Who’s Who in Cloud October 4, 2013

Government Shutdown

The government shutdown could so slow cloud migration..

Boom or Bust! Obamacare, the government shutdown and scandal over Silk Road and cyber security make the top news for the industry this week. Get an insider look from these experts on how Obamacare and the government shutdown can affect the tech industry, and understand how the FBI cracked down on narcotics trafficking on the web. We also highlight some insider tips and insight on SaaS and more.

Patrick Thibodeau aligns with the arrival of Obamacare, stating that guaranteed health coverage could fuel a tech start-up boom.

The government has not only affected all federal employees, but major IT projects like the $10 billion Department of the Interior (DOI) cloud migration project, which undoubtedly makes everyone nervous. Kathy Kim

David Linthicum says cloud computing will continue to be a can kicked farther down the road and why the cost of this government shutdown is unhealthy for cloud adoption.

Jaikumar Vijayan: ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ operater of Silk Road,  busted by the FBI and seizes $3.6 M in Bitcoins; prompting more questions about Tor’s anonymity and security.

Let’s get SaaSy with Lincoln Murphy - he provides the best practices for unplanned outages for SaaS organizations.

Sramana Mitra interviews big data thought leader, Rick Keiser, CEO of Ascribe and says the core of its business is in SaaS.

Pat Romanski covers Rackspace’s Sr. IT Strategist Brian Jawalka’s discussion on how the hybrid cloud can add agility, flexibility and speed-to-market for your organization.

Lucas Mearian gives an in depth overview of the new WD (Western Digital) My Cloud drive that allows users to transfer files between their Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive accounts.

Steve Beaver gives you his insider tip on connecting a product or service to a Microsoft Active Directory with LDAP for authentication.

Did we miss anything good? Comment below and share with us which one was your favorite article and opinion.

By Isabella Lam

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