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(May 4, 2008) - Yahoo founders Jerry Yang and David Filo received stupid advice from their investment bank advisers and blew their chance to close the deal with Microsoft as of this Sunday morning. Neither Yang nor Filo are experts on how to sell a company in a multi-billion dollar deal. They have relied on their investment bankers and advisers since the negotiations started with Microsoft. The difference between the offered price of $33 and the asking price of $40 per share is roughly $1.4b per share, so it 's not small potatoes. Having said that, the winner in the stalled negotiations on Sunday morning was clearly Microsoft. Monday morning Yahoo! shares will tank. After many torturous and painful days, Yang will call Ballmer with his tail between his legs, and we will hear the news that Microsoft is acquiring Yahoo! at $34 per share. This will probably take less t... (more)

Indian Market finally opening up for Virtualization?, Gartner believes so

Naveen Mishra, Senior Analyst-Servers of Gartner finds that the market size is very small at this point in time, but the growth in the coming months and years will be rapid. While there is no sequential pattern observed in the adoption of virtualization-no pattern exists for server, storage, desktop, application or other infrastructure virtualization-a close observation shows that it is primarily servers that have caught up and storage virtualization is witnessed in the datacentre environment in the Unix space. However, the emerging trend is x86 server virtualization, which most companies including Sun Microsystems, IBM, HP, VMWare, Microsoft, Citrix etc., are driving consciously with their products and solutions. The virtualization scenario is currently purely need-based and is a priority area for CIOs for areas where it proves itself with benefits. For instance, ... (more)

HP Brings EDS Division into it's cloud plans

The Street reported earlier this week that Hewlett Packard's EDS division has won a $111 million contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) that could eventually support the U.S. military's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... (more)

IBM Must Now Compete with Empowered Oracle

In case you missed it Oracle announced this morning that it will be acquiring Sun Microsystems. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion. This news means the technology landscape is about to radically change and quite possibly, Sun hardware is now dead. The software aspects of the deal actually makes a lot of sense. It certainly seems like a very obvious fit, Oracle is buying Java. Whether Larry Ellison admits it or not, Java is the key to enterprise focused cloud computing. It's the perfect language and format for the fluid movement between existing enterprise data center's and Sun's enterprise focused cloud offering. Both Oracle and Sun have a strong foot hold in the enterprise market, so this merger makes all the more sense purely from a sales point of view. Something Sun hasn't done very well at lately. Other then making tons of money, what Oracle d... (more)

C2S is now an ABBYY Europe FlexiCapture Gold Certified Partner

Capture & Document Management Experts Have Demonstrated Success at Incorporating Enterprise Capture into Business Solutions Theale, UK (19 November, 2012) - ABBYY UK Ltd. today announced it has awarded C2S, based near Bath, UK, Gold Certified Partner status in the ABBYY European Solution Partner Programme. The certification strengthens the relationship between C2S, one of the UK's foremost document capture, recognition and integration specialists and ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies. To attain Gold Certified Partner status C2S demonstrated expertise with ABBYY Data Capture technologies and a proven ability to meet customers' needs. ABBYY Europe Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including partner portal access, product training and support, all of which gives them a competitive advantag... (more)

Snapfish by HP Invites Consumers to “Share to Care” During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Snapfish by HP (NYSE:HPQ), the No. 1 online photo service, today announced the launch of its 2009 “Share to Care” campaign in support of breast cancer awareness month. Throughout October, Snapfish will offer free “Share to Care” photo greeting cards for its customers to send to friends and family members. In addition, calendars, photo books, notebooks, notepads and stickers are at the Snapfish “Share to Care” Store, where 30 percent of all proceeds will be donated to Breastcancer.org. For the first time, Snapfish is offering free greeting cards to encourage consumers to share their support with someone they care about with messages such as “Thanks for Your Support” and “Thinking of You.” Snapfish also is inviting its customers to participate in a “Share to Care” photo contest, encouraging them to show the unique ways that they support the fight against breast cance... (more)

Research and Markets: IT Market in Thailand 2011-2015: IBM, HP., Acer and AIT Public Company Ltd Dominate the Market

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8kwbrh/it_market_in_thail) has announced the addition of the "IT Market in Thailand 2011-2015" report to their offering. TechNavio's analysts forecast the Information Technology market in Thailand to grow at a CAGR of 9.2 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is government support for IT initiatives. The IT market in Thailand has also been witnessing a rise in cloud computing. However, increasing software piracy could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. TechNavio's report, the IT Market in Thailand 2011-2015, has been prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market with inputs from industry experts. The report focuses only on Thailand. It also covers the IT market in the Thailand region's landscape and its growth prospects in the ... (more)

Clare Computer Solutions Names Jim Bender as Business Development Specialist

SAN RAMON, Calif., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Network support and IT consulting services provider, Clare Computer Solutions (CCS), www.clarecomputer.com, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, announces it has named Jim Bender as Business Development Specialist. Mr. Bender, will be responsible for business development, specializing in developing new accounts and identifying prospects. He will also develop strategies and tactics for pursuing selected prospects and will participate in sales presentations, seminars, webinars, negotiations, and closing sales. "The proliferation of technologies is so rapid, we believe we need to focus on helping prospective new clients uncover ways that technology can transform their businesses," noted Brad Mendonsa, Clare Computer Solutions' CEO. "Jim Bender's understanding of business processes, and experience as a business coach ... (more)

Research and Markets: 2Q.2012 India Handset Sales Market Share and 2012-2013 Forecast: Mobile Handset Sales in India to rise to 244.6 million in 2013

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/664c4l/2q_2012_india) has announced the addition of IE Market Research Corp's new report "2Q.2012 India Handset Sales Market Share and 2012-2013 Forecast: Mobile Handset Sales in India to rise to 244.6 million in 2013" to their offering. India Handset Sales Market Share and Forecast covers 65 vendors. This report provides estimates and forecasts at the country level based on primary field research undertaken in these markets as part of Global Consumer Telecommunications and Global Enterprise Telecommunications Surveys. The report also takes into account shipment data disclosed by vendors together with Point of Sale (POS) data available through various vendors, including operators. To this comprehensive dataset, we are adding a PowerPoint presentation which provides an overview of key trends in the gl... (more)

APCON Announces Software Defined Networking Initiative

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- APCON Inc., the industry leader for intelligent data traffic management solutions for network monitoring and security, today announced a new development program in the emerging field of Software Defined Networking (SDN).   "Software Defined Networking is clearly the next generation of data center management, and APCON has a solid foundation in the principles and technical requirements that define the concept. We are launching a comprehensive development program to integrate APCON network monitoring switches with the coming generation of SDN controllers," says Richard Rauch, President and CEO of APCON. SDN separates network data flow control from the physical hardware that makes up a network. Advantages of SDN include greater flexibility to apply resources as needed without extensive remodeling of the physical network.... (more)

Pulsant Announces New Chief Operating Officer

READING, England, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulsant, the cloud, colocation and connectivity expert, has appointed Nigel Shaw as Chief Operating Officer. Reporting directly to CEO, Mark Howling, Shaw will be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of Pulsant's services, the reliable operation of its solutions and the development of its services platform. 2013 is the first financial year the Pulsant brand has operated as a single entity following the integration of the four organisations from which it was created: Scolocate; Lumison; Dedipower; and Bluesquare. The company delivered growth of over 50 per cent in 2012 compared to 2011. Shaw moves to Pulsant from Hewlett-Packard, where he held various leadership roles and was most recently managing director and vice president of HP Defence UK. Prior to HP he worked for a number of large IT and network service... (more)

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