Oracle Open World: Key Issues On Tap
Oracle applications executive Steve Miranda, via Twitter chat, suggests Fusion, Taleo, and RightNow will be focus of attention at next week's Oracle Open World conference.
Twitter Helps Build Social Data Ecosystem
Twitter's Certified Products Program is a step in the right direction toward improving data quality, analysis, and social business decision making. Let's hope Facebook and LinkedIn follow suit.
N.Y. Times Data Center Indictment Misses Big Picture
A New York Times examination of increasing data center use and its environmental impact focuses on aging enterprise data centers. A more important issue: How much environmental benefit can we reap from today's modern cloud data centers?
Next Valley View: NetSuite And More
Tune in Sept. 26 for the next episode of our live Web TV series, including chats with NetSuite's CEO, a banking IT innovator, and some ambitious startups.
Salesforce.com Unifies, Extends Cloud Portfolio
At Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com's marketing, development platform, and HTML5 announcements point to consolidation of acquisitions even as it adds new file-sharing, social, and collaborative capabilities.
VMware Pricing A Win For Service Providers
VMware lifted its vRAM pricing scheme for enterprise users, but left usage-based plan in place for thousands of cloud service providers. And that's a good thing, say customers.
iPhone 5: Many New Features, No Surprises
There are no big surprises in the new iPhone, but many new and significant features. The screen is longer, but not wider, and movies and FaceTime look better thanks to improved HD support. Better audio and new earbuds round out the multimedia experience. The phone also supports LTE, and has a new--and incompatible--connector called Lightning.
Top 10 iPhone 5 Rumors
Apple is about to unveil the next iPhone. Press invitations to Wednesday's announcement have gone out, and soon all the rumors will be put to rest. The invitation itself seems to confirm once and for all at least one fact: the name of the phone. The number 12--for the Sept. 12 date of the announcement--casts a shadow in the shape of a five, and the invitation teases, "It's almost here". What else could "it" be but Apple's new flagship product, the iPhone 5?
Unlike in years past when we w