Public clouds have matured greatly in recent years and are often the better architectural choice, as well as better value
Private clouds were the right solution for many enterprises that wanted to realize the value of cloud services without actually moving to a public cloud. However, the trend now appears to moving to deployments on public or hybrid cloud models.
First, a eulogy: The bell curve is dead.
LGS Innovations, a company formed during the Alcatel-Lucent merger to supply technology to the U.S. government, has been sold to a pair of U.S.-based investment companies for about US$200 million.
In its first move since ordering a company reorganization, Acer said it is focusing more on software and services to revive its struggling PC business. But analysts expect the company to face a tough road with its new direction, at a time when rivals are also focusing on the cloud.
Salesforce.com, the preeminent software as a service (SaaS) company, is reportedly joining the open source OpenStack project.
Four or five years ago, cloud computing was very much a controversial and unproven concept. It's now obvious that cloud computing is becoming the rule, with noncloud application deployments very much the exception. Skeptics continue to posit shortcomings regarding cloud computing, but the scope of their argument continues to shrink.
Today, the arguments against cloud computing are limited:
Apple has won the hearts and minds of small- and mid-sized businesses, which have overwhelmingly adopted Cupertino's mobile devices over rivals powered by Android or Windows, an Exchange hosting vendor said last week.
According to Intermedia, 76% of the customer-activated mobile devices for the year through October ran iOS, Apple's mobile operating system. The majority of them were iPhones.
The folks at DB-Engines.com (run by a NoSQL consulting firm, Solid IT) have created a tracking system to determine which are the most popular database systems out there. Sure enough, Oracle currently takes the top slot, along with MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server, by a wide margin compared to many others. But Oracle's ranking is down year-over-year from 2012, along with SQL Server's.
Selon l’Ofcom, régulateur télécoms britannique, la France est le 3e pays d’Europe où l’on paie le moins cher ses communications fixes, mobiles et Internet. L’Ofcom a publié la 9e édition de son baromètre International Communications Market.
HP's Chromebook 11 is priced at $279. One of the reasons for Chromebooks increasing popularity.