Is HP leaving the cloud?
By the end of October Hewlett-Packard will be effectively split into two companies – one centered on personal computers and printers and the other focused on business technology.
While HP will still be selling servers, the company’s main customers will be mostly businesses and giant companies like Facebook, says writer Quentin Hardy of the New York Times, HP will no longer try to compete with the likes of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.
“We thought people would rent or buy computing from us. It turns out that it makes no sense for us to go head-to-head,” Hardy quotes Bill Hilf, head of HP’s cloud business, as saying.
Is this a good move for HP?
Five ways the cloud can improve your bottom line
It’s been few years now since term cloud has been used in a different context by many businesses. However, many companies are still in a quandary as to how they can obtain benefits from the technology.
IT security jobs under a cloud
Cloud computing may help the bottom line, but it could put IT security jobs in danger, according to the article from Computerworld.
For example, cloud providers like Amazon and Google are offering configuration management solutions to enterprise companies – a function traditionally handled by security professionals.
A stripped down version of Windows to rival Linux
Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system works quite differently from the open source Linux OS. And this could be a problem especially as containers increasingly become the preferred way of computing in the cloud.
That is why Microsoft is working to re-engineer Windows. Redmond has announced that it will add Linux-like container features to a new version of its flagship OS product.
Another way of making money from the cloud
Who wants to make a few extra bucks? Probably everyone?
The latest report from Pacific Crest Securities, an investment bank for technology, breaks down what are the three riskiest cloud computing stocks and the four better cloud computing stocks to invest in.
Here’s additional information from the Motley Fool on the three best cloud computing stocks to invest in