How's Your Cloud Looking These Days?

If you want to know, check out this visual showing the results of a report compiled by BitNami, Cloud and Zenoss via ReadWriteWeb. All respondents, save 20% polled, have some plans to utilize the cloud in 2011. While this is a pretty sizable number, respondents also seem sort of reluctant to go fully hosted or virtual, with a preference for keeping some measure of hardware control. Linux is the most popular cloud operating system, and a whopping 60% prefer to use open source software whenever possible. Wow. Scalability, savings and easier management are the most cited reasons for “going cloud.” Are you in the cloud or do you plan to do so in the near future? What are your reasons?

BlackBerry Owners Are Social Too!

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Today marks the opening of MyBlackBerry, a new community site for BlackBerry owners offering a portal to online communication and collaboration among the pinstriped set. While it is not the first such site devoted to BlackBerry devotees, it is the first official site sanctioned by the BlackBerry bush, RIM. The “social” features of the site include individual profiles, community forums and application ratings and reviews.

Nice to see BlackBerry officially  getting hip to the online tip. If you need help deciding between that Blackberry Storm and Blackberry Bold, seems MyBlackBerry is the place to go.

Hat tip to ReadWriteWeb.

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