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OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of portlet applications compatible with WebSphere Portal. It is well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user inter...
IBM said Thursday morning that it was buying DemandTec for $13.20 a share, close to 57% premium. Big Blue will ante up roughly $440 million, net of DemandTec’s cash on hand, to take over the cloud-based ISV for its 10-month-old Smarter Commerce initiative. IBM estimates the market op...
Tech-shy Warren Buffett disclosed on CNBC Monday morning that his company Berkshire Hathaway has acquired a ~5.5% position in IBM since March, spending about $10.7 billion to pick up roughly 64 million shares. He said he spent about $170 a share on average. IBM was up nearly $2 pre...
IBM is adding Jaspersoft to its extensive BI collection. The pair will be combining IBM’s enterprise-class Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights with Jaspersoft’s BI suite to provide a complete reporting and management solution. Jaspersoft is licensing and integrating InfoSphere BigI...
After the market closed Tuesday, IBM’s president and CEO Sam Palmisano, 60, unexpectedly passed the touch to his successor Virginia Rometty, 54, who will become the first woman ever to run IBM. She starts January 1. Palmisano, CEO since 2002, will remain chairman. IBM CEOs have tra...
IBM wants 200 million users on its cloud widgetry by the end of next year. It has to get to them before Oracle, HP or Dell do. It projects $7 billion in revenue from cloud computing hardware, software and services by 2015. To advance its ambition it’s unveiled a new “simplified” ente...
IBM Global Services is going to be OEMing Nirvanix’ enterprise-grade cloud storage under what the pair calls a strategic partnership. IBM said integrating Nirvanix would give its SmartCloud storage services a solution capable of supporting millions of users, billions of objects and e...
IBM is buying HPC pioneer Platform Computing for its cluster, grid and cloud management software. Terms were not disclosed. The privately held Canadian company, now almost 20 years old, is thought to have revenues of around $70 million-a-year. It claims 2,000 customers including 23 o...
IBM is buying privately held security ISV Q1 Labs, whose software is used to detect hacking threats and attacks through real-time data analysis. Terms were not disclosed. Q1 Labs, which competes with HP’s ArcSight acquisition and EMC’s RSA unit, will become part of a new IBM Securi...
IBM on Monday announced that the company is donating new software code to help health care and other industries work on shared content in real-time, on the Web. The code is from IBM Project Blue Spruce and will be donated to the Dojo Foundation’s Open Cooperative Web Framework (OpenCow...
A couple of weeks ago, I dropped by the Intel Developer Forum to present a session and listen in on a few others. As always in these types of shows, I learned quite a bit. Most strikingly though, I was reminded of something that is probably quite obvious to many of you: Consumer intere...
SOA Software has appointed Corey Scobie to the position of Vice President Technology, the company announced on Tuesday. Scobie, who has been a leader in the IT industry with roles ranging from software development to SOA portfolio strategy, will become part of SOA Software's senior tec...
An alphabetical selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age!
Google has bought what appears to be another 1,023 patents from IBM, a transfer recorded by the US Patent and Trademark Office Wednesday and noticed by Bloomberg, which said Google bought them on August 17. The PTO also transferred 1,030 patents from IBM to Google in July after Googl...
IBM is buying yet another business analytics outfit. This time it’s UK-based i2, which looks out for crime, fraud and security threats via unstructured Big Data. Financial terms with the investor group headed by Silver Lake Sumeru that owns i2 were not disclosed. I2’s got 4,500 cust...
IBM is buying Algorithmics, the Toronto-based risk analytics firm, for $387 million cash. Its services are used by 350 banks, investment and insurance businesses such as Allianz, HSBC, Nomura and Société Générale. The money will go to the Fitch Group, the credit ratings agency majo...
When it comes to IBM Workload Deployer, I have no illusions regarding the veracity of our competitors. They are out there, and they are constantly on the attack. Their dubious claims aside, I know this because I still get asked quite frequently to explain the benefits of IBM Workload D...
Java SE 7, the Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 is out. It’s the first major release in five years and took 9,494 bug fixes, 1,966 enhancements, 9,018 changesets, 147 builds and four JSRs to get here. It’s also the first release of the Java platform under Oracle’s stewardship, and ...
GSX Solutions, a provider of proactive, consolidated monitoring, reporting of enterprise messaging, mobile and collaboration environments, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), is proud to congratulate senior executive Eileen Fitzgerald for bein...
IBM Thursday said that it’s opening two new cloud data centers in Japan, one to deliver its SmartCloud services – that’s its public cloud – and the other dedicated to delivering LotusLive, its cloud collaboration widgetry. The new facilities mean it’s added to the sites in Singapore,...
