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Numbers, Volume 48

The House of The Dead, 2

While we “don’t do numbers” at RedMonk, I come across many interesting numbers each week. Here are some:

Mobile impulse buying

MacRumors live-blogging the Steve Jobs during WWDC:

Now three stores on the iPhone: iTunes, iBookstore, App Store. Over 150 million accounts with credit cards associated with them.

This Week in Conference Attendees

  • Microsoft TechEd: “6,000 IT pros and developers are registered to attend.” Update: The Register reported “10,500 attendees.”
  • Apple WWDC: “Apple expects 1,000 of its own engineers, as well as 5,000 developers.”
  • IBM Innovate/RSDC: “This year’s attendance is expected to be around 4,000 people.”

From Network World and Jaob Jackson at IDG.

Paying for Bandwidth

…as users started checking their own data usage on AT&T’s website, they began to find that not only did they almost never cross the 2GB threshold in a month, they might even be able to downgrade to the new 200MB monthly tier.

As you can see from the graphs below, most of us hover in the general 80MB to 300MB per month range on our phones alone, though those numbers tend to go up and down depending on certain factors (such as when and how often we travel).

Azure in AZ

The University of Arizona (UA) announced it has selected the Microsoft Business Productivity Online suite to provide 18,000 faculty and staff members with next-generation communications tools to greatly enhance collaboration on the campus.

Spiceworks reaches 7 figures

In just under 4 years, 1 million IT pros have rallied to join Spiceworks‘ “free IT” revolution! And made world history in the process. How? Because with 1 million IT pros in 196 countries across the globe, Spiceworks is now the fastest growing and most widely used network management app in history….and an IT force to be reckoned with.

Read more about the projected budget-spend that represents.

Dynamic Languages in the Cloud

Out of 140 RedMonk/ActiveState webinar attendees surveyed:

  • Half of the developers have deployed or plan to deploy cloud applications in next 12 months
  • The highest percentage of developers, 37%, look to blend public cloud computing with on-premise computing resources
  • The top 2 perceived obstacles in deploying applications in the cloud are security (40%) and lack of tools/expertise (40%)
  • While JavaScript was the most common tool used by developers in the poll (79%); Perl and Python were each used by about half of the respondents

iPhone Enterprise Use

Four out of 10 sales of the iPhone are made to enterprise users. When the iPhone came out, what most people heard in the first year from ‘07 to ‘08 was oh my God, it’s not BlackBerry secure. This is not going to work on the enterprise space….So enterprises today view the iPhone as a mobile computer. It happens to have a voice application on it. But what’s important is what you can do with it, and the way you can mobilize workforces, and specific parts of your workforce, not the entire workforce.

The UNIX & Server Markets

The IDC report shows worldwide Unix revenues of $2.3 billion, or just over 22 percent of total spending [of $10.4 billion] on servers, during the first quarter of 2010. The Unix server share of server revenue is down 10.5 percentage points from the year ago quarter.

Related, check out IDC’s server ships for Q1 2010, with Windows Server leading the OSes:

Microsoft Windows server demand was positively impacted by the accelerating x86 server market, as hardware revenue increased 33.6% and unit shipments increased 28.3% year over year. Quarterly revenue of $5.1 billion for Windows servers represented 48.9% of overall quarterly factory revenue. This is the highest percentage of server hardware revenue that Windows servers have ever represented.

Disclosure: Microsoft, Spiceworks, IBM, and ActiveState are clients. See <a href="First time at Barton Springs this summer“>the RedMonk client list for others.

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