT professionals from small, mid-sized, and enterprise level companies in North America about their organization’s use of file sharing and collaboration products as well as their preferences on various deployment options.

Dive into the survey’s findings and what it means for hybrid storage demand >>

3 CIO’s No-No’s When Moving to the Cloud

Cloud computing is clearly more than a passing industry trend, but many CIOs are still weighing the benefits and risks of moving to the cloud. There is no clear “how-to” manual for migrating to the cloud, but there are at least three universal “no-no’s” that all CIOs should be aware of when considering the move to the cloud.

Take heed with this list of three things to avoid when migrating >>

As new surveys and findings on the future of cloud computing continue to surface, what arising trends are you seeing in the industry?