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There is a common misconception that CMMI and Agile are polar opposites. One relies on institutionalization and documentation of processes and methodologies, while the other emphasizes interaction among workers and “working software over comprehensive documentation” (Agile Manifesto). ...
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a big piece of the cloud computing puzzle, the other pieces being Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Application software as a service (SaaS). PaaS enables the delivery of solution frameworks and components as on-demand, pay-as-you-go services. Some ...
Business is stabilizing according to HP CEO Mark Hurd, who's expecting a spike as the economy comes back. He's also not ready to "call it a turn." Although PCs, servers, software, printers and storage were all down roughly 20%, the bellwether still beat estimates Tuesday when it rep...
Ousted HP CEO Carly Fiorina, 54, who was treated for breast cancer in March, filed papers Tuesday that will let her challenge three-term Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer for her US Senate seat next year. She filed for a tax ID number and registered a campaign committee called "Car...
Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing - pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about secu...
RightScale, Jaspersoft, Talend and Vertica have joined together to deliver a complete business intelligence solution in the cloud. Jaspersoft’s kicking in the compute-intensive BI software, Talend the open source data integration software, and Vertica the analytic database management s...
iTKO says HP is going to resell its LISA Virtualize software combined with HP’s quality management, functional and performance testing solutions. It’s supposed to accelerate software testing and reduce the cost of developing increasingly complex modern applications. What LISA does is d...
HP is reselling iTKO’s LISA Virtualize product, a suite of test, validation and virtualization solutions optimized for distributed, multi-tier applications that leverage SOA, BPM, cloud computing, integration suites and ESBs. How does LISA help HP’s Quality and Performance Management s...
Posted on YouTube, HP with its "HPEN Top Ten," clip has spoofed the satirists. Usually Top Ten lists apply to areas of politics or entertainment -- but, honestly, most of the IT departments I've visited have plenty of both.
Cluster Resources, the company behind the Moab unified intelligent automation technology that's pretty much a commonplace in the world's top supercomputers, finds its business turning increasingly commercial so it's changed its name to Adaptive Computing. It thinks that Cluster Reso...
Inside Info announced today that QlikView business intelligence software ranked first in ease of use and customer loyalty, outperforming industry leaders SAP (Business Objects), Oracle (Hyperion) and IBM (Cognos) in the newly released BI Survey 8 – the world’s largest independent surve...
HP and its reseller channels are going to sell Clerity Solutions’ UniKix 11.0 mainframe rehosting software so companies can move legacy applications to more cost-effective systems and reduce their annual IT operating costs by up to 80%. Formal announcement is due next week. Some ...
Power Assure Inc, a Santa Clara start-up developing power management solutions for data centers that actively manage server capacity to match application load in real-time, has gotten a $2.5 million A round from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and individual investors. It’s supposed to reduc...
HP is going to buy Ibrix, a nine-year-old enterprise-class file-serving software shop whose wares include data protection, high-availability features and data management services for extreme scale-out, cloud and HPC deployments. Terms were not disclosed, but Ibrix, which competes w...
Jigsaw, the five-year-old data-as-a-service (DaaS) pioneer whose business has doubled for the fourth year in a row, says it’s been profitable the last two quarters despite the sour economy. Between a revenue run rate of upwards of $20 million, the recent expansion of its partner an...
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) presents a challenge to software marketing people like none other in recent history. On the one hand, SOA has been the top enterprise software bandwagon to jump on for the last four years or so, but on the other hand, many vendors have struggled to t...
ZapThink considers the SOA business case as an essential SOA artifact. Architects must have a clear picture of the business motivations for SOA, not only at the beginning of the initiative, but also as the architecture rolls out. Nevertheless, there is still frequently a disconnect bet...
Businesses of all stripes need better means of access, governance, and data lifecycle best practices, given the vast ocean of new information coming from many different directions. By getting a better handle on information explosion, enterprises can gain clarity in understanding wha...
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, a k a SingTel, Singapore's largest phone company and a major local player in broadband Internet services, is going into the cloud business, intending to establish Singapore as a regional cloud computing hub. It's launched Singapore's first integrate...
Loose coupling presents architectural challenges that are at the heart of planning and implementing the SOA infrastructure. Building the Service abstraction presents a simplified representation to the business but requires additional efforts under the covers to make that abstraction a ...
