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.
Though it has yet to hit the U.S., Spotify continues to make waves in Europe, continuing today with the announcement that it will offer playlist synching with Apple's iPod and iPhone.
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.
The first voice guided navigation GPS system in North America for the iPhone was AT&T Navigator (see my review) that was launched back in June. I was very impressed with the software and service and used it quite a bit last weekend on an out of town trip where I brought no physical maps along. There are pros and cons to a connected, subscription-based solution and the major complaint is that a data connection is required for navigation. I just read a press release over on Gear Diary where Navigon announced the first navigation solution for the iPhone and iPod touch in North America (Navigon previously launched in Europe) where the maps live on the device so no active data connection is needed.
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.
Legislation that came into force across Europe late last month may force the redesign of products whose batteries are not removable, such as Apple's iPhone and iPod — but loopholes exist
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
Offshoring enters yet another new stage of maturity...
The first-ever reporter from India to coverLotusphere live, Anand Parthasarathy reports on his journey to Orlando:Yet,all these seemingly trivial tools of electronic 'social networking', arebeing increasingly moulded into 'hardened' versions by corporate collaboration-and-communicationtools that are collectively known as 'groupware'. And unsurprisingly, the mother of allgroupware solutions -- the combo of the Lotus Notes messaging client andthe Domino server -- is today, the most mature corporate 'avatar' of thesemass consumer tools. At the recent gathering in Orlando,U.S., of 6000 Lotus programmers, developers and partners, one could seewhy personal and business-driven communication seem to merge seamlesslyinto one environment; how Instant Messaging is the core driver, with livechat, blogs, `wikis', even the ubiquitous USB thumb drive, the mobile phoneand the iPod, forming part of tomorrow's enterprise systems. The venue -- in the middle of the DisneyWorld -- seemed to underline the coming together of youthful tools andhardcore business objectives. Certainly a metaphoricaltake on Lotusphere.Link: TheHindu: Carrying Lotus files on a thumb drive >
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.
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