The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.
Cloud Migration Reaps Rewards Even When It’s Not A Slam Dunk
The only constant in IT is that it’s always changing. It can be easy to latch on to solutions that have been traditionally successful, but the best CIOs know that it’s important to keep looking toward new possibilities and technologies in order to gain ground. Karen Goulart’s SearchCIO.com article highlights just that story. Goulart tells the story of the VP of IT for the Boston Celtics, Jay Wessel, who didn’t think he was interested in cloud technology; that is, until he opened his mind to hear how cloud could help him reduce complexity, cost and administration time.
Cloud Computing: Businesses Still Don’t Know What They’re Getting Into
The European Commission wants to simplify the cloud buying process for businesses by making boilerplate contracts available for businesses to use for cloud services. According to a ZDNet article by Nick Heath, the commission is calling on academics, lawyers and end-users to collaborate in the creation of these contracts, targeted for release in 2014. Heath cites the commission as hoping the easy-to-understand contracts will help appease the nerves of small firms who have legal or lock-in concerns.
Enterprises Starting to Trust Cloud for More Sensitive Apps
The initial fear of the security of cloud appears to be waning according to this Network World article by Ellen Messmer. The article cites that more and more traditional and conservative companies, including banks, are leaning on the cloud for complex processes. The article cites TD Bank’s use of cloud for e-discovery in order to get past the legacy technology’s lack of ability to handle that task.