Microsoft Rumored To Acquire Yammer
If the stories are true, Microsoft could pay more than $1 billion, recognizing the value of Yammer's cloud social network compared to more SharePoint-centric products like NewsGator Social Sites.
Big News From Apple: MacBooks, iOS 6, And More
Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote on Monday was full of product announcements, most of which have been rumored for some time now. They included a new, thinner MacBook Pro with a Retina Display; a MacBook Air update; and iOS 6 with a smarter Siri and new mapping app, among other enhancements.
Windows 8 Hybrids Will Surpass iPad Battery Life
Forrester predicted that the iPad would become our primary computing device, but that was based on mistaken assumptions about the ability of Windows and Intel to catch up on hardware. In fact, Clover Trail notebooks and tablets will leapfrog iPad.
There's Something About Larry
Oracle badly needs to articulate a customer-centric vision. The cloud seems like a great place to start--and here's what Larry Ellison should say.
Cloud's Big Caveat: Runaway Costs
Enterprises want more tools to guard against unpredictable costs--like the bill that arose when one team accidentally left a server cluster turned on for a long weekend. Fourth in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Why Cloud Pricing Comparisons Are So Hard
Cloud infrastructure market doesn't have a standard unit of computing power, which makes it tough to stack up Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace offerings. Third in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Windows 8, Intel Atom SoC Will Be iPad Killer
Windows and Intel might finally have their iPad killer: Acer's Iconia W510. The dockable tablet promises to be the first of a new breed of powerful Windows tablets that run on Intel's Atom Z2760 dual-core System-on-Chip. It will have full Windows notebook capabilities as well, and excellent battery life.
4 Tips To Ease Cloud Bill Shock
Consider this advice for managing people, governance processes, and automated tools to prevent end-of-month cloud bill surprises.