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Hardware looks to be flat and networking down, but software will show some growth, according to Forrester Research.
George Symons has jumped over to closely held Yosemite, a substantially smaller provider of backup software that competes with EMC's Retrospect software. In an interview, Symons shares his reason for joining the struggling company and his plans for Yosemite.
Data center consolidation is forcing CIOs to look at cooling and power more closely.
Price increases for hardware are being blamed on increases in the cost of raw materials and components, notably copper, steel, and lead.
After announcing an 11% headcount reduction, CA executives talked about refocusing on revamping the company's named-accounts program from 12,000 to 3,000 customers, refining the product focus, re-emphasizing storage, and fixing its admittedly ineffective training programs.
The Sun StorageTek 6140 and 6540 arrays offer a significant boost in performance. The devices will compete with EMC's recently released Clariion CX3-20 and CX-80.
Although server consolidation is still a priority, with around 30% of large enterprises undertaking projects in that realm, business continuity is consuming more resources, according to a survey of over 600 IT professionals.
The two have long been competitors in the storage-switching market, but Cisco in recent years has launched a formidable challenge with its own line of SAN switches.
The challenge for HP's sales force will be to minimize the complexity so that "they don't have to travel with a bag of six PhDs to unravel what they are selling," one industry watcher says.
The drop in earnings for the most recent quarter was due to an execution problem--not enough DMX-3 inventory--and not a shift in overall IT spending, EMC president and CEO Joe Tucci said.
EMC's move to acquire RSA for $2.1 billion certainly caught many off guard on Friday.
EMC's decision to spend nearly $2.1 billion for security vendor RSA promises to reshape the competitive landscape of the storage and infrastructure-management segments of the IT industry.
A new study warns of dire consequences if the industry doesn't work with higher education to promote the viability of IT as a career.
Late to the party, Hitachi Data Systems finally launches what it says is a content-archiving platform that's different from typical CAS products. For example, it keeps data in native file formats while also supporting standard interfaces.
The company also launched a high-end docking station with built-in networked-attached storage to support its line of notebooks.
The V100 addition to the 3000 Series features a 12.1-inch screen, a built-in optical drive, 4.4 hours of battery life, and a weight of 4 pounds.
Kashya sells appliances that provide disaster recovery and data replication over heterogeneous networks using continuous data protection technology.
One reason is that a new feature in the next version of DB2, code-named Viper, will apply compression to data at the row level.
A technology called perpendicular recording takes bits of data and aligns them vertically to increase aerial density, allowing a 10% performance boost and 50% capacity bump.
In a case that could have long-term implications for the printer business, industry giants Lexmark and Hewlett-Packard are fighting in court over the future employment of veteran Bruce Dahlgren.
Dell's new mobile lineup consists of two new notebooks that emphasize portability, connectivity, and security, along with two desktop-replacement systems.
Now all content, regardless of where it originates, can share one central database repository and the same workflow tools.
The company's new InfraStruXure applies cooling in actual racks rather than via the traditional larger, more centralized cooling systems.
Search-engine behemoth unveils more appliances, forges more partnerships, in bid to grow enterprise business.
Experts see Seagate's acquisition of Maxtor as a clear consolidation play, given the significant product overlap of both companies' hard-disk drive product lines.
In a bid to show it's no laggard when it comes to supporting open source, Sun Microsystems spares no effort to publicize its latest contribution: releasing the specifications for its latest 8-core processor, the UltraSPARC T1.
One year after joining Computer Associates, John Swainson can take solace in the fact that no one ever thought remaking CA would be easy. Nevertheless, Swainson, who gave up a comfortable job as head of IBM's software business after a 26-year career with Big Blue, has done anything but take baby steps.
Enterprise software comes in all sizes, shapes and forms. But if there's one common denominator in today's software landscape, it's about helping end users provide better processes.
Microsofts widely anticipated Data Protection Manager 2006 backup and recovery software will ship this fall for prices starting at $950.
Will Sun Microsystems' decision to part with nearly half of its cash reserves to acquire StorageTek make it "one of the largest enterprise storage players on the planet," as chairman and CEO Scott McNealy put it?
Thanks to a favorable earnings period, several key product launches and newly announced programs in strategic technology categories, Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, Mark Hurd, appears to be off to a good start. But make no mistake: He still has his work cut out for him to turn HP around.
Characterizing the company's struggling storage business as a key priority, Hurd said the unit has to improve its profitability. He added that he expects the launch of nine new products and service packages will put the company on a path to achieving those objectives.
IBM and Network Appliance have made no secret that EMC is the company they each consider enemy No. 1. The two companies have entered into a wide-ranging alliance whereby IBM will OEM the entire Net App line of SAN and networked-attached storage systems. For its part, Net App will offer IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager.
HP has reportedly chosen NCR chief Mark Hurd as its next CEO, according to reports. Relatively unknown, Hurd was with NCR for nearly 25 years, most recently as its president and CEO. Now he has the daunting task of replacing Carly Fiorina, which HP ousted last month amid losing market share in several key segments in which it competes.
John Swainson, the CEO-in waiting at Computer Associates, has gotten off to a flying start in his first two months with the company.
Computer Associates has signaled its intent to shift its emphasis from brand units to business units. To implement the strategy, the company has promoted co-founder Russ Artzt to the position of executive VP for products and Mark Barrenechea as executive VP of strategy and chief technology architect.
ISA helped J&J tie together more than 200 different departments so that its managers could have a common Web-based, real-time view of its budgeting and financial-planning systems.
In the latest sign that large enterprise customers will increase spending this year, 41 percent of IT decision makers plan to allocate more funds on technology this year, according to preliminary results of the annual VARBusiness State of Enterprise Spending Report.