Efficient and highly productive recruitment and hiring in any organization requires exceptional organizational skills in that company’s HR manager. With the inflow of resumes and an email inbox choked with SSC job applications sorting out all the received resumes, keeping track of all the eligible applicants, and focusing on and reaching the most suitable candidate can be a daunting task for a recruiter.
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet)
Cloud computing provides computation, software, data access, and storage services that do not require end-user knowledge of the physical location and configuration of the system that delivers the services. Parallels to this concept can be drawn with the electricity grid, wherein end-users consume power without needing to understand the component devices or infrastructure required to provide the service.
The concept of cloud computing fills a perpetual need of IT: a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. Cloud computing encompasses any subscription-based or pay-per-use service that, in real time over the Internet, extends IT’s existing capabilities.
Major Cloud Providers and Companies
Amazon Web Services: In 2006, Amazon launched its cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services. AWS is comprised of a number of different products that allows businesses and application developers to build their own cloud-enabled applications.
Amazon is a huge player in the cloud platform space, with major web companies like Groupon and Foursquare using various parts of Amazon’s cloud infrastructure to power their products.
Salesforce.com: In the enterprise cloud, Salesforce.com is a huge player. Beyond its flagship Salesforce.com CRM system, Salesforce.com also allows enterprises and businesses to build their own tools on its Force.com platform.
Google: Although Google offers its own infrastructure product by way of its Google App Engine, the search giant’s bigger cloud ambitions are still emerging. Right now, most of Google’s cloud offerings are accessible in the form of consumer- and enterprise-focused services, such as Google Apps and Google Docs.
Still, Google maintains its own cloud infrastructure and has helped define the idea of the modern cloud-based web application.
Microsoft: Microsoft launched its platform appliance aimed at allowing large customers like eBay, HP and Dell to offer their own cloud services using Microsoft’s technology, but in their own data centers.
IBM: IBM has been working on various cloud initiatives for the last several years. In April, it launched its more robust set of offerings by way of the IBM SmartCloud and IBM SmartCloud Enterprise brands.
Consumer Cloud Services :
Google Apps: Google Apps, which includes your mail, contacts, calendar events, and Outlook notes are stored in your Google account in the cloud and in Outlook on your computer. Google Apps Sync makes sure data is the same in both places by regularly copying, or synchronizing it back and forth. Incoming messages, meeting invitations, and contacts are downloaded from the cloud to Outlook, while changes you make locally sync back up with the cloud. Because the cloud is accessible from anywhere on the Internet (not just from behind your firewall), you can access this information from any computer anywhere—either from Outlook, or by logging in to Google Apps using a web browser.
Box.net: Box.net unique because it has robust APIs and application support not just for other web apps, but for mobile and tablet apps as well.
Dropbox: Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud and file storage solutions because it makes sharing files with other users or across computers dead simple. The service is focused on consumers, but many businesses use it, too.
OnLive: The idea of being able to play games from the cloud — no disc or download required — is something that is likely to catch on, big time, in the next few years.
iCloud: Apple will formally roll out its iCloud offering, and the general consensus is that this will be what brings the idea of cloud to the mainstream.
Already, Apple has made its iTunes in the Cloud music service available to users.
Major technology companies, as well as small businesses and consumers, are seeing the benefits of the cloud and those benefits are only going to increase as products that heavily use cloud infrastructures and technologies integrate themselves into our lives.
There is a gift for all music lovers.. Sony Ericsson has just announced a new Android SmartPhone with Walkman branding. So music lovers don’t go here and there just stay tuned with Sony Ericsson..the features of this new SmartPhone is unique music-centric qualities and FaceBook integration.
In this new device of Sony Ericsson Walkman,the handset will play a Walkman button for instant access to music where users can connect to their FaceBook accounts and share music with friends. The SmartPhone will run on Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is expected to ship in select global markets in Q4, though no exact date or price has been set.
It’s a 1ghz phone with a 3.2? screen, which will arrive running Android 2.3.
The company is also making a big deal of its Xperia FaceBook integration, which will let people annoy other people by sending out “like” information of songs they’re currently listening to.
The phone will feature other qualities that make finding new music easy, such as the Media Discovery app, which offers a trackid app that can identify songs from the FM radio and music player. The Live with Walkman will also offer access to additional content, like music videos and lyrics, from an artist with the Infinite button.
you get 720p video recording via a 5megapixel camera with autofocus, a front-facing secondary camera and Sony’s Qriocity app pre-loaded. Much like the rest of Sony Ericsson’s rather awesome Android range, in fact. The Live with Walkman will launch in Q4 of this year.
