Which SSD Integration Method Is Best
As we continue our series on determining the best solid state storage system makes the most sense for your environment, another area to discuss is what integration method is best. In other words once the solid state storage is installed how will you get data to it and from it?
HDS' Victoria: One Storage Queen To Rule Them All!
Last month, Hitachi Data Systems unveiled the much-anticipated refresh of its USP-V enterprise storage platform. The new product, internally codenamed Victoria and officially named the Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), is packed with features and seems to me well worth the wait. The same day HDS made the VSP announcement, HP also announced the release of its P9500, which it OEMs from Hitachi; HP rebrands the VSP and uses its own management software.
Mobile Space A Firestorm Of Lawsuits
Lately it seems you cannot be a serious contender in the mobile phone space without either suing someone, being sued, or both. There are an amazing number of lawsuits going on back and forth between mobile companies. One wonders what kind of advances could be made in the technology if all of the resources being spent on legal fees were poured back into the devices.
Assessing Dell's Data-Center Simplification Play
Viewed through the prism of Dell's recently broadened software management system for virtualized x86 servers, our columnist has kudos for the one-time PC-centric vendor's approach to data center convergence.
AT&T Toughens Up Its Smartphone
Do you work outside a lot? Are you concerned about how well your smartphone can stand up to Mother Nature? If so, AT&T might have a product that interests you.
Jack Welch Says HP Board Is Dysfunctional
Admitting he doesn't understand all the "back room dynamics," management guru Jack Welch says Mark Hurd's dismissal was a result of tensions between Hurd and the HP board, which Welch said "appears to be somewhat dysfunctional." Read on for the transcript from Welch's appearance on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop."
Playing From Behind
Cyber Command, the military sub-command dedicated to cyber ops, was slated to reach "full operating capability" by October 1, and I can't say I was surprised when it missed that deadline. There's still uncertainty facing Cyber Command's final shape and role, but it begs the question: what's holding it back?
For CEOs, Cautious Optimism Continues
The latest CEO Confidence Index from Vistage International yielded mixed results. While many SMB leaders are confident their firms will enjoy some growth in the year ahead, they also foresee obstacles that need to be cleared.
Cisco Beefs Up Wireless Portfolio
Mobility has become the watchword in corporations. As employees work with a growing variety of handheld devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and netbooks, companies need to put the proper network infrastructure in place to support such connections. Cisco has tried to address such issues by upgrading its Borderless Network Architecture.
Who's Driving Your Security Bus?
When did vendors begin setting our security priorities? I asked myself this question recently while at dinner with three friends representing two security vendors. This was a personal event, not business, and as is often the case, I was the only person from the enterprise side of the industry. You can imagine the conversation.
Taking Stock, Torelli Style
Working at Torelli Bicycle Co. in North Hollywood, Calif., takes more than just the physical stamina necessary to withstand the extreme heat of LA's 100-degree-plus Indian summer while rummaging through Torelli's stifling hot warehouse. It also takes a prodigious memory to know precisely what's housed in that cavernous storage area at any point in time.
Word Of Mouth Key To Windows Phone Success
In a past life, Microsoft relied heavily on business interest for its Windows Mobile platform with the consumer taking a back seat in priorities. Today that has all changed and one of the areas Microsoft is counting on is word of mouth to generate interest. For that to work, the OS will have to be good. Very good.
iHub Syncs Macs, Mobiles Wirelessly
The new software from Nova Media uses a Mac-based WiFi network (and can create one if necessary) to sync calendars and contacts to iOS mobile devices.
Qualcomm's FLO TV To Go Off The Air?
Bill Stone, president of Qualcomm's MediaFlo and FLO TV businesses, recently informed the staff that its direct-to-consumer mobile TV service will go dark by the end of the year.
HP's Path Forward Under Apotheker
Hewlett-Packard's choice of Leo Apotheker as the company's next CEO surprised many, but there are no surprises in the challenges that await him as leader of the world's largest technology company. HP must deepen its presence in software and services or it will face low profits, low growth and a marginalized position in the IT industry.
Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Android Patent Violations
Late last week Microsoft filed a patent infringement suit in federal court in Washington state. The suit alleges that Motorola is violating nine Microsoft patents in its Android implementation. Apple is suing HTC over Android and Oracle is suing Google directly. Android is not only popular with consumers, but lawyers too.
"Do Not Track" Makes No Sense
There are some ideas that are sure-fire crowd pleasers, like hating on Windows Vista. Similarly, the idea of a do-not-track list or policy administered by ... someone ... is good enough to get a populist politician elected. If only it made sense.
Study: Small Businesses Less Happy With Technology
The latest Small Business Success Index indicates that companies don't feel like they're getting as much from technology as they did a year ago. Nevertheless, their interest in online business solutions continues to grow.
Anti Virus Announcements May Not Be Catchy
It's getting hard to know which to believe less -- anti-virus and other anti-threat software, or some of the announcements touting them, based on inspecting this representative recent example by AVG.
Desktop Virtualization And Storage - Dealing With The Cost
In this entry we continue our series on Desktop Virtualization and the challenges it creates for the storage infrastructure. Today we focus on the problem of cost. As I mentioned in the opening entry of this series, cost is always a big concern. You are taking your least expensive storage, desktops and laptops, and more than likely putting it on your most expensive, shared storage. How do you keep cost
Windows Phone 7 To Be Unveiled October 11
It appears that Windows Phone 7 is about ready to launch. Its biggest launch partner in the US looks like it is ready to announce devices on October 11 and will start selling them in November.
HP CEO Apotheker Sized Up By His SAP Successor
When the stunning news came in Thursday night that Hewlett-Packard had picked long-time software executive and former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker to lead the $130 billion IT company, I was eager to get the reaction from one of the co-CEOs who replaced Apotheker 8 months ago after he resigned from SAP. Here's what SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott had to say.
Samsung Latest To Can Symbian Support
Samsung has announced to developers that it no longer plans to support the Symbian platform moving forward. Sony Ericsson dropped support for Symbian last month.
ShareFile Gets Easier To Use
The secure file transfer service gets a redesigned interface and new features that streamline common actions. And the company CEO explains why they're not just another cloud-based shared folder.
Torelli Races for the Finish Line
Team Torelli is tensing for the final assault. As you read this, CEO Todd Linscott and his small crew of hardworking Torelli Bicycle Co. employees are huddling with small-business implementation experts for Navigator Business Solutions, who have flown in to finally flip the switches on Torelli's new production ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution from SAP.