Links from 2012-03-19
The Pirate Bay has announced that it is turning to the skies to house its servers and is looking into sending a drone into low orbit, so that the only way someone can shut down its operations is by aeroplane. In a blog post which wouldn’t look out of place on 1 April, the folks behind the Pirate Bay are fed up with the heat they are getting on the ground so they have decided to make use of the latest technology – namely Raspberry Pi – and literally take flight. „With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap radio equipment and tiny new computers like the Raspberry Pi, we’re going to experiment with sending out some small drones that will float some kilometers up in the air,” explained the post. „This way our machines will have to be shut down with aeroplanes in order to shut down the system. A real act of war.”
While IBM Docs will have to compete directly with more popular and competitively priced products like Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365 and a number of other online office suites, IBM is betting on ”enterprise-grade security” and its “collective” offering to draw customers. The same is true for most of IBM’s cloud offerings, i.e. they all individually have a number of competitors, but there is no other company that offers all of the them collectively. This could turn out to be huge strategic advantage for IBM. In this intensely competitive market where every player is mindlessly adding services and solutions to its cloud portfolio, a more strategic approach is what will determine who makes the most out of this mammoth opportunity. From the looks of it, IBM might just be doing that.
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