Who’s Who in Cloud January 18, 2013

The Great Wise Cloud

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Did you make the Who’s Who in Cloud this week?
Happy Friday! With it comes a chance to reflect on the week in our space. Cloud chatter this week focused on the changing roles of CIOs, how the cloud enables Web startups, common myths surrounding cloud, and more.

Did we miss anything good? Keep us in the loop on Twitter, @CloudGathering.

Bob Lewis says the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend is here to stay.

The Talkin’ Cloud Blog predicts what’s to come for cloud in 2013.

Dan Morrill breaks down how people are actually using the cloud.

David Linthicum calls Oracle out for continuing to hype what he calls its ‘faux cloud strategy.’

Paul Casey suggests how organizations might ‘stop stealth cloud in its tracks.’

Barb Darrow tackles how cloud service providers’ purchasing decisions are affecting major brand server vendors. (We ran a two-part interview with Barb this week. Check out Parts 1, 2.)

Ben Kepes notes, “No man is an island entire unto himself and increasingly no individual cloud solution is either,” when discussing movement within services brokerages.

Heinan Landa tackles some common myths about cloud computing in a guest post at the Washington Business Journal’s Tech Flash blog.

James Bourne says that “cloud computing features heavily in 2013 CIO tech priorities.”

The US Department of Defense has announced that its IT infrastructure is moving to the cloud.

Chris Poelker talks about how CIOs might optimize their IT strategies.

Jessica Leber looks at how cloud computing “has made Web startups cheaper than ever to run.”

Christina Farr: Soasta patents its “cross-cloud grid provisioning” process that enables site-crash testing.

Adi Gaskell speaks with Joseph Corrigan about the risks and benefits of cloud.

Cormac Foster charts the evolution of the CIO role. (HT: Martha Heller)

Steve Herrod gets personal about leaving CTO role at VMWare. (Herrod will remain a technical advisor to the company.)

Wayne Greene outlines what he considers the “top five differences between an Infrastructure Manager and a Cloud Management Solution.”

By Jake Gardner

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