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Watch CloudViews Unplugged! Watch the CloudViews special edition interview with Marvin Waschke, author of Cloud Standards: Agreements That Hold Together Clouds Cloud News Netflix announced that it has released the code for its Edda tool which allows for rapid querying and reporting on Amazon Web Services resources, according to this GigaOM article. The open source code is now available on Github. Australian scientists are using Google’s cloud to deliver maps, tools, and data about the Australian landscape to land managers, according to this Farm Weekly article. Users will have access to a vegetation monitoring tool which will allow them to look at the health of the landscape and monitor risks such as pests, diseases, and fire. Microsoft announced that they have signed a licensing pact with 21 Vianet, an Internet data center services provider in China, which will now ... (more)

2011 Predictions Round-up, US Gov’s ‘Cloud First’ Policy, Google Chrome

Feature Article Insider Theft: WikiLeaks is not the only newsworthy breach By Merritt Maxim, CA Technologies Lost in the high profile media attention around WikiLeaks is the simple fact that WikiLeaks reflects a common security risk all organizations face - the threat from insiders.  While the sensitive nature of the WikiLeaks data has resulted in more media attention, the reality is that insider attacks are happening all the time.  Case in point is this week's story that the SEC has charged an employee of a Delaware law firm and his brother-in-law with insider trading. At firs... (more)

TechViews: Big Data needs to grow up; Apple vs Android fight the Cloud battle, Mobile healthcare and more!

TechViews: Big Data needs to grow up; Apple vs Android fight the Cloud battle, Mobile healthcare and more! Featured Article 5 Reasons You Can’t Ignore the Application Economy By Denise Dubie We’ve have all given into the latest fad and trend at some point in our life. Whether it was bellbottom jeans, sporting a mullet or even dancing to Gangnam style, we have all bought into a fad. Denise Dubie discusses how, although those trends might have seemed a good idea at the time, they didn’t quite pay off. The Application Economy is a different story and, in this blog, Denise provides ... (more)

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Red Hat Acquires Makara, Cisco Acquires LineSider, and More…

Feature Article As cloud computing changes IT roles, which IT jobs are on the ‘endangered species list’? By Jay Fry, CA Technologies During my recent Cloud Expo presentation titled ‘How Cloud Computing is Changing the Role of IT and What You Can Do About IT,’ I took the opportunity to ask the audience which IT job titles were or were not going to exist any longer as a result of cloud computing. There was no shortage of opinions. Here’s a summary of the presentation I gave, plus a few comments from the audience thrown in for color. Read the full article. Cloud News Red Hat is a... (more)