HP-Palm Can Leapfrog Apple In Mobile Apps
If you look at the volume of mobile apps available for Apple (180,000), Android (40,000), and Palm (1,000), you just might scratch your head and wonder what in tarnation Mark Hurd was thinking when he agreed to spend $1 billion to acquire Palm. But an investment manager who's a massive Apple fan suggests one clear way for HP and Hurd to make the deal a big winner.
Most Software Execs See Rebound This Year
According to the findings of a new survey, most software CEOs and CFO see a return to pre-recession levels this year and cloud computing, particularly among SMBs, is the big driver for the rebound.
Google, IBM, Apple Top List Of Most-Valuable Brands
In an annual ranking of the brand value of global technology companies, Google, IBM and Apple held their top three spots from last year while the brand value for each rose significantly. And between HP and Cisco, one saw its brand value soar 48% for the year while the other's tumbled by 7%. Click ahead to see the whole list.
CK Prahalad Remembered By Colleague And Friend
In his 14 years at the University of Michigan, Professor MS Krishnan worked as closely and extensively with management superstar CK Prahalad as anyone. In a moving tribute, Krishnan shares some candid and vivid memories of Prahalad, a frequent collaborator with InformationWeek, one of the world's great thinkers, and a passionate advocate for the billions of people at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
The Hard Sell's Coming For SaaS E-Mail
Microsoft CIO Tony Scott fires the opening shot in our cover story this week: In five years, CIOs will be asking why anyone would run their own e-mail.
IBM Hiring In Detroit: Several Hundred Jobs Over 5 Years?
IBM is looking to add "multiple" positions at its 7-month-old applications-delivery center on the campus of Michigan State University and a local newspaper says the company might ultimately be looking to add "several hundred" new jobs at the center over the next five years.
Image Gallery: 12 Offshore Hot Spots For IT Outsourcing
India is still the dominant player when it comes to IT outsourcing, but other regions are gaining ground. Here's a look at some of the places, vendors, and institutions that will play a big role in globalization's next wave.
IBM Is Hiring In U.S.: 100 Vermont Manufacturing Jobs
IBM says it is hiring 100 full-time, long-term manufacturing jobs at its semiconductor plant in Essex Junction, Vermont. While most people will consider this to be good news, I'm betting the anti-IBM screecher groups will find some way to turn this into another chapter in their fictional class-warfare saga of IBM versus the little man.
Mobile Apps For SAP Help Drive Sybase's Record Q1
Riding strong demand for mobile deployment of enterprise apps and data, Sybase posted record first-quarter revenue and earnings and highlighted two of its new mobile apps for SAP as key drivers of that growth.
Why SMBs Need A Strong Brand
Fashion entrepreneur, author, and television star Daymond John discuss the importance of branding and how he's used social media to understand his customers and educate them about his products.
Cyberwar Threat At Code Red, Clarke Warns
Former counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke has a new book out, and it's scary stuff for all of us concerned about the national security of the United States. Scarier still, the alarms sounded by the book -- "Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It" -- aren't news to anyone who has even a minimal clue about the state of cybersecurity.
HP Blasts Cisco's Proprietary Data Center Strategy
Hewlett-Packard has opened up a new data center featuring all-HP equipment with twice the density and half the power consumption of "previous solutions." Poking the eye of its former partner and current competitor, an HP VP said, "We're Cisco-free in this data center and have a plan to extend this freedom across all of our internal IT data centers next year."
Analyst Says IBM Numbers To Show Tech-Spend Resurgence
IT-industry hopes are buzzing that IBM's quarterly results, coming on Monday, April 19, will validate and accelerate the promise triggered last week by Intel's blowout numbers. One analyst who's expecting very big things from IBM believes its numbers will prove that "a resurgence in corporate IT spending" has occurred.
When Should SMBs Replace Older PCs?
HP's director of SMB marketing, Brian Burch, discusses the pent up demand for new technology in many smaller businesses and how some SMBs are moving aggressively to seize new opportunities.
Scott McNealy On Steve Jobs And Larry Ellison
Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy might be gone but he's not forgotten how to pack a lot of punch into a few words. At a new-product rollout for a company he's advising, McNealy offered the crowd some classic comments on Apple and Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, mistakes Sun made, Microsoft, and how he thinks he'll be remembered.
Does Intel's Blowout Quarter Signal IT Turnaround?
As we noted yesterday, Intel CEO Paul Otellini went to great lengths in the company's earnings call to avoid linking Intel's record-setting revenue with a return of robust corporate spending on IT. But a Wall Street Journal article says that "Intel's latest view suggests corporate spending is now flowing into tech again." What's the real story?
NASA, Chrysler Team On R&D
Information about robotics, energy storage, radar, and other technologies will be shared by the organizations.
Intel CEO Otellini Sees Signs Of Corporate IT Upturn
"We are also seeing signs of corporate demand returning which we believe will continue to improve," said Intel CEO Paul Otellini during an earnings call in which the company announced a blowout quarter. He later added, "You are getting to the point where CIOs are feeling a bit better about their business."