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Which ecosystem am I talking about? IBM had ruled and still rules the mainframe ecosystem . But the game changed! Microsoft lorded over the desktop ecosystem. It still does but we all know that the game is changing again. You would be pardoned if you think that the new game in town ...
Do we need programming languages? You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you may need to change your mind. Why is Google working two (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM (X10), Cray (Chapel) and Red Hat (Ceylon) working on creating a new pr...
IBM is out to push its Power-based servers into Big Data and the cloud. Its problem is the cheap commodity servers sold by HP and Dell. Its answer Tuesday was to cut the price of its proprietary hardware by as much as 50%. That was the day it unveiled a line of eight Power 7+-bas...
IBM says it is buying the software portfolio of Star Analytics Inc, a privately held business analytics firm in California, on undisclosed terms. The acquisition, another in a string of Big Data and analytics acquisitions, is supposed to advance IBM’s business analytics initiatives s...
Is Big Data a buzzword with no clear definition? Wikipedia defines Big Data as… …a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications… Here is a collection of 13 (unluck...
"This past year was one of incredible growth for us, in several ways," said Paul Gigg, President and CEO, as SOA Software today announced a 52% increase in its 2012 revenues versus the prior year. With expansion into new international markets, the development of an enterprise API manag...
What if you could make informed decisions on critical business issues by leveraging insights from the volume, velocity and variety of structured and unstructured data? Register for January’s TechTalk, and you'll discover how to combine the big data processing capabilities of IBM Info...
This is a follow-up companion post to the larger industry trends and perspectives series from eariler today (Part I, Part II and Part III) pertaining to today's VMAX 10K enhancement and other announcements by EMC, and the industry myth of if large storage arrays or systems are dead. T...
Hybrid tools try to resolve the debate of … “Should you write a mobile web application which will render on multiple platforms without significant change but won’t be able to take advantage on native features?” Or “Should you create platform specific native application to fully util...
The guy who runs IBM’s big services unit that means so much to it – pulling in maybe 57% of its revenues – is going to retire on March 31. Mike Daniels was supposedly in contention to replace former CEO Sam Palmisano but lost out to sales chief Ginni Rometty a year ago. He’s been w...
Enterprise Framework service in Datapower environment is a service implementation to minimize the exposure of ports and their configuration on firewall. All services running inside the Datapower need to be installed on the appliance IP address and on the port. As the number of servic...
IBM is buying Texas-based StoredIO, née Deepfile, which develops information management, compliance and electronic discovery software. Terms were not disclosed. Blue said StoredIQ will help customers derive value from unstructured Big Data and respond more efficiently to litigation ...
“This year we’ve seen enterprises turn increasingly to Dell Services to help modernize and adapt their IT environments to manage the growing challenges and opportunities presented by these disruptive forces," said Suresh Vaswani, president, Dell Services, as Dell's CEO Michael Dell use...
Increasingly organizations are looking to tap the collective power of social, mobile and cloud technologies. We asked Ric Telford, IBM VP of Cloud Services, to share his perspective on the trend in light of IBM's new social business software including SmartCloud Docs, a cloud-based off...
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Cloud, a leading DevOps optimization company, today announced the appointment of cloud computing and enterprise software executive Steve Brodie as the company's CEO, effective immediately.
OpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interfac...
To entice the Fortune 1000 to use more clouds, IBM and AT&T have cut a deal to combine resources and deliver a highly secure, supposedly first-of-its-kind “network-enabled” cloud service that uses private networks rather than the public Internet. The widgetry combines AT&T’s virtual ...
IBM will be adding another one of its Oracle Exa-like converged PureSystems in a webcast from Boston on October 9. AllThingsD broke the news in a piece that has mysteriously disappeared from the Wall Street Journal’s site. It said the thing – which IBM is advertising as an integrat...
Effective immediately, 30 members from South Florida's leading brokerage and property management firm Flagler Real Estate Services, LLC (FRES) join Avison Young, forming the nucleus for Avison Young's entry into the Florida commercial real estate markets. The move further expands Aviso...
Amazon and Salesforce are getting so popular they’ve started infiltrating top accounts that have historically belonged to IBM. Amazon’s new partnership with the Nasdaq announced the other day is a good for instance. So IBM has decided to fight fire with fire by going after the mid-s...
