Friday cloud news round up – SalesForce buys Jigsaw

It’s your Friday cloud news round up!

  • has bought cloud-based business directory for $142 million. The website reports that Jigsaw will provide’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. 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.

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