Microsoft has published its latest financials. Here is my at-a-glance summary:
Quarter ending March 31st 2012 vs quarter ending March 31st 2011, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Profit Change Client (Windows + Live) 4624 +177 2952 +160 Server and Tools 4572 +386 1738 +285 Online 707 +40 -479 +297 Business (Office) 5814 +485 3770 +457 Entertainment
…continue reading Microsoft results: old business model still humming, future a concern
During Mobile World Congress I met with some folk from Twilio, the cloud telephony company, who said something that interested me. Twilio uses Amazon Web Service (AWS) for its infrastructure and told me that essentially there is no choice, AWS is the only cloud provider which can scale on demand quickly and smoothly as required.
…continue reading How Amazon Web Services dominate infrastructure as a service
The Parallels Summit is on in Orlando, Florida, and at the event the company has released details of its “Cloud insights” research, focused on small businesses.
Most people know Parallels for its desktop virtualization for the Mac. This or an equivalent comes in handy when you need to run Windows software on a Mac, or
…continue reading Small Businesses love the cloud says Parallels: three times more likely to choose cloud over on-premise servers
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology Conference yesterday; Macrumors has what looks like a full transcript. Do not expect hot news; there is little or nothing in the way of announcements. It is interesting though as a recap of how Apple sees its future: iPad, iPhone, iCloud, Apple TV, maybe some
…continue reading Tablets will be bigger than PCs. Are you ready?
I was intrigued by reports of nide, a web-based IDE for Node.js. It was one of the entries in the Node.js Knockout challenge last summer.
So how do you install it? One line on Linux; but I did not want to put it on my web server and I re-purposed my spare Linux machine last
…continue reading Trying out nide – a cloud IDE for Node.js
2011 felt like a pivotal year in technology. What was pivoting? Well, users are pivoting away from networks and PCs and towards cloud and devices. The obvious loser is Microsoft, which owns PCs and networks but is a distant follower in devices and has mixed prospects in the cloud. Winners include Apple, Google, Amazon, and
…continue reading ITWriting.com awards 2011: ten key happenings, from Nokia’s burning platform to HP’s nightmare year
I’ve been listening to some of the sessions from Adobe’s Financial Analyst meeting in New York City yesterday. Since this event was focused on financials, Adobe talked in detail about how it intends not only to win its customers over to a cloud model, but also to make more revenue from them. I found it
…continue reading Adobe’s cloud plans: most customers will migrate, pay more, get more
Adobe announced six touch apps for Android and Apple iPad tablets yesterday at its MAX conference in Los Angeles. These hook into cloud services offered by the Creative Cloud, also just announced.
My favourite among the new apps is Adobe Debut. The problem this addresses: you want to show your client the work you have
…continue reading Adobe Debut: my favourite of the new touch apps, cloud-side rendering