I find that it is interesting and sometimes even helpful to sit down and reflect on past experiences. That's true for life and it's true for work. In my last post, I reflected on some of the common challenges I have seen in the rollout of enterprise cloud projects. In this post, I want...
IBM CEO Sam Palmisano is going to designate his heir apparent in 12-18 months by naming a president or operating chief, according to the Wall Street Journal. Handicappers say the mantle is likely to fall on the shoulders of Virginia Rometty, 53, who led the integration of PriceWaterh...
GSX Solutions (www.gsx.com), a provider of proactive, consolidated monitoring, reporting of enterprise messaging and collaboration environments, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, and Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), has announced the general availability of the GSX Monitor ...
APIs for cloud are important. Based on the number of writings, conference sessions, and Twitter blasts endorsing the cloud API movement, I think this is something on which we can all agree. However, I sometimes get the feeling that we just accept the fact that the API movement is impor...
Stepping on Dell’s cloud announcement Thursday, IBM said it’s going into the public cloud business sure that it can trump Amazon because it owns the Pied Piper’s flute that enchants business. IBM needs to step on the gas if it’s going to produce $7 billion-a-year in cloud revenue...
I hate sitting on secrets. I always have. I understand that sometimes it's in the best interest of everyone (and your job) to keep tight lips, but that does not make it any more fun. Inevitably, the run-up to our annual IMPACT conferences means everyone in the lab is doing their fair s...
This white paper from Fiorano presents a performance analysis of publish/subscribe and PTP messaging throughput of the following JMS Servers: FioranoMQ® 9.1.1, SonicMQ 7.6, Tibco EMS 4.4.0, ActiveMQ 5.3.0, Jboss Messaging 1.4.4, Sun JAVA MQ 4.3, IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0 All comparisons a...
Fiorano SOA Platform is the first visual SOA platform for real-time business built on a dataflow architecture, reducing the time-to-delivery of distributed applications by over 80%. Users visually assemble instantly running solutions by drawing application and service nodes on a canvas...
Putting a cloud integration and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) strategy in play prepares enterprises for the next generation of flexible, distributed and scalable cloud-enabled business applications while facilitating greater operational efficiency, generating more revenue, and helping b...
Traditionally, CIOs have been limited to two alternatives while evaluating their next SOA solution: extend the traditional process-driven SOA architecture (low risk/return), or deploy the new generation of complex SOA platforms (higher risk/return). This free guide from Fiorano expla...
IBM said Monday that it was going to put $38 million into a new Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Center in Singapore, adding to its centers in Germany, Canada and the United States and its 13 global cloud labs, seven of which are in Asia-Pac in China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, V...
Applications and data are moving to the cloud, and avoiding vendor lock-in has become a major concern. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Doug Tidwell, Senior Software Engineer at IBM, will focus on Apache libcloud and the Simple Cloud API, open source projects that ...
IBM CEO Sam Palmisano told the company’s annual investors’ meeting Tuesday that Blue is into “thousands” of cloud engagements and that the last “technical shift in the enterprise” represents a “$7 billion opportunity for us.” IBM also expects to be getting 30% of its revenue from eme...
In a recent post, I wrote about the importance of well-designed, well-constructed virtual images. To be clear, I am not promoting elegant virtual image design for the sake of art. Rather, if we can improve the state of the art in virtual image design and construction, there is a chance...
Yesterday, I read the latest post on James Urquhart’s Wisdom of Clouds blog. As I often do, I found myself nodding my head as I read James’ latest thoughts on cloud. In this particular post, James provided some thoughts on the types of applications for which we would see growing cloud-...
IBM wants its mainframe users to install a patch that will let IBM peer into the Specialty Processors (SPs) they have on their machines so it can see what they’re using the widgets for. And the only reason that Big Blue would want to do that is if it thinks it may lose the antitrust ...
Indeed, the Signature Mortgage story was so compelling, that Bob was invited to also share the stage with two of IBM’s corporate clients during Sean Poulley’s strategy session in the morning, as well as participate in an analyst panel discussion on cloud computing later in the day. I ...
IBM on Monday unveiled an advanced computing facility in Canada, the IBM Compute Cloud Centre, the company’s first cloud delivery center in Canada to address the growing demand from enterprises to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and access new technologies such as analytics and mob...
"New infrastructure and operations technologies such as cloud services and virtualization ... were selected by CIOs the most often and are the top-two technologies for 2011," said Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, as the results we...
Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-...