Cloud research: Cost matters most and confusion remains

New research from consulting firm, KPMG, gauges the view of cloud vendors on several key issues, including barriers to cloud adoption and important influencers in the cloud buying process. The survey describes results from 179 senior-level respondents from vendors that provide cloud services. READ MORE POSTS FROM THE BEYOND IT FAILURES BLOG Barriers to adoption…. Read more →

Amazon Web Services adds new EC2 instances for data-heavy apps

Amazon Web Services is expanding its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) with the addition of new high storage instances. The primary goal for this new family of solutions is to better serve and provide quicker access to data-heavy applications. Some examples of these applications include Hadoop workloads and parallel file systems for analyzing large data sets…. Read more →

2013: The rise of the robot cars

William Gibson once noted, “The future is here, it’s just unevenly distributed”. You may not have a jet pack, or a protein pill, but they’re out there, somewhere. And there is one bit of the future that’s on its way to you sooner rather than later: the robot car – or at the very least,… Read more →

Cognizant beefs up in Europe via C1 Group acquisitions

Cognizant said Friday that it will acquire six companies of German consulting firm C1 Group in a move to beef up its Europe presence. The move nets Cognizant 500 consultants and technology professionals in German and Switzerland. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. C1’s assets are focused on manufacturing and logistics, energy and utilities and… Read more →

Daily Report: A Million Users Desert BlackBerry, and Revenue Falls 48%

Research in Motion said on Thursday that it lost a million BlackBerry owners worldwide during the company’s last financial quarter, the first such decline in the device’s history, Ian Austen reported on Friday in The New York Times. It reported other bad news as well, a month before introducing its new BlackBerry 10 phones to the public. Revenue fell 48… Read more →

HTC planning 7 and 12-inch Windows RT tablets

Whether you choose to call them the follow-up to the Android-powered Flyer or a Microsoft Surface competitor, Bloomberg sources say HTC is working on a pair of Windows RT tablets. To help its offerings stand out in a segment that already features convertibles from the likes of Dell, Asus, and Acer, HTC has chosen to work… Read more →

Nokia, RIM settle Wi-Fi patent battle, legal spats dispersed

Nokia has announced that it has entered a new patent licensing deal with Research in Motion. The Finnish firm will accept a one-time payment scheduled for Q4 and on-going payments from Canadian BlackBerry maker RIM, although the specific terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. “We are very pleased to have resolved our patent… Read more →

Panasonic to appeal EU antitrust price-fixing fine

Panasonic has announced it will appeal the European Commission’s decision to fine the firm for anticompetitive practices. The EC’s allegations state that the electronics maker conspired with other companies — including its subsidiary MT Picture Display (MTPD), Toshiba and Philips — to fix market prices for television and computer monitor cathode ray-tubes to restrict competition…. Read more →

O’Grady’s Best iOS apps of 2012

Summary: A lot of great iOS apps were released this year. Here’s a list of my favorite apps of 2012. By Jason D. O’Grady for The Apple Core | December 21, 2012 — 06:37 GMT (22:37 PST) Follow @jasonogrady Previous | Next Image 1 of 14 O’Grady’s Best iOS apps of 2012 2012 was… Read more →

Gadgets alone can’t help education sector

Adopting gadgets in isolation won’t work for the education sector. A research study involving more than 300 educators from around the world revealed that using both interactive whiteboards and personal devices such as tablets or PCs in the classroom provides more value than using either on its own. This is because having device variety enhances… Read more →

Gadgets alone can’t help education sector

Adopting gadgets in isolation won’t work for the education sector. A research study involving more than 300 educators from around the world revealed that using both interactive whiteboards and personal devices such as tablets or PCs in the classroom provides more value than using either on its own. This is because having device variety enhances… Read more →