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Mindjet targets cloud, universal user experience

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Jamie Yap.

According to Greg Brown, Mindjet's vice president of worldwide sales and services, the software vendor is also expanding its reach in Asia and sees Singapore as a gateway hub for growth. Mindjet provides productivity and collaboration software and applications, such as MindManager, which aim to help businesses visually organize ideas, information and resources in order to increase team productivity and cost savings.

Software-as-a-service solutions 'can have business continuity benefits'

Grazed from Experian  QAS.  Author: James Glass.

Using software-as-a-service offerings provided by a third party can help organisations make improvements in the area of business continuity.

This is according to Robert Rutherford, managing director of QuoStar Solutions, who told Fresh Business Thinking one key benefit of using an external service is that if a company's premises become inaccessible for any reason, business operations will be able to continue.

He added that the best software-as-a-service providers will be keen to provide secure and reliable products to their clients, as their business depends on doing so.

Linux Starts to Eat Microsoft’s Lunch in Servers

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Matt Asay.

For years, the Linux penguin has grown fat on the carcass of yesterday’s Unix market, with Red Hat, in particular, delivering robust earnings growth at the expense of Sun’s Solaris business. According to a new report released on Tuesday, however, Tux the Penguin is adding Windows to its diet. Lots of Windows.

Linux Gaining Share at Windows' Expense

Grazed from ServerWatch.  Author:  Michael Kerner.

Linux is growing in the enterprise with adoption set to expand over the next five years, according to data from a study sponsored by the Linux Foundation.

RSA Sees GRC Moving to the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

The increasing complexity of complying with regulations has become one of the primary drivers pushing IT organizations to shift management of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) into the cloud.

According to Art Coviello, president of the RSA division of EMC, a new report issued by a Security Council for Business Innovation, which is made up of senior IT executives that are customers of RSA, highlights the increased nuance and specificity required to manage GRC.

Hadoop World: Cloudera Makes More Big Data Friends

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Credit Suisse Spawn DynamicOps Enters Private Cloud Game

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Assessing the Risks of Cloud Computing

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

One of the great unknowns about cloud computing is the level of security associated with a cloud platform. To address this issue, Agiliance has launched Cloud Risk Management, a service that IT organizations can deploy on their own private cloud infrastructure or on the IT infrastructure of a public cloud computing provider.

NoSQL Startup NorthScale Becomes Membase Inc.

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Facebook’s Jonathan Heiliger to Advise Clustrix

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Delia Craven.