AMNews: Kaspersky Believes Cloud Legislation A Must, Android Most Favoured In The US, New LibreOffice Beta Released

Legislation is needed to protect customer data stored on the cloud by service providers, an expert at Kaspersky Lab has said. Nikolay Grebennikov, chief technology officer at Kaspersky Lab, believes that in order to grow, the cloud computing industry needs a legislation that will determine the security and the quality of the services they offer.

Google’s Android platform has become the most favoured Smartphone OS in the United States, beating Apple’s iOS platform, a new survey has found. According to a consumer survey conducted during the first three months of 2011 by market research firm Nielsen, around 31 percent of US consumers who plan on purchasing a Smartphone will go for Google’s Android platform while around 30 percent cited iOS as their preference.

A new report has revealed that software giant IBM is currently planning to purchase ICICI Bank’s 20.33 percent stake in 3i Infotech. The revelation was made by CNBC TV’s Kritika Saxena with inputs from unnamed sources. It has been also reported the work on the issue is currently on the progress, at a very steady pace.

The Document Foundation has dished out a new version of OpenOffice offshoot LibreOffice a week after Oracle revealed that it plans to stop offering commercial version of the OpenOffice productivity suite. The organisation released the second beta of the LibreOffice 3.4 productivity suite with a warning that the offering was not ready for commercial use and advised users to continue using LibreOffice 3.3.2.

IT professionals trust Intel over Oracle when it comes to the future of Itanium based enterprise servers, a new survey has revealed. According to a poll of 450 IT professionals conducted by market research firm Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG), around 77 percent of them believe that Oracle is trying to give its Sun hardware offering an edge by killing HP's HP-UX and NonStop servers.