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EU and ETSI highlight Cloud Standards Coordination results

The final report from ETSI’s Cloud Standards Coordination initiative was made public on December 11, 2013 in Brussels. The report was delivered at an event jointly organized between ETSI and the European Commission attended by over 100 experts from the cloud community.

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CommLedge at IBC Legal Standards and Patents 2013

CommLedge has participated to the IBC "Standards & Patents" 2013 Conference as a panelist. The way the Intellectual Property system is set-up and its influence on the Standards development is an area of interest for us. This year, Emmanuel Darmois has participated in two panel discussions.

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Google Keep (s?)

On June 20th, Google has announced Google Keep. This is part of the Google Drive offering and it can be seen at least like a show case of the possibilities of Cloud in the Google domain. Taken seriously, this looks like a potential competitor to applications like Evernote (though that one has a much broader feature coverage) or Microsoft OneNote (though that one is rather seamlessly integrated in Microsoft Office and has a non-cloud version). 

But, do we have to take it seriously ? The most obvious answer is no. 

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Adobe in the cloud, fully

Very astounding decision from Adobe to stop selling its software and only sell (monthly) subscription to the on-line version (some will call it a 'cloud' version but 'on-line' is more appropriate and cloud here looks more like a marketing argument). Adobe is the first big size company going for this model fully and quitting the traditional 'software editor' one.

But there is a downside to this that is not so much expressed, and not just by Adobe. (A bit of) time will tell.

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Status Board: still some innovation in the App Store

After several years of App Store, it is still possible to be thrilled and stimulated by new applications that appear suddently and let you wonder why such a simple and brilliant idea has not been implemented earlier. Actually, we are precisely talking about innovation, the ability to create the perfect blend of ease of use, functional richness, flexibility that makes you life a bit different afterwards.

Status Board from Panic Software is precisely in this category. All in all, excellent value for money.

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