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A new report released by Vodafone and Accenture says that the use of mobile communications can reduce the annual energy bill for Europe by a €43 billion, equivalent to an annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 113 Mt CO2e (metric ton carbon dioxide equivalents) by 202...
Recorded live at the 15th International SOA World in New York, NY, this interview between Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan and industry analyst Anne Thomas Manes shows Manes on top form. They discuss among other things her controversial "SOA Is Dead" essay.
This list is a summary of Cloud Computing news that I posted during the past week on Twitter:- Unisys & #CloudComputing: Exclusive Q&A with Rich Marcello http://bit.ly/JmBad (via @cloudnomics) #Security & #Privacy are big concerns...- Sun Microsystems view on #CloudComputin...
Novell is up to rev 8.1 of PlateSpin Protect, which is supposed to protect and restore whole workloads from both physical servers and virtual machines in the data center and private cloud up to 50% faster than before, shrinking backup windows and reducing the time needed to restore sys...
“No longer is it adequate just to get a computer science degree and focus on the technical aspects of the job.” says Albert Hitchcock, Global CIO, Vodafone in an exclusive interview for MeettheBoss.com
No one can properly understand anything related to enterprise-level Cloud Computing without having first gained a reasonable understanding of the very basics. SYS-CON's pioneering Cloud Computing Bootcamp is designed with that in mind, It is a one-day, fully immersive deep-dive into th...
RightScale, the cloud manager, claims to be first to support IBM’s latest freebie DB2 software. Users can create, manage and automate a DB2 Express-C 9.7 database on, say, EC2 directly from RightScale’s complexity-fighting management platform.
For a while now, I have been stating and documenting the iPhone’s progress in the enterprise. This progress has not only been through Apple's efforts, with the iPhone 3.0 OS update that addressed some enterprise concerns, as well as the new iPhone3GS device launch, but companies that ...
Parallels said Thursday that it will pushing further into the Asia-Pacific cloud market with its virtualization solutions, promising that its followers will be able to compete with Google, Microsoft and Amazon. It’s chasing what IDC says will be a $42 billion worldwide cloud services m...
VMware picked up a nail in its sneakers in Q1 and was still limping in Q2 but now thinks things might get a bit better the rest of the year. It said Wednesday that its earnings in Q2 came to $33 million, or eight cents a share, down 36.5% year-over-year, on flat revenues of $456 millio...
After closing out the second quarter with flat revenues of $393 million and earnings of $43 million, or 23 cents a share – 39 cents non-GAAP and so a penny better than expected – Citrix Systems took the auspices and figures revenues are gonna be flat again in both Q3 and the full year ...
Intel Tuesday filed its appeal of the record $1.45 billion fine that the European Commission levied on the company in May with the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg. The papers, like the EC’s decision and almost everything else connected with antitrust in Europe, are under seal. ...
Busy CIOs might consider Twitter as their new executive communication coach. Don't scoff. It can be a highly effective teacher of powerful communication strategies. And a cost-effective alternative to executive coaches! What makes Twitter a great coach? It's all about developing th...
Yahoo’s revenues for the June quarter fell 13% year-over-year to $1.57 billion earning $141 million, up 8%, 10 cents a share, or 16 cents a share non-GAAP. The company, which took a $65 million restructuring charge, owes the earnings uptick to cost cuts.
Adobe announced two new Adobe Flash Platform open source initiatives for developers, media companies and publishers. The new efforts will help content owners extend their online media efforts, as they look to create new business opportunities and monetization strategies for publishing ...
The federal government is going to open its own online cloud store where agencies can shop for cloud computing infrastructure, web applications and services paid for by credit card or requisition. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra anticipates the wares will be segmented into software-as-a-servi...
Google CEO Eric Schmidt thinks we’re out of the woods of Armageddon and are now somewhere in the netherworld between stabilization and recovery. Large advertisers are coming back but he still calls the economic environment “weak.” He credited the company’s resilience for its performanc...
IBM – bless its mercenary little heart – trounced the Street’s Q2 projections and for a surprise raised its full-year expectations Thursday despite the lingering horror of the macro economy. It expects to exploit growth opportunities that the recovery presents.
Anyone familiar with the history of Unisys will not be at all surprised to learn that the company is the latest giant to enter the arena of enterprise cloud computing. Indeed, with its deep experience and rich technological innovation and capabilities in the enterprise server marketpla...