The purpose of this article is to describe the steps involved in configuring Datapower services for the browser-based HTTP type requests. The commonly used methods for such requests are either the POST or GET HTTP method. 1. For the testing purpose create a loopback pass-through XML F...
IBM has announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is aimed at further expanding IBM's cloud ecosystem, enabling organizations to develop solutions and services on IBM SmartCloud and PureSystems, built on...
If you look at the predictions made for 2012, you will find a new entry which was not there last year. Be it Gartner, Forrester or McKenzie – “Big Data” finds a place in the prediction. So, what is big data? Is it the next path breaking technology which will change everything or is...
Ginny Rometty, who took over from Sam Palmisano as president and CEO of IBM back the first of the year, will add the title of chairman when Sam steps down from the board on October 1. He will stick around as senior advisor until he retires on December 1. Palmisano became CEO in 2002...
IBM Monday said it’s going to buy Butterfly Software, a privately held data analysis and migration software firm in Maidenhead, England. It would be nice to know what IBM is really doing with its stockpile of analytics acquisitions or if it’s just taking them off the market. It ex...
This is true not only in absolute dollar term but also true as a percentage of revenue. In fact, Microsoft spends more on R&D among all the IT and software companies – in both absolute dollar terms as well as percentage of revenue. Have a look at the data below. I have picked it up fr...
Different factors are driving changes for businesses who need to continuously adapt to them. Not having the right talent available is a challenge in being able to adapt to those changes. Efficiently managing the talent pool is an important to businesses that is leading to numerous acq...
With every passing day, Big Data assumes new strength as a significant force in our industry. Someone even said that Big Data is transforming business same way IT did few decades ago. The overall revenue (includes hardware, software, service) for Big Data is said to be around $5.1B ...
In the past two years, international IT giants, including IBM, Oracle, EMC and SAP, have been engaged in an upsurge of acquisition in the big data market, spending more than $1.5 billion in acquiring related data management and analysis companies. Big data becomes a new hot term after ...
Previously, Oracle announced that it would stop developing new versions of its software on Itanium microprocessors. For example, that meant version 12c of the Oracle database due out in early 2013 would not be available on Itanium. However, a judge recently ruled that Oracle has a cont...
In a recent Club Industry fitness pro blog post "Equinox President One Of Many Executives Taking On Twitter", Stuart Goldman correctly identified several leaders in the health club business who are active on twitter: Interaction on Twitter from fitness club industry executives is ...
Worldwide server shipments were up 1.4% in Q2, according to Gartner, but paid less. Revenues were off 2.9%. HP, which sells more servers than anybody else, was down 5% on both shipments and revenues. Server ships in the US were up 8.4% bringing in revenues up 6.5%. Gartner blames...
Here is the top tech news and stories for Tuesday (sorry about the delay). Firefox for Tablets updated with speed and power - one of the top mobile browsers is Firefox. Their latest update mirrors the most recent smartphone update. Unlike many mobile browsers, Firefox supports Flash. V...
IBM is following in the recent footsteps of Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com and buying a cloud-based talent recruiting and management platform. Its pick is Kenexa which also sells consulting. It’ll pay about $1.3 billion or $46 a share, a 42% premium to Kenexa’s close on Friday so you...
How much flash (or DRAM) based Solid State Device (SSD) do you want or need? IBM recently took a flash step announcing it wants and needs more SSD capabilities in different packaging and functionality capabilities to meet the demands and opportunities of customers, business partne...
Did you know that Microsoft has a wholly owned subsidiary called “Microsoft Open Technologies”? It was announced in a blog post in April 2012. Here is the home page and here is the page on Git Hub. Did you know that Microsoft is now in the top 20 list of the Linux kernel’s biggest co...
IBM is going to buy privately held high-performance flash memory house Texas Memory Systems (TMS). It did not disclose the terms of the definitive agreement. The deal is expected to close later this year. The Houston company has been around since 1978. It sells its solid-state ...
Microsoft disclosed in a blog post Monday that Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung will be selling ARM-based Windows RT widgets alongside Microsoft’s own Surface tablets, the software giant’s first foray into computers. It’s the first time Microsoft has named its RT OEMs. Toshiba is...
IBM has sent up its first research lab in Africa. That makes an even dozen labs worldwide. The new one’s in Nairobi in Kenya. It should host 50 researchers in five years. IBM didn’t say how much it’s investing but the government of Kenya is putting in $2 million a year for five year...