Infrastructure-as-a-service "will likely become the dominant data support platform ... because it is both better and cheaper" than other offerings, Arthur Cole writes. However, experts say vendors need to pay attention to areas such as scalability and content delivery.
Amazon Web Services could face a challenge from an IBM public-cloud tool for managing enterprise applications called Smart Cloud Enterprise+. IBM also unveiled IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data, intended to uncover security threats and impending attacks.
A leading Internet security expert is calling on the world's governments to reach nonaggression treaties covering cyberweapons. Eugene Kaspersky, chief of Kaspersky Lab, says malicious bugs and viruses are just as dangerous to their creators as to their intended targets, adding that the world's intelligence agencies need to increase cooperation to share data on potential threats.
The semiconductor market will expand 7% this year to $313.04 billion, Databeans says, and it foresees 9% annual growth between 2010 and 2018. Asia-Pacific and the U.S. are expected to see the strongest growth this year, the firm says.