Cloud news roundup

An interview with Miao Song, CIO of the Singapore-based Golden Agri-Resources, discusses her company’s migration to the cloud. One of the biggest benefits? The cloud frees up time so the CIO can be “part of the business, rather than just an IT leader,” Song said.

Hybrid clouds are on the rise, especially for IT systems used by the government. A recent study predicts that the federal government will spend nearly $9 billion on cloud computing by 2017. Additionally, by 2015, 75 percent of large enterprises are expected to have hybrid clouds.

Five reasons cloud skills should be on everyone’s resume. Topping the list: Professional and industry best practices are embedded in cloud services and cloud offers rapid iteration and experimentation abilities. Migrating to the cloud gives you the flexibility and agility to innovate successfully.

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