IT - Technology

10 Awesome Zoom Alternatives
Business 2 Community, July 13th, 2021
Founded in 2013, Zoom became synonymous with video conferencing, and in response to COVID-19, it became the top app of 2020 in the App Store

"Zoom obviously saw a massive increase in subscribers and revenue - and we like it. But there are a few Zoom alternatives, too.

'Zoom doesn't say exactly how many people used its software over the past few months, but the company claims it added an 'unprecedented number of free participants,'' wrote Jacob Kastrenakes in The Verge. This has included 'more than 100,000 K-12 schools.'


Explore The Evolution Of Intel And AMD Server Processors
SearchConvergedInfrastructure, July 13th, 2021
Intel and AMD server processors are used in a variety of systems, including converged and hyper-converged infrastructure. Explore the improvements in their technologies

"Research and development at competitors Intel and AMD ensures that x86 users will have products to counter burgeoning competition from Arm licensees like AWS.

In the last year, Intel and AMD have released product teases and updates of their server processors. For the two vendors, there's plenty of roadmap left to cover in the rest of 2021 and beyond..."


As many of you know from reading The Next Platform, we are firm believers that eventually we will get disaggregated and composable systems that drive up the sharing of hardware resource across many workloads and therefore drive down the cost of hardware to support workloads

"This would have always been a good thing, but as we come to the end of Moore's Law and transistors are going to start getting more expensive and semiconductor packages are going to get more complex and more costly, too, something has to give.

And that something is the copper wire. And in the long run, one way or another, there will be silicon photonics - very likely co-packaged optics - that reduces the latencies between components in a system and therefore makes everything look as local as the speed of light will allow..."

See all Archived IT - Technology articles See all articles from this issue