Cloud 5: Car in cloud, Chromebook-VMware deal and 3 CIO cloud no-nos

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 14, 2014 9:07:00 AM

Keyboard at Gutenberg Museum, GermanyWelcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our most recent blog posts, Cloud likely has more penetration than most CIOs realize. A recent survey of CIOs by Gartner found that only 25 percent of respondents were seriously invested in the cloud. Something tells me, they might have asked the wrong people. 

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

The car in the cloud | CSC Engage 

We might not have flying cars, but we do have cloud-enabled ones coming as car manufacturers look for ways to bring cloud services to the car. The trick will be building apps in such a way so it doesn't distract us from our chief task of, you know, driving.

With Its Tiny PC, Google Makes a Play for Your Conference Room | Wired 

It seems that Google wants a piece of the cloud virtual meeting space and is releasing a software-hardware video-conferencing package that Google employees have been using themselves for a long time. Think of it as Google Hangouts on steroids. 

PaaS: Breaking Ties, Increasing Focus | Cloud Zone 

The best tools allow us to work without worrying about how the underlying tool works and that's what's supposed to happen with Platform as a Service. It's supposed to give developers a way to develop apps without concern for development toolset, but that ideal might not be here yet.

Chromebooks become real option for enterprises with VMware deal | ITworld 

Chromebooks have been making great headway in education and the consumer market over the last 18 months, but it's probably not making much headway in the enterprise yet. A new agreement between Google and VMware could change that though as Chromebooks could run a version of Windows and Windows software in a virtual machine, all from an inexpensive Chromebook.

3 CIO no-no's when moving to the cloud | InfoWorld

As more organizations move to the cloud, they often lack expertise in cloud implementations and that can be a real problem for them as the move from the comfort of their own data centers to a cloud-based operation. This article offers three things to avoid as you begin to move to the cloud.

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