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November 1, 2010

Morning roundup: pick of the comment, November 01 2010

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What’s hindering cloud adoption? Try humans (GigaOm)
Around the world, organisations and individuals are coming together to tackle technological hurdles in cloud computing. Various consortia are working on cloud standards and best practices, but it’s people, not technology, that could potentially represent the biggest obstacle when it comes to selling cloud computing, says Derrick Harris.

iPad ready to make enterprise splash: Forrester (CBR Rolling Blog)
Apple’s iPad has "exploded" on to the enterprise scene, according to industry watchers Forrester who predict three distinct use cases for deploying the must-have tablets at work, says Steve Evans.

A new search engine, where less is more (The New York Times)
Start-ups and big companies alike have tried to take on Google by building a better search engine. That they have failed has not stopped brave new entrants. The latest is Blekko, which aims to show search results from only trustworthy sites, weeding out sites filled with little relevant information.

Google, Silicon Roundabout – and a call to regulate the web (The Telegraph)
In the week that Google escaped prosecution over the invasion of millions of Britons’ privacy, the House of Commons debated whether the internet should be more tightly regulated. Matt Warman examines.

Microsoft PDC10 shows big changes (Gartner)
As a platform company at its heart, PDC is a great way to understand what Microsoft’s real strategies are. In addition to its focus on three trends that are popular overall (HTML5, mobile, and cloud), the specifics show some significant changes and enhancements to the company’s strategy, says David Mitchell Smith.

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