Cloud Computing

  • New CEO Satya Nadella seeks to push Microsoft toward mobile, cloud computing 16-04-2014 04:11 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company. Nadella, who took the helm in February, is seeking to push Microsoft further toward...
  • After Google, Amazon slashes cloud computing prices 27-03-2014 11:20 AM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc will drop prices on most of its cloud computing services starting April 1, the largest US online retailer said on Wednesday, a day after rival Google Inc outlined a major price cut of its own. The price cuts range from 10 per cent to 65 per...
  • Oracle to buy Responsys for $1.39 billion in cloud software push 21-12-2013 10:46 AM

    Bangalore: Oracle Corp, the world's No. 2 business software maker, said it would buy web-based marketing software maker Responsys Inc for about $1.39 billion to bolster its cloud computing offerings. Oracle, led by billionaire Larry Ellison, has been focusing on cloud software to fend off competition from nimbler rivals such...
  • Does Microsoft need Xbox? 24-11-2013 11:23 AM

    Los Angeles: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft's portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years...
  • ZTE aims to expand cloud computing services overseas 17-09-2013 11:36 AM

    Singapore: China's ZTE Corp, the world's fifth largest telecoms equipment maker, plans to expand cloud computing services abroad, despite the challenge of allaying security concerns. "Nowadays, data privacy has become a hot topic. But we understand that every customer has its own requirements and characteristics and we are always monitoring...
  • Bitter rivals Oracle, Salesforce team up on cloud 26-06-2013 05:35 PM

    Boston: Oracle Corp, the technology giant losing market share to younger firms that sell software via the Web, has signed a long-term partnership with archrival and cloud computing pioneer Salesforce.com Inc. The two companies said on Tuesday that Oracle will integrate some of its cloud-based software programs with Salesforce products....
  • IBM buying cloud computing company SoftLayer 05-06-2013 10:49 AM

    Armonk: IBM is buying cloud computing company SoftLayer Technologies Inc. to expand its online software business. Financial terms were not disclosed Tuesday. SoftLayer is a privately held company based in Dallas with 13 data centers in the US, Asia and Europe. Software stored and accessed on the Internet is increasingly...
  • Huawei sees sales up 10 per cent on cloud computing, smartphones 08-04-2013 01:33 PM

    Shenzhen: China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 telecom equipment maker, said on Monday it expects a compound growth rate of 10 per cent in annual sales over the next five years, lifted by cloud computing and smartphone sales. Rotating Chief Executive Officer Guo Ping was speaking at the...
  • China building R&D centre for cloud computing 13-12-2011 12:04 PM

    Beijing: China is building a world class R&D centre for cloud computing in the capital, which officials hope would bring about USD 7.9 billion investment. The centre is being built in the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area (BDA), local authorities said. Cloud computing industry - that provides web storage services besides...
  • Dropbox takes aim at businesses with new service 27-10-2011 06:06 PM

    San Francisco: Dropbox, the company behind the popular virtual file cabinet, is branching out to small and medium-sized businesses with the new service "Dropbox for Teams." The San Francisco-based company allows people to access documents, photos and videos from several different places such as laptops, smartphones and computers provided they...
  • Acer to buy US cloud computing firm iGware 21-07-2011 01:13 PM

    Taipei: Acer Inc, the world's No.2 PC maker, will buy US based cloud computing firm iGware Inc for $320 million, looking to move into the potentially lucrative cloud market and add value to its main hardware business. Acer also said on Thursday it will pay a further $75 million in...
  • Cloud computing to create one lakh jobs in India 20-07-2011 01:33 PM

    Bangalore: As the next technology wave, cloud computing by enterprises has the potential to create about 100,000 new jobs in India, a study said Tuesday. "Of the projected $4.5-billion total cloud computing market in India by 2015, private cloud will account for $3.5 billion, generate about 100,000 additional jobs and...
  • Microsoft confronts Google with cloud Office 28-06-2011 09:04 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp is making its biggest move into the mobile, Internet-accessible world of cloud computing this week, as it takes the wraps off a revamped online version of its hugely profitable Office software suite. The world's largest software company is heaving its two-decade old set of applications - including...
  • iCloud hype grows, Steve Jobs to take the stage 06-06-2011 02:36 PM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs returns on Monday to the stage at San Francisco's Moscone center to take the wraps off what investors hope will be the next source of growth for the world's most valuable technology company. Jobs, who has been on medical leave for months...
  • Hacker attacks threaten cloud computing 04-06-2011 12:34 PM

