3 YEARS OF CLOUD☁MANIA

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Time is passing…Three years ago “Avalansa BigData” (EN: BigData Avalanche) was the first article published in cloud☁mania.

Logo Patrat Radu micBut this was not properly the beginning of my editorial activity. This was more than 20 years ago… The first blogging articles was already online versions articles published in business and technical media. cloud☁mania was from beginning an ambition. It was my wish to come with something new, something different in professional social media dedicated to IT.

Cloud wasn’t an arbitrary subject. From the start everything was designed for the Cloud. A big volume of data about Cloud existing. Huge volume of information received every day. All of these had to be better valued. From the beginning cloud☁mania was not a simple Blog. It was a platform for social development of a lot of activities related to Cloud computing technologies. After the first original articles and surveys, everything had start to be in a shape. A Cloud knowledge platform shape based on articles, studies, Webinars, business presentations, consultancy, partnerships, Cloud Catalogues, Cloud contest jury membership, international workshops, exclusivity interviews, international events, media sponsorship, education, trainings, specializations, certifications, careers, and what I better like: most interesting key studies and Cloud adoption success stories.

What’s happened with cloud☁mania in 3 years? Let’s figures talk:

  • +313 articles/ blog post
  • 22 Cloud categories
  • +25500 views…
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Calalog Cloud Computing Romania, 4th Ed. Internet of Things.

Top 10 International Articles (English language) in the last year:

  1. GARTNER IaaS MAGIC QUADRANT 2015
  2. FOG COMPUTING – A NATURAL BRIDGE BETWEEN CLOUD AND IoT
  3. ROMANIAN STARTUP CLOUD SOLUTION ELEFIN NOMINEE FOR THE FINAL OF EuroCloud AWARD 2015
  4. ELEFIN CASH THERAPY – ROMANIAN CLOUD SOLUTION NOMINEE FOR EuroCloud AWARD 2015 FINAL
  5.  BEST EUROPEAN CLOUD SERVICES AWARDED IN EuroCloud EUROPE FORUM 2015
  6. IDC IoT Forum Bucharest: From Enterprise Assets Intelligence to Industrial Internet
  7.  StarVault ELASTICLOUD – MOST INNOVATIVE CLOUD SOLUTION ESTABLISHED BY EuroCloud AWARD ROMANIA IN 2015
  8. First IoT Catalog in Romania
  9. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: LARRY ELLISON, ORACLE
  10. APIs FOR DUMMIES, IBM LIMITED EDITION
  11. VIRTUAL DATA CENTER FROM TELEKOM ROMANIA – RECOGNIZED BY EuroCloud AWARD ROMANIA AS THE BEST CLOUD SERVICE HORIZONTAL MARKETS

Top 10 Local Articles (Romanian Language) in last year:

Sorin Mindrutescu - Oracle Country Leader Romania & Central Eastern Europe Cloud Leader

Sorin Mindrutescu – Oracle Country Leader Romania & CEE Cloud Leader

  1. DESPRE CLOUD SI STRATEGIA ORACLE DE TRANSFORMARE DIGITALA CU DOMNUL SORIN MINDRUTESCU (About Cloud and Oracle Digital transformation Strategy, with Sorin Mindrutescu)
  2. PRIMA CONFERINTA INTERNATIONALA IoT DIN ROMANIA (First International IoT Conference in Romania)
  3. CINE SE TEME DE UBERIZARE? (Who is Afraid Uberisation?)
  4. PUTEREA ANALITICĂ A SISTEMELOR FOG COMPUTING (Analytical Power of Fog Computing Systems)
  5. DISRUPTIVE NU SUNT TEHNOLOGIILE, CI MODELELE MUTANTE DE BUSINESS (Disruptive are not Technologies, but Mutant Business Models)
  6. DE UNDE AU APARUT FURNIZORII IoT? (From Where IoT Providers are Coming?)
  7. SUNTEM DESTUL DE INTELIGENȚI PENTRU VIITOARELE SMART CITIES? (Are We Intelligent Enaugh for the Future Smart Cities?)
  8. DESPRE ROCS DIN FATA, DAR MAI ALES DIN SPATELE CORTINEI… (About ROCS from the Front, but More from Back of the Curtain…)
  9. BATALIA TITANILOR CLOUD E ABIA LA INCEPUT (Cloud Titans War Just Beginning)
  10. DESPRE MOBILITATE IN CLOUD CU DOAMNA ANDREEA MARASESCU (About Cloud Mobility with Andreea Marasescu)
  11. SHADOW IT, UN PERICOL CARE PANDESTE DIN UMBRA (Shadow IT, a Shadow Threat…)

