The Dragon Signals Certainty of a Global Cloud War
Alibaba, the world's largest ecommerce provider, has pumped over a $1 billion
into its subsidiary, Aliya, a cloud services provider. This is perhaps one of
the biggest moments in the global Cloud Wars that signals the entry of China
into the main arena. Here is why this matters.
The cloud industry worldwide is being propelled into fast growth by
tremendous demand for cloud computing services. Cloud, which is highly
scalable and offers low investment and high computational capabilities to end
users by eliminating the need to buy costly infrastructure and instead rent
it from cloud providers, is now projected to be a $200 billion industry
worldwide by 2020. This estimate may even get inflated as we get closer to
2020, given the fast growth rate of cloud.
For cloud providers, the ability to provide services to customers... (more)
What the Shopify IPO Means for Canadian Tech and the Cloud?
The launch of the Shopify IPO on the NYSE is a leap forward and a testimony
tothe high quality of the Canadian technology sector. In its first trading
day, Shopify was oversubscribed by 51%
As a solution-focused company, for us it's a day of pride and tribulations to
see a fellow technology company launching a successful IPO on one of the
world's greatest trading desks, Shopify, that started with humble beginnings,
is one of the latest IPO's to hit the market that is both tech, and Canadian.
As a Canadian company Shopify... (more)
For those of us who know how fax technology evolved and reached a stage where
it completely transformed communications, we know fax played a key role in
the growth we have seen in the last 50 years. No fax, no cross border trade,
no communications, no way to make things faster, better speedier and so on.
Over the years though, the fax industry has definitely changed. In some areas
it has seen a decline from being the de-facto communication platform with the
outside world while being overridden by email and in other areas by the
proliferation of changing business needs where inter... (more)
Creating global change that is actually good for the entire world is a
mammoth task. A population of almost 7 billion as of 2015 is taking its toll
on the planet, as it survives the brunt of keeping the works going. What
role can cloud computing play in making it easier for all of us?
Did you know that:
There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the
last 800,000 years. In total, the U.S. emits approximately 6 billion tons of
carbon dioxide every year. Forty-percent of that comes from power plant
emissions alone. Every day 70 million tons of carbon ... (more)
Technology Growing at an Unprecedented Rate
Overall the global technology arena is set for tremendous growth. We're not
specifically talking about consumer or enterprise growth but overall. Today,
innovation is taking place in every small city and in the large metropolis.
Companies like whatsapp, dropbox and many others that started in dorm rooms
and garages are becoming mainstream applications purely because of the
massive disruptions they create. Do expect a number of smaller companies to
grow rapidly and provide very focused and niche applications. Being narrow
and catering t... (more)