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Alibaba unveils big data cloud platform

Alibaba unveils big data cloud platform

Chinese internet giant's cloud business, Aliyun, launches what it's touting to be "China's first artificial intelligence platform", which will facilitate analysis of large volumes of data to predict user behavior.

3 days ago by in Cloud

12 essential Microsoft business apps for the iPhone

12 essential Microsoft business apps for the iPhone

As part of Microsoft's "mobile first, cloud first" mission, it has built up a large portfolio of consumer and business apps on every platform. In this roundup, I look at a dozen iOS apps that help IT pros and power users stay productive with an iPhone and Microsoft services.

December 3, 2014 by in Mobility

IBM's future: 6 things it needs to thrive

IBM's future: 6 things it needs to thrive

The GlobalFoundries semiconductor factory deal is only part of the recipe for Big Blue's ongoing survival. Here are a few other things that Armonk needs in order to maintain relevancy for the next decade and beyond.

October 20, 2014 by in IBM

Google Docs beta

Google Docs beta

Google Docs is a fantastic free online application that offers some exciting features. However, by virtue of being an online application, users with a slow connection will experience lag, and Docs still doesn't contain enough functionality to be a replacement for today's mainstay office suites in most businesses.

September 18, 2008 by in Cloud

Zoho Show 2.0

Zoho Show 2.0

Zoho Show 2.0 is great as far as it goes, but don't rely on it exclusively: you'll need an internet-connected PC to use it, and the feature set is still relatively limited.

April 8, 2008 by in Cloud

SatDrive

SatDrive

Are you stuck in the ADSL/cable wilderness? If you are, check out SatDrive’s £15 a month one-way satellite service. It may not suit everyone, but you can get great download speeds, plus a good range of free offline services.

December 13, 2002 by in Cloud

OmniSky

OmniSky

Even on a 9.6Kbit/s GSM network, OmniSky delivers a usable service that's streets ahead of any WAP phone.

April 10, 2001 by in Cloud

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