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  • NZ most cloud savvy in APAC, says Microsoft

    A research commissioned by Microsoft has named New Zealand the most cloud savvy country in the Asia Pacific region. According to Microsoft, 43 percent of respondents said they had a good understanding of cloud computing solutions, giving New Zealand an average score 3.3. out of 5, over one point higher than Thailand, Korea and Malaysia, with 2.6, 2.7 and 3.0, respectively.

  • Ernst & Young joins Cloud Security Alliance

    Ernst &amp; Young has joined the <a href="">Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)</a>, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing.

  • Will Google CEO shift undermine enterprise efforts?

    In the nascent battle between Google and Microsoft> for enterprise software customers, there is one stark reality that customers who choose Google must accept: Google's future does not depend on the success of Google Apps.

  • NetApp hopes to catch virtualisation, cloud computing wave

    The Pitch: Having data in silos makes storage complex, says Manish Goel, NetApp's executive vice president of product operations. Goel says the company's software allows enterprises to manage different types of storage systems, such as network-attached storage (NAS) and fibre channel storage area networks (SANs), as a single infrastructure. NetApp bets that its approach will give it an edge as customers deploy virtual storage or move their data to cloud providers.

  • The look of post-cloud IT

    I recently surveyed the vendor, analyst and trade-show landscape seeking to get a snapshot of current thinking about cloud computing . I came away with two visceral conclusions. The first is that vendor marketing on this topic is terrible. One would be hard-pressed to find more gibberish per pixel than the typical vendor or analyst PowerPoint presentation on cloud computing. The second conclusion is that no one really knows anything about what will happen to IT after the cloud becomes a mainstream reality.