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How is Akamai Driving IBM, Others from Traditional Tech Footholds?

As February comes to a close, we can see just which tech companies managed to keep their footholds and which businesses lost ground to their more innovative competitors. The findings show that longstanding American tech institutions are losing significant market influence, while smaller, lesser-known upstarts are only gaining. Take, for example, IBM: after specializing in business tabulating procedures for the last twenty years of the 19th century, the company was incorporated in its current form in 1911. From there, it grew into a computer producer, analytics powerhouse, and infrastructure hosting agency. Even being entrenched in the industry for more than 100 years, IBM stocks are showing losses in 2014. Year to date, the company has lost $4.78 on its stocks, almost a full percentage of their worth. On the other hand, groups like Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Juniper Networks have seen 32% and 24% growth, respectively. Where are IBM and older companies like it going wrong? Outdated Hosting Methods Need to Stay in the Past The issue for IBM lies in its continued reliance on physical hardware. Before cloud computing appeared in the foreground, businesses were left to rely on physical servers for their IT infrastructures. For a long time, the...
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The Legalities of The Cloud

One of the hottest topics in the world of IT today is the cloud; it's benefits and constraights. With the rise of internet business and enterprise software solutions made accessible through the internet, software developers came up with the cloud, which provides internet users with a way of storing and accessing data virtually anywhere in the world. While the true reliability and longevity of cloud computing remains to be seen, people who have previously found the cloud to be an entirely intimidating and untrustworthy technological development are now finding themselves unable to avoid its functionality and relevance in today's web-based economy. In addition, the rise of travelling and remote workers has made web-based cloud programs increasingly popular and irresistable for its efficiency and convenience. This infographic, "The Legalities of The Cloud", was developed by Click Software, a provider of Mobile Workforce Management Solutions including Workforce Management Software and Solutions for businesses of all sizes, to illuminate the legal, economic, and security concerns revolving around cloud computing, across countries around the world. Click Thumbnail to Enlarge This infographic was produced by Click Software, a provider of Mobile Workforce Management Solutions, including Cloud Workforce Management Software and Solutions, for businesses of all sizes.
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