IBM Expands Cloud Consulting
Server Sales Rise, But Revenue Falls
Here Comes the New USB Plug
Google Cloud Service Aims at Amazon
Tech Giants Fight To Stop NSA Spying
Recognizing that a "one size fits all" approach does not always work, IBM is now offering a set of customized clouds for specific industries, like insurance and HR, as well as line-of-business buyers.
Although the PC market is declining, the server industry is still posting gains, albeit slight ones. In the third quarter of 2013 worldwide server shipments grew 1.9 percent year-over-year, according to Gartner.
Time to get ready for a new USB plug. The new connector for USB 3.1 will be reversible, so a user can insert it with either side on the top, and it may be the only connector needed for many devices.
The cloud wars continue. Google has opened up its cloud-based Compute Engine, added greater performance, and dropped pricing to better compete with Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and others.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are engaged in a costly tech arms race, with their businesses and cultures at stake. Not against one another, mind you, but a common foe: the NSA.