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IDC Whitepaper: Technology Analysts Predict Widening Cloud Skills Gap for IT
This is a really interesting whitepaper on the topic of Cloud Computing related jobs and their growth in the next couple of years. Interestingly 40% of new jobs should be created in the emerging markets (i.w. CEE/LATAM), which represents even bigger opportunities… Demand for “cloud-ready” IT workers...
20 Dec 2012
EU launches European Cloud Partnership steering board
EU steps up in the efforts to move to Cloud Computing by launching European Cloud Partnership steering board. The ECP will develop common computing procurement requirements for use by EU member states and create a common framework for cloud computing across Europe. The ECP is also tasked with stimulating...
21 Nov 2012
Whitepaper: Best Practices for the Design of Large-Scale Services on Windows Azure Cloud Services
I just hade some time to browse through and read portions of a new whitepaper that was released and titled: Best Practices for the Design of Large-Scale Services on Windows Azure Cloud Services . It is an amazing overview of core concepts around Windows Azure, followed by best practices that were derived...
18 Oct 2012
Good Set of Azure Resources!
I was just reading Tara Seppa’s blog post and she summarizes some of the Azure partner programs and resources in a really nice way . I suggest you to check out the Top 10 Windows Azure Resources post for sure and subscribe for the future updates. Enjoy! Technorati Tags: Windows Azure , Cloud Computing
18 Oct 2012
Is quality spaghetti enough ???
Great insight on how to describe the SaaS business model by a colleague David Szabo… I would encourage you to visit CEE Cloud Insider site ( LinkedIn sign-in gets you to the premium content), if you are interested on how the business in the clouds will look like in the future to come: Available is also...
18 Oct 2012
Check Out Windows Azure Mobile Services!
Windows Azure Mobile Services are available NOW … here is a quick description of the functionality: “Windows Azure Mobile Services enables developers to easily add a backend hosted in Windows Azure to their Windows 8 app. With Mobile Services, developers can store structured data, authenticate users...
29 Aug 2012
CEE CloudInsider Portal and Community is Live!
Hi, With my colleagues we started this project, as we understand how difficult it is to sort the really essential Cloud Computing information from the noise. That’s why we’d like to invite you to join CEE CloudInsider , an exclusive LinkedIn Group and complementary resource portal ( www.cee-cloudinsider...
22 Jun 2012
SWIT Conference in Ukraine
About a month ago I had the privilege to held a couple of sessions on the Windows Azure topic on Ukraine’s key IT conference called SWIT . It’s an amazing event, with many interesting and creative activities and I love coming back (organizers: read this ). Anyways, this year they also did short interviews...
3 May 2012
Plenty of Cloud Jobs, not Enough Experts…
I just read an interesting post in the Wired magazine, titled “Cloud Jobs Look Skyward, But Skills Gap Is Growing “. It basically described how in US the demand for professionals with cloud-related expertise is growing so fast that it’s hard to find enough of the skilled experts… I also heard stories...
20 Mar 2012
Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure™
Another great release by the Patterns & Practices team, this time focusing on Hybrid Applications . This is a short description of the content: “This guide focuses on the common issues you will encounter when building applications that run partly in the cloud and partly on-premises , or when you...
18 Mar 2012
Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015
Interesting study done by IDC, with a key finding: “ Spending on public and private IT cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015 , according to a new study by the analyst firm IDC. The research, commissioned by Microsoft, also found that IT innovation created by...
9 Mar 2012
Romanian Ministry Creates National Cloud Service to Ensure Top Performance of Exams Website
A great case study coming from Romania, full description here : The Romanian Ministry of Education wanted an essential website to perform well each July , when high school entrance exam results were posted there . It turned to technology partner SIVECO Romania, which recommended moving the ADLIC...
8 Mar 2012
Database Sharding in the Cloud: SQL Azure Federations
I just had some time on my hands to try out the new Windows Azure feature called SQL Azure Federations. While it is not fully obvious from the name, SQL Azure Federation basically enables building elastic and scalable database tiers. Your application can now scale beyond a single SQL Azure database and...
27 Dec 2011
European Cloud Computing Futures: 2.4M New Jobs by 2015
I just came across and interesting article in EWeek that predicts there will be 2.4 million new jobs related to Cloud Computing by 2015 in Europe alone , which is a very optimistic prediction. In my personal opinion there will, of course, be a major shift towards the jobs related to cloud computing...
1 Mar 2011
Ray Ozzie’s Dawn of a New Day
I just had the chance to read the blog post from Ray Ozzie , so far still Chief Software Architect for Microsoft, titled a Dawn of a New Day . Amazing and clear insights on where the technology is heading and how the future will look like…. a Post-PC world with Continuous Services and Connected Devices...
28 Oct 2010
“Orleans” and Cloud Computing Futures (CCF) Group
Recently there are some blogs mentioning Orleans as the new platform for the Microsoft cloud and additional similar things. As a result I checked a bit on what the project is all about and as it was published this is a MSR (Microsoft Research Project) that has been in development with the Cloud Computing...
20 Aug 2010
Bioinformatics Research as a Service
Well these days everything is becoming a service in the cloud! It is amazing of what kind of options and scenarios become possible if you connect them to the “infinite” computational power and broadband internet access… One of these interesting field is also Bioinformatics Computation in the Cloud (or...
16 Aug 2010
Microsoft Research and Cloud Computing
There some interesting projects going on in Microsoft Research (MSR) that are focusing on Cloud Computing . Still in early phases but hopefully we will see the production implementation of the ideas in the products in the future: “Inside the Cloud” – a cloud mouse (device) that will enable you to browse...
4 Mar 2010
By 2012, 20% of businesses will own no IT assets …
Gartner recently posted a list of predictions for IT organizations and users in 2010 and beyond … Some things on the list are really interesting as the statement that “20% of businesses will not own any IT assets”, which basically means that the future looks really “cloudy” indeed ;)!
18 Jan 2010
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