The weeks Cloud Computing News articles 30/04/2012 – 06/05/2012

Shameem Ahmed 1 May 2012 0




04/05/2012

LinkedIn Acquires Slideshare for US$119m, Beefs Up Social Content Sharing
LinkedIn is preparing to add new presentation and content-sharing functionality to its social networking platform by purchasing online professional content sharing community SlideShare.http://www.cmswire.com/cms/social-business/linkedin-acquires-slideshare-for-us119m-beefs-up-social-content-sharing-015439.php
Microsoft angers users by cutting Media Center out of Windows 8
Microsoft’s decision to charge extra for the Windows 8 Media Center and
DVD playback is not sitting well with users judging from responses to
the company’s blog.http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57427979-75/microsoft-angers-users-by-cutting-media-center-out-of-windows-8/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Microsoft

 

03/05/2012

Cloud Expo East Five Weeks Out
An invaluable resource for meeting with today’s top industry buyers, making new contracts and, most importantly, closing businesshttp://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2269549
Gartner: Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce Dominate Customer Service Contact MQ
Earlier in the week, we took a look at Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Customer Service Contact Centers and found that business applications for the customer service and support (CSS) were obsolete in many cases. Today we will take a look at the companies that made it into the Leaders Quadrant.http://www.cmswire.com/cms/customer-experience/gartner-microsoft-oracle-salesforce-dominate-customer-service-contact-mq-015423.php

 

02/05/2012

IBM Offers Comprehensive Enterprise Mobile Platform
IBM’s computing in motion strategy has become a little more concrete. The company announced a “new” family of products, which it has termed Mobile Foundation, designed to provide businesses a comprehensive set of tools and services to manage and support their increasingly mobile enterprise environment.http://www.cmswire.com/cms/mobile/ibm-offers-comprehensive-enterprise-mobile-platform-015403.php
Microsoft simplifies Bing search results page
A revamp of the page reveals a more streamlined layout with a focus on the search results in the middle and related searches on the right.http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57426123-75/microsoft-simplifies-bing-search-results-page/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Microsoft

 

01/05/2012

Making the Decision Between On-Premises or SaaS Business Intelligence
Investing in business intelligence is a costly affair. Even for larger enterprises, it is not something that is entered into lightly, and before doing so, there are a number of issues that need to be considered before any decision is made. A recent white paper from Birst Software looks at those issues and what business intelligence vendors should be offering.http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/making-the-decision-between-onpremises-or-saas-business-intelligence-015376.php

 

Could this be HP’s Windows 8 business slate?
Hewlett-Packard is known to be planning to release at least one Windows 8 tablet this year. Is this “HP Slate 8” the real deal?http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57423065-75/could-this-be-hps-windows-8-business-slate/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Microsoft

 

30/04/2012

Tablets to Become Primary Personal Computing Device, Forrester Predicts
In its latest report, Forrester Research predicts that tablets are on their way to becoming the primary personal computing device. Users will continue to embrace tablets and the core tool to pivot among computing environments. Forrester’s new report explores the impact of tablets on the technology market and how technology leaders can prepare their teams for the shift tablets will cause in enterprise computing.http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/tablets-to-become-primary-personal-computing-device-forrester-predicts-015375.php

 

Microsoft forges ahead with new home-automation OS
In a handful of real homes, Microsoft is testing a prototype of a home-automation operating system on which its researchers have been working for several years.http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57423253-75/microsoft-forges-ahead-with-new-home-automation-os/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Microsoft

WEEKLY SUMMARY

This week we saw big names making big announcements, like LinkedIn Acquires Slideshare for US$119m, Beefs Up Social Content Sharing. LinkedIn is preparing to add new presentation and content-sharing functionality to its social networking platform by purchasing online professional content sharing community SlideShare.

IBM Offers Comprehensive Enterprise Mobile Platform, IBM’s computing in motion strategy has become a little more concrete. The company announced a “new” family of products, which it has termed Mobile Foundation, designed to provide businesses a comprehensive set of tools and services to manage and support their increasingly mobile enterprise environment.

Hewlett-Packard is known to be planning to release at least one Windows 8 tablet this year. Is this “HP Slate 8″ the real deal?

Cloud Expo East Five Weeks Out ,An invaluable resource for meeting with today’s top industry buyers, making new contracts and, most importantly, closing business.

Making the Decision Between On-Premises or SaaS Business Intelligence. Investing in business intelligence is a costly affair. Even for larger enterprises, it is not something that is entered into lightly, and before doing so, there are a number of issues that need to be considered before any decision is made. A recent white paper from Birst Software looks at those issues and what business intelligence vendors should be offering

Tablets to Become Primary Personal Computing Device, Forrester Predicts. In its latest report, Forrester Research predicts that tablets are on their way to becoming the primary personal computing device. Users will continue to embrace tablets and the core tool to pivot among computing environments. Forrester’s new report explores the impact of tablets on the technology market and how technology leaders can prepare their teams for the shift tablets will cause in enterprise computing

This week, Microsoft angers users by cutting Media Center out of Windows 8. Microsoft’s decision to charge extra for the Windows 8 Media Center and DVD playback is not sitting well with users judging from responses to the company’s blog. Microsoft simplifies Bing search results page. A revamp of the page reveals a more streamlined layout with a focus on the search results in the middle and related searches on the right.

Microsoft forges ahead with new home-automation OS. In a handful of real homes, Microsoft is testing a prototype of a home-automation operating system on which its researchers have been working for several years

 

 

 

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