Most Appreciated Categories:
• PRACTIC • ABC • Research • Events • Media
Geographic distribution of cloud☁mania’s visitors
Here was an interesting phenomenon. If in the first year 2013 more than 70% from visitors were from Romania, in 2014 International visitors represented 57%, and in 2015 were more than 62% from yearly number of visits, and in this year beginning 66%… cloud☁mania’s visbility is now global. Visitor’s map is including now 136 countries and territories.

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cloud☁mania Visitors Geographical Distribution

Countries

Top 10 Countries % from Top 10 Total

Coming back to figures, excepting Romania, Top 10 Visitors Countries are:
1. United States 25.38% from total visitor number (excepting Romania)
2. India 13.82%
3. UK 7.24%
4. Germany 4.44%
5. France 3.98%
6. Russia 3.53%
7. Italy 2,07%
8. Czech Rep. 2.03%
9. Canada 1.89%
10. Japan 1.71%

Looking to countries repartition on continents (Romania included):
Europe 42%
North America 28%
Asia 24%
South America 3%
Africa 2%
Australia 2%

What’s next?Business-Cloud-Direction-300px
A lot of projects are in 2016 agenda. At least two new editions of Romanian Cloud Computing Catalogue will be released. More focus will be on digital transformation and how business and industries are reacting to digital technologies. Digital transformation, digital industry, IoT, M2M, smart communities will be constant subjects. In the same time, Cloud computing evolution, second Cloud wave, Cloud migration, Cloud adoption, Cloud restriction, Cloud security, Cloud certification, Cloud standards, and Cloud specialization will continue to represent the main attention for cloud☁mania.

More activities for digital knowledge, digital transformation barometer, and Cloud in depth analyses will be the main development drivers for cloud☁mania in 2016.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” said Peter Drucker.
Let’s create the new Digital Community!

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2015: A good year for cloud☁mania

Every end of year WordPress is rewarding his bloggers with automated generated reports containing most important statistic related to the blog activities during ending year. More than, report could be published. This was the case with cloudmania’s “2015 in Blogging” report published in WordPress version in December 31st. Now I’m coming back with more statistics to better describe cloudmania’s performances during last year.

How was 2015 for cloud☁mania?

cloud-computing-2015-300x225First of all it was a parallel evolution with market trends. The major trend in this powerful emerging digital disruptions period is business transformation, and cloud☁mania started his own transformation process from “more than a simple blog” in beginning year 2013, to “social-technology platform” in 2014, and “knowledge platform for Cloud and business transformation” in the second half of 2015. A barometer of business transformation momentum for biggest technology providers will be one of the main knowledge transfer project from the beginning of 2016.

From publishing perspective 2015 was quite good, growing the total archive to 295 articles. Despite a disproportioned number of articles in the historical evolution: from 164 in 2013, to 51 in 2014 and 79 in 2015, overall audience was better in last year, surpassing with 111 percent number of viewed articles in 2013, and with 124 percent total views from 2014.

Capture CCC3But in 2015 cloud☁mania was not involved only in article publishing. It was also 3rd edition of Catalog Cloud Computing Romania – dedicated to Mobile Cloud, well appreciated in the local and international industry. Other important activities were related to promotion, jury evaluation, and social-media support for Euro-Cloud Award Romania 2015 and dedicated presentation of awarded solutions. Other activities reflected in article’s topic are special partnerships with IDC for first IoT Forum in Bucharest (October 2015), Agora Group and iBusiness in various events organised during 2015. Exclusivity interview with Sorin Mandrutescu from Oracle was other publishing initiative of cloud☁mania in 2015 very appreciated by the readers.

