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It’s Thursday morning, you’re the CEO of a large, publicly traded company, and you just called your executives into the conference room for the exciting news. The board of directors has approved the acquisition of a key competitor, and you’re looking for a call-to-action to get everyon...
I'm proud to announce that representatives from Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and Unisys will join me in a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, 2009.As Technical Chair of this conference, my goal has been ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Diamond" and "Platinum" sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming Cloud Expo New York sold out the same day the "show prospectus" for the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) was sent to more than 100...
Gartner thinks the server business has stopped sliding into the abyss. Third-quarter sales weren’t as bad as second-quarter sales – well, for most everybody except Sun that is. The numbers give Oracle, Sun’s prospective buyer, another data point it can try to rub the European Commissio...
HP today announced new integrations of the recently introduced HP Converged Infrastructure architecture for Microsoft applications, enabling customers to simplify the management of their computing environments while increasing efficiency. The proliferation of IT sprawl has created tech...
Brocade CEO Michael Klayko said Monday that the company’s not being shopped, labeling a widely quoted story some weeks back in the Wall Street Journal claiming it was and that Oracle and HP were interested “just false.” Oracle immediately denied any interest and HP just bought 3Com. Kl...
HP, which pre-announced relatively happy results a couple of weeks ago when it said it was buying 3Com, came in exactly on target with earnings of $2.4 billion, or 99 cents a share, up 14%, on revenues of $30.8 billion, down 8.4% year-over-year from $33.6 billion. And the company reite...
Emily Post would probably say Voltaire owes Cisco a bouquet of flowers – about the size Chicago gangsters send to funerals – for steering the two trophy accounts its way, since Cisco may have sacrificed its 77% market share to go adventuring. Voltaire marketing VP Asaf Somekh suggests ...
A study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing their professional experiences and learning from their peers. The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from spendi...
Voltaire today announced that Voltaire’s new 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, 40 Gb/s QDR InfiniBand director switch, and Unified Fabric Manager software (UFM) are available from HP as part of the HP Unified Cluster Portfolio. Known for its InfiniBand switching leadership, Voltaire recently...
Adaptive Computing said today it has signed an agreement for HP to resell Moab Adaptive Computing Suite for HP ProLiant and BladeSystem server families to integrate in highly scalable and flexible infrastructure solutions for high performance computing (HPC), datacenter and cloud compu...
HP pre-announced its preliminary fiscal fourth quarter results Wednesday when it disclosed it was buying 3Com to stick it to Cisco. In the process it raised its fiscal 2010 outlook. It figures it’ll show revenues of $30.8 billion, down 8% for the October quarter or down 5% when adjuste...
HP is going to buy 3Com, which has been for sale forever, for $2.7 billion in cash, making it HP’s fourth-largest acquisition ever and giving Cisco a comeuppance for treading on HP’s server toes. HP says that the acquisition will make it number two in networking behind Cisco, which ...
Carly Fiorina, HP’s ousted CEO, has formally made herself a candidate to run for the U.S. Senate on the Republican ticket seeking to dethrone three-term Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer on the strength of her business background. Actually HP has done quite well with her acquisition o...
What is a cloud computing platform? Is it simply automated provisioning systems coupled with a resource virtualization, where the workload is policy driven, and resources over committed and any resource contention handled by policy driven resolution? As it turns out technologies that p...
Carl Icahn announced today that he had informed the Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc. that he was resigning as a director of Yahoo!. Mr. Icahn told the Board that in his view there was not a need at this time for an activist director at Yahoo! Mr. Icahn indicated that there are a numbe...
There is now a thing called EuroCloud, for the moment a French-based SaaS and cloud community whose 70-odd members include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, France Telecom and SAP and whose 30 supporters include Amazon. The object of the name is to share best practices and expand...
Acer has come from behind to knock Dell off its perch as the second-largest PC vendor in the world, and Dell is still hurting from its loss to HP which claimed Dell’s old No. 1 title three years ago. Acer president Gianfranco Lanci just predicted Tuesday that Acer would dethrone De...
Not content with running off some Sun customers and piggybacking on Sun resellers, HP has plucked Randy Seidl, the senior vice-president of Sun’s North America region global sales and services organization, out of there and made him head of Americas sales for its Enterprise Storage, Se...
HP is close to moving its printer unit into its PC unit according to an unconfirmed, unattributed piece in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday, which would mean redoing what CEO Mark Hurd undid when he got there to shake the Carly dust off the company. The reorg reportedly just needs Hur...
