Author Archives: Olafur Ingthorsson

The Mobile Cloud: What it Is & Why it Matters

Mobile cloud computing is emerging as one of the most important branches of cloud computing, and is still in its infancy. Therefore it‘s highly relevant to clarify the confusion that has arisen around mobile cloud computing, what it is, and why it is important. Read More

Highlights from CloudSlam 2011

CloudSlam, a virtual annual conference about cloud computing, provided a fresh outlook on cloud computing, covering all the latest trends and innovations in the space. Here’s an overview of some of the most innovative presentations. Read More

Microsoft Steps Up R&D on Cloud Computing

It‘s official: Microsoft is planning to put a large majority of its R&D budget into cloud computing this year. According to a Bloomberg interview with Microsoft International President Jean-Phillipe Courtois, Microsoft will spend 90 percent of its $9.6 billion research and development budget on cloud strategy in 2011. Read More

The Future of Cloud-Based Music Streaming

Cloud computing is gradually revolutionizing the music industry and the way digital music is being consumed. Instead of buying and downloading (digital download) songs over the Internet, consumers are adopting on-demand streaming services. This also brings new services that helps users to create playlists and receive recommendations for songs and bands according to their music interests. Read More

How The Mobile Cloud Can Boost App Development

Creating apps for the mobile cloud is significantly different than developing apps for a native smartphone platform like the iPhone or Android. But over the long run, the mobile cloud computing model may prove more profitable for app developers, and open the field to a larger number of developers. Read More