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Cloud computing interoperability is greater challenge than security, say IEEE experts -

The greatest challenge facing longer-term adoption of cloud computing services is not security, but rather cloud interoperability and data portability, say cloud computing experts from technical professional association, IEEE. IEEE experts also say cloud providers could reassure customers by improving the tools they offer enterprise customers… Read More

‘Spine Journal’ articles moot transparency initiatives in industry-sponsored research -

The Spine Journal, the official publication of the North American Spine Society, has published a series of articles alleging that side-effects were downplayed or omitted in scientific articles about a Medtronic product used in spine surgery. The June issue of the journal focuses on the limitations… Read More

International Journal of Disaster Risk Science becomes 50th journal to be included in SpringerOpen -

STM publisher Springer has announced that the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS) is the 50th journal to be included in SpringerOpen, an open access initiative launched one year ago. IJDRS focuses on theoretical and methodological issues in disaster science, emergency response technology and risk… Read More

IOP Publishing journals post impressive impact factors for seventh consecutive year -

Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing, UK, has announced that the 2010 Impact Factors, published by Thomson Reuters, show significant growth for many of its journals for the seventh consecutive year. This year, 73 percent of the titles published by IOP have seen… Read More

Washington University in St. Louis Faculty Senate adopts Open Access Resolution -

The Washington University in St. Louis Faculty Senate has adopted an Open Access Resolution that encourages faculty members to make their scholarly and creative works freely available online. The resolution also includes a recommendation for University Libraries and the Bernard Becker Medical Library to develop the… Read More

Platts in deal to acquire Steel Business Briefing Group -

Information services provider McGraw-Hill Companies, US, has announced that Platts has signed an agreement to acquire the Steel Business Briefing Group (SBB Group), a privately held UK company and provider of news, pricing and analytics to the global steel market. Platts is… Read More


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