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Link Farming & Other SEO Misdeeds Make Headlines

Grazed from Internet Evolution.  Author: Sean Gallagher.

Back in the early days of search engine optimization (SEO), I accidentally learned the fine art of "Google-bombing." After a colleague had written what I thought was a particularly off-base column, I linked to his article from my personal blog with the phrase, "incredibly idiotic." And others followed in kind. Before long, entering "incredibly idiotic" in Google offered up my colleague at the top of the results.

Technology Will Make Collaboration Your Next Competitive Advantage

Grazed from MIT Technology Review.  Author: Jeffrey F. Rayport.

Powerful software and widespread Internet connectivity are making it easier than ever for people to work together no matter where they happen to be. Throughout March we will look at the latest tools for collaboration within and between organizations. We'll analyze why some technology-enabled collaborations work and why others don't. We'll explain why some collaboration tools have failed to prove useful to the employees meant to benefit from them. We'll present case studies, profiles, and interviews that help you understand how to make the people in your organization more collaborative and more productive.

IBM's Cloud Expansion

Grazed from Forbes.  Author: Quentin Hardy.

IBM is announcing a series of big software products for large scale data centers, designed to speed provisioning and management of thousands of servers, operating in a “cloud” system that efficiently performs diverse tasks  – and, not incidentally, put IBM at the center of a company’s cloud computing resources.

Cloud computing market 'set to mature in NZ'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: James Glass.

New Zealand is set to see its cloud computing market mature over the course of 2011.

This is according to Richard Talbot, solutions director at recruitment company Randstad, who told the NZ Herald that corporate enterprises are showing an increasing amount of interest in the cloud at the moment.

"There are large investments being made in data centres, with web-oriented technologies in extraordinary demand," he explained.

Cisco to Buy newScale to Boost Cloud Computing

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Microsoft cites three basic flaws with Google's Office Cloud Connect plug-in

Grazed from Government Computer News.  Author: Kurt Mackie.

Microsoft fired back at Google last week, reacting to a recently released Google plug-in for Microsoft Office that enables document sharing and collaboration.

Load Balancing in the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthur Cole.

The beauty of the cloud is that it puts an end to IT's constant struggle to provide adequate resources to meet current and expected data loads.

But since data has a way of spiking with little or no notice, even the most state-of-the-art cloud environment will be of little use without a highly robust, automated load balancing component.

Virtualization And The Cloud: The Trouble Is Troubleshooting

Grazed from Forbes.  Author: Brad Reinboldt.

More companies are taking advantage of cloud computing and virtualization technologies to streamline their network operations, but significant management challenges remain, according to Network Instruments’ State of the Network Global Study.

The company’s fourth annual study surveyed 265 network engineers, IT directors and CIOs, located in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia. Respondents were asked about the extent to which their companies take advantage of cloud computing, video conferencing and virtualization technologies, as well as the challenges they face in managing the virtual infrastructure.

NetSuite, Informatica team up on two-tier ERP

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Chris Kanaracus.

NetSuite and Informatica have announced a partnership that seeks to exploit the concept of "two-tier ERP" (enterprise resource planning) deployments.

The companies are co-developing a connector, which will be available in the second quarter, that will tie departmental or divisional implementations of NetSuite's cloud-based OneWorld suite with a core on-premises ERP system from the likes of SAP or Oracle.

Apple should be the saviour of cloud computing

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Kier Thomas.

Courtesy of a software developer friend, I had a chance over the weekend to play with the Mac OS X 10.7 preview release. As with previous versions, I felt that Apple is spending a lot of time solving problems people don't have. You can now quickly revert to older versions of files, for example, but how many times have you wanted to do that?

What's astonishing is how little attention Apple is paying to the cloud. That's a shame, because Apple could deliver a kick up the derriere that cloud computing really needs right now.