ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: Issue 15

Here is the latest edition of ProfitBricks’ weekly roundup of news, content and conversations about Cloud Computing.

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Change your company culture and get onto the cloud
InfoWorld Posted: April 11, 2014
Summary: Now that cloud computing is the new normal, it’s the company culture — not technology — holding back the cloud

Photo Courtesy of Flickr User Infocux

Photo Courtesy of Flickr User Infocux

Your Big Data Is Worthless if You Don’t Bring It Into the Real World
Wired Posted: April 11, 2014
Summary: In a generation, the relationship between the “tech genius” and society has been transformed: from shut-in to savior, from antisocial to society’s best hope. Many now seem convinced that the best way to make sense of our world is by sitting behind a screen analyzing the vast troves of information we call “big data.”

Hadoop founder says future of big data looks like, well Hadoop
VentureBeat Posted: April 11, 2014
Summary: Hadoop founder Doug Cutting spoke at Cloud Factory in Banff, Alberta, with his perspective on what the future will hold for big data.

Rogue IT Driven By Need For Speed
InfoWorld Posted: April 11, 2014
Summary: We’ve lost control to business users before. But this time, the thing that initiated our pain (the cloud) may also be the cure.

CDN Top 100: Transition to cloud needs deep pockets, says Stuart Posted: April 11, 2014
Summary: Channel expert tells CDN Top 100 Solution providers “the cloud isn’t just a revenue margin business, it’s about return on invested capital.”

Partners Share Experiences at Ingram Micro Cloud Summit
Channel Partners Posted: April 11, 2014
Summary: MSPs ponder the future: Build a data center knowing that you might one day shut it down? Align with a vendor that you may one day compete with? How about build a practice with the expectation that it will not last more than a few years?

Big Data Isn’t Just For Big Businesses Anymore
Entrepreneur Posted: April 11, 2014
Summary: Big Data. As a business owner these words are starting to sound like nothing more than a catch phrase, or worse yet a catch all for the world-gone digital.

Back to the Future: Why the Cloud Won’t Replace the Mainframe
Wired Posted: April 11, 2014
Summary: This week marks the 50th birthday of the venerable mainframe, a milestone that many thought the computing platform would never reach. In a world where nimble new technology innovations appear almost daily, it would seem like the big, bulky mainframe wouldn’t be able to keep up. Despite its nickname, “the dinosaur,” the mainframe has come a long way since the days of apps written in COBOL – and it’s far from being extinct.

Open Source is a thankless job. We do it anyway. Posted: April 13, 2014
Summary: There’s been lots of articles about the recent OpenSSL “Heartbleed” bug. You can spend a day reading all the technical analysis, but one headline that stood out to me was “OpenSSL shows big problem with open source; underfunded, understaffed.” A fundamental part of the fabric of The Internet Itself is mostly just one person plus a bunch of volunteers.

Small businesses drop data centers for advantages of cloud computing Posted: April 13, 2014
Summary: Small businesses discuss the advantages of cloud computing and how they affect growth potential.

DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology
Information Week Posted: April 14, 2014
Summary: DevOps is a horrible term but a necessary IT culture change.

Big data and open data: what’s what and why does it matter?
The Guardian Posted: April 14, 2014
Summary: Both types of data can transform the world, but when government turns big data into open data it’s especially powerful.

Cloud computing is here, now what?
IQT Quarterly Posted: April 15, 2014
Summary: IQT Quarterly revisits some issues surrounding the promise and hype of cloud computing. While the discussion is far from over, three years later we find ourselves with a bit more insight into some of the key questions relating to security, cost savings, and IT labor force impact.

Don’t Underestimate Big Data
Forbes Posted: April 15, 2014
Summary: Although the techniques of big data have been recently criticized, it’s quite easy to imagine the potential that has been exaggerated, and a core point about the importance of theory in a lot of empiricism is undeniable. But there is some overreach in the criticisms.

Study Finds Big Data is the Driving Force Behind Growth in Public Cloud Services
Cloud Times Posted: April 15, 2014
Summary: The cloud provides the ability to store large amounts of data. Research has now also shown that big data plays a major role in the growth of public cloud computing services.

Why Small Companies Need Big Data
Huffington Post Posted: April 16, 2014
Summary: Did you know that 90 percent of the world’s data was generated in the past 2 years?
For Business Big And Small, Big Data Is A Big Deal. Here are some ways Big Data can help a small company.