40 Tech Gifts For The Holiday Season
When it seems like the techie in your life already has every next-generation gadget and gizmo on earth, just the thought of finding them a good gift can make you wince with expectant agony. But no one actually has everything, and there's bound to be something out there that will tickle their tech fancy. From TVs to smartphones, green gadgets to slightly goofy gadgets, jaw-dropping sound to peaceful wake-up calls, here are 40 ideas for the holidays or any other gift-giving occasion. Prices are ro
Wolfe's Den: Cisco Seeks To Rule The Cloud
The networking behemoth intends to automate cloud deployment, as spotlighted via its just-announced partnership with BMC. We chat with Lew Tucker, Cisco's chief technology officer of cloud computing, who talks about cloud-o-nomics, interoperability standards and how Cisco aims to be the go-to supplier of equipment to cloud providers.
What Is A Cloud Data Center Anyway?
The IT industry is using the term cloud pretty liberally these days. I'm sure you have seen the latest Microsoft "To The Cloud" commercials. I am not sure they are really helping people get this whole cloud thing. To that add the various cloud storage services as well as the cloud compute services and there is a lot of confusion when you let a CIO know that they can have a cloud right in their own data center.
Amazon Says Wikileaks Plug Pulled Over SLA Violation
Amazon says it halted operations of WikiLeaks servers in its EC2 cloud data center due to Wikileaks' breach of its service level agreement, including violations of the provision that it hold all rights to posted content.
Apple Bans Demos, Betas From Mac App Store
Unlike the iTunes App Store, where trial versions, betas and demo software are ubiquitous, only fully functional, retail versions of apps will be allowed in the planned Mac App Store.
BMC Buys GridApp Systems
The systems management vendor plans to incorporate GridApp's database automation technology into the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management offering.
APM Vs. The Cloud
IT must rethink its approach to managing the performance of cloud applications.
Ralink Rolls WiFi Chips For Mobile Devices
The high-performance, low-power processors will support less expensive, small form factor wireless consumer electronics, including cell phones, cameras, gaming devices and tablet PCs.
Jumo Launch Overloads Servers
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes' social network that connects charities with donors left users waiting as an unexpected number of visitors strained servers.