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The latest rage in IT is hiring someone for a DevOps role.

We hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day Weekend and short work week! Now, as the cloud matures into the enterprise, many interesting developments have transpired. Cyber security, the DevOps role, and big data analytics are hot topics that people are concerned with from both internal to external capacities this week. Also, the big names in cloud that made the news this week includes VMware, Rackspace, Microsoft and Nokia.

Bob Gourley: SMU School of Engineering tackles cyber security when national cyber security expert Dr. Fred Chang hero joins the school to lead the initiative.

Michael Ducy highly recommends you hiring a goat, if you must hire for this critical DevOps position.

Jeff Sussna shares his slides on Continuous Quality: What DevOps Means for QA.

Theo Priestly: Big Data is the bullet. Analytics the gun.

Erin McCann gets hot about the clinical data analytics market as the healthcare industry is shifting towards new payment models and electronic health record (EHR).

In tandem with a Compuware survey, Michael Masterson tells us the top three cloud concerns of CIOs plus three key best practices for businesses to take back control in the new cloud era.

Charles Babcock lays it down with Rackspace and VMware; get the scoop on what Rackspace CMO and former VMware exec Rick Jackson has to say!

Can VMware catch its lightning in a bottle in this era where AWS is cloud king? Barb Darrow thinks it could be a long shot.

Microsoft’s $7.2 billion deal to buy Nokia and Matt Hamblen thinks it seems like it’s perfect timing for Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.

Get the bare facts on Microsoft and Nokia with John Cox.

Et tu, Nokia? – Mary Jo Foley covers Microsoft and Nokia’s partnerships and the potentially lucrative patents components.

Did we miss anything good? Let us know on Twitter @CloudGathering.

By Isabella Lam

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