We all know that Microsoft was late in the mobile game. However, the game we’re talking of here isn’t only about creating a mobile operating system but about extending to mobile search, mobile maps, mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), mobile ads, etc. Mobile devices like smartphones are increasingly becoming the primary computing devices for billions worldwide while desktops and laptops are slowly becoming obsolete. Of course, they won’t completely disappear, but they’re becoming less dominant as compared to the recent past. Microsoft used to be the leader in the desktop and laptop segments, but when it comes to mobile computing they’re struggling to establish their presence in the market.
Cloud Computing is very much in vogue with multiple providers of such services in the market. The Cloud provides an opportunity for Enterprise resources to be moved to the cloud. Enterprise IT departments today mostly manage applications across a maze of machines as part of a complex IT framework. Part of the network could be within their premise and the rest could be external. CIOs need to assess their unique IT mix from time to time to evaluate the composition of on-premises, private cloud and public cloud infrastructure. With evolving business goals, it is but natural that the composition of these would change from time to time. However, this is not an easy job.
Windows 10 may not be loaded with new innovative features that have the “Wow Factor” some people expect in an upgrade, but it is a darn sight better then Windows 8. I for instance still prefer Linux to Windows but was happy to be rid of the bad UI design of Windows 8 on the computers that I still use Windows on. I have read some incredibly negative feedback on line, but most of it is based in FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt) or ignorance. Sure, there are some real concerns over privacy and user choice in Windows 10, but most of these have been taken by others and blown way out of proportion.
Today, we are in a world wherein any business requires a website. We could not have imagined such a scenario couple of decades back. In fact, businesses today cannot even afford to have a few minutes of downtime for their customers. It is therefore mission critical to choose the right web hosting service and the right web hosting provider, if you want to have a successful business.
The Information Technology Cloud has offered freedom to Software users to select providers easily. The pay as you go pricing, the low entry and exit barriers often motivate customers to act impulsively while taking a decision, which is often like “flirting without commitments” rather than planning a “long term marriage with your partner”.
The Terminator: Genisys takes us back to 1984 where the T-1000 from Skynet is sent to kill Sarah Connor. John Connor sent his right hand man, Kyle Reese, back in time to protect his mother from the Terminator. Reese soon discovers that the timeline was altered, with Sarah Connor being raised by a Terminator reprogrammed to as the Guardian. John Connor goes back to the past to meet his mother and reveals himself as the new T3000 when the Guardian shoots him.
This topic has come again and again… Artificial Intelligence and existence of humanity…whether the sci-fi movies depicting the horrors or the rogue side of Artificial Intelligence affecting human beings, or the various books written on this topic. Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) research driving humanity into an apocalypse or demise of the human civilization? This is the notion which has driven movies like The Terminator, Transcendence, The Matrix, Ex Machina, and many others. AI is likely to become “greater than the collective intelligence of every person born in the history of the world,” and others including humans – “will exist just to serve its intelligence,” warn the characters in the movie Transcendence.