2013 Outlook For Cloud Computing Another year has ended and it’s time to make some wild yet educated guesses as to how cloud computing will fare this year. I’m not expecting a lot of breakthroughs, rather I think there would be a lot of incremental improvements and a noticeable increase in adoption rate, be it intentional or not. What I meant by that is that the usual “Tom, Dick, or Harry” who is not in any way informed in the dealings of our little industry will not actually know that they are using services and tools being delivered to them
A Flash View In The Building Of The Cloud How often did you want to share a picture, a favorite song, or even a movie with a friend but suddenly realized that you had deleted those files from your laptop and only had them on a backup hard drive at home? Probably not very often, but often enough for you to begin thinking fondly about the cloud. And now that the IT world is becoming more and more mobile, with smartphones, tablet PCs, and mini laptops, we are bound to see how more personal data will begin their cloud existence.
The Risks And Rewards Of Cloud Computing Cloud computing like any concept in the real world comes with risks and rewards. It is not a perfect solution where huge mistakes are forgiven without great consequences. In all honesty, cloud computing could actually make or break a company, depending on how they implement it. And if they actually do everything right, cloud computing will propel their company to success, reaping rewards that they never thought was possible with the old technology that they have been using. First let us look at the risks associated with cloud computing. 1. Network dependency. Perhaps
Intel announced today that it will acquire McAfee, maker of anti-virus and other security software, for $7.68 billion in cash, or $48 per share. The per share price is 60 percent more than McAfee’s $29.93 closing price on Wednesday. McAfee shares jumped 58 percent after the deal was made public to $47.42 in pre-market trading, while Intel shares dipped 2.5 percent to $19.11, the AP reports. The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, but it’s still pending McAfee shareholder and regulatory approval. Intel said the deal “reflects that security is now a fundamental component of online computing.”