What's next for Windows 10? This week's unveiling in Redmond should focus on consumer features. It will also reveal how well Microsoft is coping with the unprecedented shift from traditional PCs to mobile computing. Here's what I'll be looking for.
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Should your enterprise own its data center? Would it be better to use the services of a hosting or collocation company? Does the emergence of cloud computing make this decision easier?
The Windows Phone personal assistant is now available in four new countries, with European jokes and football data onboard.
Organizations are increasingly using parallel processing technology to address their high performance, technical computing or big data analysis requirements. Adaptive Computing has long believed that its Moab HPC Suite should be the parallel processing monitor of choice.
I enjoyed a quick conversation with Dell's Executive Director of Enterprise Strategy at Dell World 2014 last week. It was rather refreshing to speak with an executive that was willing to admit that the company is focused on helping customers solve problems rather than building every piece of that solution itself.
Microsoft joins a push towards ARM servers that have been building up for years.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
Windows 10, which is expected to be the last of the traditional big bang launches, is likely to complete Microsoft's transition from a software licensing model to a cloud computing one.
The National Computational Infrastructure has built an on-demand, high-performance cloud computing environment to process data-intensive computations, such as climate change, earth system science, and life sciences research.
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Now more than ever, businesses need to have digital transformation in mind. However, digital transformation cannot be fueled only from IT– all lines of business and operational processes must be aligned.
SAP's push behind its HANA in-memory platform may have raised awareness of the technology across business but that high profile is not yet necessarily translating into adoption.
A recruitment start-up is using the data crunching abilities of outsourced computing to revolutionise the process of matching candidates to jobs.
China doesn't trust Windows, Europe might not trust Google, and nobody trusts the phone giants [Government IT Week]
China seems to think Windows 8 is a threat (no news on whether they're trying to run Metro). Europe demands Google delete some of our data, and Snowden is still in the news.
The Chinese state media attack on US software and hardware continues, with China’s CCTV state network broadcasting a critical report suggesting that Windows 8 is being used to harvest data about the country’s citizens for use by the US government.
The next couple of years will be crucial for Microsoft, but I believe that the company has what it takes to surprise us, and that it still has a good chance of transforming itself into a company that can rise to the challenges and changes thrown up by the post PC era.
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In the buzz around Big Data, it’s worth remembering that analytics is as old as business computing itself.
The new facility will focus on projects around Internet of Things, Big Data and High Performance Computing
The Chinese Internet giant's cloud computing subsidiary, Aliyun, has officially opened its Beijing data center. This is the unit's third facility focused on global service.
The joint venture between the two computing giants aims to place cloud-ready servers in the data centers of the world's largest service providers.
The latest release of Kanter Worldpanel data for the three months to March 2014 shows low-cost Android handsets are improving the fortunes of Google's mobile operating system at the cost of Windows Phone sales.
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