Here’s What I Learned About VMware at vForum 2017, Mumbai

Ages ago, I was introduced to the concept of blogging: a form of journal writing online. This was the time when the entire concept was seen as an amateurish exercise. There were several blog software providers — online and hosted. What really changed the world of blogging was the creation and adoption of the WordPress software. I like to think of the WordPress example whenever I hear of new technology paradigms. For instance, I would like a WordPress for blockchain — a kind of software that would take care of my most basic and routine blockchain tasks; a kind of software that would automate publishing blockchain implementations in such a way that a basic, pre-configured, installation could perform the most rudimentary operation. I feel likewise about...

Where Is Cloud Computing Headed?

Recently I was invited by VMware to the vForum 2017 at Mumbai. That got me thinking about how the cloud was altering the software industry. A quarter of a century ago when I was pursuing an undergrad degree in computer engineering, there was a particular way in which we were taught programming languages (BASIC, FORTRAN, Pascal, COBOL, and what have you). All these years later, devices have changed and we are dealing with new languages (C, Java, Javascript, …). Yet the basic approach to programming has not changed. I think we are standing at the threshold of a paradigm shift in programming. In the highly controversial NoOps vs. DevOps debate, I stand firmly in the NoOps camp – while agreeing that this might not be an all or none game. The first use case of...

Why Online Storage For Mobiles is Important

When people take out an online storage service, they only really care about being able to backup their data from their home PC. But, did you know that most of the major online storage companies also offer applications which allow you to send data from your mobile phone to the online backup service? This is definitely something you should consider as if you have half as much data on your phone as me, you’ll want to save it. In fact, it’s often said that in terms of important files, our mobiles have MORE than our home PC’s – surely this is worth backing up? So who should you choose when it comes to finding a provider? Well, to be honest, they’re all quite similar. One of the best things to do is to compare providers. By doing this, you...

Driving Forces – Why Companies Prefer Private and Hybrid Clouds

While end-users and some startups enjoy the numerable perks and privileges of the public cloud, enterprise end-users find it less favourable to their business. They prefer something better, something beyond what the public cloud can do, the ability to scale and something that could lessen operational costs. In short, companies prefer private cloud and hybrid cloud deployments in their infrastructure according to The 2013 VMware mobility index. Here are a few things to consider to improve your daily working operation and help you to move onto the next step in which enterprise and users would look for: Robust Data Security – From the perspective of enterprise end-users, the top-most priority is data security. Companies are concerned with the safety of the data more...

Using Cloud VoIP to Support Mobile Device Users

As mobile devices become more common in the workplace, it’s necessary for organizations to supply users with the best tools to simplify their everyday tasks and benefit the business. Among other solutions, cloud VoIP has made a significant difference for many adopters as it allows users to take their solution anywhere without sacrificing call quality or other features that can be regularly accessed. Cloud telephony is quickly growing in popularity and can help companies develop competitive advantages. VoIP has aided the advancement of the voice industry by adding the element of Internet connectivity rather than traditional landlines, which can add to operational costs. The technology has continued to grow, rising 3 percent to total $33 billion in the first...

Cloud Computing Revenues Boost IBM’s Q3 Profits

While most traditional computing firms have been facing slowing profits in light of economic insecurity, IBM has found a way to counter the trend by investing heavily in the growing industry of cloud computing. As a result, the tech pioneer has seen its cloud computing revenue increase to over $1 billion in the third quarter of 2013 with its wide array of acquisitions and new contracts with major clients. IBM has been able to grow their offerings as a cloud network provider for large organizations and web host companies, as well as by providing contractual services for a wide array of networking needs. These new contracts have bolstered the outlook for the company and increased its competitiveness in a ballooning market that is rife with competition. Challenges...