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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I t's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature the Cloud 5. This week, we have peek at the 2014 public cloud services uptime report, look at how the cloud could support the burgeoning Internet of Things and learn how Google and Amazon are offering faster services for less money. http://bit.ly/1AAYKrl
The cloud is suddenly all the rage among large IT vendors as they begin to recognize that their customers are venturing into the public cloud, and as they do they need new ways to manage a hybrid environment. Hence the great hybrid cloud epiphany of 2014. http://bit.ly/1wJyHe1
The OpenStack Summit next week in Paris could represent a pivotal moment in the history of the project. That's because it's attracted wide attention this year, and has become the open source project of the moment. The question is where does it go from here? http://bit.ly/1rANRfi
Most folks probably think GE, the appliance and industrial giant would have a conservative approach to IT, but the fact is its IT policy is quite progressive and GE has announced plans to close 90 percent of its data centers eventually and move this all to the public cloud. http://bit.ly/1v4an28
It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web and social media looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week, Mirantis gets $100M to pursue its enterprise OpenStack strategy, OpenStack powers world-famous physics research institute CERN and a review of the latest release of OpenStack, Juno. http://bit.ly/1x8vq5T
When Google introduced Chromebook for Work recently, it very likely made the Chromebook even more attractive to frugal enterprises. While the price tag has always been a draw, having administrative control should appeal to IT and could facilitate more Chromebook use in the enterprise in the future. http://bit.ly/1rpyHJC