Amazon Profits Fall Despite Rising Revenue
Amazon reports fourth-quarter sales of $21.27 billion, but heavy capital expenditures led to a decline in net income in quarter and an overall $39 million loss for 2012.
Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Oracle hopes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) plan will help the company have its cake and eat it, too -- boosting Oracle hardware use and increasing cloud subscription revenue.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
Samsung Adds Multiwindow Mojo to Android
Multiwindow, multitasking features in Samsung's Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 push Android's user interface into new territory, adding Windows-like capabilities that are sure to delight many users and aggravate others.
4 Ways To Prevent 'Cloud Sprawl'
Lured by easy-to-install cloud applications, individual business departments are deploying their own clouds and causing chaos for CIOs.
Cloud Standards: Bottom Up, Not Top Down
IT has good reason to demand standardization in SaaS, IaaS and PaaS offerings. But what's interesting is that vendors themselves are just as interested, and in many cases, are driving standards efforts.
Microsoft Enhances System Center For Hybrid Cloud Work
With System Center's new service pack and Windows Server 2012, an IT administrator can create Hyper-V virtual machines and deploy them to internal data center, remote hosting service provider or public cloud, such as a Windows Azure site.
Apple Discounts For Big, Loyal Buyers
You would probably assume that volume purchasers get discounts from Apple, as they do from any other company. But how much? We have the numbers. And you don't have to be a real business to take advantage of the discounts just use the products for business.
10 Epic CES Fails
Consumer Electronics Shows have launched great technologies like VCRs and HDTVs, but many product reveals turn out to be duds. Here are some of the worst.