With attractive curved design, a glossy finish and a mineral glass display, the phone has a 3.2” screen and a powerful 1Ghz processor. A front facing camera is enabled for Skype video calling, while a 5MP AF camera can capture 720p HD video recording. *Sony’s xLOUD™ enhances audio output, while the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3) provides access to over 250,000 applications on the Android Market.
Last week, HP didn’t seem capable of selling any of its HP TouchPad tablets. The HP TouchPad is the antithesis of the PlayBook or the Xoom,
which were both initially released with major features missing. Now the device has become the hottest consumer electronics product
almost overnight, and all it took was a combination of HP shutting down production of the TouchPad.
At the moment,Amazon.com is showing that the 16 GB and 32 GB versions of the HP TouchPad are the retailers number one and number two best selling electronics products.There’s room for improvement—a wider app selection and a rear-facing camera would’ve been nice—but the TouchPad offers a more enjoyable user experience than any of the current wave of Android Honeycomb tablets. It’s no iPad, but it’s the best non-Apple tablet we’ve seen yet.
HP also made the decision to give people who bought the TouchPad before Thursday a way to either get the price difference paid back or even get a full refund. Engadget is also reporting that UK residents will also get access to the same fire sale prices for the TouchPad. The tablets were the top-selling electronic item on the online retail giant Amazon and in the largest US electronic retailer Best Buy as the selling price was slashed from 399 dollars to 99 dollars.
the TouchPad is the first tablet we’ve tested built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 1.2GHz processor. All Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets thus far have used Nvidia’s dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2. At 1.2GHz, the Qualcomm processor is more powerful in theory.
The tablet computers are powered by HP’s webOS operating system, which has been overshadowed by Apple’s iOS–powered iPads and numerous other tablet computers running Google’s Android operating system.
“Due to the significant price reduction, we experienced overwhelming demand for the product and are temporarily out of inventory,” a notice on HP’s online shopping site said.
Google released a set of software tools on Monday that will allow developers to create Android applications for Google TV devices. Back at Google I/O it was announced that a future update would move the Google TV platform over to a build based around Android Honeycomb.
Along with the overhauled interface would come the Android Market, a feature promised since Google TV first hit the scene last year. While it is unclear when the Honeycomb update will eventually be pushed to old devices (and come installed on new devices).
With the new tools, developers can test their existing mobile or tablet Android applications in a big-screen environment, eventually porting them over to run on Google TV. It’s also possible to create new Android applications made specifically for Google TV.
With the add-on you can test your apps to determine if they would be a good fit for TV and whether any tweaks are required.
The preview will allow developers to emulate the GTV ecosystem to test and develop apps for the television platform. Along with the preview comes new features specific to televisions, such as the ability to call up channel lineups. Google warns that apps calling for non-television features such as a touchscreen won’t show up when the Android Market is accessed from a Google TV box and encourages developers with apps currently in the market to test their software for compatibility with the platform. Google admits it expects few apps available at launch, but hopes this early preview will jumpstart interest from developers.
Google’s “smart TV” platform received much attention and critical praise after debuting it at the I/O developer conference last year. But after major networks began to block online versions of their content to Google TV set top boxes right around the time of Google TV’s launch, the product failed to catch on widely with consumers. So much so that Logitech, one of the largest manufacturers of Google TV set top boxes, reported “slightly negative” revenues for its Revue Google TV units, as product returns outpaced sales in the second quarter.
Still, Google has a chance to bolster the Google TV platform’s following by cross-breeding it with Android, a platform with a far stronger fan base.
Google TV devices will be Android compatible after an upcoming Android OS update to version 3.0 (Honeycomb).
If you don’t know how to program and you have not sufficient amount of money to appoint a teacher or join any coaching center then not to take worry because Codecademy might just be the answer.
As soon as you open Codecademy.com you’ll be giving assignment to complete the first lesson, which involves printing out and finding the length (in letters) of your name. It isn’t until you’ve made it through a few lessons that the site prompts you to create a user account, when it reminds you that if you don’t register, all of your progress will be lost. At which point you’ll probably register.
HP has announced that they will be discontinuing operations for Touch Pad and all web OS phones.
HP is going to optimize the value of web OS software in a forwarded direction but also clarified that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices such as webOS phones and the Touch pad.
This is a bad news for the persons who are web OS die-hards (including myself ) many of whom have waited for the product for a long time — first in hopes that Palm would launch a device worthy of the rather fantastic operating system, and later in hopes that HP’s attainment of Palm would be the spark to the fire that just never seemed to light.
On the otherside, web OS itself isn’t dead — at least, not just yet. HP’s wording up above leaves things a bit vague, with at least two potential routes left open: licensing webOS to others, and sticking webOS in other, non-phone/tablet devices (HP has already mentioned plans to put it in printers and cars.) Until further notice, however, it’s essentially dead in the water.
