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HP has tapped David Shirk, until a moment ago executive VP of global marketing and communications at Siemens, to be senior VP of worldwide marketing of its $54 billion Enterprise Business. The move recasts incumbent Deborah Nelson as chief of staff for the enterprise sales, marketing...
Once the news got out that it had welched on its 2005 patent pledge to the open source community and had threatened TurboHercules (TH) with patent infringement, IBM had to come up with some cover story or another to contain the fallout. So it switched places with many of its observers ...
SYS-CON announced today that "Cloud Expo, Inc." has spun out of SYS-CON Events, Inc. as a startup events management company effective March 1, 2010. Carmen Gonzalez begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting was named president & CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. Carmen...
There's simply no nice way of putting this. IBM is an Indian giver. To prevent the commercialization of the long-standing open source project Hercules - which might put some of its mainframe revenues at risk since Hercules is a mainframe emulator - IBM has suddenly claimed - out of ...
Microsoft cloud services mean freedom for businesses. The freedom to access the technology you want, where and when you want it. The freedom to take advantage of the latest technology as a capital expense, or an operational one. The freedom to focus on running your business - not runni...
HP has named Peter Galanis president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Canada. He was previously director of global accounts for HP's Manufacturing & Distribution Industries business in the central region. He joined HP in 2006, after serving in various sales, channel and marketing positions a...
GroundWork Open Source Inc. (GWOS, http://www.gwos.com/), the leader in commercial open source systems and network management software, today launched the newest version of its Enterprise Quickstart virtual appliance powered by Canonical’s Ubuntu Server 9.10. Targeted as a trial soluti...
Texas ISV Neon Enterprise Software, accepting that it's in a fight to the death with IBM over mainframes, ripped the kid gloves off, amended its pre-Christmas suit against its giant nemesis for tortious interference, business disparagement and unfair competition and charged Blue with a...
Gartner is now projecting 19.7% growth in worldwide PC shipments this year. That would mean 366.1 million units with tablets accounting for 10.5 million. Gartner expects revenues to increase 12.2% to $245 billion, which is way more than the measly 1.9% increase it was projecting in Dec...
Sometime this year the slate HP demo’d at the Consumer Electronics Show is going to go into competition with Apple’s newfangled iPad. HP is kinda ticked that Apple is stealing its thunder. It’s been working on the dingus for five years and says it could have put it out two years ago ...
You may wonder whether it’s too early to make the call given the lack of interoperability standards, security concerns, and common definition of cloud computing. Well, the IPTV space shares many of the same similarities – emerging technology, emerging standards, emerging adoption, var...
HP Labs has opened an advanced research facility in Singapore, where it means to re-examine data center and application design principles to explore how future cloud computing needs will be met. The facility will support a number of cloud initiatives already underway at other HP Labs...
Oracle co-president Charles Phillips was supposed to become CEO of CA - for all its muddied skirts still one of the world's largest software companies - and then those "soul mates forever" billboards popped up in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco, exposing his near decade-long bi-coa...
Cisco is not going to renew HP’s long-time systems integrator contract when it expires on April 30. That means HP won’t be a Cisco Certified Channel or Global Service Alliance partner anymore because Cisco Certified Channel or Global Service Alliance partners get proprietary Cisco in...
Colin Clark launched on Wednesday "CEP Complex Event Processing" topic on Ulitzer. Colin has been processing events in event processing for over 20 years and has both founded a couple of companies and held executive positions at others in the space. Complex event processing, or C...
Mark Kryzko spoke in Washington today about how the Cloud is helping the DoD to buy weapons systems more wisely. "How does the DoD, a huge bureaucracy, get data to flow fast enough to get what it needs to do done?" Kryzko asked out loud, before answering that $1.6 trillion is spent by...
After things clicked for HP in the January quarter and it sniffed an “accelerating market,” it decided to raise its outlook for the year believing it can outperform the market. CEO Mark Hurd says 2010 ain’t gonna be 2009 redux, at least not for HP. He’s predicting growth of 6%-7% and a...
Today’s enterprises are creating web-based content at breakneck speed. Much of this digital content becomes bona fide business records that demand document management with regulatory compliance and legal discovery demands in mind. The latest version of HP’s advanced records management ...
This article looks at the basic interoperability requirements when communicating with the Cloud, and in particular at techniques and standards used to express and enforce wire-level contracts between communicating parties, as these parties are increasingly also contracting parties in a...
