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Microsoft’s hiked quarterly earnings confirm its booming cloud business

Microsoft disclosed its earnings report for FY17 Q4 for the month ending June 30, 2017. Surpassing analysts’ expectations, Microsoft recorded a revenue of $23.3 billion GAAP and $24.7 billion non-GAAP. This was higher than the Wall Street’s anticipation of $24.3 billion. It further reported an operating income of $7.0 billion non-GAAP. Its intelligent cloud revenue grew 11 % year-over-year to $7.4 billion. Microsoft CEO – Satya Nadella, said that innovation across company’s cloud platforms is a major reason behind the revenue hike. He said, “Customers are looking to Microsoft and our thriving partner ecosystem to accelerate their own digital transformations and to unlock new opportunity in this era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.” Apart from Azure, Office 365 also recorded a goo...

Public Cloud spending to reach $266 billion in 2021 with the US expected to be the largest market – IDC report

Public Cloud spending is forecasted to reach $266 billion in 2021 worldwide, according to a recent update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Out of it, $163 billion will be accounted for by the United States alone. The spending will be slow between 2016-2021, and is expected to achieve a CAGR of 21.0%, per the report. Amongst the regions, the United States will stand as the largest market for public cloud services, closely followed by Western Europe and APEJ (Asia/Pacific except Japan) regions with $52 billion and $25 billion respective spending levels in 2021. Angela Vacca, SRM, Customer Insights and Analysis, said, “In Western Europe, the public cloud market is going to more than double in the 2016-2021 timeframe led by strong spending growth in G...

Infographic – iPhone in Numbers – 10 Year Anniversary

One of the world’s most popular and loved mobile phones – iPhone, is very close to completing a decade. Since its launch on 29th June, 2007 iPhone has attracted huge positive customer response making it one of the most desirable and shipped products worldwide. From its striking physical design to rich software and brand value, there are many reasons why people love iPhone. But, there are some mysteries and unknown facts behind its successful decade-long existence. Like, iPhone was not the first choice as the name or the standard time in all iPhone ads is 9.41. Know this and more through the following infographic.

Microsoft records High profits due to web-based business software

Microsoft came up with its quarterly earnings report and recorded a high-profit jump, which is a result of its continued shift towards web-based business software. Per the report, the three-months revenue ending March 31st was eight percent higher from a year earlier with net income being 28 percent higher. The company has profitably boosted the sale of its on-demand services and computing power. Microsoft, from selling packaged software products installed on personal computers have moved towards its new on-demand service offerings aimed at technology buyers like software developers and corporate ITs. Earlier this week, Microsoft announced its two big deals which are symbolic of its new business strategies – one in which UBS, the Swiss banking company, shifted its risk-management tools to ...

New Opportunities for Services Providers Beyond Infrastructure within Next Two Years

Digital revolution, being powered by Cloud, is leading to disruptive business transformation, with more and more organizations looking for business-centric integrated value -additions for growing and expanding their business, rather than just looking help for maintaining the infrastructure. As per a study by 451 research on over 1700 respondents spread across 10 geographies, digital transformation is under way, as 41% organizations face significant industry disruption, 54% require significant operations and IT transformation and 42% plan major digital transformation for the next year. The business goals of companies, enterprises and SMBs have evolved in the digital economy and the next generation business priorities include accelerated time to market with lower business and technology rela...

Microsoft to Aid MSPs and Cloud Providers to Gain in New Era of Digital Transformation

The 2017 Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit that is being held in Bellevue, Washington, is attended by nearly 500 partners from different industry verticals, who are here to explore various opportunities in the digital transformation era. Aziz Benmalek, Microsoft VP – Worldwide hosting & Managed Service providers, who gave a presentation at the summit, shared findings from a Microsoft commissioned study conducted by 451 Research, in a blog. The study reveals that huge opportunities exist for Microsoft cloud partners to aid customers with managed services and implementations in the hybrid cloud in the era of digital transformation. “More than ever before, customers are looking to a single trusted advisor to provide transformation-oriented managed services and hybrid implementation. Cust...

Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit to commence tomorrow

The 2017 Microsoft Cloud and hosting summit is all set to begin tomorrow. The three-day event from 21st March, 2017 to 23rd March, 2017 will bring together leaders and key decision makers of the IT industry and cloud service providers, including Telco’s, hosters, MSPs, SI and ISVs to network and share ideas for new business opportunities. The summit will be held at Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington, USA. Among interactive sessions, breakout tracks and workshops, the summit will provide the attendees with a unique opportunity to interact with industry leaders including Microsoft technologists, Microsoft Hosting and Managed Service Providers team and other executives. The insightful exchanges will help them to come up with new ideas, partnerships and understanding to lead ...

Free Server Monitoring from Bitronic Technologies

Websites and servers do not work auto-magically, there are many errors and causes for downtime. The key is to be alert and minimize down-times  This is exactly what Bitronic Website Monitoring does for clients. Bitronic Technologies has infrastructure around the globe that allows clients to be sure that their website, DNS, mail server, etcetera are working by automatically testing them as often as every minute. That way if there is a problem, the site owner will be the first to know, not customers or clients. For any business or person with an online presence, it is important that one’s website and other online services are available to customers, clients and visitors 24/7. However, all websites have occasional problems, whether the reason is external or internal, and there is a sign...

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