Best- And Worst-performing Cloud Computing Stocks Feb. 3rd To Feb. 7th And Year-to-date

The key knowledge gap hindering your cloud

Qualys continues to be one of the highest-performing stocks in the index. They specialize in cloud-based compliance and security solutions that enable enterprises to identify security risks to IT infrastructures and protect IT systems from cyber-attacks. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform includes a suite of Asset Management, Compliance and Securityapplications including dashboards, reporting, workflows and integration. Gartner placed Qualys as a Strong Positive in their latest MarketScope for Vulnerability Assessment . Qualys is providing a free copy of the MarketScope here. The following graphic compares how $10,000 invested on January 2ndof this year in the highest performingcloud computingstocks, in addition toIBM,Microsoft,OracleandSAPare valued today. I do not hold equity positions or work for any of the companies mentioned in this blog post or included in the Cloud Computing Index and this post is not meant to provide investment advice.

[ Get the no-nonsense explanations and advice you need to take real advantage of cloud computing in InfoWorld editors' 21-page Cloud Computing Deep Dive PDF special report . | Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing Report newsletter . ] The result is that cloud APIs and services appear to be designed and developed by monkeys. They are either too coarse-grained or too fine-grained. They don't work and play well with other services, and they are difficult to maintain during production. Moreover, core orchestration services are missing to bind these services into solutions.