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October 1, 2010

Morning roundup: pick of the comment, October 01 2010

Our pick of the morning reading

By Cbr Rolling Blog

1. Why HP picked former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker, and what HP should do next (ReadWriteWeb)
HP announced today that former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker will fill the role vacated by now ex-CEO Mark Hurd. The move has surprised many who expected the role to go to someone within HP. Klint Finley looks at the appointment.

2. HP Announces New CEO (Gartner)
Gartner analyst Martin Reynolds – who spoke to CBR recently for our cover story on Mark Hurd’s departure from HP – gives his take on the news.

3. Fraud: no laughing matter (CBR Rolling Blog)
We are so used to hearing that computer security is an ongoing arms race where you have to be eternally vigilant. It’s not often enough, though, that we get specifics of why we need to keep on our toes, so the quite disturbing scam that’s caught out South Lanarkshire Council is very instructive, says Gary Flood.

4. Why cloud is no panacea (CBR)
Jason Stamper offers a pragmatic view of some of the challenges with cloud computing today, from performance and management to security.

5. The hidden benefits of UC (Freeform Comment)
While businesses increasingly recognise the benefits that UC can potentially deliver, around improved collaboration, process streamlining, reduced travel costs etc, implementing a solution that actually does deliver is not without its problems, the analyst house argues

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