“Knowledge has a beginning but no end,” especially when it comes to the cloud. As new information and best practices continue to evolve, go-to sources of cloud information are essential to staying on top of the latest trends, dialogue, and thought leadership in this constantly evolving field of technology. Whether you’re here on a mission from your manager to learn more about cloud and its applications to your industry or you’re an IT pro looking for the latest sources to stay up-to-date on trends, we have recommendations for everyone on our newly culminated list of the top 31 cloud blogs, cloud publications, and cloud podcasts. We think these will swiftly make it to the top of your listening and reading lists for 2022.
From long-standing favorites to newly launched programs, there’s a source to suit every need. Don’t forget to bookmark your favorites for ease of reading/listening!
Cloud Blogs and Online Publications of Note
This UK-based cloud publication is hands down one of the best places to get your cloud strategy and technology insights from industry thought leaders at top cloud brands, businesses, and research houses. The primarily CIO and IT-manager audience of this pub benefits from thought leadership articles on a range of topics, including SaaS news, cloud computing job posting, virtualization strategy, cloud apps and enterprise IT, private and public cloud, system security, and more.
Bookmark it: https://cloudcomputing-news.net
Created in 2009, CloudTweaks offers insights from leading authorities in cloud computing – whether it’s in-house editorial team coverage or thought leadership contributions from external industry experts. Additionally, educational videos, industry trends pieces, podcasts, webinars, news, and a unique brand of technology-related comics round out the content on the site.
Bookmark it: https://cloudtweaks.com/
TechRepublic’s cloud news section brings you the latest happenings and developments (including how-to articles, tips, and reviews) from market leaders like Google Cloud, Amazon, Rackspace, and Microsoft with easy-to-consume thought leadership and 101 articles to bring you up to speed on all things cloud.
Bookmark it: https://www.techrepublic.com/topic/cloud/
Hosted on Medium.com, the Google Cloud – Community is where developers head to share knowledge about specific Google Cloud Platform questions, from software set-up to coding to app management. Each technical article is written by expert GCP developer advocates, some of whom even work for GCP and share their personal insights with other visitors.
Bookmark it: https://medium.com/google-cloud
The self-proclaimed geeks over at Cloud Management Insider have made it their mission to inform, inspire, and engage audiences eager to learn about the latest advancements in cloud technology. Hailed as “a community for the geeks, by the geeks,” their database of expert opinions, editorials, research, and interactive content seeks to keep their readers as up-to-date as possible on the ever-changing cloudscape. Head over to their site to geek out with them!
Bookmark it: https://www.cloudmanagementinsider.com/about/
At Compare the Cloud, no start-up is too small and no tech company too big to receive coverage. This site’s robust coverage aims to educate and inform on cloud computing services and providers so business leaders have the information they need to choose wisely for their organization. If you’re interested in industry events, Compare the Cloud has you covered with video interviews, blogs, and even live broadcasts.
Bookmark it: https://www.comparethecloud.net/
Computerworld’s a known source for IT managers navigating web, mobile, and desktop applications, and their cloud computing section hones in on the best advice for making the most of cloud platforms — including news, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos.
Eyeing a cloud service or cloud-based software platform for your company? You’ll want to peruse Cloudwards to get the latest insights that’ll help you make the right choice. Their team of journalists and writers has been reviewing cloud-based software since the site’s inception in 2013, so you can find everything from the best music download platforms to the right cloud storage solutions for your business. They subscribe to services first, give you the skinny, and also publish guides on services to help you make the most sound decisions possible. Onwards and Cloudwards!
Bookmark it: https://www.cloudwards.net/
From leading IT news site TMCNet, Cloud Computing Magazine is one of the best places for up-to-date news on cloud computing, company news and announcements, and original thought leadership pieces and reviews.
Bookmark it: https://cloud-computing.tmcnet.com/
Public Cloud Round-Up
Breaking news, product releases, and all things Google Cloud are covered in this one-stop-shop for anyone looking to get the latest on Google Cloud straight from the source.
Bookmark it: https://cloud.google.com/blog/
11. AWS News Blog
In most cases, there’s no better way to get the full download on a cloud platform than going straight to the source. The AWS News Blog is the single source of truth for those seeking insights on Amazon Web Services’ features, applications, latest rollouts, and general AWS user information.
Bookmark it: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/
Stay up to date on the latest Azure product updates and read about a wide range of cloud-related topics on the Microsoft Azure Blog. It includes thought leadership on AI, big data, IoT, machine learning, and more with Azure events and news mixed in, making this blog a must-read for anyone using Azure’s services.
Bookmark it: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/
For Auditory Learners
Hear Google Cloud Platform experts dish on burning questions related to Google Cloud and predictions for the future, including in-depth coverage of the latest cloud concepts.
Bookmark it: https://www.gcppodcast.com/
14. The Cloudcast
This independent, industry-leading podcast covers topics including cloud computing, DevOps, AI/ML, big data, IoT, SaaS, PaaS, CaaS, all leading public cloud providers, and more. With 10 years under its belt, The Cloudcast talks trends, projects, and applications and also features interviews with business and tech leaders who are shaping the future of cloud computing.
