Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending May 8th

May 8, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

Dell Buys Enstratius, Extends Cloud Reach

Big news in the tech world this week as Dell announced its purchase of Enstratius. In this Information Week article by Charles Babcock, you’ll learn not only the value of the Enstratius platform, but also what the acquisition means for Dell. Babcock states that it could help round out Dell’s previous acquisitions and help Dell better become “the link to and management agent between many cloud users and their service supplier.”

Find out more about what the acquisition may mean for Dell in the near future… 


11 Signs your IT Project is Doomed

Time is a valuable asset, and anyone who has worked on a failed project knows exactly how valuable.  This InfoWorld article by Rodger Grimes tries to establish 11 signs that you may be working on a project that will be deemed DOA.  Several of these signs will be clear in hindsight, but the more you can establish in the beginning, the less wasted time your team will have, and the more chance your team has to mitigate these concerns early, and perhaps save the project.

Buy-ins from the higher-ups, lack of user involvement and nine other red flags to look for…


Wall Street Going Wireless in Bid for Ultra-Low Latency

Latency matters in the financial industry, particular when dealing with trading and algorithmic trading. In this Datacenter Knowledge Article, author Jason Verge explores how Wall Street is leveraging wireless in its quest to find zero-latency. In the article Verge states wireless providers can offer speed advantages over cabling because “signals can travel faster through air than fiber.” Verge continues, “Wireless… can allow data to move in a straighter path than fiber cabling routes. 

Find out how providers in New York and New Jersey who rely on those financial customers are leveraging wireless technologies…