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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.

BMC targets hybrid cloud environments for growth

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Kevin Kwang.

Robert Beauchamp told ZDNet Asia in an interview that the company is focused on providing its customers with "dynamic, integrated business service management" tools to better handle the complexities of straddling between private and public cloud networks. The executive was in town recently for a short stopover to meet up with local business partners.

Software-as-a-service 'differs greatly from ASP model'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author:  James Glass.

There are "large and importance" differences between software-as-a-service and Application Service Provider (ASP) models.

This is according to TNooz columnist Glenn Gruber, who compared the merits of both methods of accessing software applications on the internet.

He said that software-as-a-service's advantage is that it has a consumption-based model, which allows companies to only pay for the services they use.

ASP instead offers a hosted single instance of the software and database for each user, Mr Gruber explained.