The CloudViews program has been running for several years. With a reach that has grown to over 70,000 since its inception, it has become a go-to source for the cloud community providing an unbiased source of cloud news, analysis and perspectives to a broad audience of technology and business leaders.
The monthly CloudViews Unplugged video chat, features two prominent industry thought leaders: CA Technologies Andi Mann, vice president, strategic solutions and George Watt, vice president, corporate strategy who give their unique and amusing perspectives on the top cloud news stories and issues relevant to both traditional technology audiences and business decision makers. The monthly sessions run for approximately 10 minutes and include three different sections: Cloud News, New and Cool, and the Quickfire round. The concise format allows anyone to enjoy it even with only a few minutes to spare.
To further power new conversations and in appreciation for the lighter side of cloud computing, CA Technologies is also introducing a new series of infographics, cartoons and a cartoon caption competition*.
A picture paints a thousand words and CA Technologies is seeking creative geniuses who understand the impact of cloud computing on the business landscape to help get the cloud message out. The competition runs from October 8 to November 9, 2012. The CloudViews community will vote for the best caption finalists and a panel of judges will pick the winner. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire™ HD.
These new resources are part of the broader CA Technologies CloudViews program, which aims to provide a source of unbiased, interesting and entertaining cloud computing news and analysis. Additional elements of the CloudViews program include:
• Cloud Luminaries: brings together enterprise IT executives, cloud service providers and independent industry experts to express their views on the common cloud computing problems and challenges and to share experiences and advice. Interviews with 40 cloud luminaries are currently featured on the site.
• ‘This Week In Cloud’: summarizes the week’s top news and analysis stories and enjoys 30,000+ monthly hits.
• CloudViews Tweetchats: provides an opportunity to discuss cloud topics that range from SLAs to standards with a wider community. The monthly events have been running for over a year and the discussions consistently reach of 50,000 twitter accounts enabling everyone to gain a multitude of views from peers and experts in the space of just one hour!
• Cloud Commons: a community that engages peers with all things cloud computing.
“I am very excited by the CloudViews program,” says Andi Mann, vice president, Strategic Solutions, CA Technologies. “Customers and partners tell me all the time how much they appreciate the expert insight from the Cloud Luminaries series, and how they rely on ‘This Week In Cloud’ for all their cloud news. Adding our new video series, tweetchats, cartoons, and infographics will help our audience stay connected with the most important ideas in cloud computing in lots of easy and fun ways. I love being part of the CloudViews program.”
The new series of cloud cartoons, infographics and Cloud Video Chats will be posted to CloudViews where you can sign up to be notified when new content becomes available.
*For the official rules of the caption contest please visit the CA Technologies Facebook page.