October 17, 2012 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

October 17, 2012 by Diana Nolting

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

The Cloud Tiptoes In

Taking a local angle, this StarTribune article from Minneapolis takes a look at how cloud computing is entering into the daily work lives of companies one employee at a time, rather than as a massive overhaul decision. Steve Alexander’s article takes a look at where some Minneapolis IT opinions lie in regards to adopting cloud, but points out that it’s being used already by a lot of employees in small, daily ways that don’t require business approval.

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4 Waves of Cloud: Are Agencies Along for the Ride?

The cloud computing adoption wave has been coming for some time now, but in this GCN article, Michael Daconta takes a look at the smaller, industry-specific waves and their potential impact on the cloud movement as a whole.  Daconta explores the startup wave, the commodity wave, the consumer wave and the enterprise wave. 

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10 Hot IT Skills for 2013

Taking control of your career’s trajectory means constantly improving, learning and training to stay on top of trends and stay at the forefront of your industry’s talent pool.  The most valuable skills can vary by year and in this ComputerWorld article, Mary K. Pratt looks to identify the top ten skills that will be top of mind in 2013 based on expected hiring data. 

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