News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in April 2008
Interop: SaaS Is A Key Driver Behind Upswing In Innovation
News  |  4/29/2008  | 
McKinsey & Company's Abhijit Dubey said software as a service is becoming mainstream within the IT industry, particularly among small and midsize companies.
Forrester Predicts Slow Year For Government IT Spending
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
The report found that 43% of governments are working with flat budgets this year, while 40% have bigger budgets than last year.
Think Tanks Propose National Innovation Foundation
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
Such a foundation would serve as a catalyst between industry and university researchers and seek to expand regional innovation through state governments.
Cloud Computing Startup Gets $4.5M Venture Funding
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
RightScale makes developer tools for creating server clusters on Amazon Web Services.
One-On-One With The New CEO Of Linden Lab
Commentary  |  4/23/2008  | 
In an interview with InformationWeek, the incoming CEO of Linden Lab said he's fascinated by businesses that grow up in Second Life. He also paid tribute to the "largely unfettered" creativity of the Second Life community. And he declined to comment about whether he's preparing the company for IPO or sale.
Microsoft Developers Weigh In On Live Mesh
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
Microsoft MVPs say that they hope Microsoft can deliver on the big promises it's making with its software-plus-services development platform.
SaaS, Web Services Top Software Priorities For Businesses
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
A new research report also shows signs of SaaS's maturity, with fewer businesses reporting they adopted SaaS for the first time last year.
Interop Preview: Tech Industry Gets Ready To Rumble
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
The nation's leading business technology event, Interop, gains added breadth this year as it is co-located with Software 2008, an event aimed at software developers, users, and industry executives.
Lost Fans Find Internet Thrills Via Wikis, Games, Second Life
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
Fans and producers of the hit TV show Lost are taking to the Internet, building a wiki, alternate reality games, communities, and a virtual island in Second Life to explore the world of the ABC show.
Second Life Gets New CEO
Commentary  |  4/22/2008  | 
The Second Life community today got its first good news in what seems like forever -- Linden Lab, the creator and operator of the virtual world, announced its pick for new CEO. At first glance, his resumé looks like the right combination of business acumen and creativity needed to restart the engines on the foundering ship.
Terracotta Offers Alternative To Database Congestion For Java Apps
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
Instead of subdividing a physical machine by adding applications, Terracotta 2.6 multiplies JVMs to make a server handle more traffic.
External Hard Drives Buyer's Guide
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
We assess 25 of the hottest external hard disk drives from Cavalry, Iomega, LaCie, Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital, and more.
NASA Celebrates 25 Years In Supercomputing
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
With a long history in space, the agency's systems now host aerospace modeling, simulation, storage, high-speed networking, visualization, and computational services.
Microsoft Plans Internet Scaling With MatrixDB For SQL Server After 2008
News  |  4/18/2008  | 
While Microsoft officially refused comment, two job listings offer tantalizing information about a significant enterprise database project under development.
Mickos: Sun Has Expertise That MySQL Needs, Vice Versa
News  |  4/15/2008  | 
Downloads of the open source database have increased by 10,000 per day since its recent acquisition by Sun.
USPTO Launches Pilot To Expedite Patents
News  |  4/15/2008  | 
The First Action Interview pilot program will allow certain patent applicants a chance to resolve issues one-on-one early in the process.
Game Developers' Salaries Rising, Survey Finds
News  |  4/15/2008  | 
Game Developer magazine's annual survey found the average game industry salary in 2007 was $73,300, with programmers topping the pay scale.
Sun Microsystems Expands Streaming Media Systems
News  |  4/14/2008  | 
The accompanying software enables service providers to scale from 500 to more than 1.5 million subscribers and from 200 to more than 1 million hours of content.
Layered Technologies Buys FastServers.net
News  |  4/14/2008  | 
Layered is targeting its growth toward consolidation and virtualization in the data center, as corporations look to reduce high real estate and leasing costs.
HP Unveils Two Workstations For Digital Content Pros
News  |  4/14/2008  | 
The company also announced it will support Citrix XenDesktop virtualization technology across its HP ProLiant server and HP Compaq thin-client product lines.
IBM To Acquire Israeli Storage Firm FilesX
News  |  4/10/2008  | 
FilesX's software provides continuous data protection for applications and servers as well as supporting business users in remote offices.
Google, Others Expand Online Services Offerings
News  |  4/10/2008  | 
As cloud computing grows, corporate users would be wise to put it on watch.
Top Video Games For Kids Of All Ages
News  |  4/9/2008  | 
What's the broad-based appeal of World of Warcraft, Desktop Tower Defense, Orange Box, Wii Sports, Civilization IV, and other top video games?
Microsoft To Mainstream Containerized Data Centers With C-Blox
News  |  4/8/2008  | 
The server-packed shipping units allow Microsoft to run its entire $500 million Northlake facility with a continuous staff of little more than 20 or 30 employees.
Researcher Cuts Revenue Growth From NAND Flash
News  |  4/7/2008  | 
Analysts with iSuppli also predict Apple will not be spending a record amount this year on flash memory for use in its iPods, iPhones, and MacBook Air laptops.
Build The Ultimate Microsoft Windows Home Media Center
News  |  4/4/2008  | 
A Windows Vista PC is all you need to set up a high-definition entertainment system complete with digital video recorder, jukebox, photo viewer, gaming, and more.
Symantec, Microsoft Settle Windows Suit
News  |  4/3/2008  | 
The case centered on storage management technology Microsoft had licensed from vendor Veritas, which was integrated into Windows.
Virtual Worlds Getting Friendlier For Businesses
News  |  4/3/2008  | 
Second Life developer Linden Lab is teaming up with IBM for a version of the service that companies can run behind their firewall. Meanwhile, a startup called Multiverse is building virtual worlds software that runs in either a standalone client or a Web browser.
Learn A Language Using Online And Multimedia Tools
News  |  4/1/2008  | 
Berlitz, Rosetta Stone, Auralog, Fluenz, and iTunes are offering a new wave of online courses and PC-based apps to help you parlez Francais, and more.


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