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Oracle Corporation’s Cloud Services are Beating salesforce.com (CRM) – Oracle Corporation is heavily focusing on Cloud platform amid the intense growth of Cloud related infrastructures in the Enterprise. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) are now emerging towards Anything-as-a-Service architecture.
THIS WEEK’S NOTABLE QUOTES:
Yet the simple, brutal answer is that to make all the things that comprise the IoT safe and secure wouldn’t require just good programming, it would require an act of God. We’ve been unable to make devices secure when there are a few million of them, so any attempt to build a fully secure IoT is nothing short of downright quixotic. So rather than repeat the whole sorry process, why not skip to the end and start thinking now about how to look for the behavior that indicates what devices have been attacked? — Jeff Webb, senior director, solution strategy, NetIQ
On public infrastructure-as-a-service, I am going to give you a very clear warning: hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on public cloud infrastructure, but we do not know of anyone [in that space] who is profitable. … He goes on to suggest the most reliable players — such as Microsoft and Google — only are the most reliable because their cloud businesses are supported by other lines of business. Is the business world — much of which is using cloud — at the mercy of the financial stability of the vendors? In the event of an economic slowdown, will many vendors drop away, taking critical corporate data and processes with them? — Joe McKendrick, author, independent researcher and speaker exploring innovation, information technology trends and markets
There is a sense that Europe is falling behind in the IT sector. That’s sort of the driver [of Europe raising antitrust concerns regarding Silicon Valley’s success], and it probably would be better for Europe to find ways to be more innovative, rather than ways to regulate. — Peter Thiel, tech investor, PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor
Analysts firms currently estimate that approximately 50% of enterprise apps today can benefit from going mobile. However, when enterprise apps are taken mobile, their numbers multiply by a factor of five to ten. Current mobile app dev approaches, whether that be hand-coding and/or waterfall, simply will not scale to this magnitude. — Andrew Burgess, commentator, techradar