Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in February 27th

February 27, 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 more organizations migrating to cloud and evaluating how their IT functions in the cloud, but also organizations focused on providing cloud computing services are expanding as well. It’s safe to safe that cloud computing is continuing to evolve to fit with organizations needs.

Find out how cloud computing is evolving in our latest cloud news round-up:

The Mainframe Evolves Into A New Beast in the Cloud Era

TechRepublic compares the evolution of mainframes to other disruptive technologies, “The web did not kill print, MP3s did not kill the record industry, the mobile phone did not kill the desktop, and cloud computing has not killed off the mainframe.” Depending on the workload needed by an organization, mainframes could provide the agility, efficiency and quality that cloud computing provides.

Find out how cloud’s disruptive technology caused the mainframe to evolve >>

How Cloud Computing Can Help Future-Proof Your Business

Although you can’t prepare for everything that may come down the pipeline, cloud computing allows organizations to scale infrastructure up or down as business evolves. With cloud, startups can access the same level of IT sophistication as any enterprise—in the same breath—enterprise are able to re-discover flexibility they enjoyed when they were a small business.

Read how cloud has opened up opportunities for industry disruption >>

‘Government as a Platform’: How Cloud Computing is Progressing Inside the Beltway

Rick Holgate, President of the American Council for Technology, believes cloud is a force of innovation sweeping U.S. federal agencies. Forbes reiterated this viewpoint by saying, “cloud computing is more than just the latest in a series of attempts to pare down government spending—it’s a gateway to unprecedented innovation in a sector known for more bureaucratic inertia.”

See how federal agencies are implementing cloud computing >>

We’ve heard from industry experts on how they foresee cloud computing evolving, but we want to hear from you. What does the future of cloud look like to you?