The troubled IT giant is about to tweak its cloud services effort according to a Bloomberg News report. The question is whether yet another new strategy can give the company the traction it needs so badly.Cloud computing has been designated a top priority for Hewlett-Packard which sees its legacy PC, server, and printing businesses under fire. Now it looks like the company is retooling that key cloud effort, according to a report from Bloomberg News.A new division, headed by Saar Gillai, is charged with weaving the disparate pieces of HP’s cloud strategy and weaving together, according to the report which cites an internal HP memo as its source.
Lawmakers at the Vermont statehouse will discuss the viability of implementing a cloud computing tax for the state on November 19, 2012, according to a recent article on Boston.com. This will have far reaching implications for all providers of cloud computing services in Vermont. This discussion is the result of a committee formed to investigate the viability and possible implementation of such taxes and will include not only opinions from state tax officials and IT analysts but also some input from Washington tax officials who have had previous experience with the issue.It is no surprise that in a difficult economic climate, state officials
Intel on Monday said it is developing high-performance server chips that in the future will serve up faster results from cloud services or data-intensive applications like analytics, all while cutting electricity bills in data centers.The chip maker will integrate a converged fabric controller inside future server chips, which will make server communication faster while helping data centers operate at peak efficiency, said Raj Hazra, vice president of the Intel Architecture Group. Fabric virtualizes I/O and ties together storage and networking in data centers, and an integrated controller will provide a wider pipe to scale performance across
In Tuesday’s article on Amazon Web Services, I wrote about lots of different data-crunching companies, mostly in the developed world.
In the long term, however, as companies like Amazon, Google and Microsoft sell computing everywhere, the most dramatic changes may be in places most of us do not now see. Already, places without clean water, decent sanitation or steady electricity are using supercomputers.
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Cloud computing and distributed applications are part of a greater shift to building out an ecosystem with inter-dependent parts. This may seem obvious, but what is less obvious is how the industry will interoperate and develop systems that let information flow through the ecosystem.
In this case, however, I’m not talking simply about creating and
A journalist for more than 25 years, Antone Gonsalves has covered general, business and technology news for a wire service, magazines and websites. He started his career with United Press International, working as a reporter in Kansas and later as an editor in charge of news coverage in Florida and California. At the height of the Internet boom in the late '90s, Gonsalves moved to San Francisco, where he worked as a business technology reporter and editor for PC Week, InformationWeek and TechWeb. Gonsalves is also a contributing writer for Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com.While cloud computing giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft scramble to
Yes, cloud adoption in Europe hasn’t happened at as fast as in the US. But despite the difficult economy, there’s considerable interest in cloud on the continent. The market bears watching and here are 5 things you should know about it. Most of what we hear about cloud computing in Europe tends to fixate on the notion that cloud adoption there lags that in the US by one to three years.That may be generally true, but it’s still a simplistic analysis. Despite the economic mess over there, IDC predicts a 30 percent compound annual growth rate for cloud deployments between 2011 and 2016 compared to an 18.5 percent CAGR for the US during that period.
"Cloud computing’s not a panacea and it’s not the ideal solution for every business situation," wrote Oracle SVP Bob Evans recently in Forbes, "but at the same time, it’s no longer some nebulous (pardon me) theory whose risk is high and whose potential benefits are impossible to quantify."Evans was commenting on the state of the infrastructure industry in response to a report by McKinsey consultants James Kaplan, Chris Rezek, and Kara Sprague in which they suggested that the recent IDC saying spending on third-party-managed and public-cloud environments will surpass $70 billion in 2015 might significantly under-estimate the true size of the market.
There has been no shortage of assumptions made and confusion about cloud computing, along with boatloads of conventional wisdom. But the rise of cloud brings with it some so far unanswerable questions.Here are just seven of the great unsolved mysteries that are accompanying the great cloud computing migration of the 2010s:1) Who really pays for cloud? This is a tangle in and of itself. In surveys I have seen and conducted, it’s all over the place. IT departments pay for a lot of it, and a lot of it is put on corporate credit cards. As a result, the costs get hidden or buried within corporate budgets. Another issue — when the holder of the corporate
Cloud computing and education sounds ambiguous on the face of it. Naturally, it’s because, very few individuals, publishers and users alike come from the education sector. In most cases, cloud computing is only associated with businesses and how they can leverage their efficiencies.Just to introduce how the cloud deserves a place in our current education institution, it’s important to reiterate the education philosophy. Its essence is knowledge. It’s this knowledge which brings advancement, achievement and success. However, there are several things which make these parameters unattainable. In blunt language, this is failure. Small classrooms,
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