With so many different channels of communication and new social networks popping up every other day, it’s not difficult to see why brands tend to miss the mark when it comes to efficiently using individual marketing platforms for their intended purpose. For example, although Facebook is obviously a social networking tool, the majority of consumers who use Facebook are not quite the same as Twitter users when it comes to influencing the general public about a brand.Twitter users are an entirely different breed of consumers and need to be treated as such if a brand hopes to succeed on the platform.
Twitter users are an entirely different breed of consumers and need to be treated as such if a brand hopes to succeed on the platform.
How do I figure?
In a recent report from Exact Target (a global Software as a Service leader that connects customers with organizations through marketing), it’s been found that daily active Twitter users — AKA, the consumers who actually reach out to or follow brands via Twitter — are 3x more likely to amplify the influence of that brand than, say, a Facebook user would.
Dell reported mixed earnings this afternoon for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012. Revenue in the quarter was $15.7 billion, up 1 percent over last year. GAAP earnings per share was $0.48, up 71 percent; non-GAAP EPS was $0.54 cents, up 69 percent. The company blew past EPS expectations, Dell missed slightly on revenue. Analysts expected non-GAAP EPS of $0.49 on revenue of $15.75 billion.
Cash flow from operations grew to a record $2.4 billion Non-GAAP net income came in at $1 billion for the quarter, up 60 percent from the same quarter last year. Dell ended the quarter with a record high $16.2 billion in cash and investments and repurchased $1.1 billion in stock in the quarter.
Dell said the growth in its enterprise solutions and services, particularly in serverm storage, data management, security and cloud service, continued to drive the company’s profitability in the fiscal second quarter as operating income rose significantly on a 1 percent revenue increase.
Revenue for Dell’s commercial business was $12.8 billion, up 1 percent from a year ago. Enterprise solutions and services revenue grew 4 percent to $4.6 billion in the quarter and now represents 35 percent of Dell’s commercial revenue. Servers and networking revenue increased 9 percent year over year. Dell Services revenue grew 6 percent to $2 billion.
Growth countries outside of the U.S. and Canada, Western Europe and Japan increased revenue 14 percent over the previous year and now account for 28 percent of Dell’s total revenue. Specifically, India and China were up 21 and 20 percent, respectively.
Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of the company said in a release: “We continue to see great momentum in the high-growth areas of our business, which is a direct reflection of the discipline and strong execution our global Dell team is applying to help solve real-world challenges for our customers. We’re creating efficiency across every step of the IT value chain and ultimately enabling all customers—from home users to large businesses and government organizations—to achieve the outcomes that matter most to them.”
In the third quarter, Dell expects to see revenue roughly flat relative to Q2.
It’s been an extremely sad week for Mozilla’s Thunderbird email client. We’ve seen the only two full-time developers announce that they will be leaving the organization at the end of this week. News of
This comes just a short while after Mozilla announced the creation of MailCo, a subsidiary created for Thunderbird with $3 million in seed funding. People had a lot of fears that the result would be disastrous, but Mozilla put up a FAQ’s site regarding the new subsidiary to help calm everyone down. They wanted to reassure us that everything was going to be alright, and ironically this was included in the FAQ’s:
How will the current Thunderbird developers be involved?
We expect the current developers (Scott MacGregor and David Bienvenu) to continue to be the module owners for Thunderbird and Mozilla mail codebases.
Do we have reason to be worried now? We don’t actually know the reason that Scott and David are leaving Mozilla so it’s possible that it has nothing to do with the subsidiary being established. David Ascher, the leader of the new MailCo, said:
Both Scott McGregor and David Bienvenu have posted that they are leaving MozillaCorp. My understanding from chats with them weeks ago (I hope I’m not divulging anything that I shouldn’t) is that they have decided to start a new venture. They’ve worked on Thunderbird and its predecessors within Mozilla and Nestcape for a long time, and I can certainly understand their desire to do something different.
The bulk of the MailCo budget is expected to be spent on staff (as with all small software companies, and especially small open source software companies!), with most of that going to Thunderbird-focused staff for a while, I expect. We’re recruiting experienced developers now to focus specifically on Thunderbird and more broadly on improving mail and communications in general.
The future of Thunderbird doesn’t seem all that bright anymore, but it is a little reassuring that the bulk of the MailCo budget will be spent on staff. They have $3 million to work with as of right now, which seems like a lot, but Thunderbird doesn’t really have its own revenue stream so that money will be gone in the blink of an eye. It might be a little early to make any judgements, but I don’t have a good feeling as to where this is headed. I really feel bad forEudora who had just decided to make their popular mail app use Thunderbird as its base.