Hewlett-Packard is focusing more on small business these days. But Apple is too. Here's a brief overview of what the two U.S. computer giants offer for businesses that may have dozens rather than thousands of employees.
iTunes may add around $13 billion in revenue to Apple's pockets in another couple of years, says an analyst with Global Equities Research, according to a story published yesterday by International Business Times.
Boosted by sales at Apple's iBooks store and the App Store, iTunes could grow almost 40 percent over the next three years, said analyst Trip Chowdhry, who cited research showing that more publishers are supporting the ePub format used by iBooks versus Amazon's Kindle format.
Social Marketing Makes its Mark
In 2011 alone, 1.8 zettabytes (or 1.8 trillion gigabytes) of data, the equivalent to every U.S. citizen writing 3 tweets per minute for 26,976 years will be created. And over the next decade, the number of servers managing the world's data stores will grow by ten times.
Those are some of the findings in the fifth annual IDC Digital Universe study that was released today.
Mobile employees are leaving the traditional desktop in the dust
The corporate desktop has looked the same for decades: computer, keyboard, mouse, desk phone, maybe a printer. But do these tools dominate because they're the perfect combination of technology needed for work today, or is the enterprise workplace due for an extreme makeover?
According to industry analysts, hardware vendors, architects and futurists, the odds that major changes will revamp the standard corporate cubicle, technology tools and even buildings, rise every day.
Huge streams of data will define hardware and change IT practices in the coming years, VMware's CEO said
The PC era is giving way to a world centered on data, where devices and infrastructure are shaped by the information that users want to get from them, VMware President and CEO Paul Maritz said on Wednesday.
A field guide to the cloud
A gargantuan new GigaOm Pro report titled "A field guide to the cloud: current trends and future opportunities" was released today as part of the Structure 2011 conference in San Francisco.
The report examines the cloud-computing landscape with a focus on five specific areas: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), cloud storage, and private/internal clouds. And despite the relative newness of the cloud market, there is quite a bit going on.
Following up on more news from the Cable Show held last week in Chicago, today we'll hit the highlights on how the cable operators are moving forward with business services, beginning with some perspectives offered by Julius Genachowski, FCC chairman, along with key take-aways from a business services panel of cable industry executives that included Craig Collins, SVP at Time Warner Cable; Phil Meeks, SVP from Cox Communications; and Jim McGann, VP from Charter Communications.
Trend Micro vient de dévoiler les résultats d’une étude menée auprès de 1200 décideurs informatiques situés en Amérique du Nord, en Asie et en Europe. Parmi ces entreprises, 10% disposent d’ores et déjà d’un environnement cloud en production et 50% sont en phase de test ou de déploiement d’applications cloud.
Mobile app use outpacing web browsing, says report from research firm Flurry.
Looking at data compiled over the past year, Flurry discovered that the average user spends around 81 minutes a day using mobile apps, compared with 74 minutes spent surfing the Web both on their PCs and mobile devices.
Those numbers compare with stats for December and June 2010, when Flurry found Web browsing still took up more minutes per day than did mobile app use.