Blogs: Cloud

Microsoft and HP: Ripping off the head of Chrome OS?

HP (NYSE:HPQ) seems almost ready to launch its low-cost Windows laptop. Vanguard of the next phase in Microsoft's battle against the ever-growing threat of the Google Chromebook advance, the HP Stream 14 has fairly decent specs at a dirt-cheap price.

We were expecting some sub-$250 units, but aggressive pricing like this is bound to make the market pay attention.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers watch the movie, but forget the popcorn.

August 19, 2014 6:05 AM EDT

Apple's promised Continuity feature will bind OS X Yosemite with iOS 8, enabling integration between Macs and mobile devices for compatible apps. So what is Continuity and what can you expect?

July 17, 2014 9:26 AM EDT

I did an awesome drive on the trans-Canada highway from Calgary to Vancouver Canada, and I was awed by the natural beauty there. I took hundreds of pictures and videos using my trusty smartphone. As I was in the middle of capturing my walk along a beautiful trail leading to a spectacular waterfall, the camera app suddenly stopped. I found that I had run out of storage.

June 30, 2014 3:43 PM EDT

Apple's "done innovating"? Don't be stupid. There's plenty more it can achieve.

April 08, 2014 8:49 AM EDT

Apple's much-improved iWork is now a perfectly credible cross platform, device-agnostic productivity solution that will achieve what most casual users need while also being compatible with Microsoft Office.

April 02, 2014 8:12 AM EDT

This communications company uses cloud technology a lot for its services. But now management wants this pilot fish to verify that everything has been sent up to the cloud correctly -- and they want him to do it the hard way.

April 02, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Microsoft has promised regular Office for iPad updates, so future features should reflect the increasing capabilities of iPad range, but the company has made a pretty good start with this release, subject to a few annoying (and unecessary) limitations designed to drive Office 365 sales.

April 01, 2014 8:04 AM EDT

Acer's C720P Chromebook brings touch functionality into a low-cost Chromebook -- but it comes with some significant caveats. Here's a hands-on look at what it's like to use.

February 06, 2014 1:19 PM EST

I just recently spent a few days in beautiful downtown Las Vegas at the Gartner Data Center Conference, and I must say, it was quite informative and a good show all together. One thing I found especially intriguing is how the IT industry has been changing so rapidly lately.

December 16, 2013 9:44 PM EST
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Every fifteen years or so, the IT industry has witnessed new innovations in computing which have changed the way IT services are delivered to the business and end users. After the mainframe era, mini-computing era, personal computer and client-server era, and the Internet era (or more correctly, the “Web” era), we’re now in what many call the fifth wave of corporate IT. This fifth wave is characterized by a new master IT architecture comprised of social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies collectively known as SMAC.

December 09, 2013 12:39 PM EST
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