ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: Issue 20

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

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SIIA CODiE Awards For Cloud Computing; ProfitBricks Wins Two!  ProfitBricks Receives Two SIIA CODiE Awards
ProfitBricks Blog Posted: May 23, 2014
Summary: Innovation and hard work definitely pay off! ProfitBricks is pleased to announce we are 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Award winners in both Best Cloud Infrastructure and Best Cloud Management Solution categories.

Big Data = Big Money: The ROI of Business Intelligence
SmartDataCollective Posted: May 16, 2014
Summary: How can companies guarantee ROI for their business intelligence efforts?

Adobe’s ‘Creative Cloud’ Goes Offline—and Takes a Million Designers With It
The Daily Beast Posted: May 16, 2014
Summary: The design world is utterly dependent on a single software cloud. What happens when it suddenly goes down?

How the Software-Defined Data Center Works
BizTech Magazine Posted: May 16, 2014
Summary: Learn the three main systems of the SDDC: computing, storage and networking.

APIs one drop of glue that bonds next generation enterprise architecture
ZDNet Posted: May 16, 2014
Summary: Glue Conference sketching out future built on DevOps, identity, mobile, APIs, subscription models, and evolving corporate strategies.

Big Data and the Mathematics of Effectiveness
Wired Posted: May 16, 2014
Summary: Just like calculus is the mathematics of change, and probability is the mathematics of likelihood, big data is the mathematics of effectiveness. It aggregates data at scale — it doesn’t work at small scale.

Cloud computing aka ‘The future is trying to KILL YOU’
The Register Posted: May 17, 2014
Summary: What do all ailing enterprise IT companies have in common? Trouble in their core businesses due to the rise of cloud computing.

Ramifications of IT Infrastructure Everywhere
SmartDataCollective Posted: May 19, 2014
Summary: A closer look at a few ramifications of IT infrastructure everywhere.

‘Big Data’ and Consumers
New York Times Posted: May 19, 2014
Summary: In addressing the White House report on data and privacy, The New York Times, in an editorial, also suggests that people should be able to block data use at the point of collection where they “have the most control.” Such an approach throws out the baby with the bath water.

Top 47 Log Management Tools
ProfitBricks Blog Posted: May 19, 2014
Summary: Third-party, comprehensive log management tools, however, offer built-in consolidation, archiving, alerting and reporting — the functionality needed to actually turn log data into useful insights. Here’s a list of 47 to consider.

Internet of Things, Big Data fuels latest batch of POS tech
ZDNet Posted: May 19, 2014
Summary: Technology vendors are using the point-of-sale as a point of connection between customer and operational data.

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues
CloudTweaks Posted: May 20, 2014
Summary: Studies indicate that factors such as the relative advantage of cloud computing (such as improving the quality of business operations, performing tasks more quickly, increasing productivity, cost savings, and providing new business opportunities), ease of use and convenience in using the cloud infrastructure, privacy and security, and the reliability of cloud providers can affect the adoption of cloud computing. Hence, decision makers should systematically evaluate these factors before adoption of cloud computing environment.

How Outdated Infrastructure Will Cripple HPC
HPC Wire Posted: May 20, 2014
Summary: The way we approach the management and administration of high performance computing clusters is slowly strangling the field of HPC.

Three market signs that a cloud revolution is brewing
SearchCloudComputing Posted: May 20, 2014
Summary: Predictions of an upcoming Cloud revolution.

Big Data for Hollywood
Huffington Post Posted: May 21, 2014
Summary: Hollywood studios are slowly waking up to the tremendous opportunity for direct fan engagement and marketing gold mine that is consumer “big data.”

Big Data Quantity vs. Quality
Gartner Blog Network Posted: May 21, 201
Summary: Increasing adoption of big data technologies brings about the big data dilemmas.

‘Big Data’ Sounds Scarier Than It Really Is, Says Marketing CEO
BetaBeat Posted: May 22, 2014
Summary: Big data: it’s a term that tends to make people nervous, conjuring images of NSA surveillance and massive privacy hacks.But those who work in big data will argue otherwise.

Actually, Every Company Is a Big Data Company
TechCrunch Posted: May 22, 2014
Summary: Every company is a Big Data company, it’s just that some get it and some don’t.