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Open Source: Another Key Metric to Evaluate

The benefit to open source is pretty clear. It’s rooted in the mindset of information being free, so companies embracing this are typically pretty progressive, or at least like to look like they are trying to stay ahead of the curve. With open source there are two major issues at play. First you share what…

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NIST compliance

NIST Compliance: Just a Checkbox?

So today let’s talk about compliance. Specifically NIST compliance. NIST is a set of standards set forth by the government for recommended security controls for federal information systems organizations. A lot of companies adopt NIST as their standards because it more or less covers a large range of very good best practices controls across multiple…

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Who’s Who in Cloud August 24, 2012

FRIDAYYYYYYY!!!! Check out the best of this week’s cloud publishings. Let me know if you have other recommendations for some great reads! David Linthicum: Great overview on how to think about and the pitfalls of selecting a private cloud. Oleg Shilovitsy: Cloud security and the iPhone 5 – Apple addicts read here! Brandon Butler: No…

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Is Shadow IT Cloud’s Way Into the Enterprise?

Read more about how cloud fits with big data here. Thoughts on this piece? Send them to @CloudGathering. Shadow IT has been an interesting concept with regards to how IT innovates at the enterprise level. Its not a new concept, and as David Linthicum recently noted,Shadow IT might just be cloud’s best friend within the enterprise,…

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Get Cloud or Get Left Behind

Read more about how cloud can work with advertisers here. Thoughts on this piece? Send them to @CloudGathering. Last week, David Linthicum posted a really great article on why IT has to get with it when it comes to cloud adoption, since even CFO and regular line of business decision makers are increasingly involved in the process…

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Who’s Who in Cloud August 17, 2012

Friday! Though nothing juicy this week from the Woz. Alas! But its time once again for the weekly round-up of the best cloud computing blogs and articles published on the web. As always, if you know any good articles, send them over to @CloudGathering. Check out the previous Who’s Who in Cloud to see who has made…

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Big data

Big Data and Cloud: Made For Each Other?

A lot has been published over the last year with regards to big data and cloud, so for today’s post I want to explore some of foundational concepts governing big data and its continued connection to cloud computing. Traditional use cases for big data are at opposing philosophies with the cloud. Because, as the name…

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Top 5 Hidden Savings of Migrating to Cloud

Top 5 Hidden Savings of Migrating to Cloud

Jack McCarthy over at CRN recently published a smart piece detailing some of the hidden costs associated with migrating to the cloud. Though the piece was grounded in some real issues related to moving to the cloud, overall the piece didn’t properly portray the issues as a comparison to benefits. While cloud has become a…

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Who's Who in Cloud

Who’s Who in Cloud August 10, 2012

Hooray Friday! Its time again for the weekly round-up of the best cloud computing blogs and articles published on the web. Ellen Messmer: 30 percent of IT spending being done by business units outside official IT budget. Derrick Harris: A great list of ways to secure data in the cloud. Jamal Khawaja: Five things to…

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Is Cloud Secure? The Answer Might Surprise You

Is Cloud Secure? The Answer Might Surprise You

Many businesses hold off from embracing the cloud citing concerns around how secure the service is, even when their bottom lines could benefit from all the other great things the cloud provides. But is the cloud as secure as traditional IT solutions? Or is the question of security simply the wrong one to be asking?…

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