Microsoft spends more on R&D than Google

[Update September, 2012 – R&D spend data from Dan Lyons’s post (figures are R&D spend as a % of revenue Google – 14%, Microsoft – 14%, Samsung – 6%, Apple – 2%] This is true not only in absolute dollar term but also true as a percentage of revenue. In fact, Microsoft spends more on R&D … Continue reading

How reliable is the Cloud?

Recently InfoWorld published a list of 10 worst cloud outages which happened in last 3 years. The list included all the big name like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Rackspace etc. The focus of the post is to draw lessons from these failures. However, for an objective assessment, we need to ask the questions: How reliable are … Continue reading