HP has shrunk its 40-foot container down to 20 feet, figuring to match more applications. It says the new POD, or Performance-Optimized Datacenter, has been designed with portability and space in mind. Unlike its big brother, it can be transported by air without breaking the bank. The ...
IBM says it carved a couple of hundred notches on its gun in the fourth quarter after persuading both Sun and HP users to defect. It says all told it’s gotten 2,200 companies to move off of HP and Sun server and storage gear since beginning its Migration Factory program four years ago....
Most enterprise technologists should see a continued payoff of the hard work in planning, architecture, documentation, development and configuration work that has been occurring over the last several years.  Enterprise technologists were building Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) lo...
Just as Oracle is reportedly about to draw a “Get Out of EC Jail Free” card next week, Russia’s regulators have waded into the situation and are threatening to hold up its acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) Wednesday decided to kick off an inv...
Claiming to have struck the tightest, most deeply integrated relationship ever seen in the industry - apparently the next best thing to one of them acquiring the other - HP and Microsoft said Wednesday that together they're going to pour $250 million over the next three years into a ne...
In response to massive demand, the world's largest Cloud event - the International Cloud Computing Expo series - is expanding its number of tracks and sessions for April 2010. The deadline for the very popular Call for Papers, which resulted in a greater deluge of submissions than ever...
Change, then change again: it’s a story familiar to developer managers everywhere. Projects are getting bigger and more complex. Developers are striving to reduce time-to-market, and squeeze releases out ever faster to keep pace with the market’s demands for new functionality. W...
Hewlett-Packard this week upgraded its Operations Orchestration software, the stuff for provisioning enterprise applications and automating functions like configuration and change management, archiving and managing physical and virtual infrastructures, to support EC2. Customer demand r...
During this morning’s IAC breakfast, discussing “Transparency, Collaboration and Web 2.0”, a panelist made a very interesting point. While the US Federal Government’s use of Internet social media services and cloud-based information-sharing applications is well underway, albeit at the ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Oracle was named exclusive "Diamond Sponsor" of Cloud Expo 2010. Cloud Expo was formed in 2007 the same day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud ...
Everyone wants to lower their capital expenditures and increase operational efficiency - it's a sign of the times. The economy of the past 12 - 18 months has forced all organizations to do more with less and become more efficient. While everyone can identify with the request to do more...
Cloud Computing and its ability to process the needs of multiple users with shared resources in a dynamic and transparent fashion doesn’t happen by chance. The underlying technologies and their ability to provide elasticity, scalability, and automation, while protecting data in motion,...
Today, every IT enablement and business transformation task has an element of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) embedded in it. However, even with matured SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) processes for IT execution, the gap in identifying business services for an SOA implementat...
Yankee Group today unveiled its annual predictions, projecting that 2010 will be a year of rebuilding for the communications sector. While the economic crisis has permanently changed how consumers, enterprises and network builders approach connectivity, the report, “From Crisis Comes O...
The ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) today released the Cloud Computing Risk Assessment document. The document does well by including a focus on SMEs (Small and Medium sized Enterprises) because, as the report says, "Given the reduced cost and flexibility it ...
In today’s technology-dependent enterprise environment, the efficiency of most business processes depends directly on the effective performance of the IT infrastructure. Almost every single activity - from servicing a customer to shipping purchased products - is dependent upon one or m...
HP has tapped Ron Coughlin to run its LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions unit, reporting to printer chief Vyomesh Joshi. He succeeds David Murphy who is leaving “to pursue other professional interests.” HP reckons it’s handing Coughlin, a Pepsi veteran who been running HP’s printer mark...
We are standing on the threshold of a new transition in information technology and communications; a radical departure from current practice that promises to bring us new levels of efficiency at a vastly reduced cost. Cloud computing is full of potential, bursting with opportunity and ...
With its ability to provide users dynamically scalable, shared resources over the Internet and avoid large upfront fixed costs, cloud computing promises to change the future of computing. However, storing a lot of data creates a situation similar to storing a lot of money, attracting m...
Many IT architects are discovering that technical and economic incentives are mounting for exploiting alternatives to mainframe computing applications and systems. As enterprises seek to cut their total IT costs, they examine alternatives to hard-to-change and -manage legacy systems. T...
Henry David Thoreau once wrote: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation". Much the same can be said of the multitude of users struggling with open source reporting and analysis tools like Mondrian or Jaspersoft. The difference, of course, if that those folks happen to be prett...