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Google Docs on the Go and OODT Becomes Apache Top Level Project

Get Google Docs on the Go!

Google have announced that the new documents editor for Google Docs supports editing on the mobile browser. To get editing on the move, visit docs.google.com on a supported device, select the document you wish to edit, and press 'Edit' to switch to the mobile editor. Mobile functionality will be rolled out over the next few days to English-language users on Android 2.2 and iOS 3.0+ including the iPad. Support for additional languages will be added soon.

Business Executives More Excited by Cloud Computing Than IT Department

A survey conducted by independent analyst company Horses for Sources and the London School of Economics, of over 1,000 executives, has discovered that business executives seem to be more susceptible to the notion of cloud computing, than IT executives. Horses for Sources and the London School of Economics, presented survey participants with a list of the potential benefits of cloud computing, and "in almost every case" a greater percentage of business executives said these benefits were relevant and appealing to their job, than IT executives. "As we suspected, the dynamics driving the future direction of cloud adoption within the business functions is going to come from the business function leaders who 'get it,'" said Horses for Sources founder, Phil Fersht. However, Information Age have some ideas of their own, suggesting that IT executives have seen such technology hype cycles before, and are less likely to be taken in by them.

OODT Becomes Apache Top Level Project

The Apache board have approved the OODT project as an Apache Top Level project. Apache OODT provides component based software that offers access to distributed resources, data discovery, query optimisation, distributed processing, and virtual archives. The current release is 0.1-incubating.

Jessica Thornsby

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