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Feature Article The 110-year-old light bulb is a little too much like today’s IT By Jay Fry, CA Technologies  Last weekend the San Francisco Chronicle had a big write-up on a crazy fluke of technology: a light bulb that has been working for over a century without burning out. The celebrity bulb hangs from a ceiling, high above a Livermore, Calif., fire department, and has baffled anyone trying to figure out why it is still functioning after 110 years. The curious part about the "centennial bulb" - and the part that strikes me as having some relevance to the IT systems we know and interact with on a daily basis - is that no one knows why it's still working. And, given that it is still working, no one is going to interrupt its operation to find out why. That sounds a lot like how IT has traditionally been run. Read the full article.  Cloud News A report by the Centr... (more)

This Week in Cloud, February 24, 2011 CEBR: 300,000 new cloud jobs, Kundra’s $20 billion cloud migration, Edison and IT? And more…

Feature Article The 110-year-old light bulb is a little too much like today’s IT By Jay Fry, CA Technologies  Last weekend the San Francisco Chronicle had a big write-up on a crazy fluke of technology: a light bulb that has been working for over a century without burning out. The celebrity bulb hangs from a ceiling, high above a Livermore, Calif., fire department, and has baffled anyone trying to figure out why it is still functioning after 110 years. The curious part about the "centennial bulb" - and the part that strikes me as having some relevance to the IT systems we know a... (more)

This Week in Cloud, April 28, 2011: AWS outages and what businesses can learn from it, CenturyLink buys Savvis, Greenpeace publishes report shaming cloud vendors. And more…

Feature article More than 7 deadly sins of cloud computing By Jay Fry I'm a sucker for a clever headline. A while back I ran across an article about the '7 Deadly Sins of Cloud Computing' in Computerworld. Antony Savvas was writing about a report from the Information Security Forum (ISF) that announced it had identified those items of great IT wickedness that will turn something that sounds as angelic as it comes – cloud computing – into some sort of pit of eternal damnation. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating, but just go with it. (Though after the beating that Amazon took from some qu... (more)

This Week in Cloud, May 5, 2011: AWS post-mortem, Forrester on cloud economics and planning for hybrid cloud, are we heading toward a cloud security standoff? And more…

Feature article Cloud Providers vs. Cloud Consumers – Survey results point to impending security standoff By Matthew Gardiner CA Technologies and the Ponemon Institute recently released the results of the second part of our two-part cloud security survey. The first survey focused on the security views of cloud consumers; this survey focuses on the security perspectives of cloud providers. Taken together the two surveys provide a stark contrast of the state of cloud security.  To put it plainly, cloud providers and cloud consumers do not currently agree when it comes to security.... (more)

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Watch CloudViews Unplugged Watch the latest edition of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News Can Google Apps unseat Microsoft Office and Exchange? This CIO article shares insight from the CIO of New England Biolabs, which recently conducted proof-of-concept testing with Google Apps for Business. While New England Biolabs decided to stick with its Outlook/Exchange Server set-up and plans to transition to a hybrid solution that adds the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365, the article also highlights why organizations should consid... (more)