Intel, Yahoo and HP need to make more room in the cloud: IBM is building a $360 million cloud data center facility at its Research Triangle Park campus in North Carolina.The data center will include new technologies and services that will give customers access to its "Blue Cloud," according to the company. IBM is renovating an existing building, which is slated to officially open toward the end of 2009. IBM also announced plans to build a cloud data center in Tokyo, targeting businesses, universities and government agencies in Japan. The Research Triangle Park and Tokyo centers will be linked with IBM?s seven other cloud centers around the world.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?