Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week In Cloud

June 27, 2012 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week.

1. Cloud Computing Simply Isn't That Scary Anymore: Survey

What’s the future for cloud? Forbes breaks down the results from North Bridge Venture Partners’ second annual Future of Cloud Computing survey.  The survey received answers from 785 respondents at 39 high-profile enterprise IT companies, including VMware, for their thoughts on cloud computing and its key drivers.  

This article breaks down the original 80-slide deck to the bare bones facts about the respondents’ biggest concerns, their comfort level in the cloud and their thoughts on total cloud cost as we enter the second half of 2012.

A must read for a solid breakdown of the research findings. Estimated read time: 3 min, 33 seconds

For Forbe’s breakdown, click here
For the full survey, click here.

2. 5 Reasons Cloud Computing Is Key To Business Success

You’ve heard us sing cloud’s praises since the beginning.  Scalability, agility and flexibility.  In this Data Center Knowledge piece, here is a simple layout of Olafur Ingthorsson’s top five reasons why cloud computing is key to your business’s success. Estimated read time: 3 min, 32 seconds

To read more, click here.

1. Why schools are hitting the books on cloud computing

An industry-specific look at cloud, this Mass High Tech blog post explores the impact cloud computing is having on higher education.  Specifically this high-level blog looks at the issue of data ownership when migrating a university to the cloud. Estimated read time: 2 min, 48 seconds

To read more, click here