Survey finds CIOs lack adequate cloud computing knowledge. Read more here.

Most of the cloud computing focus has been around long-term futures, not scrutinizing real short-term opportunities and deciphering the reality from vendor and service provider claims. Read more.

Cloud computing is not just a matter of hiring a vendor. Read real stories.

Is implementing a cloud computing strategy as simple as turning on a service remotely -- a cloud in 30 days? No. Read more.

Security of Cloud Computing Users: A Study of U.S. and Europe IT Practitioners

May 2010 CA Technologies and Ponemon Institute survey of business's cloud computing security attitudes.

Go to the link.

Survey results available at the link.

What is cloud computing? What are the benefits? Video Overview (4)

As noted in the prior post, there are some limitations to Platform as a Service (PaaS). But your can overcome those limitations with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

What is cloud computing? What are the benefits? Video Overview (3)

With platform as a service, you install your own applications on the service provider’s platform. The provider still manages the networks, servers, operating systems, and storage.  This option makes sense if you need applications that the provider does not offer.  However, there are some limitations.

What is cloud computing? What are the benefits? Video Overview (2)


There are three basic types of cloud computing services:  Software as a service (SaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This video post overviews Software as a service.


What is cloud computing? What are the benefits? Video Overview (1)

For those of us interested in the intersection between business and technology, it’s hard to go a day without hearing about cloud computing.  What is the reality behind the buzz, and what, exactly, is cloud computing?