Who’s Who in Cloud August 23, 2013

Is it a timeout for IT departments?

Summer is winding down, and everyone is prepping for the last hoorah! Without mistakes, we will never learn and grow from it. The top cloud news this week covers NASA’s cloud audit, Amazon’s shut down to IT spending as well as IT departments evolving.

Thomas J. Trappler : We all can benefit from the audit of NASA’s cloud and resulted report of six recommendations. The underlying concepts will help any organization to adopt cloud computing services.

North Bridge Venture Partners’ Paul Santinelli  with Derrick Harris weighs in the cloud companies with the belief that the cloud dynamics will change.

As if we didn’t know already, Amazon’s U.S. front end web site went down but this is the second big site outage in the last few days noted Stacey Higginbotham.

Charles Babcock goes on to raise an eyebrow to Amazon’s outage, linking it to  latency issues elsewhere.

Bernard Golden questions what is AWS really good for.

In a PR move, Google will now encrypt data warehoused in its Cloud Storage, but that may not be a bad thing, according to David Linthicum.

David Deans comments on IDC forecasts  IT spending reaching $2 trillion for the first time ever in 2013 with advances in cloud service.

Typically portrayed as being on retreat, IT departments are evolving into new roles for the digital enterprise, says Joe McKendrick.

Thoran Rogdrigues warns of the hidden dangers of shadow IT in cloud computing.

Bill Kleyman points out four key cloud considerations for data center and IT managers.

Saabira Chaudhuri: Let’s say farewell to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who has decided to retire within 12 months. Now marks the right time for transition.

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By Isabella Lam

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