Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in May 1

May 1, 2014 by Megan Gish

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

In cloud, there are questions, answers and half-truths that have been said for so long people believe them to be accurate. The first objective of any customer-oriented cloud provider is to educate their customers on the FAQ’s of cloud and debunk any myths they might have. That’s just what the companies and industry leaders are doing in this week’s top three in cloud.

Dispel the myths and get the facts in Bluelock’s cloud news report:

Public Cloud Savings: Must-Have or Myth?

Midsize Insider analyzes the “half-truths” and cloud myths troubling midsize IT departments. Doug Bonderud poses the question, “Are cost savings the bottom line for public clouds, or does their utility go deeper?” He goes on to say in certain situations public cloud savings could take a backseat to ROI.

Take a closer look at companies’ bottom line for public cloud >>

3 Misguided Reasons for Avoiding Public Cloud

In this ZDNet article, Jason Cumberland, vice president for SaaS Solutions at Dimension Data, offers insights on his clients’ public cloud adoption. Cumberland highlighted three assumptions made by SMB and enterprise-businesses about the reasons for avoiding public cloud. He says, “If companies are still citing these reasons, they are in danger of being left behind by their competition.”

Dive deeper into Dimension Data’s insights on this public cloud FAQ >>

How Secure is the Cloud?

Panelists at the Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit discussed overall security in the cloud—both private and public. LinkedIn identified that they use public cloud services for some aspects of their business, but keep member information on a private cloud to give them more control.

See how industry leaders are navigating the waters of cloud security >>

After working with a cloud provider and learning more about the industry, what cloud myth has your company debunked lately?