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Given the time, money as well as effort IBM has poured into promoting and generating awareness around XIV, it must be relevant to someone. IBM recently released another round of momentum news, customer testimonials and product enhancements while making a point that there are now over 1...
It's my contention that we're only now entering the true data-driven decade. And all that data needs to run somewhere. And it's not going to be in MySQL, no matter who ends up owning it.
LONDON, UK (Tuesday 10th November, 2009) — ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac now supports Mac OS X v. 10.6 Snow Leopard.First released to the market in summer 2009...
Lately there seems to be a minor debate among the clouderati about the semantic differences between the term "the cloud" versus the use of "cloud computing". So I thought I'd jump into the fray.As someone who spends his days eating, breathing and sometimes drinking cloud computing, i...
Cloud Expo is the new PC Expo, Comdex or InternetWorld, and will be the next global IT event for the decade starting with 2010. This year's West Coast conference had 1,700 pre-registered delegates on the Friday before the conference opened. More than 500 additional registrations came i...
Here is my initial thought: are you kidding me ? David's theory is that the adoption of Cloud Computing would be far more "acceptable" (aka politically correct) if we didn't have executives like Unisys's Richard Marcello saying: "We were able to eliminate a whole bunch of actually U.S....
I recently added 20 yards of distance to every club in my golf bag with no effort whatsoever (and the chipping now is sublime). For the non-golfers out there, this is quite a significant improvement. I have played the game for about 15 years achieved a reasonable standard and plateaued...
A widening cost and productivity division exists between older, hand-coded software assets and replacement technologies on newer, more efficient standards-based systems. Somewhere in the mix, there are also core legacy assets distinct from so-called contextal assets. There is legacy wh...
By Wendy Weiss On a cold call you have approximately 10-30 seconds to grab your prospects’ attention—and you won’t get a second chance. Read on to discover how to gain your prospects’ attention… I was eating lunch. The phone rang and thinking it might be a client calling (and also, l...
This article explores the use of geospatial information to provide a network-centric view of the mobile work place and the real-time location of your mobile assets. USAF Colonel John Boyd is credited with the concept of the OODA loop. The OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide and Act) is...
Whether you are searching for a Cloud Computing solution for your enterprise or you want to learn about the latest and greatest Cloud Computing technology, The Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, California running from  November 2 until November 4 is for you. http://cloudcomputingexp...
Some of the concerns I've heard repeatedly is the potential barriers to entry for participation in this type of association. The last thing this association should be is an inclusive club for a few select technology vendors and insiders. It needs to be available to all and should foste...
Risk analysis specialist sees sales revenues jump in Middle East and North AfricaRisk and decision analysis expert Palisade (www.palisade.com) has reported an increase in Middle East and North Africa sales revenue of 241 percent in the first half of 2009, compared to the same period th...
New HP battery lives up to three times longer than conventional batteries LONDON, UK, October 13, 2009 – HP today announced the new HP Pavilion dv8 Entertainment Laptop PC. The stunning 18.4-inch, full high-definition, ultra-widescreen, ultra BrightView display with built-in TV ...
LONDON, UK, October 13, 2009 – Providing consumers with an engaging and interactive computing experience, HP today expanded its TouchSmart portfolio with three new products. They are: • the HP Pavilion dv3 with TouchSmart – the industry’s first multi-touc...
Roy Zeighami, Principal Cooling/Energy Architect at Hewlett Packard’s Business Critical Systems Division to present innovative design of low power density for IT equipment. London, 8th October 2009 – The 4th Annual Power and Cooling for Data Centres, which takes place at ...
Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres, is to host The Green Grid’s upcoming EMEA Technical Forum in Amsterdam. The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems, is holdi...
Becker Services Further Distinguishes its Portfolio with Certified Partner Status for an Award-Winning Data Capture Product Bracknell, UK (Tuesday 6th October, 2009) – ABBYY UK, a member of the ABBYY Group and a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguist...
Back in the old good days of enterprise software, we did not need to worry about our customers. We delivered bits on DVDs – it was up to the customers to struggle with installation, integration, management, customization and other aspects of software operations. We collected all ...
Highly Scalable and Intelligent Solution for Automating Data and Document Capture Processes across Organisations of Any Size and Type London, UK (Tuesday 29th September, 2009) — ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and language software, today announc...
