Discussion on the state of cloud computing and open source software that helps build, manage, and deliver everything-as-a-service.
Clouducation: Interesting reads for October 10-14
It's Friday, here are your interesting reads for this week! Enjoy everyone!
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
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.
"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