Microsoft is working on a new operating system that could potentially replace Windows.Midori is being designed from scratch to support Internet-based computing and multicore architectures -- neither of which the company thinks can be addressed by evolving Windows. Microsoft isn't discussing the project, but company research documents confirm it exists; according to those documents, Midori?s proposed design is Internet-centric and predicated on the prevalence of connected systems. The OS -- an offshoot of Microsoft Research?s Singularity OS, whose tools and libraries are completely managed code -- was also described as "OS in managed code," paving the way for cloud computing.
Microsoft intends to let Midori applications co-exist with and interoperate with existing Windows applications, as well as to provide a migration path.SD Times, InformationWeek
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of September 18, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."