ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: Issue 18

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

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Join ProfitBricks at SIIA’s Maximize Conference and CODiE Award Gala
ProfitBricks Blog    Posted: May 8, 2014
Summary: SIIA’s Maximize: Beyond the Cloud – the software industry’s leading annual ISV conference and CODiE Awards to be held – May 20-22 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA

A formula for successful transformation to the Cloud
CIO    Posted: May 2, 2014
Summary: Measured execution aligning with strategy vital to effective cloud deployment.

Talkin’ Cloud: Past, Present and Future
Talkin’ Cloud    Posted: May 2, 2014
Summary: How did Talkin’ Cloud get its start and where will it go from here? It’s time to look back – and look forward – for the IT channel’s most comprehensive cloud computing website.

This is why companies are still afraid of the cloud
InfoWorld    Posted: May 2, 2014
Summary: An ex-employee of a cloud provider was recently convicted of screwing with its servers — could this happen to you?

DevOps rewrites the application development and maintenance script    Posted: May 2, 2014
Summary: A DevOps overhaul for application development and maintenance will pay off in app resiliency and performance. However, better app performance can’t begin with the operations team.

Big data at work, or does networking service snoop?
Seattle Times    Posted: May 2, 2014
Summary: How did LinkedIn seem to know names on a reader’s email address list? The company’s explanation — commonalities with existing members or contact lists they have uploaded — is believable.

Small initiative in achieving Big Data
Gartner Blog Network    Posted: May 2, 2014
Summary: Ian Bertram writes that the key to big data success is starting ‘small’ while thinking ‘big’.

5 Reasons Why Massachusetts is Building Buzz Around Big Data
BostInno    Posted: May 2, 2014
Summary: Big data makes big promises about changing the world, and it will. But we need talent to make that happen .Innovative talent is critical to keep our state a great place to live and work. Here is a quick guide to five home state advantages.

It’s 2014. Do you know where your data is?
GigaOM Blog   Posted: May 5, 2014
Summary: As more and more businesses take advantage of the promise of big data, they’re also putting themselves at increased risk of a security breach. They can protect themselves and their data by centralizing it in one location.

Is Mass Hysteria Driving The Big Data Market?
Forbes    Posted: May 5, 2014
Summary: Is Mass Hysteria Driving The Big Data Market?

Oracle keeps missing the point of cloud computing
InfoWorld    Posted: May 6, 2014
Summary: Its new funny-money approach to cloud services is a naked attempt to keep customers from using real cloud solutions.

Overcoming institutional fears of cloud computing
Thoughts on Cloud Blog    Posted: May 6, 2014
Summary: Why these institutions, and the people who lead them, might fear the cloud.

Top 48 Integrated Developer Environments (IDEs) & Code Editors
ProfitBricks Blog    Posted: May 6, 2014
Summary: These 48 products and services are an excellent starting point if you’re looking for an IDE to meet project specifications, or you’re looking for an IDE with broader capabilities that uses familiar processes, languages and tools to mesh with your existing workflow.

DevOps is a Dirty Word
WindowsITPro    Posted: May 7, 2014
Summary: Even if the Cloud became more than a “dirty word”, does IT really change because of it? In a word, “no!”

5 Big Data Use Cases To Watch
InformationWeek   Posted: May 7, 2014
Summary: Here’s how companies are turning big data into decision-making power on customers, security, and more.

Defining Big Data
Forbes    Posted: May 8, 2014
Summary: As the field of big data grows, increasing numbers are introduced to its concepts, and professionals often hear the basic question of “is my data big enough to be big data?” Seven terabytes? Seventy terabytes? Seven hundred? It’s a poor signpost to what’s important about big data, and carries borderline puerile overtones of boastfulness.

Why big data only tells half the story
The Globe and Mail    Posted: May 8, 2014
Summary: Big data has been heralded as the next essential tool for market success.