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By the numbers: Cloud computing

CAREER

Top 10 cloud jobs

Researchers at Dice.com crunched the numbers to come up with a list of the top 10 most available jobs in the cloud.

How to build a career in cloud computing

Basic IT skills topped off with service management finesse and business know-how are good starting points.

26 cloud-specific IT certifications

Here is an overview of what is currently available to help you figure out which certification may be best for you.

FOR DEVELOPERS

Review: 4 killer cloud IDEs

Surprisingly beefy, browser-based JSFiddle, Icenium, Cloud9, and Codenvy stretch from client-side JavaScript to server-side Java and Web stacks.

When to use cloud platforms vs. dedicated servers

To cloud or not to cloud? Horizontal scaling for web applications.

Programming for Cloud Computing: What's Different

Web developers who want to (or must) embrace cloud computing need to learn more than a few new tools. Experts explain the skills you need to hone.

STRATEGY

Cost battle: Cloud computing vs. in-house IT

New research shows cloud computing is generally less expensive for dynamic workloads.

Who has responsibility for cloud security?

As more organizations leverage the cloud for critical business applications, they are discovering one of the greatest challenges is combining existing internal controls with cloud protection efforts.

JPMorgan Chase deploys private cloud for 2,000 apps

The PaaS project covers four production data centers globally

TOOLS

Top 10 cloud tools

New tools help IT execs cut cloud costs, optimize resources, integrate and manage cloud instances

Must-have tools for cloud power users

A little tweaking can turn the cloud into a more powerful and personalized place. All it takes is a few simple browser add-ons and other tools to unlock the full potential of the Web's most popular services.

Cloud IDEs to set you free

These cool Web-based development tools bring coding to the browser

FOR INSIDERS ONLY

Selecting the right cloud: A step-by-step guide

An architectural approach for savvy enterprise adoption of public cloud computing.

10 things to check before moving to the cloud

There are always tradeoffs in handing control of your IT to someone else. You need to be sure it's worth it, and it works.

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