Salesforce's recent announcement of a private SuperPod hosting of the Salesforce offering appears to open the door to a more nuanced hybrid delivery model where the distinction between public and private cloud services is becoming a matter of customer choice.
Innovation in payments is historically slow, dominated by large incumbent players with the resources to develop underlying payments infrastructure. However, developers now seek both simplicity in implementation and greater control over their payment systems.
When assessing the Pakistani market it is easy to just repeat stereotypes or geo-political platitudes, but a discussion with the chairman of Visionet and Systems Limited, one of Pakistan’s leading IT service providers, provided color on how to assess this largely untapped opportunity.
A number of enterprises are still skeptical about whether cloud computing is really up to the job when it comes to delivering big and complicated government services. The New Zealand government's successful national census provides valuable lessons about how to drive a large-scale cloud implementation.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a series of updates to its expanding database services portfolio at its AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, reinforcing its ability to run multiple database workloads with elastic scale in the AWS cloud.
Ecosystem services, which include marketplace, business-enablement, and community services, cater for developers' business needs as well as application needs. They are sometimes seen as optional, but they definitively are not.
At the recent Strata/Hadoop World conference in New York, Cloudera announced a new enterprise data hub strategy. More than an update of the enterprise data warehouse, the hub becomes the logical point where data lands and analytics is managed.
With content services in great demand, carriers will have to purchase and/or partner to acquire CDN technology and platforms. We see Akamai using its wholesale platform to become a credible partner for CDN solutions.
Arago is one of a group of technology providers set to enable higher degrees of process automation. However, the company has given a low priority to marketing so far, and needs to emphasize its enterprise-class credentials.