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 will grow by 26 percent annually through 2015,…

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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 the migration of public IT to…

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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 from the engagement with…

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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

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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…

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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, and send push notifications. Subsequent preview releases will expand the…

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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.com), supported by Microsoft and designed specifically for businesses in…

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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 with the…

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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 from US colleagues that…

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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 decide to migrate some or all elements…

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