Five months into his tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Leo Apotheker already faces a host of challenges. His board has mostly turned over. The company's financial results have flagged, along with its share price. Meanwhile, Apotheker has begun to articulate a new strategy for HP around cloud computing, even as it pursues a controversial strategy of designing its own operating system for mobile devices, a move certain to anger MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Apr 25, 2011 12:34 PM ET
The local Fox TV affiliate finally sent a camera crew to the site
Did someone declare April to be National Visit Your Data Center Month and forget to send us the memo?
First there was Robert Scoble's breathless photo tour of Facebook's new facilities in Prineville, Oregon. Then Google's (GOOG) scary video about the security surrounding its Goose Creek, S.C., server farm, where it scans employees' eyeballs and crushes misbehaving hard drives MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 23, 2011 7:07 AM ET
The exact feature that was supposed to be Amazon EC2's strength -- reliability -- is what failed and brought the cloud low yesterday. Still, cloud computing isn't going anywhere.
By Dan Mitchell, contributor
FORTUNE -- The snafu at Amazon's EC2 hosting service on Thursday, which knocked several big web sites out of service, is being called a "black eye" for the cloud-computing business -- a "we told you so" moment, according to MOREApr 22, 2011 10:24 AM ET
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Amazon's EC2 cloud service crashed and continues to be problematic for some companies and services that rely on it. Affected businesses included Foursquare, Quora, HootSuite, SCVNGR, and Reddit, the last of which is still in "emergency read-only mode" due to what it's calling a"degradation" with Amazon. Company engineers are still working MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 22, 2011 8:45 AM ET
No one questions CEO Steve Ballmer's drive or intentions - but is his devotion to the company and its Windows business hurting its ability to innovate?
By Gary Rivlin, contributor
It seemed a little like love when a blogger named The Paperboy got his hands on a secret device being developed inside Microsoft under the code name Courier. With its icon-rich user interface and multitouch, stylus-friendly screens, Courier represented "an astonishing take MOREMar 29, 2011 5:00 AM ET
A company that wants to bring online storage and sharing to the masses? Hardly original, but with numbers like these, Dropbox may do just that.
The startup on every venture and angel investor's lips these days isn't a social media company or a site hawking coupons. No, the tech world is currently enamored with Dropbox, a four-year-old company that aims to bring cloud computing -- that catchall phrase corporations use MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 16, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Google has an enterprise division? Yes, and here's how they're using every asset the company has, from Apps to Android, to beat the big players.
Dave Girouard first joined Google seven years ago, back when the search company wasn't even on the radar of corporate customers. Girouard now serves as president of Google's (GOOG) enterprise division, a fast-growing (though still tiny) part of the company's business. Over three million corporate customers MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 10, 2011 10:32 AM ET
Google's cloud-based operating system seems promising. Too bad the lousy demo hardware gets in the way.
Google's Chrome OS isn't as farfetched as it sounds. The underlying concept, the computer and operating system as portals to content in the cloud, seems like an inevitability, really. While a lot of content still resides on hard or solid state drives, all signs point to a day when we'll rouse a sliver of a MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 1, 2011 4:27 PM ET
A small percentage of people have been without their Gmail accounts since Sunday.
Imagine if you lost your entire email inbox, sent box, folders –everything.
A small number of Gmail users logged into their accounts over the weekend to find just that.
Immediately, Google (GOOG) support forums started filling up and Google's App Status dashboard issued the ominous warning, "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail. We will provide more information MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 28, 2011 1:01 PM ET
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is revved up about cloud-based software. But not for Photoshopping or watching DVR, like in his commercials. He's aiming at enterprise, and taking on two heavy hitters in CRM.
On Thursday morning Ballmer introduced a new upgrade to Microsoft (MSFT) Dynamics CRM, a tool businesses use to manage client relationships. The latest version touts a handful of upgrades (like improved integration with other Microsoft products). But more MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 21, 2011 12:31 PM ET
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