January 9, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

January 9, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

Cloud Computing: HIPAA’s Role

It’s not a secret that technology is outpacing the speed at which regulations in health information can be updated.  Joy Pritts, chief privacy officer in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, likens the dichotomy of cloud’s speed of innovation with the same issue previously faced with mobile innovation.  In this GovInfoSecurity.com article,  Marianne Kolbasuk McGee addresses how HIPAA’s modifications for privacy and security will apply to cloud.

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The Cloud Computing Market in 2013

There are a lot of 2013 prediction articles circling the RSS feeds right now.  Much like the strategy you take when making your own NCAA basketball tournament predictions, it can help to read as many predictions as possible to be as informed as possible.  In Rick Blaisdell’s CloudTweaks post, he does a good job of providing a thorough listing of analyst and research statistics to help inform your own predictions for 2013. 

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Jobs fight: Haves vs. the have-nots

We’ve talked many times before about how cloud is changing the career landscape of IT and it’s a hot topic right now.  In this USA Today piece, Tim Mullaney explores the evolution of engineering and what the future might look like for the job landscape.  Mullaney interviews Mac Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and founder of Andreessen Horowitz.  Andreessen goes so far as to predict that in the future jobs will be in two categories, “People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do.”

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