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Microsoft posts Windows 7 pricesMicrosoft already set Oct. 22, 2009, as the official coming out day for the operating system.
IT pros have doubts on the cloudThe devil's in the details when it comes to compliance in cloud computing, according to some attendees of the Enterprise 2.0 show in Boston this week. The issue of whether an enterprise can leverage the economies of scale provided by the cloud and still be able to address compliance remains a serious concern for IT practitioners, according to SearchCompliance.com. Doug Cornelius, chief compliance officer at Beacon Capital Partners LLC in Boston, put the vendors on a panel on the hot seat with his thoughts on cloud computing compliance, including records management, availability of log files, terms of service, investigations, geography, data privacy laws, the risks of shared servers and the relevance of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance or a SAS 70 Type II audit. As Cornelius noted during the discussion, "The devil is in the details. I am the devil." Check out Thursday's IT channel news briefs.