Your job as an entrepreneur might be simpler than you realise. As long as you have an internet connection, some virtual space in the cloud, and an entrepreneurial mindset, you can create and run your own business from just about anywhere on Earth. However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy or that you won’t benefit from inspiration from other successful entrepreneurs who’ve done it before you. These seven cloud computing blogs will help you gain knowledge and insight into entrepreneurship in this digital age.
1) The Virtualization Review
As a cloud computing blogger, I am always looking for insightful information about trends and technologies that will help me keep on top of what is happening. The Virtualization Review is a great resource because it aggregates news from all over, but also provides its own insights and opinions on what matters most in cloud computing. From competitive analysis to case studies, The Virtualization Review has something for everyone who wants to learn more about how cloud computing is transforming business as we know it. Plus, there’s even a weekly podcast! (I recommend starting with episode #26: Rethinking IT Organisation)
If you are interested in cloud computing blogs, then you definitely need to check out CloudAve. Like The Virtualization Review, CloudAve provides a wide range of cloud computing information from different sources and also provides its own insights on topics such as cloud adoption and trends. It also has a weekly podcast called CloudAve Weekly that can be found on iTunes and is hosted by Chris Mellor, an industry expert who knows what he’s talking about when it comes to cloud computing.
A widely trusted source for news and information on business, technology, investing, politics, and lifestyle. Forbes publishes over 4500 articles per month that are read by over 60 million people every month. They do not shy away from controversial topics. Forbes employs over 400 people who contribute to their online presence 24/7.
Their audience is 85% male and 15% female with a median age of 43 years old and median household income of $106k. They focus on driving huge amounts of traffic which has resulted in 932 million visits to their website per year (Feb 2018). It is no surprise they have earned an Alexa rank of 13 globally. Their social media following on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn combined reach a total of 12 million followers. The most popular post published by Forbes was The World’s Billionaires List: Jeff Bezos Becomes The Richest Man In Modern History published January 10th 2018 which received 1.6M views alone.
3) Computer Weekly
Computer Weekly (CWi) is a weekly British trade magazine covering IT. CWi provides news, analysis and careers advice for IT professionals. CWi has a global audience of CIOs, software developers, networking and telecommunications specialists, computer scientists and engineers. If you’re looking to understand more about cloud computing trends as they happen in real time, check out Computer Weekly to keep yourself informed with what’s going on in cloud computing today. Here are some recent articles from Computer Weekly: IBM unveils new data centre based on open source OpenStack platform UK government to set up £15m national cloud Everything we do from now will be based around open standards, says Mike Bracken, head of G-Cloud programme at Cabinet Office.
Here’s how Microsoft wants to change your view of Windows 8. When it comes to virtualization, VMWare is king but there’s a new challenger coming down the pike that could give it a run for its money. Google Drive offers free storage space to lure customers into Google Apps Google Drive gives users 5GB of free storage space on their first signup, which can then be used to store documents and files in an online file cabinet called My Drive.
4) Silicon angle
SiliconAngle is a tech and startup news website, dedicated to providing in-depth and objective coverage of startups, emerging technologies, software/hardware developments, and venture capital funding in Silicon Valley. It was founded by Michael Copeland in 2008. Since 2010 it has been run independently under the corporate title TechCrunch LLC. Despite sharing a name with TechCrunch’s flagship site (Silicon Alley Insider), it operates independently from both TechCrunch and AllThingsD, which are owned by The Information Network (TIN). For example, there is no editorial collaboration between SAI and other sites produced by TIN.
Although they have similar names, they also have different target audiences; while TechCrunch is focused on start-ups and VC activity, SiliconAngle focuses on business use cases for technology. In 2011 that focus led them to be acquired by BAI Business Intelligence, who subsequently merged their own web properties into an umbrella brand called VentureBeat.
5) Information Week
Information Week is one of my favourite magazines. It’s got a lot of valuable resources on what’s happening in business and technology; it also features plenty of in-depth how-to guides, best practices, and interesting research from industry professionals. If you need to learn about some new tech or brush up on your cloud computing strategies, I definitely recommend giving Information Week a read. And if you have any IT questions, chances are they have an answer for you! This publication is packed with great information for both novice and experienced IT pros. They have a variety of different blogs ranging from networking technologies to security risks to even career advice for aspiring tech pros out there! Definitely worth checking out.
The latest version of Microsoft Windows can be considered server software because it runs on its own server platform that allows users access through their local network (LAN) using Active Directory Services (ADS), which are included within Windows Server 2008 R2. The benefit is lower costs for companies but still maintaining control over data being accessed from within remote offices.
TechTarget is one of my personal favourites. The site covers cloud computing from both a technical and business perspective, which means it has value for a wide range of readers. Be sure to check out their regularly updated technology roundup on a daily basis. It will not only keep you up-to-date on new cloud offerings but also give you an idea of what IT professionals are thinking about in regards to data centre technologies today.
Their roundups include topics like cloud storage, hybrid clouds, big data analytics and much more. And if you’re looking for other ways to stay informed about news in your industry or just want some inspiration for your next project, be sure to check out their how-to guides as well. They cover everything from building a mobile app with Appcelerator’s Titanium platform to creating a simple website with WordPress.
7) Stack Exchange
Stack Exchange is a network of question and answer sites on topics like programming, science, maths, etc. The Stack Exchange platform uses reputation points for comments so that popular answers are listed above less popular ones. Don’t get discouraged though if your first few questions don’t get much attention. It’s sometimes difficult to find a good question to ask. And, as with social media, getting your first several questions liked or commented on isn’t easy.
If you decide to join Stack Exchange, make sure you check out these tips for asking good questions . To see what kinds of discussions are happening on Stack Exchange today, check out these articles : What does it take to be one of Stack Overflow’s ‘Elite’ Users? How do I become an expert in my field? Why do people want to become an elite user on Stack Overflow?
These might give you some ideas about how to approach your own experience. One last thing: Be patient! Getting started with online communities can be frustrating at times, but they’re also fun and rewarding when you see yourself making progress.