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21. What is SharePoint? Advantages of Microsoft SharePoint.

By: Emiley J : 2010-12-14

Description: SharePoint is an enterprise information portal, from Microsoft, that can be configured to run Intranet, Extranet and Internet sites.  Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 allows people, teams and expertise to connect and collaborate.  A SharePoint enterprise portal is composed of both SharePoint Portal and Windows SharePoint Services, with SharePoint being built upon WSS.  WSS is typically used by small teams, projects and companies.  SharePoint Server is designed for individuals, teams and projects within a medium to large company wide enterprise portal.

22. What is IAAS?

By: William Alexander : 2010-12-09

Description: IASS stands for Infrastructure As A Service. Wasn't that easy to understand? Infrastructure here means all the servers, the switches, the storage, the ups, the firewalls, the routers and any network equipment that normally sits in your "server room".

23. What is Windows Azure?

By: Emiley J : 2010-08-13

Description: The Windows Azureâ„¢ Platform is an Internet-scale cloud services platform hosted through Microsoft data centers. The platform includes the Windows Azure operating system and a set of rich developer services.

24. What cloud service providers typically offer?

By: Dale Vile, David and others : 2010-07-10

Description: New ways of working and new architectures bring increasing levels of effectiveness to each succeeding generation of computer systems. Virtualization, for example, which helps with resource pooling, enables higher efficiencies because m ore work can be packed into fewer devices. Improvements are also being made in software engineering and computer operations, all aimed at creating more flexible systems.

25. Different Types of cloud

By: Dale Vile, David and others : 2010-07-10

Description: Cloud computing isn't a revolutionary concept that requires a lot of upheaval to take on board. Rather, it's a natural evolution of business computing that you can introduce selectively to complement traditional in-house IT systems. Think in terms of blending your existing systems with external services; an approach variously referred to as extende3d infrastructure, a hybrid model or software plus services.

26. What is cloud computing?

By: Dale Vile, David and others : 2010-07-09

Description: Cloud computing most commonly refers to the delivery of computing services over the internet as an alternative to running hardware and software in your data centre or computer room. You rent or subscribe to computing capability, rather than installing and running systems yourself. Everything from raw computing power to full blown business applications can be delivered in this way.

27. Google Wave - Get Ready for the next big wave from Google

By: William Alexander : 2009-06-01

Description: The next big wave from Google is the Google Wave. In the recent Google I/O event, Google showed a demo of its latest upcoming project, the Google Wave. From the looks of it, Google Wave is the convergence of Email, Instant Messaging, Collaboration and Social Networking.

28. Android Basics - An Introduction to Android

By: Ramarajan : 2009-05-12

Description: Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. The Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language.

29. Google's Strategic Threat to Carrier Margins for New Services

By: Alex Winogradoff : 2009-05-12

Description: While Google and the carriers might be in agreement on high level market principles, they disagree vociferously on how best to achieve them. This market polarization may take enough margin off the table for carriers to make their business plan for many new revenue opportunities (for example, entertainment, SaaS and mobile services) unattractive. Competing with Google on its own turf is also not a viable economic option. Unless carriers find ways to reach an accommodation with Google, Google's actions will continue to be disruptive to the telecom ecosystem. Although Google may not be able to exercise full control over everything, it has publicly espoused the following goals:

30. Communications-as-a-Service Solutions

By: Bjarne Munch, David A. Willis : 2009-05-12

Description: Gartner classifies all service provider-based communications and collaboration solutions as "communications as a service." When buying services, the most important criterion should be the feature set, service levels, pricing, and geographic span. Ultimately, how it is delivered should be up to the service provider - and many service providers will use multiple platform strategies simultaneously, even for a single customer. However, the following platform distinctions exist in the market.