Most popular articles

Looking to most popular articles during analysed period is very interesting in the first 10, only 5 were published in 2015, and 5 are oldest. According WordPress this is a sign the power of article’s content is still active attracting readers after 1-2 years.

Analyzing only 2015 published articles, 40 was in Romanian and 39 in English. More represented categories are:

☁ Research (38%)Euro Cloud award-logo

☁ Events (29%)

☁ Business (23%)

☁ ABC (20%)

☁ Made in Romania (16%)

New Categories were introduced in 2015: ☁ Digital Transformation, ☁ Internet of Everything, and ☁ Engineering.

 

Top 10 International Articles (English language):

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1.       GARTNER IaaS MAGIC QUADRANT 2015

2.       FOG COMPUTING – A NATURAL BRIDGE BETWEEN CLOUD AND IoT

3.       ROMANIAN STARTUP CLOUD SOLUTION ELEFIN NOMINEE FOR THE FINAL OF EuroCloud AWARD 2015

4.       ELEFIN CASH THERAPY – ROMANIAN CLOUD SOLUTION NOMINEE FOR EuroCloud AWARD 2015 FINAL

5.       BEST EUROPEAN CLOUD SERVICES AWARDED IN EuroCloud EUROPE FORUM 2015

6.       IDC IoT Forum Bucharest: From Enterprise Assets Intelligence to Industrial Internet

7.       StarVault ELASTICLOUD – MOST INNOVATIVE CLOUD SOLUTION ESTABLISHED BY EuroCloud AWARD ROMANIA IN 2015

8.       QUOTE OF THE WEEK: LARRY ELLISON, ORACLE

9.       APIs FOR DUMMIES, IBM LIMITED EDITION

10.   VIRTUAL DATA CENTER FROM TELEKOM ROMANIA – RECOGNIZED BY EuroCloud AWARD ROMANIA AS THE BEST CLOUD SERVICE HORIZONTAL MARKETS

 

Top 10 Local Articles (Romanian Language):

Sorin Mindrutescu - Oracle Country Leader Romania & Central Eastern Europe Cloud Leader

Sorin Mindrutescu – Oracle Country Leader Romania & Central Eastern Europe Cloud Leader

 1.       DESPRE CLOUD SI STRATEGIA ORACLE DE TRANSFORMARE DIGITALA CU DOMNUL SORIN MINDRUTESCU, ORACLE COUNTRY LEADER ROMANIA & CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE CLOUD LEADER

2.       PRIMA CONFERINTA INTERNATIONALA IoT DIN ROMANIA

3.       DESPRE MOBILITATE IN CLOUD CU DOAMNA ANDREEA MARASESCU

4.       DESPRE MOBILITATE IN CLOUD CU DOMNUL ROBERT KOMARTIN

5.       CATALOG CLOUD COMPUTING – MOBILE CLOUD

6.       DISRUPTIVE NU SUNT TEHNOLOGIILE, CI MODELELE MUTANTE DE BUSINESS

7.       DESPRE ROCS DIN FATA, DAR MAI ALES DIN SPATELE CORTINEI…

8.       BATALIA TITANILOR CLOUD E ABIA LA INCEPUT

9.       SHADOW IT, UN PERICOL CARE PANDESTE DIN UMBRA

10.   CINE SE TEME DE UBERIZARE?

 

Geographical distribution of visitors

During last year cloud☁mania received visitors from 107 countries and territories. Interesting is only 39% from visitors are coming from Romania, 61% representing international readers. Remembering in 2013 more than 70% of cloud☁mania visitors were Romanians, it is a clear evolution to the worldwide reader addressability.

TOP 10 countries, in % from total number of International visitors:CM statistics 1

  1. United States 23%
  2. India 22%
  3. UK 7%
  4. Russia 5%
  5. France   5%
  6. Germany  3%
  7. Australia 2%
  8. Japan     2%
  9. Netherlands 2%
  10. Brazil 1%

Looking to a distribution on continents, most of visitors are coming from Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North America:

  • Europe (including Russia) 36%
  • Asia-Pacific 32%
  • North America 25%
  • Australia & New Zeeland 3%
  • South & Central America 3%
  • Africa 2%

 

So, let’s 2016 activities beginning. We have a lot of things to do. At least 80-90 articles, one-two editions of Cloud Computing Catalog, a dedicated series of Cloud and digital transformation events, new special partnerships and some pioneering projects.

