Top Five LinkedIn Groups for Cloud Computing

Jen Cohen Crompton

Cloud-LinkedIn, Top Five LinkedIn Groups for Cloud ComputingAs a professional social network, LinkedIn can be an important resource for engaging in discussions and gathering information, but is often underutilized and overlooked.

There is great potential in creating, moderating, and participating in LinkedIn groups geared toward your target industry or business concern. Joining these groups is the first step, and interacting in the space is where you can discover the “real” value. Below are the top five LinkedIn information and networking groups focused on Cloud Computing.

1. Group name: Cloud Computing

Group description: This is a group for people involved in the Current Big Thing – Cloud Computing. Discussion is done through Google Groups. Our group organizes two annual conferences Cloud Slam and UP – world’s premier cloud computing events, covering technology, business models, industry experiences, legal aspects, research, development and innovations in the world of cloud computing.

Current discussions: Cloud computing in 2020?, Majority of Companies Expanding Cloud Computing Skills: Survey – Forbes, Which is the best Open Source Cloud Management
Members: 174,946
Group manager: N/A
Group stats: Active – 10 discussions this month > more info
Demographics of members:

  • LOCATION – 11% San Francisco Bay Area
  • FUNCTION – 16% Engineering
  • INDUSTRY – 40% Information, Technology & Services
  • SENIORITY – 34% Senior

2. Group name: Cloud Computing, SaaS & Virtualization

Group description: A group for Cloud Computing & Virtualization professionals to expand their network of contacts, share idea’s and discuss industry related topics. The group covers VMware, SaaS, PaaS, Cloud Security, Cloud Computing & Server Virtualization technologies, Enterprise 2.0 Applications, technologies and architectures, crm, cloud services, date centre, Software as a Service, on demand applications.

Current discussions: Benefits of Cloud Computing, Does all the #BYOD hype tell the full story?, 3 Reasons Your Company Still Hasn’t Moved to the Cloud
Members: 199,976
Group manager: Matt Henkes – twitter: @MattHenkes
Group stats: Active – 1,997 discussions this month > more info
Demographics of members:

  • LOCATION – 7% San Francisco Bay Area
  • FUNCTION – 14% Engineering
  • INDUSTRY – 48% Information, Technology & Services
  • SENIORITY – 37% Senior

3. Group name: The Virtualization & Cloud Computing Group

Group description: An exclusive group for Virtualization & Cloud Computing professionals to network and discuss industry related topics such as Virtualisation, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen, Security, Enterprise, Mobile, Storage, VCP, VCDX, Cloud Power, SaaS.

Current discussions: Where’s Your Data Stored? Does it Matter?, How can we integrate our private cloud with a public cloud? I mean how to have a hybrid cloud ?, Cloud Infographic: Moving To The Cloud
Members: 34,184
Group manager: Patricia Page – twitter: @Patricia_Page
Group stats: Very active – 53 discussions this month > more info
Demographics of members:

  • LOCATION – 6% San Francisco Bay Area
  • FUNCTION – 17% Information Technology
  • INDUSTRY – 53% Information, Technology & Services
  • SENIORITY – 38% Senior

4. Group name: Conversations On Cloud Computing

 Group description: A global network and discussion group for all of us who are fascinated with the cloud.

Current discussions: The Rise of Database-as-a-Service, Demystifying the Cloud, How to Choose Between the Public and Private Cloud
Members: 7,843
Group manager: Alex Lawrence-Anand
Group stats: Very active – 84 discussions this week > more info
Demographics of members:

  • LOCATION – 21% San Francisco Bay Area
  • FUNCTION – 13% Sales
  • INDUSTRY – 36% Information, Technology & Services
  • SENIORITY – 34% Senior

5. Group name: Cloud Computing- Microsoft UK

Group description: The Cloud Computing- Microsoft UK group is an official community from Microsoft UK.

Current discussions: Interesting interview with the new head of G-Cloud, Hybrid versus private cloud: which would you go for?, Big data “key to unlocking economic growth”
Members: 6,886
Group manager: Caroline White – twitter: @whitewriter
Group stats: Very active – 75 discussions this month > more info
Demographics of members:

  • LOCATION – 16% San Francisco Bay Area
  • FUNCTION – 31% Information Technology
  • INDUSTRY – 45% Information, Technology & Services
  • SENIORITY – 31% Senior

About Jen Cohen Crompton

Jen Cohen Crompton is a SAP Blogging Correspondent reporting on big data, cloud computing, enterprise mobility, analytics, sports and tech, and anything else innovation-related. When she's not blogging, she can be caught marketing, using social media and/or presenting at conferences around the world. Disclosure: Jen is being compensated by SAP to produce a series of articles on the innovation topics covered on this site. The opinions reflected here are her own.