Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending September 25th

September 26, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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


Cutting Through Cloud

According to Quentin Hardy’s New York Times article the software buying landscape is in a unique place at this point in time. He credits corporate buyers with a plethora of familiar and unfamiliar options for some big-stakes decisions for providers. In this article he weighs the risks and benefits of cloud software solutions with traditional options still available.

Find out what today’s software buyers are considering when it comes to cloud >>


Private Cloud Wars: OS Wars, The Sequel

Are today’s private cloud wars the second coming of the OS wars from two decades ago? This premise is something Alistair Croll works through in his commentary on InformationWeek. While he does agree that the table he makes to compare the two wars centers on perceptions instead of realities, it offers a unique way of looking at today’s space with an eye toward what might come next.

See the comparison table and offer your thoughts in the discussion >>


Cloud computing firm CEOs: Passage of tax-elimination bills key to staying here

Ann Arbor-based Online Tech Inc. will be keeping its new datacenter in Michigan thanks to a Michigan Legislature bill that would eliminate sales and use taxes for the revenue IT firms receive from cloud computing. This information comes according to a Crain’s Detroit Business article by Tom Henderson. If the bill passes it may cause a more specific definition of “cloud computing” to be defined in order to understand which businesses would be eligible.

Find out where Michigan stands on passing this legislation >>