    Taipei: The recent high-profile hacking of Google's Gmail service and Sony's Playstation gaming network is threatening to slow the take-off of the next big thing in the computing space - the cloud. Computer companies will need to collaborate to work on addressing security issues to boost confidence in cloud computing,...
  • Apple iCloud fetches deals with major labels 03-06-2011 12:40 PM

    New York: Even before Apple launches iCloud later this week, the Cupertino-based company has signed deals with major records labels for the new music service. Warner Music Group, EMI Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment are among those which reportedly inked the deals Thursday, according to bloggers....
  • Steve Jobs to deliver Apple keynote, unveil iCloud 01-06-2011 07:48 AM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs leaps back into the spotlight next week to showcase the iPad maker's latest software and is widely expected to unveil an online music storage and streaming service. Apple shares rose 3 per cent on news that Jobs, along with a team of executives,...
  • Apple nears music deal with major labels 21-05-2011 10:48 AM

    Los Angeles: Apple Inc. is close to securing deals with all four major recording companies on a music service that will allow users to stream songs stored on remote computer servers, presumably to an array of portable Apple-made devices, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Such a service...
  • Sony hacking may hit cloud computing hard 07-05-2011 07:34 AM

    New York: The Sony data breach that compromised the personal data of more than 100 million customers of the Japanese electronics conglomerate may claim yet another victim - the cloud computing industry. Some businesses are rethinking plans to move to cloud-based computer systems located at remote data centers that can...
  • Amazon betting on cloud computing 26-04-2011 12:09 PM

    New York: Amazon.com Inc is thinking long-term when it spends heavily on "the cloud," but investors may see a little more short-term rain when the online retailer reports its earnings on Tuesday. The company has been willing to sacrifice some profitability to win customers and build its new businesses. It...
  • Apple to beat Google on cloud music 22-04-2011 06:27 AM

    New York: Apple Inc has completed work on an online music storage service and is set to launch it ahead of Google Inc, whose own music efforts have stalled, according to several people familiar with both companies' plans. Apple's plans will allow iTunes customers to store their songs on a...
  • YouTube unveils 'Life in a Day' at Sundance 29-01-2011 09:35 AM

    Park City: If you can't beat 'em, YouTube, join 'em. Long since video-sharing website YouTube became an Internet sensation, media watchers have wondered how it can take users' appetite for two or three minute videos and transform it into a hunger for full-length film and TV-style content. On Thursday, Sundance...
  • Google wins court challenge on US govt contract 06-01-2011 11:20 AM

    Washington: Google Inc won a small battle in its larger war to make inroads into government contracting when a federal judge ordered the US Interior Department to rethink a proposed bid for a contract for email services. Judge Susan Braden of the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC...
  • Blackberry offers cloud option for interception 04-01-2011 10:34 AM

    New Delhi With the approaching deadline to offer complete solution for monitoring of its contents by January 31, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has offered lawful interception in its security architecture through cloud computing from Indian operators. Cloud computing is Internet-based service, whereby shared servers provide software and data...
  • Future tech: Predictions for 2011 31-12-2010 08:03 PM

    Technology and soothsaying aren't congruent. But every year-end tech enthusiasts, the world over, pull out their keyboards and frantically type out what they think will make or break in the year that comes next. Unlike soothsaying, most tech foretelling isn't cooked out of thin air; therefore there are greater chances...
  • Google cries foul over US cloud computing deal 09-12-2010 11:19 AM

    Seattle: Google Inc didn't get the chance to compete for the largest federal government "cloud computing" deal yet announced, according to the Web firm, adding to its concerns that government agencies are unfairly favoring rival Microsoft Corp. Early on Wednesday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it was...
  • Departing Microsoft visionary sees 'post-PC' world 26-10-2010 12:56 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's resident visionary and departing software chief has urged the company to move on from its Windows and Office roots and imagine a "post-PC world" of simple, global Web devices. Five years after Ray Ozzie made his mark with his "Internet Services Disruption" memo - regarded as Microsoft's...
  • Microsoft launches cloud version of Office 20-10-2010 11:55 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp launched a fully online version of its popular Office suite of applications on Tuesday as it looks to extend its customer base and beat back rival Google Inc. The new service, called Office 365, is available as a limited test from Tuesday, and will be on sale...