On April 18, IBM released the first quarter results of 2017 and its not a happy picture. The overall revenue declined by 2.8 percent and this is the 20th straight quarter that has seen year-over-year revenue declines for the company.
IBM reported a total revenue of $18.16 billion this quarter and this is 2.8 percent less than the revenue of $18.68 billion it generated during the same period in 2016. It also feel short of analysts’ expectations as they were looking for a revenue of around $18.39 billion.
The net income for this period was $1.75 billion and this is way short when compared to$2.01 billion it reported a year ago. Also, the GAAP earnings per share is [...]
When it comes to running a businesses, it’s the small things that take up a ton of your time and effort. On another side, we’ve heard so much about the cloud and the benefits it offers in the form of saving time, money and effort, not to mention the reduced hassles of managing technology. Can we combine these two to use cloud tools for everyday tasks?
Let’s look at a few tasks that we can do with cloud tools.Appointments
One of the most painful tasks is to get an appointment with someone. This pain multiplies with the number of appointments you have to make for your business.
Let’s say, you want to get a sales appointment with [...]
Malicious content and code is unfortunately everywhere in the digital world. For every piece of genuine content, there are at least double the number of false or illegal content. Though there are many privacy and anti-spam laws, they are not as useful as they are expected to be.
This puts the onus right back on users like us. We have to learn to navigate the digital world by identifying malicious content from the genuine ones.
This becomes all the more imperative for companies that host their data and applications in the cloud, as they have much to lose from malware content. Though cloud offers a ton of benefits like increased productivity and reduce operational [...]
Accenture is going to become the first few companies to have most of its internal operations in the cloud.
Over the next 12 to 18 months, this company plans to move more than 90 percent of its IT infrastructure and applications to the cloud. Out of all the divisions, Accenture Australia is leading the way in this adoption of cloud.
This strategy is significant in many ways. Firstly, Accenture is one of the leading companies in terms of cloud usage. Already, it’s the biggest user of Office 365 in the world with an employee strength of more than 260,000. It also uses cloud extensively for documentation management. In fact, for internal document maintenance, it uses [...]
Companies across all sectors are embracing cloud computing to leverage the many benefits it offers. Since cloud offers increased productivity and efficiency, almost every major company in the world, including semi-government ones like utility companies, are taking to the cloud in a big way. The latest utility company to implement cloud is the Seattle City Light.
This public utility company provides electrical power through its grid network to the city of Seattle and its surrounding areas such as Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Normandy Park and Tukwila. Seattle City Light is the tenth largest utility company in the U.S.
Now, this company wants to tap into the power of [...]
Alibaba is in the news again, and this time too, for the right reasons. Analysts world-over are painting an optimistic picture of its cloud business.
This technology giant has been making rapid expansion to its cloud business, as it has added new centers in Australia, Dubai, Japan and London over the last year. Within the next few years, it plans to tighten the competition for global cloud services – a market that is being dominated by companies like AWS and Microsoft.
If you’re wondering why there is so much talk about Alibaba’s cloud business, it’s simply because of its potential to become a big player in the coming years.
Already, it is [...]