Zenny's Weekly Cloud Links #17 - Big Data, BI, IT Management, Datacenter, CIO's

Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on Cloud Computing, service orientated infrastructure, DevOps, and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of July 4th that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy!



Putting the Cloud Cart Before the IT Management Horse by Michael Vizard

"There’s a lot of talk these days about how cloud computing represents the next great leap forward for enterprise IT. While there is a lot of truth to that, the simple fact of the matter is that the complexity of cloud computing makes it difficult to manage, which, in turn, slows adoption."

5 cloud BI Considerations for a Successful Rollout by Siddharth Mehta

"The cloud computing paradigm has been rapidly gaining in popularity among IT vendors and enterprise users of every ilk. Meanwhile, adoption of business intelligence (BI) has also witnessed increased traction in recent times."

Are You Making Your Data Centers Cloud-Friendly? by Bernard Golden

"Data Center construction is growing ever more complex and expensive as data center facilities expand to meet enterprises' seemingly limitless computing needs."

Application Acceleration in the Cloud Age by Amar Khan

"The cloud will bring convenience to enterprise application users with the ability to access applications from anywhere at any time -- at least that is the goal."

Size Matters, in the Big Data Cloud at Least by Adrian Bridgwater

"I want to revisit a subject I recently covered at feature level with some additional comments from companies that did not fit into my first draft. The subject? -- big data in the cloud. But what is big data -- and it is just marketing spin?"

Preaching to the CIO

"What is the business reality today ? Not necessarily in order of priority, they are: expectations of growth, exploring new markets or products, driving operational efficiency, cost containment, IT lead innovation, and customer centricity. How do these impact the CIO ?"

Marketing, Selling and Listening: Essential Elements of the IT Skills Set by Freeform Dynamics

"There's nothing new in the concept of IT marketing or selling itself to the business, and many readers of this column may groan as they remember past attempts at advertising the internal IT department's services to management and end users."

Future Role of the CIO: Business Technology Leader by David Tobias

"I see great potential for the future role of the CIO as a true leader of business growth...it all comes down to the ever-expanding role of technology in driving the banking business, and where banking as an industry will be in 2015 and beyond."

And a few honorable mentions from the b-roll...



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