Happy new year in the Cloud with cloud☁mania!

2 YEARS OF WALKING IN THE CLOUDS WITH CLOUD☁MANIA

Radus Cloud“I’m doing fine, On cloud nine,/ Let me tell you ’bout cloud nine, Cloud nine/ You can be what you want to be, Cloud Nine/ You ain’t got no responsibility, Cloud nine/ And every man, every man is free, Cloud nine/ And you’re a million miles from reality, Reality…”  Cloud Temptations

 

Time is passing, clouds are going and coming again, sun is shining…  This is a celebrating article resuming what’s happened in 2 years of cloud☁mania activity.

Starting as a Cloud dedicated online magazine mapped on a WordPress blog format cloud☁mania is becoming more than a simple blog… After 2 years, cloud☁mania is acting like a social-technology platform. From beginning the main purpose of cloud☁mania was to bring the information from the Clouds and to share it with interested peoples, convinced or not about Cloud benefits. Now cloud☁mania is represented by business and technical articles, presentations, Webinars, Cloud Catalogs, international workshops, B2B conferences, consultancy, dedicated research, cloud communities partnership, exclusive statements, events agenda, trainings & certifications, and successful key studies.

cm int visitBut let’s the figures speak: What’s happened with cloud☁mania in two years?

  • 250 de posts/ articles
  • 20 subjects categories cloud dedicated
  • + 15,700 views

Top 10 International Articles (English language):

  1. GARTNER IaaS MAGIC QUADRANT 2013
  2. FOG COMPUTING, A NEW STAR IN CLOUD UNIVERSE
  3. TOP 5 KEY ISSUES ABOUT CLOUD ADOPTION IN ROMANIA ACCORDING CIO COUNCIL STUDY
  4. TOP CLOUD CERTIFICATIONS
  5. GARTNER’s DEFINITIONS ABOUT CLOUD
  6. IDC CLOUD DEFINITIONS
  7. MAJOR CYBERSECURITY EVENT IN ROMANIA, SIBIU, 25-26 September
  8. 5 WAYS TO SECURE CLOUD DATA SOVEREIGNTY
  9. WELCOME SIM 360 MOLDFLOW!
  10. 61% OF ROMANIAN BIG COMPANIES ARE INVESTING IN CLOUD

 

Top 10 Local Articles (Romanian Language):

  1. DESPRE CLOUD, REGLEMENTARI SI SPECIFICATII DE SECURITATE, CU DOAMNA DR. MICHAELA IORGA
  2. CATALOG CLOUD COMPUTING ROMANIA 2014
  3. DESPRE CLOUD, CU DOMNUL VLADIMIR ANINOIU
  4. DULCEA PERIOADĂ DE PIONIERAT A UNIXULUI ÎN ROMÂNIA
  5. CATALOGUL CLOUD COMPUTING – Editia a II-a, IaaS.
  6. DESPRE CLOUD, CU DOMNUL BOGDAN POPESCU
  7. CU RASPBERRY ŞI LEGO PI CLOUD…
  8. SIVECO mizează pe tehnologia cloud
  9. PRIMA BAZA DE DATE CONCEPUTA PENTRU CLOUD
  10. NU TREBUIE SA NE FIE FRICA DE CLOUD

Most appreciated categories:

  1. ☁ PRACTIC
  2. ☁ ABC
  3. ☁ Research
  4. ☁ Events
  5. ☁ Media

Geographical distribution of visitors

Capture cm area coverage 2During 2 years cloud☁mania received visitors from 113 countries and territories. Here was an interesting evolution. If in 2013 more than 70% of cloud☁mania’s visitors were Romanians, in 2014 the segment of international visitors was majority with +57%, and during this beginning of the year this segment growth to +65%.

TOP 10 countries, % from total number of International visitors:

  1. United States 25%
  2. UK 10%
  3. India   9%
  4. France   6%
  5. Germania    5%
  6. Canada 4%
  7. Japan     4%
  8. Netherlands 3%
  9. Belgium 3%
  10. Australia    3%

 

Happy new year with cloud☁mania!

 

 

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