While the true impact of the cloud on the enterprise is still not well understood, the cloud ranks at the top of most CIO's priority list. So I have compiled a list of bloggers who can help you sift through the endless torrent of cloud information and filter the hype.
To compile the list, I focused on cloud blogs that are:
- Produced by thought leaders
- Updated regularly
Here are my favorite cloud blogs for CIOs! Let me know if you share my enthusiasm for these cloud bloggers. And what good ones did I miss?
This independent, cloud-focused site “lives and breathes” Cloud Computing. With a growing list of knowledgeable contributors and produced by Zoli Erdos and Krishnan Subramanian, CloudAve’s topics are not only insightful, but also relevant and up-to-date.
If you’re familiar with the Cloud, then you should also be familiar with InfoWorld’s Cloud Expert, David Linthicum. If you’re not, then you should be. David’s blog, Cloud Computing, is a great resource for cloud-focused information, from enterprise security to cloud’s value proposition.
Cloud of Data
UK-based blogger Dr. Paul Miller has collaborated with Ben Kepes of The Diversity Blog, another one of our top 10 blogs, and offers a great look at the cloud from a consultant’s perspective.
HP’s Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Strategy, Christian Verstraete, authors this blog. In this blog, Christian, who is responsiblefor defining HP's Cloud Reference Architecture provides valuable cloud computing insights and information for CIOs.
CloudTweaks is great because it is more than just a blog. Cloud Tweaks’ blog posts are relevant and their diverse range of contributors is refreshing. Not only that, the site itself has great resources, such as white papers, and even cloud humor that we can take back and impress our team with!
The Diversity Blog
New Zealand Blogger and author of The Diversity Blog, Ben Kepes, is an active “Clouderati” and his expertise extends to enterprise software and infrastructure. With updates daily, this blog provides timely cloud information.
Given that Elastic Vapor’s blogger, Rueven Cohen was recently named as one of the 25 Most Influential People Tweeting About Cloud Computing by The Next Web, it’s no surprise that his blog is on our cloud list. This site recaps several of Rueven Cohen’s Digital Provocateur column posts.
Don’t have tons of time to read commentary? High Scalability offers quick tidbits of review and short commentary on a range of issues for the Cloud, including Enterprise Strategies and Architecture.
Nati Shalom’s Blog
This blog has timely, relevant articles that are primarily focused on cloud-based tools. The commentary is also quite interesting and a useful resource.
The best way to describe Chris Hoff’s blog Rational Survivability, is the Cloud, with a side of humor. One look at the About page and you’ll see why. In addition to comical photos and tongue-in-cheek captions, there is some great commentary and information.
What makes this blog great, is its up front call to “Executives, Entrepreneurs, and other Digerati.” Not only that, blogger Bob Warfield manages to regularly provide relevant theme-organized posts relating directly to cloud, business, and strategy.
A Software Insider’s Point of View
Authored by Ray Wang, this blog provides enterprise level insights and examines the effect that disruptive technologies, including the Cloud, have on emerging and existing business models.
This blog by renowned cloud computing, virtualization, and infrastructure expert, Thomas Bittman, is not updated frequently, but does have some great insights and resources into cloud trends.
Is there a blog that we’re missing here? Please comment below and let us know what blogs you think should be on the Enterprise CIO Forum’s list for the Top Cloud Computing Blogs for CIOs.
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