Will Google Build A Cloud-ERP Solution For Small Businesses For far too long, Google has been playing catch-up to Microsoft in the business productivity segment. According to numbers released by analyst firm Gartner, Microsoft still holds close to 90% of the market with its Office suite of products. But the silver lining for Google is in the cloud-office space where the research firm predicts a market share of at least 33% for Google. There are several things going right for Google at the moment. Firstly, enterprises are still warming up to the idea of hosting their data in the cloud. Analysys Mason in a
Moving Exchange Server to the Cloud: Points to Consider Cloud computing – it is a business model that many organizations are using, or thinking about using. If moving functions, such as Exchange server, to the cloud, a business must consider the advantages and disadvantages before undertaking any major infrastructure change. Some reasons why a business would consider doing this include: Better security: Having Exchange server in the cloud means fewer machines where virus protection software needs to be installed, upgraded, and tested. This lets an IT department apply updates and fixes more often, and gives them more time to focus
Cloud Video Streaming And Subscriptions What is better? Wait… let me start over here. Is ownership with a one time price or a monthly subscription with a constant flux of entertainment a better option with internet based entertainment? I guess this is more of a subjective question with the person but these are really the two options unless you are just being sneaky and torrenting everything. So avoiding a potential FCC fine and jail time let’s just stay with the good old fashion paying for everything and focus on the technology of internet streaming and how the cloud is playing
TV Goes Original On Xbox One Cloud Platform There are two influences that have made the new gaming console, Xbox One, to go to traditional media to succor its audiences: Cloud computing has made it possible to relay a number of media from one station, in either live relay, playback streaming or as content with ads. The gaming realm has recently moved from consoles to more accessible and portable devices like mobile devices. This has necessitated Microsoft to appropriate new content for its console rather than mere games. Cloud Computing, TV and Xbox One There is nothing that compares to
Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars? I came across an interesting survey the other day that details public cloud usage from the folks at the Everest Group. Their report provides a really great snapshot on the state of cloud adoption – both public and private. After reading the report and reflecting on the data, it had me asking: Is Microsoft winning the public cloud war? Now before you jump right to the comments section to tell me just how delusional or what a Microsoft homer I am, hear me out. Private Cloud: The Real Winner First, it should be pointed
The Future Of The Personal Computer Is In The Cloud The predictions that the PC is about the go the way of the dinosaur (or the pager, or the fax machine) have largely come from the financial sector and rabid Apple fans. Both of these groups have seen declining computer sales, especially the recent 14% drop, as proof of their theories. Microsoft’s huge recent faux pas, Windows 8, is just further proof that personal computers will be crowding the landfills and we will all face the sunset, singing “Kumbaya”, reading the lyrics from the screens of our iPads and iPhones.
Google Cloud Platform – Cloud Services To Go One Up Against AWS Google unveiled its Google Cloud Platform and Google Compute Engine at I/O Conference in San Francisco to take on Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s AWS in the cloud platform. Google said that it has been working on global-scale services for more than fourteen years and launching cloud services is just another step in that direction. Google said that the prime motive behind improvising their cloud services was to open up infrastructure for SMEs and enthusiastic developers. Google’s new Compute Engine provides a sophisticated, highly powerful environment for running virtual