Finding the Best Vendor Means Treating Bidders Right
Some enterprises believe that technology suppliers are so hungry for business that they will line up for kilometers to respond to an RFP. This is increasingly not the case. We're actually seeing fewer responses to even "good RFPs." There are a couple reasons why...
Can Your Data Storage Avoid A Digital Doomsday?
Your small business may stand the test of time, but what about your data? As existing storage technologies mature and new ones enter the picture, that question is just as hard to answer as it ever was.
If You've Got Big Data, You May Want Big Memory
Jas Dhillon, CTO of Taser, explained to me last December how his company has gone from delivering stunning shocks to unruly police suspects to shocking the competition via cloud computing. In continuing to follow Taser's innovative approach, I found a story behind the story of how Taser was able to do this.
Connected TVs Gaining Interest
Consumers' growing use of PCs and game consoles to access the Internet on TV bodes well for the future of connected TVs, analyst says.
Dell Launches Printers For SMBs
Multifunction and single-function laser printers offer low printing costs, reliability, and productivity features for small and midsize businesses.
Apple Updates Snow Leopard
The update will improve stability, application compatibility, and security within the Mac and server versions of the operating system.
FAA Teams With IBM On Cybersecurity
The Federal Aviation Administration is using InfoSphere Streams software from IBM to perform "predictive security analytics" on massive volumes of data.
SMBs Continue Hiring Trend
U.S. Small businesses created approximately 50,000 new jobs in March and almost 175,000 since mid 2009, while wages and hours worked remained flat.
Get To Know The Storage I/O Chain
Storage performance problems are often circular challenges. You fix one bottleneck and you expose another one. You can't really fix storage I/O, all you can do is get it to the point that people stop blaming storage for the performance problems in the data center. Getting there requires knowing the storage I/O chain.
HD2 Gets Windows Phone 7, Unofficially, Maybe
Microsoft has confirmed that the popular HTC HD2 phone will not be getting the Windows Phone 7 Series upgrade later this year, even though the hardware appears to be perfectly capable of running the new OS. Sooner or later someone will obtain a ROM of WinPho 7 and load it onto the device. Reports are circulating that it has happened already.
Harbinger Plans LTE Network
The company plans to use a combination of terrestrial base stations and SkyTerra satellites to deliver Long Term Evolution services to wireless providers.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Finds Early Adopters
Red Hat launched Enterprise Virtualization Nov. 3 based on yet another hypervisor, KVM. Red Hat had arrived on the scene late, what with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft already partying like it was 1999 all over again. I wondered how long it would take for Red Hat to be able to demonstrate some uptake of KVM.
CIO's Front-Row Seat In Healthcare History Making
John Glaser, CIO at Partners HealthCare System--which operates several Boston area hospitals, including Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's, is finishing up his nearly year-long stint as an advisor to President Obama's health IT czar.
HP Boosts Server Performance
The IT industry is moving away from autonomous server, storage system, and network devices toward more integrated solutions. In response, HP, which has the necessary pieces for such devices, boosted the performance of its ProLiant server line, which has been a staple in many small and medium businesses.
From Vision to Reality at SAP's NetWeaver BI Conference
Last week, I was at an SAP Insider conference focused on business intelligence... As I felt once before in attending one of these events, there is a big disconnect between SAP BusinessObjects' lofty vision and customer reality.
GSA Pilots Procurement Wiki
The General Services Administration's BetterBuy project allows vendors to provide online feedback on the RFP process.
Polycom A Takeover Target
Now the largest independent videoconferencing provider, Polycom has recently inked new contracts with Avaya and HP.
Are 'Pads' A Useful IT Tool?
It looks like the iPad has enjoyed robust early demand; Apple has responded by delaying its new pre-orders until April 12 so that there will be enough inventory available for in-store sales beginning on April 3. So much for being the first to own the iPad by ordering in advance!
Which Storage Protocol Is Best For VMware?
In a recent entry in his blog, StorageTexan asks "why someone would choose to go NFS instead of doing block based connectivity for things like VSPhere?" http://storagetexan.com/2010/03/25/the-debate-why-nfs-vs-block-access-for-osapplications/
and while I gave a brief opinion as a comment on his site, I thought I would take a little deeper dive here. Which storage protocol is best for VMware?