IBM Launches Shared Storage For SMBs
The latest "big" company to set its sites on small and midsize companies is IBM with the introduction of a new shared storage option that claims to cut storage costs and require minimal IT resources.
Crisis Survival Kit: 5 Predictions For Online Business
The financial crisis will have effects far beyond Wall Street, and even beyond Main Street. It's already resonating through cyberspace. Here are some thoughts on how it will impact online business, and how to deal with it.
Everything you always wanted to know about about UPS power and efficiency -- but were afraid to ask.
Nominate Now for the 2008 Jolt Awards
Do you work for a company or project that makes software tools? Check out the 19th annual Jolt Awards for software-development product excellence. We're on the look-out for "Joltworthy" products that provide an SDK, components, languages or APIs, and/or back-end capabilities for developers. There are 13 categories total. They accommodate a spectrum of software and software-related products.
Apple Ditches iPhone NDA
Apple had placed a fairly restrictive nondisclosure agreement on certain aspects of the iPhone Apps Store, the iPhone SDK, and what developers for the iPhone could and couldn't say about their own products. After enduring a firestorm of negative feedback over the issue, Apple has changed its NDA policy.
HP-Oracle Hardware Parallelization Clarified
Some kind Oracle development managers have reached out and helped me better understand where Oracle does or doesn't stand in query and analytic parallelization. Let's start with the part everybody pretty much knows already: First, there are two parts to a parallelization story - how you get data off of disk, and what you do with it once you have it...
Three Continents, One SharePoint Story
SharePoint has been on my mind a lot recently, in part because I've had the unusual opportunity to speak to integrators, resellers and buyers on three continents over the past couple of weeks. The questions I asked may not have been scientific... but the responses have been almost identical whether asked in India, Europe or the US.
Financial Crisis: Venture Capital Drying Up
In the third quarter of 2008 there was one venture-backed IPO. One. In the entire quarter! That the increasingly tight credit market was making it harder to maintain operations was already keeping many business owners awake at night, but now it appears that a key source of funding for startup companies has morphed into a mirage -- or has it?
BlackBerry BOLD = Botched OS, Launch Delayed
Holy mackerel. Just when we thought the clouds were lifting and the much-delayed BlackBerry Bold was about to hit store shelves, another setback appears. This time, according to an internal AT&T e-mail, all the Bold retail training sessions set for the month of October have been canceled indefinitely. Should RIM and AT&T bag the Bold?
DBMS Past, Present, and Future
From ISAM to XML, data has proven to be the power that runs businesses. Back in August 2001, Pervasive Software's Ken White gave us a roundup on the state of data storage and management, and his predictions for where we were headed. Let's see how prescient his thoughts were....