When Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) recently killed Windows Small Business Server development, some partners investigated market alternatives. Is it time for SBS partners to check out the Intel Hybrid Cloud and the Intel AppUp Small Business Service? Here are some observations.
First, the background. Microsoft killed SBS amid slowing demand for on-premises small business servers.
Is Intel Hybrid Cloud Server dead? Have resellers lost another alternative to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS)? Is Microsoft Office 365 now the de-fault option for small business partners? The VAR Guy investigates.read more
So much for Intel’s bid to get hip with our app-filled times: the company is shutting down AppUp, its app store for Windows-based PC apps. “The world’s largest app store that nobody’s ever heard of,” in the words of AppUp boss Peter Biddle, that description in hindsight may have been tempting fate, with obscurity perhaps ultimately the reason for its undoing.
What is a Cloud? Depending on who you are talking to, you’ll get different answers to this question. A technically savvy end-user might define cloud as the ability to store and access personal or business data on-demand, over the internet, without having to store it locally. A business might define cloud as an IT infrastructure […] Read More: What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing becoming mainstream; mobile computing boosted by cloud services; and social networking - also a cloud based service - are tipped to drive, rather than support changes in business processes in Australia in 2012.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services which offers a way to support the complete lifecycle of delivering web applications and services via the cloud. Along with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), PaaS is a service model of cloud computing.
Cloud computing seems to be all the rage these days. It’s not just a passing fad of course, it’s actually a very real business and a state of the art. The problem is that cloud computing means many things to many people, whether it’s public cloud, private cloud, software, infrastructure or platform as a service, etc.