Canonical, the company that specializes in Linux distribution had big aspirations to become a dominant player in the mobile industry. Specifically, it wanted to develop Ubuntu-based smartphones and tablets. However, it looks like it’s given up those aspirations. According to Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, the company will end its investments in the phone business.
Over the last few years, Ubuntu-powered smartphones have made sporadic appearances in the U.S and elsewhere, but they were never round to create any kind of substantial impact on users. Expectedly, this company had no presence or market share in this mobile market, even after years of [...]
Magneto Commerce, a company specializing in cloud commerce solutions, has released a new product called Magneto Digital Commerce Cloud. This product allows all business-to-business (B2B) merchants to handle their business requirements using cloud technology.
This is a good strategy by Magneto Commerce, considering that the B2B market is way behind in innovation and progress when compared to the B2C market. To fill this gap, Magneto Commerce has come up with this product. Announcement about this product was made in Las Vegas during the Imagine 2017 conference.
So, what do corporate customers get from Magneto Digital Commerce Cloud?
First off, companies can support [...]
While many companies are looking to have a market share in the public cloud space, VMware wants to move away from it. This is why it sold its public cloud business called vCloud Air to OVH, a French cloud provider. Terms of the deal was not disclosed.
vCloud Air is a line of business through which VMware provided data center services to companies that run VMware’s server virtualization technology. Over time, it also extended this service to third party data centers, as a way of creating a new revenue stream.
Unfortunately, vCloud Air could not compete with AWs and Microsoft Azure, and this meant that vCloud Air was a big failure. With this product, VMware realized [...]
Rackspace, one of the pioneers of cloud computing, has launched a new cloud consultancy service aimed at delivering professional consulting services to its clients. With this launch, Rackspace has officially started moving away from its cloud platform business.
According to an official statement released by the company, Rackspace has said that it’s new division is called Global Solutions and Services (GSS), and this division will specialize in providing customers with the knowledge and expertise to move their operations to public and private clouds.
This Texas-based company believes that consultancy is an integral part of the future because many companies are [...]
Every major organization across all sectors are experimenting with cloud, and public libraries are no exception to this rule. Auburn Public Library is leading the way by using the Cloud Library platform to enable its patrons to access all the content they want.
Currently, the library uses OverDrive to give its patrons access to ebooks and downloadable audio books. However, they have to access it through a different website to listen to audio books. This can prove to be inconvenient because patrons have to search for the content they want on the library’s site, but have to go elsewhere to download or listen to it.
To overcome this inconvenience, Auburn Public [...]
There’s no question any more about cloud growth. The many advantages that come with cloud have made it a preferred option for storing and accessing applications, and companies world over have begun to embrace it in a big way.
The SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2017 that was released on Wednesday shows the magnitude of cloud growth. It reports that 95% of IT professionals surveyed have said that their organization has migrated critical applications and data to the cloud.
This is significant in many ways. Firstly, it gives us an insight into the depth of cloud market. Though most of us knew that companies were adopting cloud in a big way, it’s still a surprise to [...]