My Tweets of the Winter 2011-2012: Mobile and Cloud Computing and the Software Industry

By Marten Mickos | May 10, 2012

Here is a summary of my tweets about mobile and cloud computing and the software industry from the previous months.

This is my previous tweet summary for Fall 2011. And, of course, feel free to follow my tweets in real time at!/martenmickos



Excellent review of the future of mobile - and I am thinking "you need cloud to power all of this" 23 Mar 2012

"For the moment, Nokia, you have my undivided attention" 12 Mar 2012


2.1 billion internet users and 5.9 billion mobile subscriptions in 2011 via @mjasay -- cloud infra is needed

Is 2012 the year of Nokia? via @fabricapo

"an impressive bundle on a handset that deserves to succeed" - Nokia's Mango-powered Lumia 710

Cloud Computing and the Software Industry


OneOps, TwoOps … Exploring cloud ops: by @jamesurquhart

Private cloud set to grow 10-fold in 2012 says Gartner analyst

Cloudera adds industry's top talent to executive management team -

RT @mjasay: 72% of CIOs fear business leaders see cloud as way to circumvent IT

Top 5 private cloud trends by Gartner's Tom Bittman @tombitt - "10X increase in private cloud deployments in 2012"

Lots of Eucalyptus partners on this list: OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies

Cloud taking glint off of Oracle - via @jtaschek

Moving12TB of data between clouds takes 4 hours to a week, depending on the cloud via @mjasay

More non-human than human traffic on the internet - towards the internet of things - via @mjasay

The case for private cloud: data protection and security via @appscalecloud

New federal CTO Todd Park @todd_park - one of the most remarkable people @timoreilly ever met

For those who are still doubtful about cloud computing (hint: it's here to stay) via @rightscale

Happy birthday Amazon S3, 6 years old!

RT‏ @sogrady the funny thing is that people are surprised and saddened by Yahoo's suit: this is the inevitable, perpetual consequence of weaponized IP

RT @structureblog Oracle has a cloud computing secret

At #SXSW, listening to Josh Fraser of #RightScale talking about public clouds, private clouds, and cloud management

Hybrid IT is the new IT and it is here to stay - Chris Howard, Gartner

The New York Times on clouds, Amazon Web Services, and open source

Overheard: Of typical IT expenses, 65% goes to old vendors, 25% is for new projects, and up to 10% is for experimentation. True?


What is your main driver in moving to private clouds? - Agility, say 59% of Gartner clients

was reminded by @swardley of the Jevons paradox - new efficiency of cloud will not leave sysadmins w/o work

RT @swardley: It still bemuses me why anyone thinks they can compete with an alternative API to EC2/S3 (+EBS).

See this as an open API to the various clouds

RT @ericabrescia Check out our new home page for BitNami! Build. Click. Deploy. :

Hybrid cloud computing is an imperative. - Gartner

Funambol shows how cloud serves the mobile world

Congrats, enStratus on new product release for enterprise cloud management


Web economy in G20 set to double by 2016

Standing room only at #CEE2012 when @Werner Vogels of AWS speaks

people to follow on Twitter on the topic of #cloudcomputing

Fear in EU of Patriot Act is a reason for private clouds

Amazon developed a new NoSQL database - DynamoDB

RT @mikeolson: Congrats all around! Former US CIO @vivekkundra joins as VP, Emerging Markets:

Advice to CIOs on cloud computing

RT @mikeolson: Businessweek reporter @valleyhack thinks that Microsoft's future is bright:

Red Hat at $1bn because "IT executives want to buy products, not raw materials"

Open source and big data. Congrats, Cloudera, on resale deal with Oracle

Analogy: cloud computing is like a laundromat

Cloud market predictions for 2012 by staff

on the impressive growth of Amazon Web Services

RT @jeffbarr: Big news regarding #Python, #boto, and #AWS: (and @garnaat)


Cloud Predictions 2012 by @dr138

RT @mjasay: PaaS Is The Future Of Cloud Services < Open APIs the new open source?

RT @strukhoff: 'Twas the Rev Before Christmas < masterful!

RT @rwcloud: 2012 Predictions, Cloud Edition: Joe Brockmeier

In 2012, private cloud will grow bigger, hybrid will grow - agree with VMware on this one via @mjasay

RT @mjasay: 2011 CIO survey: Big spending on mobile, IT infrastructure...and desktop Linux

RT @dr138 Why Amazon's current cloud domination helps us all via @CNET

one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing joins enStratus

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