Bookmark it: https://www.thecloudcast.net/
15. The Cloud Pod
Whether you aim to learn more about public, hybrid, multi-, or private cloud, The Cloud Pod provides knowledge all of them in weekly episodes that average at the one-hour mark. Covering new features, capabilities, and cloud API changes, lending The Cloud Pod your ears will net you practical advice on navigating the changing cloud landscape.
One of the newcomers to this list is The CloudTweaks Podcast brought to you by the same folks who operate the CloudTweaks website (#2 on our list). In an effort to provide insights and information that help decision-makers and IT professionals, The CloudTweaks Podcast features interviews with thought leaders and delivers news and stories from the world of cloud tech, cloud security, IoT, and more in half-hour episodes streaming on their site.
Bookmark it: https://cloudtweaks.com/podcasts/
For those with more scholarly tastes, the Journal of Cloud Computing is a peer-reviewed group of articles covering (literally, according to the website) “all aspects of cloud computing.” There’s certainly something for everyone looking for insights on cloud applications, systems, technological advances, and more from leading minds in cloud computing, penned by experts in IT.
Bookmark it: https://journalofcloudcomputing.springeropen.com
By creating a free account with the IEEE Computer Society, you’ll gain access to this scholarly journal featuring peer-reviewed articles from scholars in cloud computing. Pieces delve deep into innovative research ideas and key technical issues relating to theory, algorithms, systems, applications, and performance.
Bookmark it: https://www.computer.org/csdl/journal/cc/2021/04
Broader Interest Outlets Featuring Cloud
Wired digs deep into technology innovations that stand to change our everyday lives via a variety of story formats presented both digitally and in their monthly print magazine. And of course, as a key topic under the technology umbrella, cloud-related stories often grace its pages.
Bookmark it: https://www.wired.com/
20. Information Week
Part of the Informa Tech family, InformationWeek operates in the digital business space, addressing topics such as IT leadership, DevOps, security, cloud, data management, and infrastructure.
Bookmark it: https://www.informationweek.com/
CRN is a leading source for IT channel news with an audience of +1.5 million. With coverage across IT topics — including IoT, managed services, security, virtualization, and much more — CRN offers valuable insight and updates on the cloud.
Bookmark it: https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/
The Innovation section of Forbes’ website offers general technology headlines on a broad spectrum of topics. Forbes, of course, has an incredible readership (more than 100 million strong) who look to the Forbes journalists and contributors to extoll the latest virtues on technology and general innovation.
Bookmark it: https://www.forbes.com/innovation/#5620f6e66834
Based on the name alone, it’s no surprise that BizTech explores business and technology questions surrounding topics such as business intelligence, data center, hardware, networking, security, and, naturally, cloud. For further reading, don’t miss EdTech, FedTech, StateTech, and HealthTech, all under the same publishing umbrella.
Bookmark it: https://biztechmagazine.com/
24. Business Insider
Featuring top headlines and business news with a focus on technology, finance, strategy, executive lifestyle, and retail, Business Insider has quickly cemented its status as one of the largest business news websites since its inception in 2007.
Bookmark it: https://www.businessinsider.com/
This one is for anyone who wants to gain insight from the latest thought leadership articles. IDG Network’s source for enterprise CIOs and other executives in the business technology space is a well-rounded mix of news and tips/opinion pieces complete with digital transformation and career advice. It’s a must-read if you fall within that audience, you’re selling to that audience, or you want to become part of that audience by way of your knowledge.
Bookmark it: https://www.cio.com/
Another IDG publication, InfoWorld specializes in enterprise technology insight with its audience ranging from developers to business leaders. It covers some of our favorite topics, including AI, machine learning, and data analytics!
Bookmark it: https://www.infoworld.com/
Profiling startups, reviewing new internet products, and breaking tech news, TechCrunch presents a diverse range of topics with a technology focus. In-depth looks at industry leaders and those rising the ranks in technology are typical features.
Bookmark it: https://techcrunch.com/
A leader in covering transformative tech, VentureBeat helps business leaders make decisions around topics such as AI, machine learning, AR/VR, 5G, and more. Includes breaking news, articles, newsletters, and events for the industry.
Bookmark it: https://venturebeat.com/
Gain your news and analysis on IT trends from the Wall Street Journal, a trusted leader in global and U.S. news. The CIO Journal section, in particular, is a blend of insights into technology trends and business strategy. A great read for anyone who is in the C suite or aspires to be.
Bookmark it: https://www.wsj.com/news/cio-journal
Published by CBS Interactive (who are also behind sister site TechRepublic), ZDNet offers breaking news, analysis, and research that keeps business technology professionals in touch with the latest IT trends, issues, and events.
Bookmark it: https://www.zdnet.com/
Not to toot our own horn, but staying on top of cloud trends and implementing the best approaches are the bread and butter of what we do. From articles that touch on the latest tips on starting your cloud journey to thought leadership by industry (financial services, healthcare, and retail included) to events coverage, the Maven Wave blog is an up-to-date, information-rich resource for those interested in the latest happenings in our cloudverse.
Bookmark it: https://www.mavenwave.com/insights/blog/
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