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This list is a summary of Cloud Computing news that I posted during the past week on Twitter:

- Unisys & #CloudComputing: Exclusive Q&A with Rich Marcello (via @cloudnomics) #Security & #Privacy are big concerns...

- Sun Microsystems view on #CloudComputing:

- List of advantages of #CloudComputing (via @CloudMarkets) ME: and list of advantages vs risks:

- How is Your Cloud Computing Provider Doing? (via @cloudysaas)

- The tech jobs that the cloud will eliminate... and which become more valuable?

- Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) market to grow to $15.2 B in global sales by 2016 according to Forrester (via @MCFTechnology @AmericanUnit)

- Jericho Forum Collaboration Oriented Architecture Position Paper (via @Capgemini)

- Cloud security depends on the human element (via @Dana_Gardner) ME: I agree completely

- Will IT pros love the cloud? (via @TTintheCloud)

- Budget issues are biggest driver for cloud services - IDC Research - (via @cloudnetworking)

- Survey: Company Data Safer in Data Centre as #CloudComputing Grows (via @surprisedcloud)

- @Dana_Gardner panel on cloud security

- RT @jshuey When I say SaaS --- You Say ...

- The Transformational Power of the Cloud for Knowledge Workers (via @PowerInTheCloud)

- [Security] Architectural Framework (via @Beaker) ME: Recommend

- Amazon Web Services Secrets Revealed - Source: InformationWeek (via @cloudEq)

- Will the Kindle Crisis Kill Cloud Computing? (via @techwatching)

- RT @cloudbook New Contributor: Patrick Stingley @patrickstingley Federal CTO shares insights #Government #CloudComputing

- Bringing Cloud Computing Down to Earth with Ultra Low-Cost Endpoints (via @cloudEq)

- The tech jobs that the cloud will eliminate (via @cloudnetworking

- The Top #CloudComputing Solutions people are looking for in 2009– Survey by (via @oncloudcomp)

- Loads of good Cloud content (papers/presos) from Usenix/HotCloud09 (via @Beaker)

- What does Amazon nuking Kindle copies of 1984 tell us about #CloudComputing? Unfortunately... (via @Beaker @samj)

- The third draft of #CloudComputing Use Cases #WhitePaper is ready for your comments: (via @doug_tidwell) ME:recommend

- Vivek Kundra: #CloudComputing Could Improve Intergovernmental Collaboration: (via @dasharp)

- Concerns raised as L.A. looks at Google Apps

- Blog- SOA and Security: Are Services the Problem or the Solution?

- SOA, cloud: it's the architecture that matters (via @cloudnomics)

- Open Group conf shows how security standards & governance hold keys to enterprise #cloud adoption (via @Dana_Gardner)

- Thanks for publishing my #WhitePaper #CloudComputing and also thanks for the excellent feedback :)

- Is Your Cloud App Ready For 100,000 Users? (via @informationweek)

- A view of public & private cloud computing from the perspective of different applications & interfaces (via @cloudbook)

- RThanks @PeterKretzman: If you read only 1 paper #cloudcomputing, I strongly recommend @mariaspinola "Essential Guide":

- Engine Yard launches robust Ruby cloud-based deployment platform service (via @Dana_Gardner)

- RT @Kevin_Jackson #GovCloud The Government is the New Google (

- New Contributor: Maria Spinola @mariaspinola shares her insights on cloud computing with the community (via @cloudbook)

- Lost in the Cloud... NYTimes #CloudViews

- Paper: @ChrisCrandell on Advancing Application Availability with PAN Manager Software (via @cloudbook)

- "What happens when the biggest IT buyer in the world gets into #cloudcomputing? (via @wllm @digiphile)

- Why Wouldn't You Adopt Cloud Computing? (via @vaklove)

- Standards Groups Collaborate on Cloud Computing (via @TheCloudNetwork)

- BMC makes cloud management push with Amazon as partner (by InfoWorld)

- Three critical -- and avoidable -- cloud computing mistakes (by InfoWorld)

- Before you jump into the Cloud, did you asked: "Who is accountable if something goes wrong?" or...

- HP Acquires Cloud Computing Company (via @cloudnetworking)

- Report: Twitter Hack Caused by Hasty Adoption of Cloud Computing (via @iintelicomp)

- A Pragmatic, Effective and Hype-Free Approach for Strategic Enterprise Decision Making

- List of Top “Cloud Computing Solution Providers to Watch in 2009″

- Cloud Data Import, Export by Amazon (via @TheCloudNetwork)

- 4 1/2 Ways to Deal With Data During Cloudbursts (via @surprisedcloud)

- Clearing up cloud computing - Chicago Tribune (via @cloud_dennis)

- Can Microsoft (or Rackspace) Dethrone Cloud King Amazon? (via @surprisedcloud)

- Government Adoption - The Cloud, the Crowd, and Public Policy

- White Paper: Emergency Preparedness for Local Government (via @Jonathan_Kantor @247survival)

- Ruby-on-Rails Apps Get Cloud Lift

- Do You Trust Google More Than You Trust Your Wife?

- Will You Lead Cloud Computing or Will You Follow? (via @cloudysaas)

- I just joined CIOZone - Professional Network for CIO's and IT Professionals - as a contributor:

Thanks and please let me know how can I help you.
Maria Spínola

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Maria Spínola is a Researcher, White Paper Author and Copywriter, and Cloud Computing Evangelist and Advisor with more than 15 years experience in enterprise information technologies.

She holds a Software Engineering degree and a "Marketing and Innovation in Retail and Distribution" pos-graduation.