Bob Evans - Authors & Columnists - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

 Bob Evans

Profile of Bob Evans

News & Commentary Posts: 1070
Bob Evans is senior VP, communications, for Oracle Corp. He is a former InformationWeek editor.
Articles by Bob Evans
posted in October 2009

IBM Takes $150M From Sun And HP Accounts In Q3

IBM says its Migration Factory service had a busy third quarter as it displaced Sun and Hewlett-Packard Unix servers and storage systems for 235 separate customers, accounting for $150 million in revenue for IBM. For the first nine months of the year, IBM said, the corresponding revenue total is $400 million.

Post a Comment

EMC Adding Big Data Center Plus 400 Jobs: A Cloud Hub?

Five weeks ago, EMC said it would add 400 jobs in Research Triangle Park over five years. Three weeks ago, it announced its new Atmos Online Compute Service. And yesterday it bought a 450,000 square-foot warehouse in RTP to serve as a data center and R&D facility. If we triangulate in the Triangle, could that mean that mean EMC will base its new Atmos cloud business there?

Post a Comment

Fidelity Sees Surge In Mobile From Gen X And Y Customers

A search for "chief wireless officer" shows it's a very exclusive club. One name that'll come up is Fidelity Investments' chief wireless officer Joseph Ferra, whose 10-year advocacy for mobile IT has driven huge growth for Fidelity Anywhere, particularly among Gen X and Gen Y clients.

Post a Comment

Twitter, Facebook Waste $2B Annually In U.K. Economy

Calling the personal use of social media by businesspeople during the workday "a productivity black hole," a British IT services company said more than half of the 1,460 surveyed employees said they spend up to 40 minutes per week on such sites. I'd say that while those numbers might be accurate, the conclusion is astoundingly shallow.

Post a Comment

The Top 10 Offshore Nations In The World

Which countries around the world are the best choices for your offshoring projects? This study by respected outsourcing/offshoring consultancy Tholons includes some nations that are obvious (India) but also some that are unexpected: will the neighbors of the U.S. to the north and the south both make the list?

Post a Comment

The Top 8 Outsourcing Cities In The World

While there's been a lot of talk recently about fundamental upheavals in the global outsourcing industry, this year's list of the top 8 outsourcing cities in the world remains the same as last year's, according to a joint study by experts Tholons and Global Services.

Post a Comment

EMC Tops IBM In Huge Deal For Storage

One of Australia's largest hosting providers has bypassed incumbent storage provider IBM and instead picked EMC to deliver 261 terabytes of of storage. The customer's CTO said big factors were EMC's tight three-way alliance with Cisco and VMware and its willingness to extend service coverage from three years to four.

Post a Comment

Oracle Not Telling The Truth About WebSphere, IBM Says

Continuing to use its massive Oracle World stage as a platform from which to jab at its competitors, Oracle has been touting benchmark results that show the superiority of its middleware over IBM's. But IBM has shot back, claiming Oracle unfairly rigged the results, used antiquated figures, and generally pumped out a lot of BS to mislead customers.

Post a Comment

Microsoft Seeks SAP Synergy In Alliance With Capgemini

Looking to become more of a player in the highly strategic enterprise ERP space, Microsoft is teaming with global IT-services provider Capgemini to help customers wring more value out of the interactions between SAP's structured-process applications and Microsoft's products aimed at unstructured processes. As part of the deal, Capgemini will establish a Microsoft/SAP interoperability Center of Excellence.

Post a Comment

Oracle's Ellison Calls Out IBM: Why You Gotta Love The Guy

He's never run a hardware business but he's calling out the company that invented it. He voted for HP hardware to run his Exadata software before he voted against it, picking Sun instead. And he's betting $10 million that his Exadata package will double the speed of a comparable one from IBM. Larry Ellison surely makes this business more interesting, but more importantly he makes it a whole lot more valuable.

Post a Comment

Indian CIOs On Global CIO 50 Celebrated At Interop Mumbai

A few months ago, we created a list of 50 of the world's top CIOs for our Global CIO 50 project. Our list included 10 CIOs from India, and their achievements were celebrated by 300 members of the Indian IT community at a special event at this week's Interop Mumbai. The gathering also celebrated the extraordinary progress of India's IT industry in the past decade.

Post a Comment

When You Fly Go Bladder-Dry To Help Airline Save Planet

Forget all that unimaginative stuff about slashing power consumption by consolidating data centers and turning off PCs overnight: All Nippon Airways wants to save the planet by badgering passengers into hitting the restrooms pre-flight so that less carry-on waste means lower airplane weight. And I swear I'm not making this up.

Post a Comment

Can Teza Survive? CIO Says Code Upload Drew Reprimand

Startup Teza Technologies is battling for its legal life after one of its programmers was arrested for stealing secrets from Goldman Sachs, its three founders were sued by their former employer for violating non-competes, and, in the latest development, another employee was reprimanded for uploading code that might have come from former employee UBS. As CIO William Sterling says, "A lot has changed."

Post a Comment Mixed Blessing As Collaborator & Competitor

10/4/2009's new joint venture to create financial apps on its platform will provide great comfort to C-level prospects evaluating the SaaS model. But for partners already creating financial apps on, Marc Benioff's company now presents itself as a competitor as much as a collaborator. Insightful analyst Jeffrey Kaplan breaks down this mixed blessing.

Post a Comment

Shakeout For Top Outsourcers Coming, Gartner Says

Twenty-five percent of today's top business-process outsourcers will disappear in the next three years due to economic pressures, poorly conceived contracts, and the inability to adapt to standardized delivery models, says Gartner. Ever the team player, Gartner also offers six suggestions that could indicate your outsourcing partner is not long for this world.

Post a Comment
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
2021 Outlook: Tackling Cloud Transformation Choices
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  1/4/2021
Enterprise IT Leaders Face Two Paths to AI
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  12/23/2020
10 IT Trends to Watch for in 2021
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  12/22/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll