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Oracle CEO flip flops, NetSuite hires cloud expert

Steve Cimino, Assistant Editor
Cloud computing news roundup June 22-26

Oracle CEO flip flops on cloud

Not even a year after deriding cloud computing as "gibberish", Oracle

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CEO Larry Ellison is changing horses midstream. During a business call discussing his company's fourth-quarter results, Ellison described his company's new Fusion products as "on-demand ready." This prompted a question about Oracle's stance on the cloud, and Ellison responded with an admittance that his company was now getting "a little bit" into the new technology.

NetSuite acquires ex-Motorola CEO

On-demand business software provider NetSuite has brought former Motorola CEO Ed Zander on as a member of their board of directors. The company, which already took a step into the cloud market in November of last year, says that the addition of Zander, with his track record in telecommunications and data center capabilities, will help "bring the promise of cloud computing to businesses worldwide."

HP consulting to compliment the cloud

HP has launched a new consulting service to help enterprises take advantage of cloud computing. This two pronged approach will allow HP to profit from offering guidance on a new technology while also steering their newly trained customers towards HP's other products and services in the cloud market.

IBM makes the cloud a social affair

IBM has announced LotusLive Connections, the newest addition to their cloud computing services package. The new service will allow for the extension of social networking into the cloud in an attempt to compete with the constantly evolving Google Apps and other traditional business collaboration technologies.

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