Cloud computing is increasingly important to the modern business. Here are five incredible facts about cloud computing:
“80% of new commercial enterprise apps will be deployed on cloud platforms”. This shocking statistic (from the IDC) demonstrates quite how rapid an impact cloud computing has had in the business world. Enterprises – which are historically slower than consumers to adopt new technologies – have been early adopters of cloud computing, and many businesses are now focused on developing apps that pair with their existing cloud platforms. Making distribution easier is only one of the upsides of cloud computing; linking with existing authorization services and databases are two of the main efficiency savings that can be wrung from deploying to the Cloud in this way.read more
The consumer electronics world has recently been reenergized with news from the IFA trade show, which took place in Berlin from 31 August to 5 September. At this event, members of the consumer electronics industry met to discuss changes in the industry, to take a look at up-and-coming products, and to hear keynote addresses from leaders in the industry. The IFA focuses on taking stock of recent developments and planning for future success.
The hottest topic in the computing world right now is Microsoft’s new, recently launched operating system Windows 8. It always takes time to get used to a new operating system, and many of us are so attached to the ones we are used to, we can be quite reluctant to change.read more
FARO Technologies, a Lake Mary company, are helping EA to create next-gen animation scanners for upcoming sports games. Pitched for EA’s forthcoming FIFA series – among other sports titles – the scanner is only the size of a toaster, yet records over one million pieces of information from its surroundings each second.
EA believe that the scanner will help them to create football games that are incredibly lifelike, right down to the tiniest animation. EA’s latest FIFA game, FIFA 13, already introduced revolutionary control and animation concepts, such as the ‘1st touch control’ system, which calculates the likelihood of each player controlling the ball on first touch and supplies an animation to suit. The next generation of games promises to be something even more special.
There’s a world of good, bad and ugly gaming keyboards out there. But what makes the good ones good, and the bad ones bad? We’ll use basic human design principles (ergonomics) to answer that question.read more