Recently, Microsoft brought a surprise to the tech world by introducing a fitness tracking wristband which comes with an app and cloud computing technology which can track fitness and health related data and the best part is that it is actually very good.
Today’s round of Lifehacker Awards 2014 nominations kicks off with an IT pro bent: who is the best cloud computing provider? More »
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos thinks e-commerce may not always be the company's biggest business. According to Amazon SVP Andy Jassy, Bezos believes Amazon Web Services (AWS) — the company's cloud business, where it rents out its computers to other companies to run their own web sites and apps — could someday become the biggest business at Amazon. Show More Summary
Open cloud computing platforms are on all kinds of radars these days, including leading open source platforms such as OpenStack, but if you ask many folks which companies have top-notch expertise in the open cloud, you won't often hear Netflix mentioned. Show More Summary
Shares of cloud computing software vendor Workday (WDAY) are down $4.49, or 5%, at $88, after the company yesterday afternoon beat fiscal Q3 expectations and forecast this quarter’s revenue higher as well. There have been no ratings changes thus far, that I can see. The bulls this morning are emphasizing the word “conservative,” arguing revenue growth [...]
It is estimated that by 2016, more than a quarter of all applications will be available on the cloud. This means that nearly 48 million applications will be at your disposal. Cloud computing goes beyond Software-as-a-Service (SAAS), Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IAAS). Show More Summary
Cloud computing software vendor Workday (WDAY) this afternoon reported fiscal Q3 revenue that topped analysts’ estimates, and a smaller-than-expected net loss per share, and forecast revenue this quarter slightly above consensus. Revenue in the three months ended in October rose 68%, year over year, to $215.1 million, yielding a net loss per share of 3 cents, [...]
The end of the year usually ushers in a few compelling surveys in the open source arena, and a few survey results on cloud computing and IT trends are arriving now. Zimbra, which specializes in collaboration software, has announced the...Show More Summary
Also, Chromebook owners get free cloud storage, Eminem releases Shady Classics mixtape, Cortana mocks Siri, and what computer hacking looked like in the 1990s. Sophisticated Regin Malware Discovered You’ll find Lord Lucan feeding sugar lumps to Shergar before you find out who built Regin. Show More Summary
Last week in cloud computing: Amazon AppStream can now stream just about any Windows application to just about any device (but not in Sydney), Azure StorSimple arrives in Australia, and more cloud news. More »
The next big technology migration will change how workplaces are organized. Bad news, middle managers: You're going to get less important.
I’ve been writing about tech for nearly a decade now, and in that time, one thing has always seemed perpetually promising, and yet also ultimately unsatisfying: remote streaming consumer computing. I’m not talking about remotely connecting...Show More Summary
Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt spoke with Gigaom about how important data science and cloud computing are to the company's business, as well as why the internet is the perfect…
One of the big themes at AWS Re:Invent was that fact that AWS is moving fast to support hybrid cloud computing. Of course, AWS has no aspirations to purchase or build…
I’m happy to announce that Google has added Click-to-deploy functionality for Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) on Google Cloud Compute nodes. This gives you the ability to rapidly spin up a cluster for experimentation, performance testing, or even production use on Google Compute Engine virtual machines. Show More Summary
So goes the seemingly endless parade of headlines that present the ways in which cloud and online computing has betrayed us: NSA snooping inside the cloud; security breaches like Apple’s iCloud; foreign espionage/cyber attacks; OpenSSL/Heartbleed; Shellshock Bashbug; SSL/POODLE; Dropbox passwords. Read More
This afternoon, Andrew Leigh, head of products and alliances with startup Jitterbit, swung by Barron’s offices to discuss the glue that makes cloud computing work and how his company is in his view taking over the traditional market for so-called middleware that has been dominated by Informatica (INFa) and Tibco (TIBX) and IBM (IBM). Jitterbit, [...]
After years of resisting, Amazon has finally given in to pressure to use renewable energy for its cloud computing business. It's about time.
As I covered yesterday, IDG Enterprise is out with results from a new survey it did involving 1,672 IT decision-makers who report that they are very focused on cloud computing, including open cloud platforms such as OpenStack. The same...Show More Summary
It's a major commitment for the world's biggest cloud computing company