January 2, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

January 2, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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


Jared Leto: The Unsung hero of cloud computing?

A modern jack-of-all trades, Hollywood’s Jared Leto has taken on movies, music and this year he moved a bit north on the California coast to tackle cloud computing.  Leto married music with cloud when he founded VyRT, a company dedicated to live streaming events in a new way.  This CloudPro article explains Leto’s new product and his impact on the cloud world in the form of a question and answer session with Leto. 

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Online education and cloud computing collide in T.O. startup

A look at cloud’s impact specifically on education, this Globe and Mail article outlines how one startup is helping to connect professors to the classroom from anywhere, at any time.  A short article, focused on the growth of D2L, the article also highlights some interesting new ways education is becoming more accessible.

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2012: The year cloud computing took a bite out of IT

Jumping around the globe to Asia, this MIS Asia article by Eric Knorr summarizes 2012’s biggest events and happenings, while glancing ahead to 2013 with some educated predictions.  In this lengthy piece, Knorr covers the increase in IaaS providers, PaaS and private cloud’s evolution. 

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