It’s your Friday cloud news round up!
- SalesForce.com has bought cloud-based business directory Jigsaw.com for $142 million. The website edlconsulting.com reports that Jigsaw will provide Salesforce.com’s customers with a better way to leverage SalesForce’s CRM solution. This deal will be final in the second quarter of next year.
- Are you ready for the Gov 2.0 Expo? Just in case you haven’t heard, the event is coming to the Washington Convention Center on May 25 – 27. Learn about emerging technologies, security and hear from panels of experts.
- Is customizing your cloud going to ruin it? Many say ‘yes’, but NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson says ‘not necessarily’. A blog post on ZDNet contains a video of Nelson, who talked about his thinking at the OnDemand conference in Palo Alto, Calif.
- It seems the general public is nervous about the move to the cloud. A new poll conducted in March shows that a lot of Americans think storing files on remote servers is a bad idea. 247wallstreet.com reports that the Harris poll says that 81 percent of online Americans think cloud is less secure than an in-house model.
Next week, we hear from Frank Baitman, CIO at the Social Security Administration.