Plus, HP partners gain some sales training and paid SkyDrive options from Microsoft

Google Drive: What it could mean for clouds On ZDNet, has a look at the topic. “But not everyone is so excited about Google Drive. Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion, a file transfer and collaboration solutions provider for enterprises, posited that Google Drive will just feed ‘the problem already created by consumer file sharing services,’ citing Dropbox and iCloud as examples,” she reports.

HP Cloud Center of Excellence partners gain sales training On Talkin’ Cloud, gives a report. “Some of the CCoE partners are also well-known managed services providers and emerging cloud services providers. Here, Long View Systems fits the description. During most of 2011, Talkin’ Cloud found HP’s overall cloud story a bit confusing and half-baked. But the more recent HP Converged Cloud and Public Cloud announcements have helped to crystallize and clarify HP’s overall cloud strategy,” he writes.

Microsoft unveils paid SkyDrive options On The Register, Simon Sharwood reports on the offering. “The release of the priced plans co-incides with the release of a new app for Windows that integrates SkyDrive more deeply into the OS by offering access from Windows Explorer on Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista,” he writes.

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