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The New Microsoft and Its Partnership Strategy for Internet of Things (IoT)

 Microsoft’s new business mantra seems to be “If we can’t do it, let’s just find someone who can.” The Redmond tech giant announced a new partnership bringing global navigation and mapping company TomTom to...
Microsoft Azure cloud computing

How Big is Microsoft Azure, and Is It Any Match for the Almighty AWS...

How Big is Microsoft Azure, Really? That’s a question that can only be answered by Microsoft. The Redmond giant does not give out revenue numbers specific to its Infrastructure as a Service offering, Azure...but it...
Three new artificial intelligence (AI) products from Amazon - Lex, Polly and Rekognition

This is Amazon’s Biggest Contribution to Artificial Intelligence So Far

Amazon recently announced three major services that are aimed at making things easier for developers to exploit Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities. AI has been one of the weakest links in Amazon’s robust stack of...
cloud computing infrastructure - Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon AWS

Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure: A Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS) Duopoly?

Amazon Web Services Vs. Microsoft Azure is shaping up to be a fight that will shape the cloud computing industry’s future over the next decade. AWS and its cohort of cloud services, and Microsoft...
2016 Future of Cloud Computing survey - North Bridge

Cloud Computing Trends in 2016, Outlook for the Cloud in 2017 and Beyond

North Bridge Growth Equity Venture Partners and research analyst firm Wikibon, which analyzes trends in cloud computing adoption, use, and challenges every year, has released their 2016 Future of Cloud Computing survey results this...
Amazon, Microsoft, IBM cloud revenues 2016

How Amazon, Microsoft and IBM are Shaping the Cloud Computing Industry

The cloud computing industry surged strongly in 2016, and if the last quarter of 2016 is anything to go by, 2017 holds a lot of promise for the segment as a whole, especially for...

Growth Numbers Behind Microsoft Azure Cloud Infrastructure Business

Microsoft Azure has been growing at a phenomenal rate, doubling its numbers every quarter on a year-over-year basis.In the last two years Microsoft has aggressively transformed itself into an enterprise services company, building an...
IBM cognitive solutions and hybrid cloud computing services

IBM Crosses Yet Another Milestone in Cloud Computing and Cognitive Solutions

Big Blue is the dark horse in the cloud computing segment. 105-year-old IBM has been under constant scrutiny, with its own past performance weighing heavily on the company. IBM was also a bit late...

Why Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Growth is Critical to Cloud Computing

Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS, was the fastest growing cloud segment in 2016, and there are several indications that we could see a repeat of strong growth in 2017 as well.Early in 2016 Gartner projected that...

4 Reasons Why Microsoft and Google Won’t Catch Up to AWS in Cloud Computing...

The cloud industry and Amazon have captured our attention so completely, that every time there is breaking news about cloud or an earnings release, or there is a new product launch or a big...
Office 365 Growth

Why is Office 365 Growth Critical to Microsoft’s Strategy?

The growth of Office 365 has been no less than stunning for Microsoft. Commercial revenue growth of Office 365, when you exclude currency fluctuation, has been topping 50% for the last several quarters, and...
Is Google Chrome the best browser to run Office 365 cloud applications

Is Google Chrome the Most Popular Browser for Office 365 Cloud Applications?

One could be forgiven for assuming that a suite of cloud-based applications from Microsoft, such as Office 365, would naturally run better on their latest browser, Microsoft Edge, rather than any other browser. But is...
Office 365

Did Microsoft Just Accidentally Reveal Office 365 Active User Base Numbers?

We all know how fast Microsoft Office 365 has been growing, and how competition from Google and Amazon is slowly building up the enterprise Productivity space. But, until now, we never knew exactly how...
Office 365 Growth

Office 365 Growth Explosion is Pivotal to Microsoft’s Success

Microsoft Office came into existence nearly 25 years ago, at a time when not many people in the world even had a computer in their homes. Since then the lead application of Microsoft’s Office...
Cloud Industry Review 2016 - Oracle Cloud

Cloud Industry Review 2016 Part 4 – Oracle Cloud Growth

In the first three articles in this multi-part series, we covered the cloud businesses of the world's top cloud providers: Amazon, Microsoft and IBM. In this fourth part, we take a closer look at...