February 1, 2012
CA Technologies building cloud commons app marketplace On Talkin’ Cloud, Joe Panettieri reports on the new offering. “The CA Cloud Commons effort seeks to build upon CA’s apparent momentum in the cloud services and managed services market. The company last week announced 10 per cent quarterly annual growth, fueled at least in part by AppLogic, Nimsoft and other cloud- and MSP-centric software platforms,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Why small businesses should care about the Megaupload debacle On ZDNet, Heather Clancy explains. “Small businesses need start asking questions that help them understand the data backup plan behind their chosen cloud providers: how often is the data replicated and secured? They also need to understand the recovery strategy: how quickly will you get data back is a server goes south? Not to mention, they need to understand what would happen legally if the provider simply ran out of money or ran into legal problems akin to Megaupload,” she writes. What’s your opinion?
EU snaps on glove, starts formal antitrust probe of Samsung On The Register, Brid-Aine Parnell provides the background. “The Korean firm has brought lawsuits against Apple in a number of European countries, alleging patent infringement of 3G intellectual property it holds. However, 3G patents are usually standards-related, which means that companies holding them have to issue them to other firms on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms,” Parnell writes. What’s your opinion?