Western Digital gets China’s nod to gobble Hitachi GST

March 6, 2012

Western Digital gets China’s nod to gobble Hitachi GST On The Register, Chris Mellor reports. “Western Digital has a week to submit a detailed operating plan reflecting these conditions to China’s Ministry of Commerce. The conditions will be in place for 24 months, unlike similar conditions China imposed on Seagate’s Samsung acquisition, which will be in place for 12 months,” Mellor writes. What’s your opinion?

Why Google’s unified privacy settings make great business sense On ZDNet, takes on the noise around the new policy. “Would you complain if a new service, let’s say Google+ is offered as a pay as you go service? You might not be happy. You might not use the service. Perhaps you would prefer to pay for Google software, following the software licencing model thatMicrosoft employs? Pay upfront, use the software for a fixed amount of time before it becomes obsolete. Get patches and security updates,” she writes. What’s your opinion?

Microsoft building a government-specific Office 365 cloud On Talkin’ Cloud, gives some details. “…Microsoft is planning on a building a separate, dedicated hardware environment to host Office 365 for government agencies, according to a statement given to NetworkWorld by a Microsoft spokesperson. This distinct facility will be designed to meet ardent FISMA and FedRAMP requirements for government clouds. And the existing Microsoft Office 365 offerings already meet more generalized standards, including ISO 27001, SSAE 16 and HIPAA,” he writes.


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