Thursday, July 31, 2014

Microsoft, IBM make cloud gains against Amazon

Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1's first update, with welcome new features | Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

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Microsoft, IBM make cloud gains against Amazon
Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study. Read More

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Meeting the Exploding Demand for New IT Services
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Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1's first update, with welcome new features
Microsoft formally unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 Update early Wednesday morning, confirming features such as Start screen folders, sandboxed apps, and even a handy VPN function for surfing over public Wi-Fi connections. Read More

Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share
Google's dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 percent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics. Read More

Analyst: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 ranked among the best tablet displays
In a report released Wednesday, DisplayMate's Soneira said the Surface Pro 3 joins the top tier of tablet displays, just behind the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Read More


The Total Economic Impact Of IBM Datacap Taskmaster
In April 2012, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact (TEI) and potential ROI that enterprises might realize by deploying IBM's Datacap Taskmaster Capture solution. Learn More

Internet Explorer is the 'sweet spot' for attackers so far in 2014
After analyzing public vulnerabilities and exploit trends in the first half of 2014, Bromium Labs concluded that Internet Explorer is the "sweet spot for attackers." Read More

Watch OneNote's hilariously bad LMFAO parody and 8 more classic Microsoft spoofs
Microsoft's deep love of hilariously bad parody videos has struck once again, with the OneNote team rolling out "Click it and I Note It," an absolute gem of a disaster that celebrates the note-taking service's deep Surface Pro 3 integration by miming LMFAO's already ridiculous "I'm Sexy and I Know It." Read More

Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices
The next version of Windows will pull together the company's three Windows OSes – Windows for PCs and tablets, Windows Phone and Xbox One – to enable apps that span all types of devices and that are available in a single Microsoft store, CEO Satya Nadella told investors and journalists during the company's Q4 earnings meeting. Read More

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Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning & Costs
This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data center infrastructure management software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery. View more

Microsoft faces anti-monopoly probe in China over Windows, Office
China has opened an anti-monopoly probe into Microsoft over problems arising from its Windows and Office software, a government regulator said on Tuesday, a day after it conducted surprise raids of the company's offices in the country. Read More

Zero-day flaws found in Symantec's Endpoint Protection
Symantec's Endpoint Protection product has three zero-day flaws that could allow a logged-in user to move to a higher access level on a computer, according to a penetration testing and training company. Read More

Making the case for Amazon to release its cloud revenues
The past few weeks have been earnings season, meaning publicly-traded companies reveal their latest financial results for the second quarter of the year. Read More


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