Why do people buy fast and powerful devices and then insist on obsessing over how many apps are open? I had to address this because the amount of ignorance when it comes to how RAM actually works and how our computers and devices utilize it is astounding. The existence of task killers, memory optimizers, and open app widgets is owed in part to user FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt).
Sometimes, Acts of God are bizarre and that is what happened recently when a storm struck Ghislain in Belgium. Lightning struck the same place, not once, but four times near a data center owned by Google. Following the storm, Google experienced heavy read / write errors between 13 Aug to 17-Aug, 2015, and a small data loss at its Google Compute Engine Data Center in the europe-west1-b zone. What was it that they said? Lightning does not strike twice?
It is happening again in the Silicon Valley. A recent announcement by Larry Page to restructure Google and form a new holding company, Alphabet, has led to discussions and speculations on various sites on the internet. A multitude of opinions are being expressed with regards to the justification of such a move.
As a company, General Electric is a diversified MNC with presence in infrastructure, finance and media. GE Software Center, GE’s foray into software, is recently in the news as General Electric hops into the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon. GE has decided to extend its Predix platform to provide Infrastructure as a Service. The Predix Platform has earlier been positioned by GE as a software platform which would provide services over the Industrial Internet.
The Cloud Computing Services market today is dominated by the ‘Big Four’, the four Corporate Giants – Amazon with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft with Azure Platform, Google with Google Cloud and IBM with IBM Cloud. As per market analysts, the four players are likely to consolidate the market further which would mean a lot of smaller players going out of business. However, let us wait a minute. Are the analysts right? Don’t we have one more player knocking at the doors, can get into the block, and even overcome the leader?
A recent study of Synergy Research indicates a trend towards a possible oligopoly in the Cloud Services Providers’ Market. Data from Synergy Research reveals that Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM and Google in cloud infrastructure space account for more than half of the global market. The total market share of the ‘big four’ is about 54% of the overall cloud infrastructure market, the consolidation seems to be increasing year on year.
Dudu Mimran, co-founder of the Israeli security startup named Morphisec that is building the digital version of the Titanic and taunting the iceberg that will sink it. He claims that his company is creating a completely secure version of Microsoft Windows that is un-hackable.