Google vs Microsoft: US Government Agrees to End Microsoft Bias The cloud computing market is huge, and as with any other technology, the government is one of the biggest customers (How Much Can the US Government Save by Going to the Cloud? ). Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the biggest providers clamor to claim major chunks of this pie. While Google may have been one of the earlier movers in cloud computing, Microsoft has dedicated considerable resources towards dominance, maybe overwhelmingly so (Is Microsoft Taking A Risk By Putting All Its Eggs In The Cloud Computing Basket? ).
Infosys and Microsoft Facilitate Global Adoption of Cloud Infosys and Microsoft will jointly address the needs of global enterprises as they adopt the cloud, across industries such as financial services, manufacturing, retail and healthcare. Both companies will provide cloud-based offerings to clients and collaborate on solution area development, technical proof of concepts, and sales and marketing initiatives. A MoU has been signed to this end, according to economictimes.indiatimes.com. The article notes that Infosys gets about 2% of its total revenue from its cloud business and sees it as a major growth driver. Apparently, this is a smart move as a
Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off If you’re looking to move to the cloud, you’ve probably wondered whether Google Apps or Office 365, two of the leading cloud computing service providers, is right for you. So how do you know which service to choose? Here is a side-by-side comparison of the services offered through each. Background While Google Apps has been around since 2006, Microsoft just released Office 365 in July 2011. Google Apps users gain access to Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google sites, Google Groups, Google Video, Google Cloud Connect, and more, through a unique domain. Google Apps
Cloud Computing and India, Emerging Superstars of the 21st Century “China and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand.” – Mukesh Ambani, Indian industrialist and the 9th richest man in the world. Before deciding to do my MBA from the University of Notre Dame in the United States, I was an Indian software engineer working in middle management at the Mumbai office of Citigroup. When I graduated from engineering college in 2004, India was a hub of software services. As a matter of fact, it still is; however, now, India has moved up the value chain to
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 Startups have always attracted pride of place on this website, and with many of them being created with astounding regularity and getting financing, this article is just the first of many updates that are sure to follow. You can read some other consolidated news articles on startups here: 1. Acquisitions of Cloud Computing Startups Speed Up 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Startups are no longer the domain of the young college graduate with ideas, especially in a field like cloud computing that builds on existing competencies in information technology. Consequently,
IT Workers Will Survive In a World on the Cloud You must have heard of the phrase, “Form is temporary, class is permanent,” This phrase is often used to defend a sportsperson with an impressive history of achievements who experiences a terrible loss of form, leading to doubts being raised about his ability. I would like to say, on the same lines, “Jobs are temporary, work is permanent”. Allow me to explain this with regards to cloud computing. One of the greatest fears about the rise of cloud computing is the risk of job obsolescence. People employed in the IT
Trend Micro Named as SearchSecurity.com™ 2011 Readers’ Choice Award Winner CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 — Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cloud security leader, announced Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Suite was awarded the gold medal in the Messaging Security Products category of the SearchSecurity.com 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. According to SearchSecurity.com, users gave Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Suite strong marks for end-user transparency and ease of use. The product also won high marks for ease of installation, configuration and administration. Users liked the product’s ability to detect and block spam, phishing attempts, viruses and spyware in messaging traffic.
The Shift to Cloud Computing: Overcoming Resistance to Change – Part 1 “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), English novelist. No one likes change, and a shift to cloud computing represents that very change that people oppose. Consequently, in spite of the very obvious advantages of cloud computing (See: Which Cloud Computing Quality Works For You? ), there are many who want to persist with the traditional IT paradigm. In order to determine how to overcome this resistance to change, it is necessary to know the underlying