ZTE makes case for link between fog computing and cloud to bolster 5G, IoT

Grazed from RCRWireless. Author: Dan Meyer.

In a move to combine what it sees as similar technology attributes, ZTE offered up a support for combining work being conducted in cloud and fog computing. Participating in the International Telecommunications Union’s Eighth CTO meeting in Thailand, the vendor said it analyzed online video, augmented reality, virtual reality, large-scale “internet of things” and other application scenarios in pointing out similar concepts behind fog computing and multi-access edge computing.

Those efforts were said to be placed under a “cloud-fog collaboration” system architecture. ZTE explained that while a solid cloud platform is required to deal with the generation, transmission and processing of massive data, performance and latency requirements for AR and VR in particular will require edge-based platforms...

Cloud and Mobile Synergy: The Impact on Automation

Grazed from BaselineMag. Author: Editorial Staff.

Since its birth in 2000, cloud computing has evolved rapidly. Organizations of all sizes and industries are shifting their infrastructure and data into the cloud. Even companies in traditionally change-resistant sectors are waking up to the fact that cloud solutions cut costs and risks and drive greater productivity.

While security remains a concern for cloud computing, a study from the Cloud Security Alliance found that 65 percent of security officers and IT managers think the cloud is at least as secure as on-premise software. Getting beyond the security concern represents an important tipping point, but the cloud is really about scalable and flexible back-end processes. It’s about the ability to harness massive IT resources on demand....

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Experimental comparison of simulation tools for efficient cloud and mobile cloud computing applications

Grazed from Euraipjournals. Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud computing provides a convenient and on-demand access to virtually unlimited computing resources. Mobile cloud computing (MCC) is an emerging technology that integrates cloud computing technology with mobile devices. MCC provides access to cloud services for mobile devices. With the growing popularity of cloud computing, researchers in this area need to conduct real experiments in their studies.

Setting up and running these experiments in real cloud environments are costly. However, modeling and simulation tools are suitable solutions that often provide good alternatives for emulating cloud computing environments. Several simulation tools have been developed especially for cloud computing. In this paper, we present the most powerful simulation tools in this research area...

Intel cancels upcoming Atom-based smartphone SoC’s; to concentrate on cloud, IoT and 5G technology

Grazed from FirstPost. Author: Editorial Staff.

Intel is going through a rough phase. Some weeks back it had lowered its revenue forecast for the year and decided to cut down about 11.5 percent of its workforce in order to realign the business. In the latest news from the world’s largest chipmaker, there are plans to keep the smartphone SoC divisions on hold for now – effectively putting Intel out of the race among the smartphone chipmakers.

In a report published by analyst Patrick Moorhead, Intel will most likely be cancelling its forthcoming Broxton and SoFIA products, thereby leaving the smartphones and tablets market for the time being. In its response to a report on AnandTech, Intel has stated that it is accelerating its transformation from a PC company to one that will be known for cloud computing as well as smart, connected devices...

Are You Ready to Transition to Mobile and Cloud Technologies?

Grazed from SysCon. Author: Sanjay Zalavadia.

In recent years, quality assurance teams have become accustomed to a variety of new technologies. It has been a big change for the many quality assurance analysts who came of age at a time when waterfall development methodologies and PC-centric applications were their front and center concerns.

Now they have to adjust to the realities of cloud computing and the ever-expanding mobile device ecosystem. A lot of infrastructures, development platforms and applications are being shifted off-premises to public and private clouds, while the device mix at many enterprises is becoming more diverse. Let's consider some of the developments that are currently afoot:...

nGenx Powers Workforce Mobility With Cloud Enablement of Microsoft Office 2016

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nGenx, a cloud services pioneer in the delivery of hosted workspaces, including applications, data, and desktops, today announced inclusion of the world's most popular office productivity suite, Microsoft Office 2016, in the nGenx Cloud Application Catalog. With the new addition, nFinity nWorkspace customers have cloud access to this and other business critical applications on a wide range of computing devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

According to Market Research, an independent research organization, "The cloud office and collaboration productivity applications market is anticipated to reach $21.6 billion by 2018. The market growth comes as enterprises select this more affordable option to get productivity tools to users as opposed to server licensing of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Exchange. Cloud delivery of systems in a shared workload environment is part of the cloud computing business model."

Creating more personal computing in a mobile-first, cloud-first world

Grazed from TheNation. Author: Ekaraj Panjavinin.

Technology empowers people to do great things. In our early history, Microsoft’s mission was to put a personal computer on every desk and in every home. Today we have 1.5 billion people using Windows in 190 countries around the world, and over 200 million devices are running the best Windows. The launch of Windows 10 marked the first step to an era of more personal computing. With an ever-growing network of connected devices in today's digital world, we believe experiences should be mobile - not just devices.

Apps, services and content should move with you across devices, seamlessly and easily. In our connected and transparent world, we are also aware that people care deeply about the privacy and security of their personal information. We also believe that interacting with technology should be as natural as interacting with people - using touch, voice, pen, gestures and even facial recognition...

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Mobility, cloud to define the future of computing: Nadella

Grazed from LiveMint. Author: Leslie D'Monte.

Building new types of computers, constructing an intelligent cloud and helping companies increase productivity are the three “interlocking ambitions” he wants Microsoft Corp. to pursue “boldly”, CEO Satya Nadella said in a conversation on Thursday. Nadella wants Microsoft to help companies reinvent their productivity and business processes with the help of tools like OneNote, Windows 10 and Office 365.

He wants it to build an intelligent cloud with the help of Azure. And he wants to introduce new types of computers such as the Surface Pro tablet, wearables such as Microsoft Band and mixed reality gadgets such as HoloLens. All three objectives are aimed at changing the face of computing...

Microsoft turns spotlight on cloud, mobile with new reporting style

Grazed from Reuters.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Microsoft Corp joined Inc and Intel Corp in tweaking the way it reports results, a move that will help the software giant show off its growing cloud and mobile businesses.  Since taking over as chief in early 2014, Satya Nadella has led Microsoft's efforts to focus on software and cloud services as demand for its Windows operating system slows.
The company, which is in the process of restructuring its phone business and streamlining operations, has been pumping the resulting savings into its cloud business and Windows 10.  "This reporting structure aligns the company's goals with the way they will report it to the Street," FBR & Co analyst Daniel Ives said. "The best change is the ability to track the Windows 10 transition and cloud adoption around Office 365 which are front and center for investors."...

HP's CIOs Purchase More Cloud And Mobile Services And Shows HP Adapting To Changing Demands

Grazed from CrucialCIO. Author: Evangeline Alfeche.

On Sept. 22, Hewlett-Packard has announced its plans to lay off about 30,000 workers in the next three years as it moves on with its restructuring. With HP Enterprise and HP Inc., the CEO plans to focus on the former company that will work more on developing cloud computing and other high-growth technologies.

As of now, CIOs focus more on cloud infrastructure services and mobile devices and less on hardware and data centres. The recent move clearly shows the tech giant's struggle for survival in a changing world of corporate computing. In the end of July this year, HP has announced its agreement with ActiveState to buy Stackato at an undisclosed amount...