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Virtualization Review today announced that cloud client computing products from Wyse Technology have been named Winner and Preferred Products in the 2012 Virtualization Review Readers Choice Awards. Wyse Z90 is Winner in the Thin/Zero Client Computing category, and Wyse Xenith Pro was...
F5 Networks on Tuesday announced that the latest release of the F5 BIG-IP product family has been certified by ICSA Labs as a network firewall, helping customers protect their public-facing websites from today’s massive cyber attacks. The newly certified solution handles eight times mo...
A rare, if not unheard of, confluence of stars Thursday meant that IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Google all reported their calendar Q4 numbers after the market closed. Of the lot only Google came a cropper, losing $57 after-hours, down 8.9% when last we looked to $582.58, on a scary drop...
Webroot, a a provider of delivering Internet security as a service, has announced two executive appointments to drive global adoption of its cloud-based security solutions. Jeff Santelices is responsible for leading the company's global sales and demand fulfillment operations in the ne...
"We are pleased to be able to pass the improvements that Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 offers in centralized provisioning of virtual desktops directly on to our customers," states Florian Spatz, Product Marketing Manager at IGEL Technology, who also points out that, "this partn...
The world is getting smarter – more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. At the same time, IT leaders are faced with the challenge to do more and support aggressive business growth, while reducing costs. Business leaders feel pressure to initiate new revenue streams, drive fas...
IBM on Monday announced it has completed the acquisition of Platform Computing, a privately held company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Financial terms were not disclosed. On October 11, 2011, IBM announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Platfor...
After a spate of recent acquisition announcements from IBM like DemandTec Inc., Emptoris Inc. and Curam Software Ltd, the IT services giant continues to stay in mode with yet another one. IBM has just said that it is acquiring software quality improvement and cloud testing company Gree...
IBM on Wednesday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Green Hat, a provider of software quality and testing solutions for the cloud and other environments. Financial terms were not disclosed. Kristof Kloeckner, General Manager, IBM Rational, noted that the “acquisition extends ...
Can you think of a product category where one organization, in an open market, has maintained complete global dominance with 90%+ market share for close to 30 years? The only one that comes to my mind is “Operating System for PC”. Can you think of another? The other one which comes cl...
Budgeting for an IT expansion is a grappling issue for CIOs and other IT pros today. The industry dynamics for IT consumption are vastly changing, although fundamental principles and requirements remain a fact. Organizations require a dependable, scalable and cost-effective platform ...
IBM said Thursday morning that it was buying DemandTec for $13.20 a share, close to 57% premium. Big Blue will ante up roughly $440 million, net of DemandTec’s cash on hand, to take over the cloud-based ISV for its 10-month-old Smarter Commerce initiative. IBM estimates the market op...
Tech-shy Warren Buffett disclosed on CNBC Monday morning that his company Berkshire Hathaway has acquired a ~5.5% position in IBM since March, spending about $10.7 billion to pick up roughly 64 million shares. He said he spent about $170 a share on average. IBM was up nearly $2 pre...
Wyse Technology, a provider of cloud client computing, on Tuesday announced its response to escalating enterprise demand for its mobile cloud app, Wyse PocketCloud Pro for Android. Wyse has launched its volume purchase program in Japan and this initiative marks Wyse PocketCloud's integ...
SAP AG has announced significant new advances in the core areas of its cloud strategy: business network solutions, applications for lines of business, cloud platform development, online channels and virtualization. Customer adoption and partner success fuel these advancements to the SA...
IBM is adding Jaspersoft to its extensive BI collection. The pair will be combining IBM’s enterprise-class Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights with Jaspersoft’s BI suite to provide a complete reporting and management solution. Jaspersoft is licensing and integrating InfoSphere BigI...
After the market closed Tuesday, IBM’s president and CEO Sam Palmisano, 60, unexpectedly passed the touch to his successor Virginia Rometty, 54, who will become the first woman ever to run IBM. She starts January 1. Palmisano, CEO since 2002, will remain chairman. IBM CEOs have tra...
IBM wants 200 million users on its cloud widgetry by the end of next year. It has to get to them before Oracle, HP or Dell do. It projects $7 billion in revenue from cloud computing hardware, software and services by 2015. To advance its ambition it’s unveiled a new “simplified” ente...
IBM Global Services is going to be OEMing Nirvanix’ enterprise-grade cloud storage under what the pair calls a strategic partnership. IBM said integrating Nirvanix would give its SmartCloud storage services a solution capable of supporting millions of users, billions of objects and e...
IBM is buying HPC pioneer Platform Computing for its cluster, grid and cloud management software. Terms were not disclosed. The privately held Canadian company, now almost 20 years old, is thought to have revenues of around $70 million-a-year. It claims 2,000 customers including 23 o...
