IT teams are struggling to keep pace with the demands of changing high-performance virtual and cloud environments, as well as the demands of increased complexity, compliance and employees bringing their own devices to work, among other trends.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 19-Sep-2012
Microsoft addresses some common concerns about the voting platform set up behind the Miss Hong Kong 2012 voting application: why it couldn't auto-provision more server capacities, the intricacies of building a truly scalable application, and more.
by: Carol Ko 29-Aug-2012
Hyper-connectivity is first driven mostly by devices -- the availability and connectivity of the devices. If you have lots of devices, and lots of users using those devices, you'll start to consider different options to increase data center capacity, including cloud computing.
by: Carol Ko 24-Jul-2012
Findings of a KPMG survey suggests that consumers in China and the US will see the largest uptake of cloud computing and mobile technologies. According to a KPMG partner, the Chinese government plans to invest US$154 billion to boost the cloud industry over the next few years.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 27-Jun-2012
A surprising number of companies are already seeing returns on their big data investments, according to Avanade’s “Is Big Data Producing Big Returns?” global survey of more than 550 business executives and IT leaders.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 11-Jun-2012
By building "cloud" right into its network, AT&T enables users to extend cloud computing capabilities on demand through their secure virtual private networks and a hybrid type of cloud configuration.
by: Carol Ko 11-Jun-2012
Computerworld Hong Kong and the Macao Computer Society co-hosted a late-April event at Macau Tower attended by Macau's digerati. ICT experts in the fields of telecom, security, predictive analytics, logistics and gaming attended, drawn by the theme: "Securing the new tech trends -- Big Data, Cloud and Mobility.
by: Stefan Hammond, Computerworld Hong Kong 17-May-2012
Like cloud computing, BYOD is valued for shifting capex to opex -- as companies no longer own the devices but have IT support in place to aid their use. Are companies actually saving IT costs from BYOD? Or are they unknowingly adding to the cost of ensuring security and compatibility with enterprise software?
by: Carol Ko 15-May-2012
Smart mobility, social networking, big data analytics and software-as-a-service, online video, which enable business and IT innovation, are now sustaining technology M&As against the continuing macroeconomic pressures that are holding back other industries.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 15-May-2012
Gartner said the major trends in client computing have shifted the focus on PCs to a broader device perspective that includes smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices. Emerging cloud services will become the glue that connects the web of devices that users choose to access.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 13-Mar-2012