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IoT helps CIOs and CTOs unlock new revenue opportunities from existing products and services

25% senior business leaders said that the use of IoT in their business is sparking a new wave of innovation due to the vast set of insightful data; 22% told that IoT is helping them unlock new revenue opportunities from current products and services. This and more such findings were revealed in Internet of Things Business Index,2017 study by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The study mirrored the business plans of 825 senior business leaders. Amongst these, 412 were either from companies’ board or were C-level executives. The study focused on evaluating the current and future applications of IoT by the global business community. Amongst the business leaders interviewed, 55% think that IoT technologies will promote internal cost-savings and generate revenues externally in the next thr...

Microsoft Inspire 2017 – focus is on simplicity and consolidation of services this year

The day 1 keynote at Microsoft Inspire 2017 led by the company’s CEO – Satya Nadella, saw some major announcements revolving around new products and services driven by digital transformation. The two-hour keynote session talked about multiple opportunities that a digital world built around Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge offers. Microsoft emphasized the importance of digital technologies and how effective implementation of these can help partners multiply their profits. Also Read: DHN team at Microsoft Inspire – here’s what partners can expect this year Announcements that will empower businesses and end customers – the people who are the heart of Microsoft’s digital transformation: Microsoft 365 – combining the efficiencies of Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobili...

Microsoft share prices to touch new highs with digital transformation wave, predicts Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Analyst – Keith Weiss, in his recently published note, projected high price target for Microsoft Corp. stock which reportedly increased from $80 from $72. Microsoft stock price has been performing well right from the beginning of the year 2017, recording shares go up to 13.5 percent high so far this year. Also Read: Microsoft records High profits due to web-based business software “Microsoft is back to showing durable double-digit EPS growth — and investors should be willing to pay a higher multiple for that growth,” said Keith in a note. Microsoft’s business will rise due to the changing technology trends in computing, and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Due to the high demand of Microsoft’s Cloud computing platforms, analyst predicts that the company will perform ahead of th...

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trend Report 2017 highlights major e-commerce, cloud and mobile trends

Ace internet analyst and partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers – Mary Meeker, came up with her Internet Trend Report 2017 at the Code Conference, California. The report highlighted the major trends revolving around mobile usage growth, e-commerce, online advertising, gaming, healthcare and steadily growing Indian and Chinese markets. Some of the major highlights of the 355-slide presentation include: Cloud – harbinger of change across enterprises The report identified cloud as the major force driving change across enterprises. The increasing adoption rate is creating new opportunity pools for service providers. However, the report also identifies some cloud adoption concerns like data security issues, vendor-lock in and compliance. In Public cloud adoption race, AWS was identifie...

Microsoft shifts it focus from Mobile-first Cloud-first world towards the Intelligent Cloud

Microsoft at its build 2017 conference revealed its vision of the future workplace that will run with the power of Artificial Intelligence, IoT and robotics. Microsoft’s keynotes focused on server less and edge computing models that will bring new capabilities in almost every industry from healthcare to manufacturing. CEO Satya Nadella spearheaded several announcements keeping in mind the developer community. He also went ahead advising developers to make good use of technology to help society advance. He said, “We should empower people with technology – inclusive design can be an instrument for inclusive growth.” He also added, warning the developers to be more responsible, “It is up to us to take responsibility for the algorithms we create.” He considers IoT as the main data driver that ...

The U.S. Cloud Computing Industry Stands to Lose $22 to $35 billion as a Result of PRISM Exposé

The recent revelations about the extent to which the National Security Agency (NSA) and other U.S. law enforcement and national security agencies have used provisions in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and USA PATRIOT Act to obtain electronic data from third parties will likely have an immediate and lasting impact on the competitiveness of the U.S. cloud computing industry if foreign customers decide the risks of storing data with a U.S. company outweigh the benefits, according to the statistics revealed by the latest report of the Information Technology and Innovation foundation (ITIF). If European cloud customers cannot trust the United States government, then maybe they won’t trust U.S.cloud providers either. If I am right, there are multibillion-euro consequences...