Some of the key things to think about when putting your application on the cloud are discussed below. Cloud computing is relatively new, and best practice is still being established. However we can learn from earlier technologies and concepts such as utility compute, SaaS, outsourcing ...
Investors and decision-makers must demand uncertainty analysis warns Palisade As the media reports tentative signs that the recession is over and the stock markets start to head upwards again, risk analysis expert Palisade (www.palisade.com) is warning on the false security offered by...
Cloud computing is at the very peak of Gartner Hype-Cycle – literally! But, a question which I do not think have received sufficient attention is – to move to cloud, do we need a paradigm shift in programming? Do we need to make a shift like we did when we adopted OO? In my mind there ...
On Thursday, September 10th, 2009, I moderated a panel at the 1105 Group’s Enterprise Architecture Conference in Washington, DC entitled, “SOA Goes Mainstream – An Industry and Government Roadmap.” On the panel we had two Federal government agency representatives and two industry repr...
As enterprise interest in cloud computing offerings and concepts continues to increase, the number of solutions in both the public and private cloud spaces increases as well. Theres been much debate over public versus private cloud, even to the point of debating whether there can be su...
I had a different name for this blog entry but just ‘Jump Drive’ is an awful blog title. They go by many names; jump drive, USB drive, flash drive, memory stick and a few others, but removable media is a serious threat to IT organizations. Graduating from floppy disks, as early as 20...
Joe McKendrick kicks off a thread on the current state of SOA Security. As usual, most discussion of SOA Security applies to "how SOA can be made secure". This is understandable. And, as some commentators have pointed out, there is a body of Best Practice out there on how to secure ser...
Many of the concepts first proposed and extolled during the Internet hype curve in the mid-1990s are now bearing fruit. Perhaps we should think of cloud computing as less than a separate hype curve, and more as the realization of the original Internet value curve , now some 15 years in...
British Energy joins the world’s largest e-Invoicing network London 28. August 2009 – British Energy, part of EDF Energy, the UK’s largest electricity generator, has today announced its decision to implement electronic invoicing with OB10, the world's leading e-Invo...
As part of my daily research, I subscribe to LinkedIn's Cloud Hosting & Service Providers Forum, where I saw an interesting post yesterday.It was about the now-defunct, though highly successful in the short run, Car Allowance Rebate
As the DoD and their contractors hammered out the details of Net-Centricity, it became increasingly clear that Net-Centricity required a broad, architectural approach to achieving agile information sharing in the context of a complex, siloed organization. At that point, SOA entered the...
In the same vein as the article on BPMS, have you considered a SaaS based IT PPMS (Project and Portfolio Management Systems) tool for your next project? If you are in that process now, you're in luck as Gartner has recently released their review of those tools. The report can be [......
Much discussion in the cloud computing world has focused on a simple question: Is a private cloud infrastructure worthy of the name? It's been posed in many ways, with some going so far as claiming that there is no such thing as a private cloud. Although discussions like these are all ...
My first read through a post on the Cloud Front Office led me to scoff disdainfully at the re-emergence of a concept central to a successful SOA implementation: the service catalog. Oh, we called it "registry" and then "registry/repository (reg/rep)" and finally "governance" but the co...
"Historically, the architect has been the coordinator of all other disciplines involved in the building process. According to training and licensing exams, architects must be able to integrate all building disciplines to protect the overall health, safety, and welfare of a project. W...
The anticipated benefits from adopting managed cloud services have reached the executives suites of many corporations. Proactive CEOs and CFOs are pushing their IT leadership team to seek out actionable information and guidance. There's also a constant stream of service providers an...
HP will offer the HP Solutions Virtual Event for The Americas. The three-day session will feature 30 breakout sessions, seminars, presentations and demo theater presentations.
I’ve written a good bit here about the various ways Microsoft and Citrix overlap in the hypervisor space, ranging from topics like shared code base through competition for the desktop space. To me, these two players have always been the underdogs battling for the right to go head-to-he...
As part of my job, I help customers to select the appropriate software to either fulfill a need or as a component of a larger solution.  Fulfilling this role means comparing similar software offerings and selecting the best fit.  The challenge in this goal is to map the vendor offering...
In theory, migration to the Cloud makes business sense; you’re enabling companies to rent computing power that would cost them too much to buy. I won’t bore you with yet another blog post on the ‘what is it’ topic. There is a great synopsis of Cloud Computing published by Mache Creeg...