A look at the as-a-service market in 2020

April 28, 2011
Toshiba readies über-thin 7in touchscreen
Register Hardware
Tony Smith writes about what Toshiba’s doing with its touchscreens and how they could make tablets even thinner.

“Toshiba has taken the wraps off a seven inch, 1024 x 600 touchscreen that’s a mere millimetre thick. The so-called ‘low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) TFT LCD’ panel incorporates capacitive touchscreen tech right into the LCD structure”

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SaaS will dominate your cloud strategy
ZD Net
Phil Wainewright shares some of Forrester’s predictions about the as-a-service market through the year 2020 and beyond.

“Forrester projects that a massive 80 per cent of spending on public cloud IT next year will be spent on SaaS. A far smaller 11.5 per cent share will be IaaS, and while PaaS is growing fast, that is from a low base and it is set to remain a small proportion of total cloud expenditure relative to SaaS. Even taking private cloud spend into account, public SaaS still holds above 50 per cent of the total market, right through to 2020 and beyond.”

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Is there a viable market for tablets other than the iPad?
ZD Net
James Kendrick shares his thoughts on the tablet market and how he sees industry-giant, Apple, affecting it.

“There are a lot of other Android tablets getting ready for market, and the HP webOS-based TouchPad is too. These follow on the heels of the BlackBerry PlayBook, which is aimed at the enterprise. While these are happy times for a tablet fanboy like me, there is simply no hard proof that there is a market for any of these tablets, no matter what some analysts may predict. The only tablet that has been proven in the market is the iPad, both first and second generation, and its success is driving the rest of the industry to try and cash in. I hope they do, but it’s not a given it will happen.”

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