LeaseWeb Releases LeaseWeb Cloud Load Balancer for Public Cloud

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider LeaseWeb today added a load balancing feature to its Public Cloud. The new feature will enable customers to optimize their use of cloud resources by managing the distribution of traffic across instances. The news comes nearly two months after LeaseWeb launched  its global Content Delivery Network. Load balancing divides traffic evenly across servers and lets customers optimize the use of their resources and minimize server response time. Traffic is redirected according to a set of rules as defined by the customer for the individual TCP ports on their public load balancer address. These rules range from balancing simple traffic (for example, for mail servers), to advanced rules with sticky policies for web applications. Rules can be managed via Le...

“We Provide Constant Visibility Into a Company’s Cloud Spending”- Mat Ellis, Cloudability

Self-service, one of the greatest features cloud computing, makes lives of enterprises jumping on the cloud bandwagon easier in more than one ways. It makes it possible for them to have software, security, infrastructure and many other full-blown enterprise-capable applications up and running in minutes. All their website data could sit in the cloud on infrastructure they don’t even own or operate. But such ease-of-use and flexibility also brings with it less visibility of resources, less control over computing, unintended expenses and ballooned bills. A big majority of companies are unaware of the services and resources deployed by them that they don’t even need or aren’t properly utilizing. Large number of workloads, lax monitoring and lack of usage alert thresholds lea...

Progress Software Announces General Availability of Progress Pacific Application Platform-as-a-Service

Progress Software Corporation today announced general availability of  its application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, Progress Pacific. Progress Pacific application platform-as-a-Service (aPaas) has new data connectivity and application capabilities and provides developers with flexibility that helps them avoid vendor lock-in and develop and deploy key business applications anywhere they want, including openstack, on-premise, hybrid, etc. The key data connectivity and application capabilities include: Progress DataDirect Cloud service: The new Progress DataDirect Cloud service enables applications to easily integrate data from popular SaaS, relational database, Big Data, social, CRM and ERP systems.  It has a standards-based SQL interface that works with any ODBC or JDBC compatible...

WebNet Hosting’s Reseller Hosting Packages Now Available With Data Centers Based in Europe, Asia

WebNet Hosting yesterday announced that its  reseller hosting plans will now be available in European and Asian data centers too. WebNet Hosting has been offering reseller hosting across the United States since its inception in 2002. The news comes a few months after WebNet  launched a new platform of online audio information sharing- audio hosting packages featuring SHOUTcast software. Demand for reseller hosting is growing, and Amsterdam and Tokyo are two global locations with great connectivity that serve the entire globe. We get many requests from our resellers–asking for multiple locations–and now we have a solution for them. – PJ  Taei, Director of Operations, WebNet Hosting. With WebNet’s reseller hosting plans, individuals will be able to use their wholesale-priced hard drive...

RightScale Launches ‘CloudSight’ and ‘Expert Advisor’ Cloud Consulting Services

Enterprise multi-cloud management provider RightScale today launched  RightScale CloudSight and Expert Advisor, two consulting services that’ll help enterprise customers develop and implement cloud strategies. Designed to help enterprises quickly move along the cloud learning curve and realize greater benefits from the cloud, RightScale CloudSight will provide companies with professional consulting and will help them define a cloud roadmap, assess their application portfolio, design cloud architectures and build implementation plans. The details of the assessment modules of RightScale CloudSight as listed on the company website are: Roadmap How does cloud fit into my corporate strategy and business needs? What does cloud success look like? How do I measure it? Portfolio Assessment Wh...

Bit Refinery Chooses Digital Fortress’ Seattle Data Center to Host its Hadoop Hosting solution

Cloud infrastructure as a service provider  Bit Refinery has chosen Digital Fortress’  Seattle data center to host its newly launched Hadoop Hosting solution. BitRefinery’s Hadoop Hosting solution allows companies to store massive amounts of data through a very low cost solution. Organizations can also analyze the data without having to purchase expensive, massively parallel computing (MPC) appliances. We selected Digital Fortress as our colocation partner for our newly launched service because the company was able to support our need for mission-critical infrastructure. In this environment we can support our customers need to store and analyze vast amounts of data while ensuring their data is replicated and secure. – Brandon Hieb, Managing partner, Bit Refinery. Other features...

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