If there is one conclusion to draw from the company earnings reported on Thursday, it is this: Cloud computing is a booming business. This point was never much in doubt, but the numbers sure reinforced it. Amazon said that Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing platform, is growing rapidly and would soon be a $10 billion a year business. Microsoft, widely considered the runner-up in the cloud computing market, said its commercial cloud business was also going gangbusters and has a $9.4 billion annualized run rate. The two companies calculate their cloud revenue in different ways, so apples-to-apples comparisons are a fool’s errand. Suffice it to say that the two have found a sweet and highly profitable spot. That makes some other news on Thursday all the more interesting. Facebook said it planned to shut down Parse, a toolkit for mobile developers that was supposed to provide an inside track to the cloud computing business. Parse was bought in 2013, when Facebook was looking … [Read more...] about Daily Report: Divergent Fortunes in Cloud Computing
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple will make its new Mac Pro computer in Texas after the Trump administration agreed to waive tariffs on some of its Chinese-made parts, the company said on Monday. The United States on Friday granted Apple’s requests for tariff exemptions for 10 Chinese parts in its new $6,000 Mac Pro. The announcement on Monday ended a monthslong public dance between the White House and Apple over tariffs and the company’s ability to build products in the United States. Apple has for years made the Mac Pro in Texas, an experiment in American manufacturing that has created some headaches. In June, shortly after Apple unveiled a new version of the Mac Pro, reports surfaced that Apple would shift the production to China. Apple then asked the White House to waive tariffs on some components, suggesting it still wanted to make the Mac Pro in the United States. President Trump responded on Twitter that Apple “will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac … [Read more...] about Apple Keeps Making Computer in Texas After Tariff Waivers
About three out of five households in America have computers today, compared with almost no one having them just 25 years ago. And if you don't have a computer at home, you probably have access to one at work, at school, or at the public library. Computers are everywhere! And it's Dell Computers that has more places than anywhere else.There is probably a Dell computer store near you; almost every electronics store that sells computers sells Dells. Finding a Dell computer for sale on the Internet is as easy as typing a few words. You can even find Dell computer coupons with a little bit of luck and know-how. (Not that you need them: Dell computers are among the most inexpensive on the market.)The Dell computer corporation, headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, offers everything from servers to laptops, printers to workstations, all with round-the-clock customer service, too. Fortune magazine called Dell America's "most admired" company.If you're in the market for a new computer, you can … [Read more...] about Dell Computer Dominates the Marketplace
I don't know about you, but I hate passwords. I hate changing them, because I never can think of what I want to use! Isn't there a better way?Actually there is. It's called biometrics.Biometrics is a method of authentication that uses something you are to allow access to the computer network.You've seen the movies. The hero runs up to the door, a light shines into his eye, and it opens. Or the TV commercial where the man runs his finger across a sensor on his laptop and it lets him onto the computer. Cool huh?Instead of a productivity inhibitor, like old-fashioned passwords, biometrics should increase productivity.Biometrics eliminates or helps manage the weakest point in your security program. The end user. No more sticky notes with passwords stuck under keyboards. And fewer calls to the help desk for password resets, or lockouts.How many hours of productivity do your employees loose while waiting for assistance from the help desk?What types of biometrics are there?Several, here's a … [Read more...] about Biometrics – Customer Friendly Computer Security
Maybe you say your laptop works fine when it comes to word processing and internet e-mail. But, wouldn't it be fun to expand your notebook computer and be able to create your own music CDs, home movie DVDs, maybe some digital photography, or even some serious gaming! With a new laptop you could even use broadband to surf a lot faster...Isn't it time you checked out some of the new notebook computers?Processor:Intel's Pentium4 and AMD's Athlon XP processors now have significant gains in laptop performance since the last generation. The processor is what gives the notebook its power to get up and go. The newest notebook computer versions have much improved for a wide range of activities; broadband connections, surfing the web, printing digital photos, 3-D games, making music, and videos.Operating System:The new Microsoft Windows XP® has improved stability for laptops as well as pcs and its newest features make for a more enjoyable experience when working with digital music, … [Read more...] about Why Would You Want To Buy a New Laptop or Notebook Computer?