Hype hazards: What can we learn from the history of technology hype?
Think back to December 31 1999. Where were you when the countdown to the New Year ended? One thing I can be certain of is that you weren’t stuck in a lift hurtling 12 storeys to the ground, in the midst of a massive traffic pile-up because all the lights stopped working at once or in a plane plummeting 30,000 feet from the sky as all the onboard systems died.
Is Adobe embracing the cloud a sign of the times?
Adobe, at the annual “MAX” event, has completely re-branded the companies most well-known Creative products which consists of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Premiere Pro. Each will now gain a CC moniker (e.g. Photoshop CC) which represents “Creative Cloud”.
Clearing away all the cloud hype in 2013
The bulk of hype around cloud computing could - and should - be gone by the end of 2013, thanks to a steady maturation of the underlying technology and more sophisticated IT use
Companies spending less on office space thanks to cloud
The overlap between cloud computing and enterprise mobility is becoming ever more pronounced. And according to a new survey from Rackspace Hosting, the proliferation of cloud computing, and mobilising workforces means that companies are likely to spend far less on office space.
RIP the old world and why cloud causes inevitable change
The IT Sector is changing rapidly and many are ignoring this change, citing they will get around to it when needed or it will not affect them. So was said in many other boardrooms in other sectors to devastating downfalls. Change is inevitable and the time to take heed and action is now, in a planned and managed way, before the change is forced upon you.
All data great and small - the hows and whys of a big data strategy
Information as an asset to a business is more important than ever, but the term ‘big data’ is misleading: our data issues today don’t just relate to the vast quantities of data we generate, access and share. In 2013, big data is a competitive advantage. By 2018, I’d go as far as to say that those businesses without a clear data strategy in place will not be around.
Who’s the number one cloud computing nation?
The BSA has put together a report which ranks the top 20 countries worldwide in terms of cloud readiness, and it may not be a surprise as to which nation is at the summit...
Retail: The next industry to be disrupted by the cloud?
With the shift towards organisations using cloud solutions to manage their business, will retail be the next industry to follow in order to provide the omnichannel shopping experience their customers demand?
How big data is saving lives #MWC2013
The data boom is a very real mark on the industry landscape, with the potential and hype surrounding big data expected to increase dramatically. But what can this data practically do? Speakers at a Mobile World Congress conference session on Monday gave various insights into the discussion, with the conclusion being that, in both developed and developing markets, big data has the potential to be a lifesaver.
Cloud on the rise in New Zealand as firms spend more
As more and more IT money is spent on the cloud in New Zealand, how does this compare with current Asia Pacific research trends?