Datameer was hearing from customers it didn't want long development cycles. It wanted to get to the value faster, so it developed a cloud version that's up in running in hours instead of months. http://tcrn.ch/17ga7Jr
It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, the Cloud 5. This week, we look at OpenStack dominating private clouds, how the cloud keeps hackers at bay, and some cloud migration advice. http://bit.ly/1Ky6RFc
The snow won't stop falling this winter and it's been so bad in New England many folks haven't been able to get to work where the work is piling up like the snow in your driveway. If your company uses cloud services, you could continue to operate even when you can't make it to the building. http://bit.ly/1xtlEKl
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MobileIron wants to make it easier for employees to use even unsanctioned cloud storage services by giving IT the ability to set document level security regardless of the service. http://tcrn.ch/16yo4lp
I was taken aback in a conversation with a large-company cloud executive last week when he referred to the hybrid cloud as a market. To me, it's just a concept, not a sales channel. http://bit.ly/1tlN9Kd
Dropbox bought CloudOn today, a company that lets you view and edit Office documents on your iPad from your favorite cloud storage app. I look at how this acquisition fits in with Dropbox's evolving strategy. http://tcrn.ch/1AOf9DW
This week, we look at the cloud pricing war in one chart, try to understand how hybrid clouds are a key evolutionary step for cloud computing and explore a report on where cloud value lies versus on-premises investment. http://bit.ly/1ueBVCu
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Many IT pros very likely see shadow IT as a nuisance and a direct attack on their authority, but what if they looked at it differently and saw it as a pointer to cool tools that your users actually like? http://bit.ly/1ynukXG
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