This new infographic from MastersDegreeOnline.org shows that some of America's most profitable companies, especially in the tech industry, are paying less in taxes than everyone else. Would paying more taxes hinder these companies' profitability? Is it fair what they are doing? With many of these companies based in California and the states well known budget issues, what is the cause and effect of this? Check out the Masters of Tax Evasion infographic for some insight.
After reporting stronger than expected second quarter earnings yesterday, Amazon has passed $100 billion in market cap this morning. The company’s shares are currently trading at around $225 per share, giving the e-commerce giant a $101.81 billion market cap.
Amazon.com is famous for gathering data about consumers and then leveraging that data in a way that is beneficial to everyone: Amazon.com itself, the customer whose data is collected and all customers in general. Taken from speeches given by Andreas Weigend, the former Chief Scientist of Amazon.com, click here for 5 ways to collect data and use it in a way that benefits your company and your customers.
Amazon.com doesn't break out revenue for its cloud-computing business, Amazon Web Services. But a pair of analysts are taking a stab at estimating Amazon's cloud sales. Brian Pitz and Brian Fitzgerald of UBS, in a research note released today, say Amazon Web Services (AWS) revenue will reach $500 million in 2010 and $750 million in 2011, going all the way up to $2.54 billion in 2014.
A Salesforce.com executive has stated that cloud computing users are expecting more and more from the applications they employ.
Parker Harris, executive vice president of Salesforce.com, said that one decade ago, the goal was to come up with business services that had the same simple level of usability as Amazon, reports PC Mag.
He said expectations have shifted over the course of time, with users wanting features such as connections to other services and social media functions as part of their cloud computing offering.
There is also often a requirement from clients to have the technology linked up to mobile devices, it was suggested.
Earlier this month, new Salesforce.com application Chatter was examined by Adam Honig on the CRM Insights website.
He stated that document and data changes can be easily tracked on the service, allowing users to keep on top of business opportunities, contact detail changes or account alterations, reported MarketingProfs.
Is the cloud insecure? Maybe. But that's not the first question IT should ask.
Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Red Hat, and VMware also rank high up on a survey by IT consulting firm BTC Logic
Psst! Mister. You wanna buy some cloud? Cloud computing that is. It is the wave of the future in the delivery of everything from computer software to media products to computer services. Market researcher The 451 Group estimates that revenue for infrastructure as a service, one of the two big categories of cloud computing will grow to $1.2 billion a year by 2013 from $200 million last year. Data storage in the cloud, the other big cloud computing segment, will see revenue climb to $1.7 billion in 2013 from $150 million in 2009, the group estimates.