The common methods for functional GUI testing are the "record and execute" script technique and writing test programs for different scenarios. In the "record and execute," the test designer interacts with the GUI and all the events are recorded in a script. The script can later be repl...
The mantra heard most often in business these days is "Do More With Less." For many businesses, cutting costs while trying to grow—or even sustain their place in the market—is easier said than done. What could help many businesses is gaining access to some of that $787 Billion in Feder...
Lead nurturing is often thought about as being found with a flag waving when your leads decide to take action. Waiting to be found is not a strong strategy. In fact, sitting around passively encourages your leads to leak away to competitors working harder to engage them. The secret is ...
Such projections have long since ceased to be news but Oracle, which will take Sun over before another quarter closes unless the regulators make some objection, rushed out a statement saying it's seen the preliminary estimates and still expects the Sun acquisition to be accretive to it...
With 47.68% of the company already pledged to it by its two founders, Software AG says it intends to tender for the rest of German-based IDS Scheer AG and create a global vendor of infrastructure software and Business Process Management (BPM) that has more than 6,000 employees and upwa...
The agenda included a presentation about "VM Management for Green Data Centers with the OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Engine". The talk presented and demonstrated a first prototype of the functionality provided by the OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Engine to reduce energy demand...
In my post "Interfaces for Private and Public Cloud Computing", I briefly described the main differences between public and private cloud computing from the perspective of their different application scope and interfaces. My position was that a private cloud interface should provide ri...
The Chinese government has “delayed” enforcing the edict that would have compelled vendors to install its confounded Green Dam Internet-filtering software on all the Windows PCs sold in the country starting July 1. It said Tuesday through one of its house organs that it hadn’t give ven...
HP has added to the telecom versions of ProLiant, BladeSystem, and Integrity server families as well as its StorageWorks portfolio. It says the customer has become “king” and that telecom operators are racing to streamline their networks. Proprietary technologies are giving way to open...
VMware has cut an OEM deal to integrate HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping software into its vCenter software as a virtual appliance next year when vCenter’s ConfigControl is available. Users will be able to manage both physical and virtual machines off the same console. Meanwhile, HP...
Analysts in addition to myself are hearing consistently from IT executives that cost-optimization, cost-containment, and cost-reduction initiatives are the top priorities being driven from the business side onto IT.
HP Wednesday took the wraps off the first new server family it’s created since the BladeSystem C-class was invented and ran away with the market.
After weeks of slow-moving negotiations and due diligence, CA has bought what it describes as “certain data center automation and policy-based optimization expertise and assets from Cassatt,” the failed Bill Coleman start-up that sucked up $100 million in venture money on its way to th...
HP CEO Mark Hurd told a Sanford Bernstein conference in New York Thursday that he’s not ready to call a bottom or even speculate on the timing of a breakout, when the bubble of pent-up demand created by four-year-old desktops, notebooks, and servers will burst. He was pretty much repea...
A Massachusetts court has decided that the former president of EMC’s storage business, David Donatelli, until a few weeks ago the company’s number two guy in charge of the bulk of its ~$15 billion in revenues, can go to work for HP after all. He just can’t do the job he was hired for. ...
A Massachusetts court has decided that the former president of EMC’s storage business, David Donatelli, until a few weeks ago the company’s number two guy in charge of the bulk of its ~$15 billion in revenues, can go to work for HP after all. He just can’t do the job he was hired for. ...
HP came in with revenues down 3% to $27.4 billion in its second quarter or, if you look at it another way, up 3% in local currency because of the gyrations in the dollar. All segments but services were hit a lot worse than the final numbers look. Net earnings were down 17% to $1.7 bill...
HP has recalled about 70,000 lithium-ion notebook batteries as a fire precaution. A couple exploded. The widgets affected were sold between August 2007 and March 2008 and include the HP Pavilion (models dv2000, dv2500, dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dv9000, dv9500 and dv9700); Compaq ...
Well here’s a chirpy little thought from the Wall Street Journal. It said Thursday that businesses have stopped slashing their IT budgets. Although it probably felt worse, corporate tech spending was supposedly down 8% last year and is supposed to contract 3% this year (9% according to...
Sun had a suitor other than IBM and Oracle. It says so in its proxy statement where it tells of its blow-by-blow adventures since November 6 when Sam Palmisano, the CEO of IBM, thinly disguised in the account as Party A, approached Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz about a takeover. Sometime b...