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Numbers, Volume 41

That computer is throwing up

While we don’t “do numbers” at RedMonk, I come across many interesting numbers each week, here are some (with some older ones from the past several weeks):

GMail at KLM

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has moved 11,200 of its crew members to Gmail as part of a major Google Apps Premier Edition deployment.

More Macs at Work?

Enterprise Desktop Alliance…surveyed 322 IT admins about their Mac-PC environment….The key finding is that 66 percent of respondents said they expect to see more Macs at their companies. This figure is slightly down from last year’s survey, which showed that 74 percent of respondents had planned to increase the number of Macs.

“Our stats do not show Apple’s major uptake in the enterprise market,” says Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa. “Apple’s share in the PC market has been less than 1 percent in the last several years and has not changed.”

Meanwhile, another outfit had Macs taking “the top spot in an annual reliability and support ranking.”

Misconfigured Cloud

Today was down for approximately 110 minutes, our worst downtime in four years. The outage affected 10.2 million blogs, including our VIPs, and appears to have deprived those blogs of about 5.5 million pageviews.

Linux Progress

Since Oracle’s endorsement of Linux, the kernel and operating system have penetrated everything from high-end data centers to handheld consumer electronics. Linux runs stock exchanges from New York to Tokyo. It powers Sony’s Playstation, Tivo recorders, and Samsung TVs. It’s on Google mobile phones, tens of thousands of Facebook servers and 90 per cent of the virtual images in Amazon’s EC2 cloud.

Late last year, ABI Research estimated that nearly one-third of the 35 million netbooks sold in 2009 would ship with Linux. Meanwhile, 11,000 lines of code are added to the kernel each day, an indication of the kernel’s increasing utility in daily life and also one the sheer number of participants working on the project.

Pizza Time

Papa John’s uses OpenNMS to monitor 816 notes, which corresponds to 1,412 interfaces and 5,747 services. This year the company plans to add OpenNMS monitoring to its more than 3,400 restaurant locations as well, which could increase the number of managed nodes to 30,000.

“OpenNMS is used to monitor our entire network at the corporate campus in Louisville and two other sites,” Horsman explains. “This particular software allows us to monitor the connections of users that log in to our online systems and shows us in a dashboard view at a glance when a system is faltering.”

A billion pounds of data

A milestone for Vodafone, as good ‘ol fashioned voice revenue ebbs – quarterly mobile data income exceeded £1 billion for the first time, the carrier said, as it announced a tenth higher October-to-December revenue.

…Across the group, Vodafone clocked 10.3 percent higher revenue of £11.5 billion

Austin Venture Capital

Investment in local companies dropped to $219.2 million last year, a nearly 63 percent decline from the $590.1 million invested during 2008, according to Dow Jones VentureSource….The $250 million funding of HomeAway Inc. in late 2008, for example, may have inflated Austin’s numbers for that year and set the stage for last year’s steep decline.

Last year, local angel investing did increase from the year before and the state’s Emerging Technology Fund continued to dole out capital as it typically does, but when combined those sources of capital collectively poured about $14 million into local companies last year.

See also the new Austin venture fund started, LiveOak Venture Partners, and things like Capital Factory starting their second-round of micro-VC’ing.

IE Loosing Share, but still has a lot

The various flavors of Internet Explorer (IE6, IE7, and IE8) together have 62.1 percent market share, down from 68.5 percent last March.  That is a 6.4 percent drop in about a year.  During the same period Chrome went from 1.6 percent share to 5.2 percent.  Firefox and Safari each gained about a percentage point each over the same period to 24.4 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively.  (Although Firefox is a tiny bit down since November, when it peaked at 24.7 percent).  If you add up the gains from those three—Chrome, Firefox, and Safari—that is where most of IE’s share went.

Disclosure: The OpenNMS Group is a client, as is Microsoft.

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