VMware: I already have the most popular virtualization software and I will integrate Spring Source and create the best PaaS offering. Amazon EC2: I am extending my cloud facility to a virtual private environment so that you security concerns are taken care. Microsoft: I am giving you a...
This must have been what vaudeville was like when a none-too-successful act opened for the star. Dell unveiled a high-end anorexic laptop Tuesday that basically has Linux opening for Windows. Windows has a bit of a problem with this instantly gratifying instant-on booting busin...
Xerox, which squandered the chance to bring about the PC revolution itself, has needed a growth solution for quite a while. Monday it said it found one and would spend $6.4 billion in cash and stock buying Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), whose $6.5 billion in revenues reportedly ma...
With IP networks taking on many new challenges from VoIP, rich multimedia and other high-bandwidth consuming and high-priority applications, SMBs need to be sure the network connectivity between their business and Cloud Computing provider is protected with controls for reliable Interne...
HP has introduced a holistic approach to technology integration with solution-focused services that allow customers to strategically manage deployments faster with lower risk and reduced cost. HP Integration Services offer 10 new modeled solutions to solve the most common industry or t...
I happy to announce my appointment by SYS-CON to be the Technical Chair of the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. This event is a 1-day deep dive into how cloud computing is changing the way that Federal agencies leverage, procure and utilize IT. GovITExpo, which is being ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Scott Ryan, CEO of Asankya, will be presenting at the upcoming GovIT Expo(www.GovITExpo.com)this coming October 6th in Washington, DC. The session will be entitled “The Growth of Government Clouds.” Now that the Obama administration has pegged cloud ...
Intel’s appeal to the Court of First Instance of the European Commission’s monopoly abuse decision against it claims that the EC didn’t prove that it hammered AMD into the ground with its discounts. According to a summary of the otherwise sealed appeal published over the weekend in the...
On yet another application review with a prospective client the issue of potentially troublesome data entity relationships came up. A number of our clients are existing QuickBase users who have made an initial attempt to design their applications and find that some assistance is neede...
Oracle terday afternoon wheeled out "the world's first" OLTP Database Machine based on so-called FlashFire solid-state disk SSD technology from Sun. It's supposed to be the fastest computer on the planet for both data warehouses and OLTP. It's supposed to break the I/O bottleneck by pr...
Founder and former Satyam Computer Services CEO Ramalinga Raju, 54, the admitted bad boy of India who overstated the company's revenues by a billion dollars more or less, suffered a reported heart attack Monday afternoon while in the calaboose awaiting imminent trial. He's in the hospi...
Yesterday a friend of mine was asking me what I've been doing lately in my spare time. When I mentioned that I'd been doing a lot of messing around with Windows Azure, he was naturally curious. After explaining what Azure is, he asked me what the difference was between Windows Azure, a...
ESB products emerged around 2002 from message-oriented middleware (MOM). Faced with market domination by IBM, MOM vendors were the first to jumpstart the ESB concept with the aim of developing a unique selling proposition. They added Web service and EAI capabilities on top of existing ...
Often, estimates are initially made with an incomplete understanding of requirements. Estimation is done at the beginning of the lifecycle before the requirements are defined and thus the problem understood. How can you accurately estimate unless you know what the problem we intend to ...
Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), which already owned the lion’s share of Globalfoundaries, its joint venture with AMD, is buying Singapore’s loss-making Chartered Semiconductor for $1.8 billion cash, a move that could eventually challenge Taiwan’s ...
There’s a big scorch mark where server sales used to be according to IDC, which put out its worst-since-records-have-been-kept Q2 figures Wednesday, hoping that with the installed base growing increasing hoary with age buyers are starting to replace them. The researcher said factory...
At VMworld today HP announced what it says is the first virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution for under $1,000 a seat. The HP Virtual Desktop Reference Architecture for VMware was demonstrated during VMware CEO Paul Maritz’s keynote presentation and is currently being deployed ...
Over the last couple of years I have been focused on identifying sustainable business models for communication service providers. As part of this analysis I have investigated the return on invested capital (ROIC) as a ratio of weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for a variety of se...
Cloud computing is becoming a ubiquitous concept. It has mass-market implications for the technology industry, and it is advancing at speeds rarely seen with any major technological evolution. As a business leader, do you know why cloud computing is important to you? What parts of y...
The debate has raged for some time now about the exact definition of a 5GL. One might argue that there also is still some debate going on about what exactly is a Platform as a Service PaaS. Throw together two semi-ambiguous industry-specific buzzwords and what do you get? Well, for ...