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Clouducation: Interesting reads for October 17-21

Below are your interest reads for this week! Enjoy!

Clouds vs. Outsourcing: The Next Battleground

IT outsourcing is being disrupted by IaaS from cloud providers. Analysis of Pricewaterhouse's recent Future of IT Outsourcing and Cloud Computing survey of 489 firms indicates that a majority will soon favor the pureplay infrastructure service providers.   

Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft: A look at the stacks

On the client computing front, it’s shocking how much Apple, Microsoft and Google are starting to look alike. The real battle is in the cloud though.

Top 10 CIO Priorities

No9. Explore Cloud Computing

No. 8 Get Your Arms Around Consumerization of IT

No. 5 Prep for the Post-PC era

No.1 IT is Too Darn Slow (And Needs to Get Faster)

PwC Survey Sais IaaS will Count for a Third of IT Resources in 2014

Six Reasons to Use Cloud Services for Small Business                  

Seems like the theme for 6 reasons are all about reducing cost, better performance and increase in Agility

Cloud Cannibalism: Is PaaS Killing Sass?

"There are really three issues at hand for why PaaS, and RAD PaaS in particular, are providing a complelling alternative to SaaS: Speed, Cost and Flexibility"

Video: What is Cloud Computing Anyway? These kids get pretty close

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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.