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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in December 2008
Despite hiring at a rapid clip for the last few years, even Microsoft may not be immune to the rounds of layoffs hitting the technology industry recently.
Code-named California, Cisco's server is expected to meld Cisco's Nexus 5000 switch, Intel's Nehalem processors, and virtualization management with help from VMware.
In the next few weeks, Microsoft will release similar notes for its implementation of the pre-cursor to the ISO for Open XML.
Having bid farewell to Bill Gates, Microsoft tempered its appetite for Yahoo, tweaked Vista, leapt into cloud computing, allowed a peek at Windows 7, and warmed up to open source.
This is an era where the conversation with customers is critical, or so we're told. So why is Apple arguably the hottest company around?
It's unclear exactly how cloud computing will fare during the recession, but RightScale CEO Michael Crandell has a rosy outlook. That prognostication appears deserved for now: the cloud management startup just raised an additional $13 million.
The deal, which connects Google App Engine with the Force.com Web application platform, ramps up an already broad partnership between Google and Salesforce.
The automaker's new $25 million, 62,000-square-foot data center is one of a handful in the United States that's certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Qi Lu will report to CEO Steve Ballmer and take over after former aQuantive chief Brian McAndrews departs.
The new architecture called "Generation 4 Modular Data Center," or Gen 4 for short, takes its cues from Microsoft's mega-data center in Chicago.
The company will rename its nationwide WiMax network Clear and buy equipment that supports both WiMax and competing 4G technology, LTE.