News In Brief: EC, Nokia, Gartner

The European Commission has called for views on cloud computing covering data protection and liability, legal and technical barriers, and standardization, to inform its future cloud strategy.
Nokia will start rebranding Ovi services in July to simplify it’s marketing and cash in on the firm’s strong global name. The switchover is due to be complete by end-2012 and will “reinforce the powerful master brand,” marketing chief Jerri DeVard said.
First quarter PC shipments in Western Europe fell for the first time since 2Q09 - down 17.8% year-on-year to 14.7 million units due to excess inventory carried over from 4Q10, Gartner figures show.