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Top 100 Cloud Influencers and Brands in 2015

by | Jul 29, 2015 | Influencer Lists,

We are creating more and more content than ever before on our computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones. 90% of the world’s content was generated in the last two years alone! From documents, music, television series, movie downloads; to emails and photographs, such a variety of data now exists that we want to access from any of our devices at any given time. Personal cloud services such as Dropbox, One Drive, Google Drive or iCloud provide the solution to our centralised and accessible data storage needs.

 

Step away from the personal and into the world of business and the same demands for storage exist, but on an even bigger scale. Due to the emergence of big data analytics and increased mobile usage, experts predict that small businesses employing cloud computing will more than double in the next six years, from 37% to 80%.  The Cloud enables network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources, allowing everyday computer users and organisations to maximize the effectiveness of the shared resources, as well as cutting costs and reducing IT obstacles.

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Mapping the community

We were very interested in seeing which Cloud professionals and brands were leading the online discussion, so we analysed close to  888,571  tweets mentioning the following hashtags: #cloud OR #cloudcomputing OR #hybridcloud OR #privatecloud OR #publiccloud OR #thecloud OR #cloudstorageand and identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion.

We discovered a very engaged community with much discussion between individuals and brands. Below you can see a network map of the online conversation, be sure to click on the map to enjoy the full size network diagram in greater detail.

Cloud-Network-Map

Top 100 Individuals

We looked at all the individuals engaging on Twitter to bring you a list of the top 100 most influential individuals in the Cloud landscape.

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RankTwitter HandleNamePageRank (Normalised)
1@imoyseIan Moyse100
2@simonlporterSimonPorter34.78
3@keithbdixonKeith B Dixon21.58
4@markrussinovichMark Russinovich17.88
5@DavidLinthicumDavidLinthicum17.81
6@craigbrownphdCraig Brown, Ph.D.17.4
7@dmuseDan Muse11.3
8@jsnoverjsnover10.87
9@sandy_cartersandy carter10.49
10@joemckendrickJoe McKendrick9.25
11@scottguScott Guthrie9.18
12@rwang0R Ray Wang (王瑞光)8.88
13@gigabarbBarb Darrow8.76
14@Timothy_HughesTim Hughes8.15
15@mikeettlingMike Ettling – SAP7.69
16@GrandaCarlosCarlos Granda7.54
17@LouisColumbusLouisColumbus7.52
18@Dana_GardnerDana Gardner6.6
19@dez_blanchfieldDez Blanchfield6.38
20@Staten7Staten76.06
21@holgermuHolger Mueller6.05
22@QuadStackBill Kleyman5.63
23@swardleyswardley5.59
24@golubbeBen Golub5.57
25@DinkoErorDinko Eror5.56
26@AliciaVRuizAlicia Ruiz Calle5.25
27@GregorPetriGregor Petri4.92
28@bernardgoldenBernard Golden4.66
29@tcrawfordTim Crawford4.62
30@ArmughanAAArmughan Ahmad4.51
31@dhinchcliffeDion Hinchcliffe4.47
32@HaleChrisChris Hale4.35
33@ekhnaserElias Khnaser4.31
34@tolvetTony Olvet4.26
35@christianveChristian Verstraete4.2
36@NeilCattermullNeil Cattermull4.18
37@ReneBuestRene Buest4.09
38@JKennedyMSFTJanet Kennedy4.07
39@danworthV3danworthV33.94
40@barrymoltzbarrymoltz3.83
41@GMHornetDavid Tesler3.81
42@jhurwitzJudith Hurwitz3.81
43@jensiegerJen Sieger3.76
44@GordonDatDellGordon Davey3.71
45@NicoleHemsothNicole Hemsoth3.69
46@adriancoadrian cockcroft3.68
47@blueboxjesseJesse Proudman3.37
48@thecloudlawyerFrank Jennings3.2
49@pjtecPJ Jakovljevic3.16
50@stephen_horningStephen Horning3.06

 

Top 100 Brands

In the top 100 brands we can find a great selection of industry heavyweights like Microsoft, IBM and Google as well as useful resources such as Cloud Blogs and Talkin’ Cloud.

RankTwitter HandleNamePageRank (Normalised)
1@AzureMicrosoft Azure100
2@IBMcloudIBM Cloud55.77
3@OracleOracle33.92
4@TheCloudNetworkTheCloudNetwork☁️30.14
5@hphelioncloudHP Helion Cloud28.88
6@CiscoCloudCisco Cloud26.68
7@CloudExpoCloudEXPO ®23.79
8@CIOonlineCIO.com23.39
9@MSCloudMicrosoft Cloud22.12
10@NETGEARNETGEAR21.72
11@googlecloudGoogleCloudPlatform18.73
12@IDCIDC18.21
13@blueboxBlue Box Cloud15.46
14@Gartner_incGartner14.76
15@awscloudAmazon Web Services14.1
16@SoftLayerSoftLayer12.4
17@dockerDocker11.53
18@InformationWeekInformationWeek10.98
19@EMCcorpEMC Corporation10.54
20@NetworkWorldNetwork World10.21
21@VMwareVMware10.1
22@cloud_comp_newsCloudTech9.97
23@BoxHQBox9.85
24@NetSuiteNetSuite8.82
25@DigitalAgendaEUDigital Agenda8.52
26@SAPSAP8.26
27@cloudtweaksCloudTweaks7.82
28@TheRegisterThe Register7.21
29@JumptuitNowJumptuit6.93
30@451Research451 Research6.69
31@DevOpsSummitDevOps Summit6.46
32@talkin_cloudTalkin’ Cloud6.29
33@CRNCRN6.24
34@platformnetThe Platform6.04
35@CloudBlogsCloud Blogs5.92
36@ConcurConcur5.86
37@comparethecloudCompare the Cloud5.85
38@AccentureCloudAccenture Cloud5.82
39@clouderPCclouderPC5.81
40@CenturyLinkEMEACenturyLink EMEA5.79
41@infoworldInfoWorld5.77
42@DellDell5.68
43@mspmentorMSPmentor5.64
44@UK_CIFCloud Industry Forum5.45
45@cloudsaCloudSecurityAllianc5.44
46@CSCCSC5.36
47@ComputerWeeklyComputerWeekly5.29
48@Internet2Internet25.16
49@ThingsExpo@ThingsEXPO5.03
50@TTintheCloudSearchCloudComputing4.72

 

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Disclaimer: As ever with these lists, it must be stressed that the ranking is by no means a definitive measurement of influence, as there is no such thing. The brands and individuals listed are undoubtedly influential when it comes to driving discussion in the #cloud debate.

The PageRank based methodology we use to extract influencers on a particular topic takes into account the number and quality of contextual references that a user receives. These calculations are independent of a user’s number of followers, but we do filter our lists based on how much a user is engaged in the conversation and the influence they drive through their networks.


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