July 18, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

July 18, 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. Legal Loop: Are we seeing a cloud computing backlash?

It’s always interesting to look at cloud and its impact on individual industries. In this piece, Nicole Black takes a look at the law industry and compares a potential cloud backlash to the email backlash the law industry had in the late 1990s.  It’s a look at potential issues related to American Bar Association rulings in the context of how the same rulings impacted email in just a few years ago.

To read the full story, click here.


  1. DoD Gearing Up for the Cloud, Mobility

According to Arthur Cole, the US military is gearing up to take big steps to bring its infrastructure farther and use cloud in its future plans.

Cole explores the broad outline plans that were recently released as well as the key components in the process.

To read the full story, click here.


  1. How Do You Speak Cloud?

While certainly not a hard news story, this fun contest is just what you need to get ready for VMworld 2012 US which is just a few short weeks away. 

Vote for one of these three “How Do You Speak Cloud” VMware videos featuring Techno, Polka and Slow Jam music.  When you cast your vote, you’re even entered to win one of two daily iTunes gift card prizes and a grand prize of a full conference pass to VMworld 2012 US.  Vote through July 22nd for this round.

For the full story, click here.