It is increasingly clear that the economy has forced enterprises to rethink their traditional cost models and minimize their capital expenditures in favor of pay-as-you-go models; accordingly cloud computing, in any of its forms (internal, external, hybrid) is here to stay.
In tribute to the vacuum-sealed lid Apple keeps on scuttlebutt about upcoming products, US pundits have been reduced to quoting a story printed in Mandarin by the China Times saying that Taiwan companies are making a 9.7-inch diagonal touchscreen netbook for Apple to sell this October ...
I'm really proud to announce that I have been asked to present at the Wireless World 2009 event, at the Sydney Convention Centre, 9-10 September 2009. During this two day event, which will be my first trip down under, I will be addressing the attendees twice on two different but, conne...
“What’s unique about the Windows Azure platform is that Microsoft manages the complexity, which allows partners to focus on what matters most for their business - building innovative services solutions and driving new revenue." With those words, Bob Muglia, president of the Server and ...
Sam Gross is Vice President of Global IT Outsourcing Solutions at Unisys Corporation, where he leads the vision, strategy, technology development and implementation for Unisys innovative global IT outsourcing solutions. He is a recognized industry expert and thought leader in business ...
VMware Monday was set to announce two new products well as a major release of its vCenter Lab Manager 4. The new products are vCenter AppSpeed, derived from VMware’s acquisition of Beehive, and Chargeback, developed in-house. According to Raghu Raghuram, general manager of VMware...
Over the last week several US government websites have been repeatedly attacked by a foreign botnet. A lot of folks in the media are now saying this is may actually be cyber war. I would argue that this isn't anything new, just more publicized. But if this Internet attack on U.S. feder...
Microsoft named Steven Sinofsky president of its embattled Windows Division on the very day Google announced plans to build an operating system meant to destroy Windows.
Cisco is threatening to elbow into the $60 billion Office space with a WebEx-based collaboration service that lets business users create and share documents, perhaps by linking up with Zoho or Google Apps.
Google’s not the only one spouting the old Netscape line about the browser as platform or trying to evolve it into an operating system that can support an increasingly sophisticated web environment. Microsoft, which has yet to dignify word of Google’s proposed Chrome OS with a response...
Cisco has named Ned Hooper its chief strategy office responsible for M&A and investments, a move Cisco watchers interpret as anointing CEO John Chambers’ heir presumptive.
A common feature of cloud computing solutions is that they enable self-service access to the services they provide. This enables users to directly procure services from the cloud, and it eliminates the need for more time-consuming, labor-intensive, human-driven procurement processes fa...
Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management at Google, and Linus Upson, a Google Engineering Director, posted details about the long-awaited Google Chrome OS yesterday on the Official Google Blog. Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android.
The Gartner Group just listed "9 ways to measure SOA success.” Not to take anything away from Gartner, but theirs is a pretty basic list, if you ask me. Indeed, these nine measurements are really about any successful architecture, using SOA approaches or not, which is fine. However, I...
In IT terms, virtualization is cool. The rewards include cost savings, agility, and flexibility. Enterprises reap the benefits of virtualization through a much more efficient use of IT personnel and resources, faster delivery time of applications, higher availability/service levels, an...
The Chinese government has “delayed” enforcing the edict that would have compelled vendors to install its confounded Green Dam Internet-filtering software on all the Windows PCs sold in the country starting July 1. It said Tuesday through one of its house organs that it hadn’t give ven...
“SOA serves as the foundation for the move into the cloud,” stated Dr. Kareem Yusuf, Director Product Management, WebSphere Software, IBM in his keynote at SOA World Conference & Expo in NYC Tuesday. “What are the characteristics of the cloud?” Dr Yusuf then asked. Shared infrastructur...
VirtualBox, the German-made, cross-platform, x86 desktop virtualization software that Sun bought last year, graduates to the server with the 3.0 release that’s supposed to be announced today.
“We are pleased to report better than expected revenue and EPS results in Q1,” stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. “Red Hat’s growth is driven in part by our ability to help enterprise customers save money in a challenging IT spending environment. O...
Sun Tuesday released its Studio 12 Update 1 advanced compilers and tools for Solaris, OpenSolaris and Linux. An optimized environment for the latest multi-core x86 and Sparc-based systems, it’s supposed to simplify parallel development and heighten application performance. Geared...
Recently I asked a question on twitter, one I figured would stir up some debate. (Which was the point) The question was "Does the CTO matter any more with the rise of Cloud Computing or is it all about the CIO with data reigning supreme?"