HP puffs up Verizon cloud; Clinics collaborate on SOA; Microsoft pockets Rosetta;

> HP is providing Verizon Business with professional services, enterprise server hardware and automation software to support Verizon's cloud computing solutions. Release

> The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and five academic medical centers and research institutions have formed an advisory group to collaborate with Velos to create a service-oriented architecture layer for the Velos eResearch clinical trial management system deployed at each of their institutions. Announcement

> Microsoft has agreed to purchase medical research software maker Rosetta Biosoftware from Merck in hopes of rolling the Rosetta products into its Amalga Life Sciences line for translational research. Release

> Electronic informed consent technology provider ConsentSolutions has named John McPherson director for quality programs & services. Announcement

> Health IT solutions provider Merge Healthcare is set to acquire etrials Worldwide, a supplier of clinical trials software and services. Release

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