Sparxent: IBM Global For The Midmarket?
Staples isn't the only one out with new services aimed at helping SMBs thrive by minding their IT. A Salt Lake City-based startup named Sparxent is going after what it calls an "underserved" midmarket with software, hardware, and IT consulting services of its own.
Global IPTV: $19 Billion Market By 2012
Driving the increase is growing consumer demand for video, as well as the entry of new content providers such as YouTube and Joost, according to a new Gartner survey.
Oracle Teams With HP On Database Hardware
Oracle in tandem with HP is bringing out its first hardware product, a database machine, which Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says is suitable for high end, high performance data warehouses.
Staples' Thrive Offers Backup And Network Services
With a wink and a nod to its roots as a no frills provider of office supplies for SMBs, big box behemoth, Staples is rolling out Thrive, a three-service offering that purports to hit the "Easy" button for IT operations.
Google's Android Era Set To Begin
T-Mobile's imminent launch of its Android-powered mobile phone has the potential to disrupt, although questions about the Linux-based open source platform remain.
Amazon Floats The Cloud Closer To End Users
Amazon continues to spread its cloud-computing wings with a new content-delivery service it says will help businesses get their files onto their customers' computing systems via the Internet quicker than ever.
Amazon's IMDb Now Showing Free Movies
The site has begun showing more than 6,000 feature films and television shows submitted by CBS, Hulu.com, Sony Pictures Television, and more than 500 independent filmmakers.
IW500: Harrah's Places Its Bet On IT
The $10.8 billion resort and gaming company outlines ways to grow by providing new services, during a discussion at the InformationWeek 500 Conference.
What HP's Layoff Plans Could Mean For SMBs
Yesterday's rotten day on Wall Street capped off with a surprise announcement from HP -- that it would be eliminating close to 25,000 jobs, or 7.5 percent of its workforce, in the coming three years.