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Top 5 #Cloud Tweets of the Week

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In this week’s Top 5 #Cloud Tweets of the week.  Notable Tweets and associated articles include:

1) Grading IDC on its 2012 Cloud predictions

2) Infographic summarizing the environmental benefits of the Cloud

3) Some of the best Cloud companies to work for in 2013 (SAP made the list!)

4) So many Cloud apps and so many users within the firewall, what happens when an employee leaves?

5) How to help your parents understand the Cloud

Tweet #1, thanks @DeviceQA

Is Cloud Computing a Threat to Older Tech Companies?  How “old” is an “older” tech company?  The problem with this headline is how misleading it is.  That said, the post has plenty of great data points and does a nice job rating the accuracy of IDC’s predictions for 2012.


Tweet #2, thanks @CloudHeroesUK

The obligatory Cloud Infographic summarizing the environmental benefits of the Cloud.  The author suggests that 40 million servers could be replaced by 2.4 million servers running at 100% capacity.  <I would suggest perhaps 4.8 million servers running at 50% capacity.>


Tweet #3, thanks @CloudWorkforce

The Best Cloud Computing Companies and CEOs to work for in 2013.  Data from -> SAP Scores #8 out of 27!


Tweet #4, thanks @mfauscette

Companies need to know – who knows what (that is easy) but where are they storing critical information in the Cloud.  So many Cloud apps, so many rogue users – what happens when employees depart the company?  Does not answer the question but brings the issue it front and center and provides an opportunity of various vendors to tout their solutions.


Tweet #5, thanks @alexfilip

Leading off the 5 Misconceptions your parents make about Cloud Computing.  Focus on #4 – A great question to ask your parents, “What is the best Cloud?”  See what the answer is.


If you have an amazing Cloud tweet send it along to @mmankow and I’ll highlight it. 

Have a great weekend

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