IBM is buying privately held security ISV Q1 Labs, whose software is used to detect hacking threats and attacks through real-time data analysis. Terms were not disclosed. Q1 Labs, which competes with HP’s ArcSight acquisition and EMC’s RSA unit, will become part of a new IBM Securi...
IBM and Nirvanix on Wednesday announced the integration of cloud storage technology from Nirvanix as part of an expanded IBM SmartCloud Enterprise storage services portfolio available to customers worldwide. With the integration of Nirvanix cloud storage technology, IBM's SmartCloud E...
Businesses are faced with enormous pressure to accelerate time-to-market for new products and services while controlling costs. Success requires rapid access to IT infrastructure and enterprise-class virtual server environments. IT resource provisioning should be dynamic and self-servi...
IBM on Monday announced that the company is donating new software code to help health care and other industries work on shared content in real-time, on the Web. The code is from IBM Project Blue Spruce and will be donated to the Dojo Foundation’s Open Cooperative Web Framework (OpenCow...
A couple of weeks ago, I dropped by the Intel Developer Forum to present a session and listen in on a few others. As always in these types of shows, I learned quite a bit. Most strikingly though, I was reminded of something that is probably quite obvious to many of you: Consumer intere...
With the advent of the cloud, the business resilience and managed security capabilities of many companies took a monumental leap forward. Capabilities once reserved for large corporations are now within the grasp of small and medium-sized companies. But to really achieve resilience and...
SOA Software has appointed Corey Scobie to the position of Vice President Technology, the company announced on Tuesday. Scobie, who has been a leader in the IT industry with roles ranging from software development to SOA portfolio strategy, will become part of SOA Software's senior tec...
The markets may be melting, but Cloud Computing continues to attract headlines, VC dollars, M&A activity, and more. So let's take a quick look at what's being said, written, and done about the Cloud...now that we have reached Fall 2011.
We are seeing dramatic shifts as our planet becomes smarter. These shifts are changing the way business and society work. At the center of this change is Information Technology – the way it is accessed, applied, and architected. At the same time, IT leaders are faced with the challenge...
Google has bought what appears to be another 1,023 patents from IBM, a transfer recorded by the US Patent and Trademark Office Wednesday and noticed by Bloomberg, which said Google bought them on August 17. The PTO also transferred 1,030 patents from IBM to Google in July after Googl...
WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be used in different ways. It can be used as a very powerful cache or as a form of an in-memory database processing space to manage application state or as a platform for building powerful Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP) applications.
IBM is buying yet another business analytics outfit. This time it’s UK-based i2, which looks out for crime, fraud and security threats via unstructured Big Data. Financial terms with the investor group headed by Silver Lake Sumeru that owns i2 were not disclosed. I2’s got 4,500 cust...
IBM is buying Algorithmics, the Toronto-based risk analytics firm, for $387 million cash. Its services are used by 350 banks, investment and insurance businesses such as Allianz, HSBC, Nomura and Société Générale. The money will go to the Fitch Group, the credit ratings agency majo...
Quite some time back, I explored the idea of different delivery models for PaaS solutions. To sum it up concisely, I believe that PaaS providers have to make a decision when they deliver their solution. They have to decide the degree to which their solution supplies inherent knowledge ...
Korean businesses like Samsung Securities are wielding big analytics to lower risk and increase performance speed during critical periods. They’re doing it with SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, and Platform Computing, the leader in cluster, grid and cloud ma...
What do you think of cloud computing? Whether you view the Cloud as the Future of Computing, or feel that Cloud Computing is massive hype and will shortly blow away – you are likely to be either drafting or implementing some form of a Cloud Strategy. I am sure you have kept yourself u...
This article provides a list of general best practices to apply to any WebSphere Application Server V7 and V8 environment. However, some of the recommendations only apply to specific conditions and scenarios. These recommendations could be used to set up any WebSphere environment. All...
Before looking for a managed file transfer solution, it is important to determine how data is currently being transferred from your organization. You should find out what users and applications are performing the data transfers, where the source of the data resides, how sensitive the d...
US antitrust chief Christine Varney is leaving the Justice Department early next month to join Cravath, Swaine & Moore, IBM’s pet outside law firm. There she’s supposed to specialize in antitrust issues related to mergers and acquisitions. The Wall Street Journal says Cravath almost n...
IBM Thursday said that it’s opening two new cloud data centers in Japan, one to deliver its SmartCloud services – that’s its public cloud – and the other dedicated to delivering LotusLive, its cloud collaboration widgetry. The new facilities mean it’s added to the sites in Singapore,...