Every week Tellago shares the biggest news in the enterprise software world with our customers. I thought I start sharing the list in this blog as well starting today :)
News and Insights:
Here are some of the
biggest headlines of the week:
- Citrix, now all about mobility, buys Zenprise to
boost BYOD effort: Citrix is buying
Zenprise, a specialist in mobile device management, in a bid to solidify
its BYOD strategy. The bring-your-own-device wave that's sweeping
businesses, constitutes a huge quandary for those companies. They want
their employees to be able to use their iPhone, Android phone or tablet
of choice but they don't want to give those devices willy nilly
access to corporate assets. Read More...
- Google Kills Free Google Apps For Business, Now Only
Offering Premium Paid Version To Companies Of All Sizes: Google has announced a change to
Google Apps for Business - ending the free version of the product,
offering only its Premium version which costs $50 per user, per year,
regardless of the size of the company. Read More...
- Planning His Legacy, Cisco Chief Maps an
Expansion: John T.
Chambers has readied his last great act as the leader ofCisco
Systems, fearing major changes in the technology business that could
doom his company. Read More...
- Tech Visionary Ray Ozzie Is Working On A New Mobile
Startup, Talko: Another bit of news has
dribbled out about legendary programmer Ray Ozzie's new gig.He's now
raised $4 million for it, according to a SEC filing spotted by
TechCrunch. Read More...
- Cloud Complexity Clouts Enterprise Customers: How complicated is Amazon Web Service's cloud?
So complicated, it had to devote a full conference track to managing
cloud resources at last week's re:Invent conference, including -
kid you not - a complete session just to explain AWS billing. This
is just one example that for all the talk about the awesomeness of
cloud, its complexity is a very real impediment to adoption by business
customers. Read More...
- RIM Woos Enterprise Customers With One Free
BlackBerry 10 Handset Per Company - If They Start Getting Ready For
BB10:RIM's latest move to shore up
the remainder of its BlackBerry user base focuses on the enterprise
segment. It's announced a program to encourage businesses currently
using BlackBerrys to start learning about the brave new world of
BlackBerry 10. Read More...
- With HP now in the game, the enterprise cloud fray
gets more interesting: Hewlett-Packard's cloud
efforts can get lost in the noise of the company's bigger
"macro" issues, but as the company adds its OpenStack compute
cloud to the mix - joining the existing CDN and storage clouds - the
battle for enterprise cloud users is on. Read More...
- Frenemies: Apple And Google Reportedly Join Forces
For $500M+ Bid On Kodak's 1,100 Patents: Sometimes self-interest can make for some unlikely
friendships. According to Bloomberg, Apple and Google have finally
teamed up to buy Kodak's portfolio of patents out of bankruptcy for an
estimated $500 million. Yes, the two companies are bitter rivals when it
comes to the smartphone market, and really every other market
- even wearable tech, apparently. Read More...
- NoSQL: The Love Child of
Google, Amazon and ... Lotus Notes:
Most students of the web trace the NoSQL
movement back to Google and Amazon. As they grew their enormously successful
online services, Google and Amazon needed new ways of storing massive amounts
of data across an ever-growing number of servers, so each created a new
software platform that could do so. Google built BigTable.
Amazon built Dynamo. Read More....
- This Latest News From Google Has To Worry Microsoft: It's An Attack On Microsoft's Last Line Of
Defense: Google announced yesterday that it is going to
start charging all businesses that want to use Google Apps -
Google's online version of Microsoft Windows. Read More...
Blog Post of the
- 20 Years of SMS: Great
Technologies Transcend the Times: Yesterday marked the 20th
anniversary of the first sent SMS message. Specifically, the target
message was sent from a PC to a mobile device over Vodafone's UK
network. The text of the message was very simple "Merry
Christmas" and the recipient couldn't reply because, well, the
mobile device wasn't equipped with SMS technology. Read More...
What's New with
- This week we will be presenting sessions about cloud
computing and mobility at the Cloud & Virtualization conference in
Orlando, FL (http://virtlive360.com/Events/2012/Home.aspx).
We will be sharing a lot of best practices and techniques about building
cloud and mobile solutions in the enterprise.