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Interarbor Solutions Blog HP's purchase last year of EDS came just as talk of cloud computing options ramped up. So how does long-time outsourcing pioneer EDS fit into a new cloud ecology? Is EDS, in fact, a cloud provider? And how will IT departments properly factor their decisions on what to keep on-premises in data centers versus placing assets and workloads on someone else's cloud infrastructure? We pose these and other "fluid sourcing" future questions to David Gee, Vice President of Marketing at EDS, in an interview by me, BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner. It comes as part of a special BriefingsDirect podcast series from the Hewlett-Packard Software Universe 2009 Conference in Las Vegas this week. ... (more)

Cloud Computing and Virtual Images

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer A look at several different cloud computing solutions will reveal a technological enabler present in almost each one. The enabler I'm talking about is the use of virtual images. I cannot think of many, if any, cloud computing solutions that provide software elements (i.e. more than just servers, storage, memory, etc.) that do not use virtual images in some form or fashion. Of course, one of the reasons virtual images form the backbone of many cloud solutions is obvious. Virtual images provide the benefits of server virtualization. We can activate many virtual images on the same physical machine, thus allowing us to achieve multi-tenancy (multiple operating systems and software stacks installed on the same physical machine). Besides driving higher hardware utilization rates, it also provides us the capability to run heterogeneous software envi... (more)

IBM CEO Seeks Heir

IBM CEO Sam Palmisano is going to designate his heir apparent in 12-18 months by naming a president or operating chief, according to the Wall Street Journal. Handicappers say the mantle is likely to fall on the shoulders of Virginia Rometty, 53, who led the integration of PriceWaterhouseCoopers' consulting arm, got her services card punched and in the three quarters she's been running sales has managed to up the number 5.8%. Obviously she would be IBM's first female captain. Also reportedly in the race are Global Services chief Michael Daniels, 56, who may be too old and Rodney Adkins, 52, the African-American, who held the server unit together after Robert Moffat got arrested in the Galleon Group insider-trading case. He would be IBM's first minority CEO. He's recently been given the job of chasing business in Africa but lacks services experience. Palmisano is r... (more)

Software Defined Networks (SDNs) - A History Lesson

[Gracely's Theorem - 99% of all new tech ideas are just old tech ideas + bandwidth + faster CPUs] I'm a big fan of history, especially technology history, because it gives us such wonderful guidance about what to expect with each new "technology disruption". Just like the history of mankind, technology tends to follow repeatable trends, actions and mistakes. The latest trend that I've been carefully watching is around Software Defined Networks (SDNs). Today's SDN discussions are primarily focused on how new paradigms will change the architecture of IP networks and how network-level services are delivered and managed. This shift is being led by companies like Big Switch, Nicira, Embrane , and Cumulus, but it's being closely watched by incumbents like Cisco, HP, IBM and Juniper. At the core of SDNs are a couple of basic principles: If the hardware and software functions... (more)

NIST Big Data Workshop

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory will be holding a Big Data workshop at its Gathersburg MD facility on 13 June 2012. Historically similar workshops have resulted in important exchanges of information that can help industry and government and academia bring focus to important concepts and all indications are that this event will be positive for the current dialog on Big Data. We will cover this event and provide a recap here for your reference. More from NIST is below: In the March 2012 unveiling of the BIG DATA Initiative,  Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, indicated that this new initiative promises to transform our ability to use BIG DATA for scientific discovery, environmental and biomedical research, education, and nat... (more)

BBC wins Broadcaster of the Year at ConnectedWorld.TV Awards 2012

(Amsterdam - 11 September 2012) The BBC was unveiled as Broadcaster of the Year at the climax of the 2012 ConnectedWorld.TV Awards. In association with the IBC Connected World, the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards are organised by BPL Broadcast Ltd, the leading publisher and event organiser for the broadcast industry, to celebrate the exciting developments in television and video consumption at the intersection of broadcast and broadband. The Awards, which recognise pioneers in the "business of content everywhere", were presented at a gala dinner in Amsterdam last night (Monday 10 September) during IBC2012. The BBC emerged from a high quality short list that also included Central European Media Enterprises, France Télévisions, Spain's RTVE, Televised Revolution and Zon Multimedia, to win the highest honour bestowed by the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards which is awarded to the bro... (more)

Debriefing Software conjures new time-saving features for Wizards Storage Portal for IBM TSM, Storwize and SVC

Introduces even greater Storage Resource Management control for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), Storwize and SVC. Visit www.debriefingsoftware.com to download a free, full-featured, 30-day trial of Wizards Storage Portal Sept 13, 2012 - Viby J, Denmark - Debriefing Software has launched a major upgrade to its award-winning Wizards Storage Portal for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), Storwize and SVC - making it even easier for IBM customers to take control of storage resources and save IT time and budget. Wizards Storage Portal is a user-friendly cloud business portal that monitors and analyses backup and storage resource management performance in real-time with a customisable dashboard and more than 200 preconfigured graphs and reports. Delivered as a software-as-a-service offering, WSP helps enterprises manage their IBM backup and storage solutions more efficientl... (more)

UK Law Firm Takes Meetings To The Cloud

DWF LLP selects Logicalis UK for pay-per-use IP Video Service 5th October 2012, London - Logicalis UK today announced that business law firm, DWF LLP, has signed up for its cloud-based video facility. Logicalis' ImmersiV video-as-a-service, which connects via IP and is delivered in a pay-per-use consumption model, will enable DWF to communicate effectively across its network of offices and with clients through high definition video conferencing. ImmersiV is a new monthly per-user subscription facility that connects to the organisation's IP network. It replaces DWF's legacy ISDN video conferencing systems, which provided lower quality, limited functionality and were costly to use. Richard Hodkinson, CTO at DWF, said: "We wanted to upgrade communication facilities throughout the business to facilitate closer collaboration of legal teams and clients across our increas... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Dynamsoft TFS Hosted: Most Professional TFS Hosting

VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/16/12 -- Dynamsoft Corporation, utilizing its 8 Years of experience in developing source control solutions and 4 years in version control cloud service, expanded its service to offer a hosting solution for TFS and is now continuously enhancing it. TFS is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management solution. With it, you can effectively manage your projects throughout the IT lifecycle. In this rapidly growing technology world with robust products around, good customer service became the increasing demand to users searching for a solution. Dynamsoft is committed to providing better customer service and solutions to our customers. Commented Darius, a Dynamsoft customer: "It's nice to chat with a good tech support. Very polite and customer satisfaction focused. Good in handling customers, ve... (more)

Article One Partners Unveils Survey Results From IP Patent Litigation Study

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/17/12 -- Article One Partners (AOP), the world's largest patent research community, has unveiled the findings from its second annual Napa summit. In a comprehensive survey designed to gauge the state of the global patent industry, 36 senior executives from more than 20 Intellectual Property (IP)-leading companies discussed urgent issues facing the IP industry. The survey found that although patent threats are on the rise, collaborative solutions, including AOP's global research network, are key to both deterring and managing nuisance lawsuits. Additionally, executives discussed the rise of patents as a new source of a company's assets. Among the companies surveyed were 10 of the top 30 targets of Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs), which own and profit from patents they may never use. Attendees represented the high tech, media and ent... (more)