Remember, back in January, how Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) CEO Larry Ellison railed against cloud computing mania? This video comes from four months earlier but got revived this week by news regurgitator Khabar24. Buried in Ellison's schtick is his important point: What matters about "cloud" is the (very old) idea of renting.
(The guy does know how to work a crowd. Admit it, it would be awesome if he bought the Golden State Warriors. He and Mark Cuban could yell at each other as halftime entertainment.)
Cisco, meanwhile, introduced the ScanSafe Web filtering service, which is based on its acquisition of ScanSafe in December. (See Cisco to Acquire ScanSafe.) What's new is that ScanSafe's user-behavior reports can now take a longer-term view, to better track trends, as Network World notes.
The doubling would come off a small base, as an Ovum Ltd. analyst points out in the article. Carnelley's prediction would put cloud computing at a £1.2 billion (US$1.85 billion) business in 2012.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading