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IT News and Views – the Friday Collection

CommVault wins at London’s Annual Storage Awards
Our partner, CommVault, won the award for Deduplication product of the year at the Annual Storage Awards for its product Simpana 9. Read more about the innovative deduplication solution, here.

Microsoft Office 365: Could security be the differentiator?
Opinion piece that suggests the key differentiator for the recently launched Microsoft 365 cloud service might be security. Seemingly, security exists throughout all layers of 365: potential cost savings are well-known but this might persuade the more reluctant to jump. Read more, here.

Amazon’s ‘one-click’ payment method too obvious to patent, European Patent Office rules
European Patent Office offers a slap in the face to Amazon for a lack of originality. Ouch! However, the technology was suitable for a US Patent. (As our American cousins say), Go figure, here.

Printer produces personalised 3D chocolate
Whoever said that technologists were not entirely focused on the betterment of life? Printing potentially troublesome documents in chocolate will also help in getting rid of the evidence. Read the story, here.

And finally…

Budding songwriter? There’s an app for that
If you can’t sing a note (and have access to an Apple device) help is at hand. Making the creative process easier has got to be a good thing – particularly if you’ve ever heard me going 10 rounds with a musical instrument. Read more and watch a video, here.

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