January 16, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

January 16, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

Non-IT sees Cloud Computing advantages, drives adoption

This SearchCloudComputing article by Alex Barrett gives a brief overview of the corporate cloud landscape within organizations.  Barrett quotes Scale Computing CEO Jeff Ready as describing the current cloud adoption status as being drive by ‘not-IT’, often by the CFO, instead.  Barrett goes on to compare IT’s dragging their feet on cloud with their virtualization-first policy of the early 2000s, a stark contrast. 

To read the full article, click here.


One big reason why electronic medical records are not taking off

This CITE World attempts to take the very complex problem of electronic medical record’s  (EMR) lacking current success rate and look into the whys behind the lagging benefits.  Ryan Faas’s comprehensive look at the expectations, and where we are today, explains that despite forecasted advantages of switching to EMR in a 2005 RAND report, healthcare costs are actually rising today, not decreasing.  A variety of use-cases, historical info and problems related to interoperability are explored in the article which all contribute to the final conclusions: EMRs are still in the first stages and there are a lot of initial growing pains to suffer through before the full benefits and cost savings can be realized.

To read the full article, click here.


CIO, CTO Twitter Dashboards

The third recommend this week isn’t an article at all, but rather some new sites to bookmark for continuous news updates.  Chris Curran’s CIODashboard.com blog is a must-read, but aside from his articles you should also visit to check out these twitter dashboards.  The dashboards are easily sorted by industry for your specific interests, and they aggregate what top CIOs and CTOs are tweeting about.  If you don’t have these lists set up on your own twitter account, you should check in on these dashboards to catch up on what’s news.

To view the CIO Twitter Dashboard, click here.
To view the CTO Twitter Dashboard, click here.