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I’m back on track to provide the most interesting and compelling Cloud tweets of the week.  This week’s New Year’s edition includes some trends for 2013, insights on the Cloud job market and some interesting thoughts on Electronic Health Records.

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Always interested in prognostications and this article from NetworkWorld provides some insight on some of the leading Cloud players. 

Of interest:

  • Salesforce.com diving into a “new” area (perhaps HR with Work.com?)
  • Oracle to add SaaS customer case studies
  • SAP with a longer-term roadmap for Business Suite (how about Cloud + HANA?)
  • Workday’s success after the big IPO in 2012

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This Tweet was a headline grabber with “Fake Cloud Computing.”  Was not exactly what I thought, but a great reference listing the various organizations including NIST, the Open Group and CSCC who are working on standards for the Cloud.

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Jobs = growth = opportunity, especially in today’s economy. 

  • Growth in IT jobs will increase 1.1% to 2.7% a year through 2020, but demand for cloud-ready IT workers will grow 26% each year

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Great line – “Corporate strategists need to get out of their 20th century mindset and into the 21st century.”  Will the Cloud should change the traditional
strategy process (and maybe skill sets.)  Lots of comments and discussion with the author always helps make the “Top 5” list.

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Electronic health records have the potential to saving money and lives but healthcare providers are lagging behind in adoption.  

  • Great stat – only 69% of US physician practices use EHR systems while over 95% in Australia and New Zealand, the Netherlands,
    Norway and the UK use the technology. 
  • Issues in the US – cost, accessibility and security.

If you have a great Cloud Tweet and want to be highligheted in a Top 5 list, don’t be shy and please reach out.

Twitter: @mmankow

Email: michael.mankowski@sap.com

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