HP Looks To Deny Dell Access To The Data Center
HP's trumping of Dell's bid for 3PAR is a masterful preemptive strike. HP is certainly not that interested in 3PAR and will most likely not counter offer should Dell choose to pursue the deal. What HP is interested in is making the buy as expensive as possible for Dell in order to throw a wrench into the PC giant's further acquisitions ambitions.
Virtualization Is IT Journey That Begins With Consolidation
As IT shops look at their gains from consolidating servers, they realize this was just a first step brought about by implementing virtualization. Once you've consolidated, you realize how many more steps are both possible and necessary if virtualization is going to lead to more payback.
Online Impersonation Ban Proposed
A bill poised to become law in California seeks to ban 'e-personation,' but critics see the proposed law as an unnecessary limitation on free speech.
Google Buys Like.com
Using Like.com's visual search technology, Google will be able to expand its non-text search capabilities.
Facebook Places Privacy First
Instead of stepping haplessly into yet another privacy quagmire, Facebook came with guides and a map to avoid problems.
HP Confirms WebOS Tablet
Dual-platform strategy will also see Hewlett-Packard ship a slate computer that runs Windows 7.
HP Q3 Profits Rise On Strong Global Sales
In its first earnings report since ousting Mark Hurd as CEO, Hewlett-Packard reported that profits in its third fiscal quarter rose 6% on higher worldwide sales in its core computer businesses.
RightScale Scales Up To 1.3 Million Servers In View
RightScale announced a little while ago that it was managing over one million servers in the cloud through its management platform. That would be a million virtual, not physical, machines, but the number is still impressive. Maybe the return on cloud computing lies in supplying front-end management as much as in infrastructure.
8 Big Data Deployments In Detail
What does it take to move into the era of large-scale data analytics? Data warehousing experts from Barnes & Noble, BNP Paribas, Cabelas, McAfee and more share insights on innovative big-data deployments.
Who Should Hewlett-Packard Buy?
HP can't afford to buy every one of our Desirable Dozen, but in the post-Mark Hurd era, the world's largest computer maker needs to consider acquiring more than a few of these companies. Here's who -- and why.
Are We Rejecting or Just Delaying Public Clouds?
It's an interesting thing. Everyone loves public cloud computing, but the initial adoption seems to be around private clouds, or, better put, clouds you can hug... Many initially stated they would not sell their technology as on-site software, but they are now changing their tune.
A 7-Step Plan For HP To Succeed in Mobile
In a baffling move, HP spent $1.2 billion on Palm, the twice-revived also-ran in the race for mobile supremacy. The company must now execute flawlessly and with old-school HP innovation to succeed. Here’s what it must do.
Nimbula Rains On Narrow, Proprietary Cloud Formats
In addition to Mark Shuttlesworth, CEO of Cannonical; Simon Crosby, CTO of the cloud division at Citrix Systems; and Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware, lets add another distinguished South African to the annals of virtualization and cloud computing: Chris Pinkham, founder and CEO of Nimbula.
Top 15 Google Apps For Business
The Google Apps Marketplace is a gold mine for businesses offering dozens, if not hundreds, of generally inexpensive, cloud-based software solutions for everything from project planning to invoicing. Here are 15 of the best.
Plastic Logic Cancels Que E-Reader
Amazon's Kindle and other electronic readers have zoomed downward in price and Apple introduced the iPad since the $799 device aimed at professionals was launched early this year.