Intel Announces Phase of Restructuring to Put Focus on Cloud

The restructuring initiative will help the company accelerate its evolution from a PC company to a cloud powered company, and it will also slashes 12000 employees of Intel globally.  Intel Corporation announces a restructuring initiative to speed up its growth from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart and connected computing devices. Intel will deepen its focus on high growth areas where it is placed for long-term leadership, client, value and growth, while making the corporation more proficient and beneficial.

The data center and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses are Intel’s primary development engines, with memory and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) speeding up these opportunities, fueling an upright cycle of growth for the company. These growth businesses brought $2.2 billion in income growth last year, and made up 40 percent of income and the greater part of operating profit, which mainly offset the decline in the PC market division.

“Our results over the last year demonstrate a strategy that is working and a solid foundation for growth,” said Krzanich. “The opportunity now is to accelerate this momentum and build on our strengths. These actions drive long-term change to further establish Intel as the leader for the smart, connected world,” he added. “I am confident that we’ll emerge as a more productive company with broader reach and sharper execution.”

“The data center and Internet of Things business are now Intel’s primary growth engines, and combined with memory and FPGAs, form and fuel a virtuous cycle of growth” he said.

Whereas making the company more resourceful, Intel plans to amplify investments in the products and technologies that that will fuel income growth, and make more beneficial mobile and PC businesses. Through this complete idea, the company plans to raise investments in its data center, IoT, memory and connectivity businesses, as well as rising client divisions such as 2-in-1s, gaming and home gateways.

This transformation will result in the decrease of up to 12,000 positions globally, about 11 percent of employees, by mid 2017 through the site consolidations worldwide, a blend of voluntary and involuntary departures, and a review of programs. The greater part of these actions will be corresponded to exaggerated workers over the next 60 days with some actions spanning in to 2017.

Intel is looking forward to the program to deliver $750 million in funds this year and annual run rate savings of $1.4 billion by mid 2017.

Microsoft Grows Aggressively in SaaS Market 2015

The latest research from the synergy research group finds that the Microsoft is growing in the Software as a Service (SaaS) Market, but Salesforce still is the leader of this market.

SaaS Market  Latest data from Synergy Research Group shows that Microsoft is now challenging the position of leader in the enterprise Software as a Service market. In the year 2015 Microsoft increased its market share by nearly 3 percentage points, but it was still a small way at the back of long time leader Salesforce. Though, Microsoft continues to grow its Software as a Service revenue much more speedily.

According to the research, Microsoft established the 2nd top level of increase within the division at 70 % year-on-year, only at the back of SAP who were at 73 %, but still only sits 2nd in the market share rankings. Salesforce is one of only four in the top ten in the division who proved less than 50% growth, however, still accounts for just under 15% of the global market share for Software as a Service. Adobe, IBM, Oracle, Google, ADP, Intuit and Workday complete the top ten.

“In many ways SaaS is a more mature market than other cloud markets like IaaS or PaaS,” said John Dinsdale, Chief Analyst at Synergy Research Group. “However, even for SaaS it is still early days in terms of market adoption. It is notable that the big three traditional software vendors – Microsoft, Oracle and IBM – are all now growing their SaaS revenues faster than the overall market and yet SaaS accounts for less than 8% of their total software revenues.”

The Software as a Service has been indicating strong growth over the past few years, as Synergy calculated approximately this market division has grown by 40% over the last 12 months, and it is expected to be triple over the next five years. The expected growth trends are also supported by a Research by Cisco. Last year the group forecasted that by 2019 59% of total cloud workloads will be SaaS, as evaluate to 45% in 2014.

The research also shows Microsoft as making constructive steps in the customer SaaS market segment beside its enterprise business. Whereas the user segment is approximately a third of the size of the enterprise market, the company’s growth in this division exceeding rivals who at present, have a more secure position in the market.

HPE Launches New Hybrid Cloud Computing Solutions for SMBs

HPE launches the ProLiant Easy Connect Managed Hybrid Solution that will help the small and medium sized businesses by providing on-premise servers with the cloud flexibility.  HPE announces the launch of ProLiant Easy Connect Managed Hybrid Solution, with this offer, clients will get an on-premise server, and public cloud computing facilities through HPE. The plan is to first from the company’s Easy Connect portfolio that will ultimately be an assortment of product offerings with the goal of making cloud implementation easier for smaller businesses.

“Small businesses want to focus on growing their core businesses, not spending their limited resources on deploying and managing IT,” said McLeod Glass, GM for SMB solutions at HPE. “This new solution is part of a broad HPE initiative, inspired by the unique needs of small and mid-sized businesses, to deliver innovative solutions that are easy for our channel partners to sell and easy for our customers to use.”

The ProLiant Easy Connect Managed Hybrid is advertised on the thought of ease of use for the clients; however, it is not clear how big or important the Easy Connect portfolio will be on the total.

“Organizations of all sizes are transforming their IT to a hybrid mix of private and cloud technology,” said Nick East, co-founder and CEO of Zynstra. “Together with HPE, we’ve done the heavy lifting for SMBs and their IT partners.”

HPE also announced the HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9 server featuring the Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v5 processor, designed as an affordable, quiet, compact server to fit the needs of small businesses. The ML10 completes HPE’s portfolio of Gen9 10, 100 and 300 series SMB servers for the small and midsize business. HPE is presenting new ProLiant options that increase performance, protection and total price of ownership for small and midsize customers. These new options along with updates to support the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors make HPE ProLiant servers the right choice to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses.

The HPE ProLiant Easy Connect also consist of break/fix services and provide small businesses the chance to take benefit of a subscription model as a substitute for paying for up-front software licensing expenses.

The HPE ProLiant Easy Connect Managed Hybrid solution will be accessible through HPE channel partners on April 28, 2016 in the US and UK. Subscription Pricing will differ according to the solution configurations. Associates can purchase subscriptions from their distributors.