Open source software, Web development
| Posted: February 12th, 2011 | krivitskayats
Eclipse has rolled out Orion, a new web development tool that will enable web application development in the cloud. Unlike Eclipse flagship products Orion is a browser-based tool designed to support widely-used web technologies and take these technologies to the cloud.
As emphasized by Mike Milinkovich, CEO of the Eclipse Foundation: “Orion is a brand new, browser-based open tool integration platform which is entirely focused on developing for the Web, in the Web”.
The Eclipse Foundation has concentrated its efforts on releasing updates every 6 months to improve the initial release and to add new features in order to provide software development companies and web developers with new capabilities. Therefore, the specialists will be able to take advantage of Orion’s new features for web application development in the cloud.
IT outsourcing, Web development
| Posted: December 20th, 2010 | krivitskayats
Tags: cloud computing, IT services, online software services, outsourcing services
In the near future cloud computing will drastically contribute to the development of 5 major EU economies (Germany, Spain, Italy, France and the UK). According to the CEBR forecasts this technology is likely to bring €763bn revenue and create 2.4mln jobs in these national markets.
Cloud computing services are becoming commodities – nowadays more and more companies instead of maintaining the whole IT infrastructure choose more lightweight IT solutions. This technology provides IT services on demand via the Internet. Hence, various businesses may opt for serving their IT needs at reduced costs. Companies don’t have to invest wads of cash at once to get an IT solution and, instead, get a monthly subscription for software services and pay for them in installments. In this case a company shifts from a more flexible in-house IT solution to more scalable and powerful cloud computing services.
Currently the U.S. administration is also considering adoption of more cost-effective cloud technology – the Obama’s administration has set a goal to implement fewer proprietary IT projects and take advantage of cloud-based technologies. The federal agencies are to switch to a new system from 2012. For this purpose, US government has given software companies a chance to showcase cloud computing services on its online portal Apps.gov.