Morning roundup: pick of the comment, December 21 2010

Oracle positioning itself to take on HP and IBM in the data centre – and why not? (CBR Rolling Blog)
As 2010 ends, we will look ahead a little in the next few days on the possible shape of things to come in 2011. We’re starting with a very easy prediction; that Oracle will become more and more a feature of the CIO’s landscape going forward, especially at the high end, says Gary Flood.

Blocking internet pornography … that’s censorship, isn’t it? (The Guardian)
First they came for adult pornography, then it was pirate music and film sites … use your imagination after that, argues Dan Sabbagh.

Zuckerberg’s Chinese "holiday" (Financial Times)
"Mark Zuckerberg" and "vacation" aren’t phrases that most people would normally associate. So it shouldn’t be surprising that when Mr Zuckerberg takes holiday to China, it isn’t all temple visits and cocktails. Tim Bradshaw reports.

Email gets an instant makeover (The New York Times)
Signs you’re an old fogey: You still watch movies on a VCR, listen to vinyl records and shoot photos on film. And you enjoy using e-mail.

Gartner’s numbers for virtualisation say it all (ReadWriteWeb)
Thomas Bittman is a well-known Gartner analyst. Alex Williams was looking at some findings Bittman reported earlier this fall that are more relevant now as more companies seek to extend its data centres to public cloud infrastructures.

Type: White Paper


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