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This Week in Cloud, April 18, 2013: AWS Certification Program, CloudStore 300% sales increase, 25% of companies in cloud. And more…

CA World 2013!

The Smart Enterprise team just returned from CA World 2013 where they were writing blogs, live tweeting, and shooting interviews and booth walkthroughs. You can view the coverage on Smart Enterprise.

Cloud News

  • Amazon announced a new certification program that’s intended to show a person’s ability to write specifications, build, run and manage an AWS implementation, according to this GigaOM article. The certification program is targeted toward solutions architects, SysOps administrators, and developers.

  • In March, the U.K. Government’s CloudStore increased sales by 300% over the previous month, according to this InformationWeek article. The increase in sales could be a good sign for the CloudStore which has only shown modest results since its launch.

  • A new survey by RightScale reveals that 25% of companies are “heavily into cloud computing,” according to this Forbes article. The survey also revealed that many companies are interested in a multi-cloud approach.

Featured Article

The Successful Mobile Enterprise

By Lonne Jaffe, CA Technologies

Lonne Jaffe

There are almost seven billion people in the world, and there are already about six billion mobile phone subscriptions. Analysts are predicting that over a billion advanced smartphones and tablets are going to be purchased worldwide next year alone.

Almost every conversation I have with senior business and technology leaders involves mobility as at least one of their key focus areas. In many cases mobile technology is quickly becoming or has already become the primary way that an enterprise interacts with its customers, partners, and employees. As a result, a substantial portion of the major capital investments in software and hardware that enterprises are making today are being driven primarily by their need to create a first class mobile technology experience. Read the full article.

Cloud Views

  • Is cloud computing changing the role of IT? In this JourneytotheCloud blog, John Dixon wraps up the last #CloudViews tweetchat on cloud and the changing role of IT.

  • Are cloud computing misconceptions holding you back? In this Business2Community article, Amy Short outlines 7 common misconceptions that may be holding your organization back from cloud, including it’s a fad, it’s not secure, it’s costly and complicated, and more.

Trend Watch

  • A new Gartner report predicts that 50% of companies will require BYOD (bring your own device) by 2017, according to this PCWorld article.

  • What are the do’s and don’ts of a BYOD policy? In this CIO.com blog, Matt Karlyn details the key elements of a good BYOD policy.

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