McDonald’s has always boasted about the billions of customers it has served. But now it has a big problem: the 500 million potential visitors it estimates it’s lost in the past five years. It hopes mobile ordering and curbside delivery will lure them back.
The king of Linux, Red Hat, continues its growth as a leading Linux vendor that’s betting big on the cloud. Yesterday, the company announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2017 ended August 31, 2016.
The company generated $ 600 million in revenue for the quarter, a 19 percent year-over-year increase. Red Hat is often credited with creating a business model around Linux and Open Source: a subscription based service and support model.
Subscription revenue for the quarter was $ 531 million, which accounts for 89% of total revenue. It was a 20% year-over-year increase. Based on these numbers we can safely assume that Red Hat will be generating revenues around $ 2.415 billion in this fiscal year. That makes Red Hat the most successful pure open source company to date.
India is embarking on an ambitious project that hopes to bring banking to every smartphone user in the country.
For decades, the country of more than 1.3 billion people has struggled to bring hundreds of millions of its citizens to a bank. The penetration of bank accounts, and by extension, debit cards and credit cards remain low in the country. But its new audacious payments system could bring banking and financial services to its entire population
India has launched a new payments system called Unified Payment Interface, or UPI, which is designed to make person-to-person and e-commerce transactions swifter and easier. Doing transactions, the government says, will be as easier and as faster as sending a text message. Read more…
In 2008, Ellison famously described cloud computing as a “fashion-driven” trend, but his company has since embraced the cloud and seeks to boost its …
Red Hat reports 13% growth in the second quarter, improved cloud and emerging technology sales, and an expanded revenue estimate for third quarter.
Whitehurst cited the cloud revenues, a small fraction of its total, as a sign that Red Hat has a firm grip on future revenues based on cloud computing.
Public cloud is big, and it’s growing fast. Nobody will deny that.
But Synergy Research Group’s latest estimate that IT corporations earned $ 20 billion in revenue thanks to the public cloud seems a little high. Is this fuzzy math or is the cloud really this big? It’s hard to say for sure. Check out the research yourself here.
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Oracle to Acquire Cloud Solutions Firm for .5 Billion
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New Citrix CloudPortal Turns Clouds into Profitable Businesses
It provides out-of-the-box support for Windows-as-a-Service clouds (powered by Citrix XenApp(R)), as well as popular business applications like Exchange, Office, SharePoint, Lync, web hosting and more. Without any IT expertise, providers can add and …
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CloudSigma Adds Support for Oracle Solaris
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