Alibaba’s Cloud Revenue Skyrockets, Company Aims to Surpass Amazon and Microsoft

Alibaba is nipping at the heels of top cloud companies Amazon and Microsoft. While the two still reign supreme in terms of revenue, the Chinese company leads the pack in terms of growth as Alibaba’s cloud revenue more than doubled…

How Cloud-Based ERP Can Benefit Small Businesses

There’s no question that small businesses have greatly benefited from today’s technology. Ten years ago, many companies would not have considered placing their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems on a public cloud platform. But now it’s a route that more…

Amazon Web Services Introduces Per-Second Billing to Keep Rivals at Bay

Amazon is determined to maintain its lead over rivals in the cloud computing arena. Lately, the company’s cloud computing division Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it will be introducing a new pricing scheme by October and plans to charge…

Microsoft Challenges Amazon Web Services With Cycle Computing Acquisition

Among the top players in the tech industry, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed king of cloud computing, leading the pack by a wide margin in the relatively new but lucrative segment. However, rivals do not plan to let…

Twas the Night Before Christmas and All Through the Cloud…

The Google Cloud Team posted a fun poem for all of us techno nerds. “2016 is winding down, and we wanted to take this chance to thank you, our loyal readers, and wish you happy holidays,” wrote Alex Barrett, Editor of…

Microsoft Ends Moore’s Law, Builds a Supercomputer in the Cloud

A group of Microsoft engineers have built an artificial intelligence technique called deep neural networks that will be deployed on Catapult by the end of 2016 to power Bing search results. They say that this AI supercomputer in the cloud…

The Conversational Computing Revolution is Upon Us

“We’ve long dreamed of talking computers,” noted Barry Briggs, consultant and former CTO for Microsoft, where he helped lead the company’s transition to the cloud and is generally known as a pioneer in the computing industry. What Briggs is referring…

Microsoft Partners with Red Hat On Enterprise Linux for Azure

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has entered a partnership with Red Hat to include Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is to be offered as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads. The two companies…

Cisco Announces Metacloud Acquisition Plans

Cisco just announced that it intends to acquire private cloud company Metacloud to accelerate its own “intercloud” strategy. Metacloud says the deal will not affect users’ environments, and that it already has account reps reaching out to customers to answer…

Cassette Tape That Can Hold 185TB Revealed by Sony

The cassette tape has long been irrelevant in the consumer market, with the technology hanging on only in a few isolated hipster music circles. In storage media industry, however, cassettes have never really gone out of style. Magnetic tape is…