Microsoft Purchased the online chat service known as Skype in order to assert their dominance in the VOIP market, said a source involved in the actual deal between the two industry giants. Skype has an enormous peer-to-peer video chat following and offers Microsoft a huge thrust into the communications space. The questions looms after several years without a major acquisition, why $8.5 billion on Skype?
What does Skype have to offer Microsoft besides video chat and a massive audience?
The open source cloud computing project OpenStack has come a long way since NASA and Rackspace launched it in 2010. Backed by leading technology infrastructure providers including Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, and VMware, OpenStack underpins significant workloads at an increasingly diverse set of organizations, including BWM, CERN, Comcast, eBay, and Wal-Mart. For CIOs engaged in broader programs to win, serve, and retain customers -- and refocus business technology (BT) spend -- a planned and pragmatic …
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