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The Morning Briefing: Cloud computing

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the cloud computing industry.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the cloud computing industry.

1.) Who needs cloud computing? With all of the chatter around Google Drive and the like, you may be wondering whether you should have a cloud drive somewhere. What is it, and what services use this form of technology?

2.) More thoughts on Google Drive - A hybrid of cloud storage and computing. What are the problems the new service -- a hybrid of both cloud storage and computing technology -- face?

3.) GraphOn further extends cloud computing position with new web server patent. GraphOn, a leading worldwide developer of cloud application delivery and web-enabling solutions, announced today that it has been issued a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

4.) 2 more cloud myths busted: Lock-in and locked up. When it comes to technology dependency and risk of legal compliance, the cloud is just like everything else.. or is it?

5.) A Chinese Cloud Computing Market Analysis. A new research report titled "Cloud Computing Market in China 2012" worked out by Netscribes has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. The report reveals that China's cloud computing market is poised to demonstrate a robust growth of 77.5% during 2010-2015.

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Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure