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Clouducation: Interesting reads for October 10-14

 It's Friday, here are your interesting reads for this week! Enjoy everyone!

Cloud Computing Now Makes it Easier (and Cheaper) to Innovate: Study 

A recent suvey of 1,035 business and IT executives, along with 35 vendors, conducted by the London School of Economics and Accenture, has unearthed this new emerging role for cloud computing- as a platform for business innovation. Many people tehse days still see cloud within its' information technology context, as a cheaper alternative for existing systems. But this may only be the first and most obivious benefit. The study's authors, Leslie Willcocks, Dr. Will Venters and Dr. Edgar Whitley - all of London School of Economics and Political Science - identified three stages cloud computing moves into as it's adopted by organizations

Citrix Acquires ShareFile, the “Dropbox for Enterprise”

The move is in keeping with Citrix’s vision of a so-called “personal cloud” – a collection of files, apps and personal data unique to every person and accessible from any location and device.

How I learned to stop whining and embrace the cloud

Could Facebook be your next cloud vendor?

"It might be crazy, but I think there's an arguement that Facebook could become a leading enterprise software vendor for webscale world if the social networking kingpin is so included. Over the last couple years, it has released details on a number of its internal efforts to automate and simplify the management of its massive infrastructure. As we continue to consume web applications, and cloud services and webscale data centers become more common, Facebook's tools and expertise could be cash cow" - Derrik Harris

Ubuntu will power HP’s new cloud service

Can Challenge Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud?

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Kim Truong is a product-marketing manger at where she is responsible for marketing efforts including launches, marketing programs and campaigns. Prior to joining, Kim managed global campaigns marketing at Coverity and was part of the IT Security and Compliance marketing team at Symantec. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her half German Shepard and Chihuahua dog, Jack! She loves traveling, shopping, exploring new restaurants, and finding time to blog about her experiences.
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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.