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The Israeli BI market, or 'the Pond', as it is referred to by the locals is a good example of how the BI market looks like in most parts of the world. A few months ago, I wrote an article about the relationships between business intelligence platform vendors and their distribution net...
Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said late Tuesday that, despite the carnage in Japan, the semiconductor giant’s alternate supply chain remains intact and that Intel will be able supply all its customers. Whether its Japanese customers can take delivery and whether Intel will be able to mo...
Ex-McKinsey higher-up-turned-government witness Anil Kumar, who was paid millions by Raj Rajaratnam for inside information on his clients, testified at Rajaratnam’s trial Monday that Rajaratnam told him in 2008 that his value as an AMD source had been “diminished” because another of hi...
Former AMD CEO Hector Ruiz and former IBM server chief Robert Moffat are both on the long list of witnesses who may or may not be called in the government’s case against Galleon hedge founder Raj Rajaratnam. Ruiz, who was forced to resign as chairman of Globalfoundries, AMD’s spun-ou...
Intel launched its long-in-coming Light Peak widgetry Thursday, renaming the new high-speed bi-directional 10 GBps connection technology Thunderbolt. By comparison UBS 3.0 tops out at 5 Gb/s and the more common UBS 2.0 can only do 480 Mbps. As widely bruited, Apple is its earliest ...
Data Base solutions AG (DBS) in Switzerland calculates that European mainframe sites pay IBM 500 million euros – that’s $650 million – more than they have to every year because of a gimmick that has ironically been dubbed IBM’s “generosity factor.” That, it figures, is two euros or $...
"New infrastructure and operations technologies such as cloud services and virtualization ... were selected by CIOs the most often and are the top-two technologies for 2011," said Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, as the results we...
"Enterprises everywhere are realizing the inherent benefits of running their core IT services in the cloud,” said Todd McKinnon, most recently VP of Engineering at Salesforce.com from 2003 to 2009, and now CEO of the on-demand identity and access management service, Okta. "This shift ...
You too might someday be able to make a buck or two off of the patent racket. The not-quite-two-year-old San Francisco start-up, RPX Corporation, which is apparently making a killing selling patent troll insurance, has filed to go public. It’s looking to raise $100 million so it can...
The Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI), an industry group driving server form factor standards, has released its Micro Module Server Specification 1.0. Apparently Quanta and Tyan are basing some unseen products on the server board and system interface spec. Intel’s got a hand in ...
Hitachi Consulting, a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions, announced today it has acquired Sierra Atlantic, a leader in offshore enterprise applications and outsourced product development. The acquisition will significantly expand Hitachi Con...
Why has SOA risen like a phoenix from the ashes after it was declared as dead by Burton Group (now Gartner) analyst Anne Thomas Manes? Is it because the end of slowdown is in sight or is there some other reason? Recent statistics from Forrester says that the adoption of SOA is strong ...
SGI is out selling a junior version of the classic shipping container that companies have taken to using for data centers. Since it’s not your ISO standard 20- or 40-foot container it won’t be as easy or cheap to haul around. They don’t stack neatly on each other or on their bigger b...
To get through a long day at the office you grab a snack from the vending machine, which never seems to be out of your favorite item thanks to a network connection that sends inventory information and replenishment requests to the vending management company. After work, you call home a...
The United States Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear Microsoft’s long-shot appeal of the i4i decision that dunned Microsoft $290 million for willfully infringing the little Canadian company’s custom XML patent and forced Microsoft to change Word under threat of injunction. “A decisio...
AMD started shipping its very first hard-won Fusion chips to OEMs Tuesday. Those are the long-promised widgets that mate CPUs and DirectX11-compatible GPUs on a single die made possible by the company’s crippling $5.4 billion acquisition of ATI Technologies in 2006. It’s not clear wh...
Former IBM server chief Robert Moffat must have just passed his first week in prison since his six-month sentence for whispering the wrong sweet nothings in the wrong ear was due to start November 5. Former Atheros Communications VP Ali Hariri, another one of the extended Galleon hed...
Although it won’t be official until the Top 500 list comes out in November, but it looks like the fastest computer in the world at the moment by Linpack benchmarks is a 2.5 petaflops (theoretically 4.7 petaflops) beast called Tianhe-1A built by the Chinese out of 7,168 Nvidia Tesla M20...
Waving the American flag, Intel said it’s going to spend $6 billion–$8 billion upgrading four manufacturing plants in Arizona and Oregon equipping them for state-of-the-art 22nm chip production – which starts late next year with Ivy Bridge – and building a new fab called D1X in Oregon ...
