February 20, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

February 20, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

OMG! 10 high-tech breakups and hookups coming this year

Valentine’s Day came a day late to include this gem in last week’s Cloud News Report, but it was worth saving to share this week. In this InfoWorld slideshow, Robert Cringely covers the top 10 high-tech “breakups and hookups” rumored or requested for 2013. This short, funny read highlights rumors of a “breakup” of Microsoft Enterprise and Microsoft Consumer, a “hookup” of Google and T-Moble and a “breakup” of Apple and Intel.

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3 Deep, Dark Secrets of Cloud Computing

They may not be so deep, or dark, or even secretive, but these three common lessons learned from cloud are always helpful to know in advance.  This CIO.com article by David Taber outlines three key points that will help users execute the coordinated technology strategy crucial to taking full advantage of what cloud has to offer. His three points include how to master a total deletion of records, including from backups, how a business analyst can help be a custodian and steward of your cloud data and why cloud needs to be managed like an IT system with an architect and a “general contractor.”

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Personal cloud usage influences company adoption, says CDW

Every cloud vendor and service provider wished they had the magic formula to when a company will adopt cloud and in what way. Because there is no such crystal ball, we rely on research, surveys, insights and data that can help us identify and predict who is closer than others and who is ready for what level of cloud adoption.

Recently, a CDW survey identified that 73% of their respondents claimed employee personal cloud app use “significantly influenced” the decision to move to the cloud professionally. Another promising 61% agreed that employee personal device use resulted in a faster move to the cloud. Read this Cloud Tech article to for the full recap of the study.

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