Is Cloud Computing Killing Open Source Software The best thing about open source software systems has always been the fact that it is freely available and any programmer or company can use it to develop its own version of that software. For the longest time they have been the best solution for people willing to go outside the box in order to get the best results in their respective IT departments. Of course these systems have never been without profit and it came from two sources that are now getting to be absolute because of the emergence of cloud computing and the level of affordability
The Rise And Fall Of The Zmanda Empire There are two kinds of online businesses: those that grow to buy other businesses or those that grow in order to be offered as tasty morsels to the first class of businesses. And until somebody buys them out or they become as titanic as Microsoft you cannot know which is which. Zmanda was founded in 2006 and is one of the companies that are a part of the second category. It was a cloud backup software company and it was recently bought by Carbonite, although the terms of the deal are not
The Trend Of Open Source And Proprietary Software Business Model Open source software has been there for a long time. Its popularity is increasing each and every day and has reached such a level that it’s hard to find a domain which does not have an open source presence. Companies are reluctant to buy proprietary software due to the cost involved. In most cases, open source software seems to be a viable option. People often fail to realize that open source is not completely free. It has its own business model to generate revenue in order for the provider to
Cheap Laptops or Integrated Cloud Systems for Education? One of the most heated debates in many emerging economies and third-world countries is tying education to device ownership. The original mentality of NGO programs that use e-learning to support remote communities online is to provide over-the-counter laptops. These would normally have a face value of under a hundred dollars per machine. The schemes would even do away with Value Added Tax in the country of use. Now there is the integrated system that brings together a myriad of such devices in a classroom and makes them more than a mere local network.
How Modern Access Control Software Is Improving Security In The Cloud There used to be a time when checking new entrants into an office block could only happen via separate CCTV cameras. Taking a broader tack, there were times when access to information on the web was slip-shoddy since organizations could not install the expensive programs necessary to restrict accessibility. Now, the two aspects of security approach, namely the physical workplaces and the documents, have altered for good thanks to new cloud access control software. For it to be modern, this kind of set up would call for the following
PaaS – Top 5 Trends Which May Rule This Lustrum The latest buzz in the IT industry is not about iPhone5, but about PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service). The industry is already split into two groups—one shouting for the long life of IaaS and the other cheering for PaaS. PaaS, with its end-user freedom and facilities, has already won many hearts as a much promising enterprise solution than its forerunner, SaaS (Software-as-a-Service). This fast-growing cloud computing service just requires an enterprise to buy or rent the server, storage, and network. Then, with the solution stack and some virtual tools, the enterprise can easily
How Mobile Cloud Computing Is Set To Change The Telecommunications Ecosystem Cloud computing has impacted the telecommunications industry across crucial fronts and now is in the process of amply changing its ecosystem. The ecosystem here is broad and spans business models, human behavior and technical issues like the Networks versus the End-user devices, Access points, core networks and the services. Just like in a natural ecosystem, adverse changes in the environment will cause organisms to change traits and behaviors in order to adapt to the change. The telecom world is now experiencing the ‘cloud wave’ and will inevitably have to