Three-and-a-half years after being sent up the river, CA’s former sales chief Stephen Richards, 45, is going to get sprung early. His seven-year sentence for his part in inflating CA’s revenues by backdating sales contracts in the company’s multibillion-dollar security fraud has been r...
In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1-4, 2010) at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem.
The customized prices lists that Dayton Parts was creating and emailing to their customers was time-consuming and costly. With GoAnywhere Director they were able to use XML to translate IBM DB2 data to Excel and then email those attachments without user interaction. It now takes a minu...
A district court judge Wednesday approved Dell’s $100 million settlement with SEC for inflating its earnings. That means that Michael Dell and ex-Dell CEO Kevin Rollins will also be writing personal checks for $4 million each to cover the fines they agreed to pay because they never t...
After being down 2.9% last year Gartner says worldwide enterprise software revenue is meeting its expectation of topping $232 billion this year, up 4.5%, pushed by aging systems and the demand for security. Next year the number should be $246.6 billion, reaching $297 billion by 2014,...
Skype, now 70% controlled by private equity house Silver Lake which valued the joint at $2.7 billion when it bought in, wants to go public and raise $100 million. The Internet phone service has 8.1 million customers who pay to make calls to conventional or mobile phones, up from 6.6 mi...
The government-owned Swiss Post, forced out of the American registered e-mail market when RPost sued it for patent and trademark infringement, says it’s going to try to re-architect its IncaMail service so it doesn’t step on RPost’s toes anymore. Basically it’s the only way the post ...
Intel has come to a preliminary antitrust settlement with the Federal Trade Commission’s lawyers. It arrived there a few days ahead of a July 22 deadline, but there’s no deal until it’s approved by the agency’s five commissioners and apparently it didn’t look like they were going to sa...
In Part 4 I discussed the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse and how it allows you to view, create, and manage JPA entity relationships. The Entity Editor provides a centralized view of all entity relationships, allows you to modify entity properties, and allows you to navigate between...
In the midst of one of the diciest global economies in generations, with whole countries going bust, Intel has delivered the single best quarter in its 42-year history. The news sparked the tech sector and an erratic Wall Street in general.
The Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation for the state of Maryland needed a better way to complete their data transfer and XML translation tasks on the IBM i. GoAnywhere Director met all their requirements and continues to overcome every challenge as Federal and State Laws an...
The European Commission may not know it yet but another formal complaint about IBM and its mainframe monopoly is about to land with a resounding thud on its desk. Neon Enterprise Software LLC, the Texas company with the IBM-outlawed widgetry to slash the notoriously crippling mainfra...
Intel is doing whatever it must to head off what it has called a “misguided,” poorly investigated monopoly maintenance trial by the Federal Trade Commission. The only thing we don’t know yet is whatever it is but Intel said late Monday that the pair had filed a joint standstill motio...
RainStor, the British infrastructure software company born Clearpace before it moved to the US late last year, has gotten itself a $7.5 million B round from Informatica and Storm Ventures to go along with its new headquarters. It’s also got what it thinks is a game-changing update of...
Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoti...
It's simple to setup the validation of a signed SAML 2.0 assertion in a Vordel XML Gateway. In a circuit, chain together (1) an "XML Signature Verification" filter (which you can find in the
Managing an application release and its distribution is a complex piece of the development process. A release may pass every test in QA, then quickly go haywire when in production. Components can get left behind, destination targets are missed or files get installed in the wrong locati...
SYS-CON announced today that Jeremy Geelan was named President & COO of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Cloud Expo, Inc." was spun out of SYS-CON Events, Inc. as a startup events management company which produces and presents Cloud Expo (TM) events worldwide. Jeremy Geelan served as Sr. Vice-Preside...
NTT America, a subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, is moving into the U.S. public cloud market expecting to cross swords with all the usual suspects in the fight to woo the enterprise, particularly with fellow carriers AT&T and Verizon. NTT is behaving remarkably spry for a...
NComputing, the share-a-PC outfit, launched what it calls a full-fledged $200 Windows PC for the enterprise Monday. The L300 multimedia thin client, the latest in a series of models, is a little box that connects to a standard Windows computer and uses that PC as a server so a bunch o...
Worldwide PC shipments were up 27.4% year-over-year in Q1 to 84.3 million units, Gartner says, exceeding its 22% forecast. IDC puts the surge at 24% based on 79.1 million units. Either way it explains Intel’s sterling financial results Tuesday. Gartner gives a lot of the credit to EM...