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Microsoft in talks about "Humanitarian Cloud" project

Grazed from The Seattle Times.  Author:  Janet Tu.

A number of tech companies including F5 Networks, Hewlett-Packard and VMWare are participating in a pilot project launching today called the "Humanitarian Cloud."


The project, being presented today at the Social Innovation Summit at the United Nations Plaza in New York City, is designed to give nonprofit organizations the ability to share applications, services and IT support using cloud computing technologies. The idea is that nonprofits who participate may be able to save money on capital, hardware, software and IT support costs and allow them to access cloud apps from a variety of devices, according to the initiative's website...

Personal Virtual Desktop in the Cloud Now Available for Free from ZeroPC

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

ZeroDesktop(TM), Inc., a leading developer of fully featured public and private cloud computing solutions, today announced a new "Freemium" plan for its ZeroPC ( ) personal desktop in the cloud, providing worldwide consumers with 1GB of free cloud storage, plus integrated access to up to an additional free 14GB from popular cloud storage services, for a total of up to 15GB of free combined storage. A pay-as-you-go ZeroPC plan, starting at $1 per month, is also available for power-users who require up to 50GB of storage and expanded features. Existing ZeroPC users may continue to use their pay-as-you-go account or open a new Freemium account without a credit card or subscription fees...

Lenovo collaborates with Intel on cloud-based applications service

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Agam Shah.

Lenovo on Tuesday announced a hosted applications service that can detect the hardware capabilities of an end user's laptop and tailor the service accordingly.

Secure Cloud Access (SCA) provides access to Windows applications that are hosted on a central server and optimises the services based on the available processing power, memory, graphics, battery life and bandwidth, said Bryan Thomas, manager of alternative client computing and server software at Lenovo.