Announcing SlashCloud

SourceForge and our sister site, Slashdot, have long served as go-to places for developers and other IT pros looking to learn more about what’s going on in tech. After we noticed an uptick in demand for information on business intelligence, we launched a site called SlashBI which provided news and expert commentary on that fast-growing segment. Recent articles have covered everything from federal agencies’ need for more data analysts, to the Apple iPad’s effect on business intelligence vendors, to best practices for managing analytics applications within the enterprise.

Now, we’re complementing SlashBI with SlashCloud, dedicated to the latest information about cloud computing.

The cloud is, well, something of a cloudy concept for some people. Companies routinely fight over their definition of it (think Oracle and Salesforce). Customers question whether they need it. image from shutterstock SlashCloud will present a clearer picture of the cloud via a mix of news and commentary from a roster of content experts, business leaders, and analysts. Our launch stories include an interview with Salesforce EVP and former Heroku CEO Byron Sebastian, a comparison of Google Drive to other cloud-storage options, and a call for businesses to embrace the cloud on its own terms.

SlashCloud is the next in our series of verticals dedicated to specific technologies. Please take a look, and let us know what you think. You can also visit the SlashCloud Facebook and Google+ pages, follow the site on Twitter, and sign up for the weekly newsletter.


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