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Microsoft bringing Office Web Apps to its cloud service

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Juan Carlos Perez.

Microsoft has definite plans to add Office Web Apps to its hosted Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS), but the company isn't providing a specific timetable for the integration.

Dialogs necessary for evolving cloud regulations

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Liau Yun Qing.

Speaking at a media lunch Tuesday, Jim Ousley, Savvis chairman and CEO, said companies are now open to cloud as an option when upgrading their systems. Their concerns currently lie with how to satisfy internal and governmental security requirements, he noted.

Government regulations also need to evolve with new technologies and can be achieved through two-way conversation between the regulators and other stakeholders, said Mark Smith, Asia-Pacific managing director at Savvis.

Telecoms demand gets cloudy

Grazed from IT Wire.  Author:  David Swan.

In a new report, the independent telecoms analyst claims that wholesale telecoms providers are set to benefit from growing consumer and business demand for cloud-based services, provided by a new breed of enterprise.

Enterprise data management work 'needs organisational backing'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Neil Hill.

An entire organisation needs to throw its weight behind data management initiatives for them to be a success.

Writing on the Financial Director website, columnist Richard Crump explained that many businesses are struggling to come to terms with demands for improved performance and transparency levels, as well as having to deal with uncertain economic conditions.

He said that financial directors can employ business intelligence (BI) systems to help them out in regard to these issues, but pointed out that they also require the backing of their colleagues.

Hadoop: From Open Source Project to Big Data Ecosystem

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Martin Hall.

Software as a service puts public networks under pressure say analysts

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Leo King.

The development of Cloud, software as a service and video streaming is putting public networks under severe pressure, analysts at the NetEvents Summit in Istanbul, have warned.

New networking technology and supporting applications are available and network suppliers should to be bold in innovating to keep pace with data growth, said Jeremiah Caron, VP at Current Analysis.

What the Web Is Saying: HP’s New CEO Fail

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Mathew Ingram.

Feeling overclouded? Many CIOs feel the same

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Maryfran Johnson.

"I think I'm becoming overclouded! Is that a word?" asked a CIO friend of mine a few weeks ago. (It may not be yet, I was thinking, but it will be soon.)

We were chatting about cloud stuff-the hype, the reality, the love affair that marketing wordsmiths have with the term.

"Most of us are uncomfortable with the security aspects of all this," said this CIO. "How do you know there's really a firewall around your data? Who's responsible when it's breached?"

Cloud is overhyped says Brocade VP

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Leo King

The adoption of cloud computing is being “overhyped” by the IT industry, according to John McHugh, vice president at networking firm Brocade.

Cloud computing would lack a serious uptake for another 10 years, except for private clouds within businesses, he said. Until then, it would likely only form a relatively small part of businesses’ setup.

“Cloud computing is going to be adopted much more slowly than predicted,” McHugh told delegates at the NetEvents Summit in Istanbul.

HP shock as former SAP chief Apotheker becomes new CEO

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  James Niccolai and Marc Ferranti.

Hewlett-Packard has named former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker to be its new president and chief executive, replacing Mark Hurd, who resigned abruptly last month in the midst of a scandal.

HP's announcement was a surprise, since the company had reportedly been focusing on internal candidates. Apotheker's name had not been raised by industry pundits as a likely successor.

It also means that HP overlooked two internal candidates for the position -- Ann Livermore, the head of HP's enterprise business, and Todd Bradley, who runs its giant PC division.