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IT News and Views – the Friday Collection

Welcome to our first IT News and Views digest. Through this we hope to interest you by providing a list of articles that may be new, or just new to us. Please do feel free to get involved by sending appropriate articles or submitting a comment.

    Gartner’s 2011 ‘Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Disk-Based Backup/Recovery’ Report

Download Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Disk-Based Backup/Recovery from Commvault. It shows Commvault as leaders in ‘ability to execute’ and ‘completeness of vision’. Go to report

    World’s Data Storage Capacity Reaches 295 Exabytes

University of Southern California researchers calculated that humans can store, communicate and compute about 295 exabytes of information, or about 404 billion CDs. An exabyte is equivalent to one million terabytes. The article fails to note whether University of Southern California researchers need to get out a little more often. Go to story

    Oracle and IBM to share open-source Java leadership

Oracle has agreed to share governance of the OpenJDK Java community with IBM. The structure of this governance will have Oracle playing the role of chairman and IBM will be the vice chairman. Go to story

    IBM’s Strategy to Manufacture Social Networking Surprises

Blog article explaining IBM’s attempt to redefine both working practices and what an employee can expect from the technology at their fingertips. A goal for IBM seems to be to show that all applications and sources of information used in a business can have their value amplified by social networking mechanisms. Go to blog

And finally

    Hello – Avon tweeting!

Avon announces its social media strategy. They can be ‘calling’ both on- and off-line. Permission to be scared is granted. Go to story

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