Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in May 28

May 28, 2014 by Megan Gish

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

The term, “cloud computing” has been thrown around to describe anything and everything in the industry. However, when you dive a little deeper, there’s some key information that goes into that “cloud computing” choice. In this week’s cloud news report, we take a closer look at your cloud choices and what goes into implementing a smarter cloud strategy.

Read on for Bluelock’s top three in cloud:

Public, private, or hybrid? What are your cloud choices?

The new age question referring to cloud is “public or private?” but who says those are your only options? In this ZDNet article, Sven Denecken simplifies the definition of each type of cloud and showcases why he believes a mix of both public and private clouds is a key to business success. In short, he says, “It is not about [one cloud being] better, it is about selecting the right approach and the right mix of solutions to solve your problems.”

Take a look at what your successful cloud model could be >>

People, Processes, and Technology: The Perfect Combination for Successful Cloud Implementations

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, at Asia Pacific Red Hat, showcases the balance IT decision-makers need to be successful in their IT department when implementing cloud. Taking a closer look at the people in your organization, processes already in place (and those that need to be changed) and the technology that is being used and planning to be used, will provide a more informative viewpoint when shaping your cloud strategy. Set yourself up for cloud success.

Identify the right balance for your company to have cloud success >>

Cloud Computing — An HR Decision

In this IT Channel Partners article, Matthew Toth takes a look at the trend that isn’t going away: technology advancement. For companies to stay on the cutting edge, “an organization needs to continually invest in the recruitment, training, retraining, and retention of IT professionals.” If they don’t have the resources to do this they should look to outside professionals, i.e. cloud computing providers. He goes on to say, “The cloud provider supports and manages the applications, hardware, redundancies and security allowing SMB to focus on their business.”

See why SMBs need to invest in their IT professionals and/or seek outside help >>

What mission critical applications or other business initiatives could your company focus on if you didn’t have to exhaust your efforts in the datacenter? Connect with the Bluelock team and let’s discuss your success.