A new report suggests that cloud uptake is booming everywhere from the US to India, with the UK leading the rest of Europe in its adoption of the technology.
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Industry may suffer higher operating costs with workers under utilized with fewer projects from Europe and U.S., partly due to drop in IT spending and trade finance, report says.
The co-chiefs of Research in Motion have issued an apology and explanation over the recent service outages that have seen some customers without data functionality for more than three days.The outage began on Monday at around 4pm BST and left BlackBerry users including those in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa without access to data services, including emails sent via the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).
BlackBerry services are returning to normal in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, Research In Motion said in the early hours of Thursday morning.At around 5:30am BST, RIM said it was seeing "a significant increase in service levels" in the regions, after a spell of downtime that began on Monday morning.
Sify's strategic deals with Gulf Bridge International and Saudi Telecom (part of the Europe-India Gateway) expands their reach in Africa and Middle East while strengthening their network capacity in India.
In a $600 Million deal to consolidate IT infrastructure across Europe and maintain data centers, Computer Science Corp. outbid HCL systems. Given CSC's presence in India, quite a bit of the work will be still be outsourced to India.
While China, along with India and the Phillipines, is a mature offshoring destination, it lacks capabilities for supporting North America and Europe
For long India has been handling IT backend for some of the world’s top companies, probably all of them. At the same time, most new and shiny gadgets are first released in the US and Europe before India sees them, some don’t last long enough to make it here.
A survey found considerable greentech investments around the world for Q1, 2009--the same Q1 that had stock markets dyspepsic, investors shy, and governments throwing money at every shadow that moved.The Cleantech GroupT, along with Deloitte, have just released preliminary 1Q09results for clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe,China and India.
While IT budgets are being cut in the US and Europe, spending for 2008 in China, Russia and India is surging forward at 18 percent growth
West cuts back as suppliers feel the heat
Many studies have been conducted about the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown of 1986. A large majority of them were focused on the environmental consequences of the radiation release. But, as the San Diego Union-Tribune asks, what happened to bugs? Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, a scientific illustrator from Zurich, Switzerland, has collected more than 16,000 insect specimens 'throughout Europe and from every continent except Australia, visiting fields and forests, homes and gardens near working nuclear plants and waste sites.' Her conclusions are clear: 'more than 30 percent of the bugs collected and examined exhibited physical damage.' So what about humans? Are these bugs the equivalent of the canaries used in mines in the past? Read more...
Offshoring enters yet another new stage of maturity...
Outside the U.S. and Europe, cost is a big motivator for governments to use open-source software--but it's not the only one. China: Local software for local people India: Speaking your language Brazil: The spirit of community
81% of large UK IT companies plan to increase their offshore outsourcing over the next 2-3 years, while only 4% expect to decrease it, TPI says. While India continues to enjoy its first mover advantage, being used by 75% of survey respondents, there is close competition for second place, between Central and Eastern Europe (28%) and China (25%).
India and China will be the main winners from an increase in offshoring but Eastern Europe is also set to benefit, according to a report.
The chipmaker ponders ways to make less-expensive versions of its processors and chipsets to better suit customers in India, Eastern Europe and other developing regions.
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