VMware Has More Of The Market Than IDC Figures Show
VMware isn't letting much moss accumulate under its feet as it continues expanding what it plans to do with its virtualization software portfolio. VMware executives have taken to expressing the expanding horizons of virtualization as a theme. They say they refer customers to "the journey," not one set of limited data center goals.
VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future
Private clouds inside the enterprise will trade workloads with similar, VMware-based public clouds rendering physical data centers "quite fluid," according to CEO Paul Maritz.
Top 12 PC Games Of All Time
With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.
Google Buys SocialDeck
The deal promises to strengthen Google's social competency and to address issues of app discoverability.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
Responding to tough competition from Apple and other smartphone makers in the handheld gaming market, Nintendo said it will slash $20 from the price of two systems starting September 12.
Server Technology Hits A Crossroads
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "State Of Server Technology 2010," our report evaluating changes in the server market motivated by the push to consolidate data center systems, get power and cooling costs under control and make the most of the cloud.
Department Of Interior Tackles Two High-Risk IT Projects
As the White House begins heavy scrutiny of its IT projects, the agency is getting a head start on the multi-year $7.6 billion Consolidated Infrastructure, Automation, Telecomm project and the much smaller Incident Management, Analysis, and Reporting System.
The Rare Earth Element Crisis
A Congressional Research Service report considers whether U.S. dependency on foreign sources of rare earth elements threatens the defense and technology industries.
Top 10 Most Hated Tech Mascots Ever
Mascots are marketing personified. When they're good, they're grrreat, as Tony the Tiger, one of the world's more successful mascots might say. When they're lame, uninspired, annoying or perplexing, they might end up on a list like this. Mascots are particularly important in the technology industry, because so many tech products and services are intangible and would benefit from an evocative symbolic representative. It's hard to imagine Linux without thinking about penguins. As for the mascots t
IT Hall Of Shame, Part 2
Welcome back to our rogue's gallery of computer industry flops, frauds and foibles. In this installment, we're pleased to present ten more exhibits, from Y2K to the Pentium Bug, that prove the best laid plans of mice and men don't just go awry -- they lead straight to the IT Hall of Shame.
Cloud: Professional Data Center Group Says Get On With It
Two years ago it would have been impossible for a professional manager's association to produce a position paper, Guiding Data Centers to Cloud Computing. The "cloud" was still being disparaged in too many quarters. Now it's become respectable. I miss the days when the topic was more disputable and, in some quarters, disreputable.
HP Looks To Deny Dell Access To The Data Center
HP's trumping of Dell's bid for 3PAR is a masterful preemptive strike. HP is certainly not that interested in 3PAR and will most likely not counter offer should Dell choose to pursue the deal. What HP is interested in is making the buy as expensive as possible for Dell in order to throw a wrench into the PC giant's further acquisitions ambitions.
Virtualization Is IT Journey That Begins With Consolidation
As IT shops look at their gains from consolidating servers, they realize this was just a first step brought about by implementing virtualization. Once you've consolidated, you realize how many more steps are both possible and necessary if virtualization is going to lead to more payback.
Online Impersonation Ban Proposed
A bill poised to become law in California seeks to ban 'e-personation,' but critics see the proposed law as an unnecessary limitation on free speech.
Google Buys Like.com
Using Like.com's visual search technology, Google will be able to expand its non-text search capabilities.