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IBM has cut its ties with Robert Moffat, the senior VP who ran its server, storage and chips businesses and was arrested two weeks ago for allegedly whispering insider information on IBM and Sun financial results as well as AMD's reorganization plans to hedge funds that traded on the m...
A New York appeals court said the other day that David Johnson, the ex-IBM M&A chief poached by Dell in May and sued by IBM to make him honor his non-compete – which he intentionally signed in the wrong place to get out from under – can work for Dell. The courts weren’t happy with IBM....
What is a cloud computing platform? Is it simply automated provisioning systems coupled with a resource virtualization, where the workload is policy driven, and resources over committed and any resource contention handled by policy driven resolution? As it turns out technologies that p...
SCO may yet get to drag Novell kicking, screaming and clutching at the doorpost in front of a jury to decide who really owns Unix. In the first and only head-snapping legal decision in all the years SCO has been in court, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver denied the bid No...
IBM today announced a more effective way for organizations to quickly build, deliver and manage high quality services. Through new software integrations, organizations can manage and automate processes across their development, test and operations teams. These new integrations give cli...
Turns out one of the government's key witnesses in its insider trading case against the Galleon Group hedge fund - the one that's brought down a senior IBM executive a heartbeat or two away from IBM's CEO - used to be employed by Intel and was charged in 2001 in a sealed criminal compl...
There is now a thing called EuroCloud, for the moment a French-based SaaS and cloud community whose 70-odd members include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, France Telecom and SAP and whose 30 supporters include Amazon. The object of the name is to share best practices and expand...
Galleon Group, the $3.7 billion hedge fund at the center of the insider trading ring that the government, its wire taps and a reportedly secret SEC data-mining project exposed last Friday, is liquidating its funds and shutting down following what amounts to a run on the bank, according...
The real trustee, McBride says, is a Blank Rome lawyer called Bonnie Fatell who couldn't be bothered calling Cerberus - you know, Cerberus, as in Chrysler Financial and General Motors Financial (GMAC) - which was willing to put $25 million into SCO and get it out of hock because Cerber...
Robert Moffat ain’t running IBM’s systems business, its chips or its supply chain and he ain’t serving as an officer of the company following his arrest Friday on criminal charges that he disclosed confidential inside information on AMD, Sun and IBM itself to a hedge fund ring that was...
IBM says it’s putting Notes and Domino collaboration software on mobile and web-connected devices such as the iPhone, Nokia smartphones, thin clients, laptops and desktops used to access corporate applications and business processes. In search of market share it will make Domino Design...
After 10 years of trench warfare and a body count of close to $1.8 billion in fines, the European Commission is getting ready to pass Microsoft the roach of concord and close the book on the case. The EC said Wednesday that a final settlement of the browser issue, Europe’s updated vers...
Gee and it was only four o’clock yesterday morning Microsoft time that Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith remarked that antitrust regulators might try targeting somebody else besides Microsoft for a change. Like, oh, say, maybe, IBM for its $5 trillion 100% mainframe...
IBM has announced a new software technology called DB2 pureScale, running on IBM Power Systems, that helps clients increase their database transaction capacity while reducing the risk and cost of growing their IT systems. Jointly developed by the IBM Toronto Software Lab and Power Syst...
Having just gone into competition with Google’s Gmail Monday, IBM said Tuesday that it’s going to take on Amazon’s S3 storage cloud and anybody else in the storage cloud business by launching its own Smart Business Storage Cloud along with a so-called Information Archive. As with its d...
IBM has announced LotusLive iNotes, a new email service that delivers the benefits of cloud computing with a focus on reliability, privacy and security, to millions of mainstream business users starting at $3 per user, per month. The new IBM LotusLive iNotes cloud service allows overbu...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Glenn Brunette, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect at Sun Microsystems, will be presenting at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) this coming November 2-4, 2009, in Santa Clara, California. His...
VMware: I already have the most popular virtualization software and I will integrate Spring Source and create the best PaaS offering. Amazon EC2: I am extending my cloud facility to a virtual private environment so that you security concerns are taken care. Microsoft: I am giving you a...
Remember that ad Oracle ran a few weeks ago on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and later on the back cover of the Economist and repeated on its web site claiming "Sun + Oracle is Faster" than IBM? Oracle's claim for an undefined Oracle-Sun box was supposedly based on TPC-C re...
Taking a page out of Cisco's book - from the chapter on so-called smart cities - IBM late Thursday announced that the city of Dongying near China's second-largest oil field in the midst of the Yellow River Delta is going to build a cloud to promote e-government and support its transiti...
As the IT operations continue to evolve and transform the business towards agility and adaptability to ever changing rules of marketplace, the efficiency of any IT operation is of paramount significance. The phrase ‘time to market' has a completely new meaning in today's dynamic busine...
IBM is buying the business of RedPill Solutions, a privately held company in Singapore that sells advanced customer analytics services to businesses in financial services, telecommunications, technology and hospitality. Financial details were not disclosed. It should help it compete fo...
IBM’s paranoid defense of its mainframe monopoly is going to be tested again but this time if it blows the start-up out of the water, or denies it clearance to compete, it’ll be messing with an open source operation, and a European open source start-up to boot. The European Commission,...
The WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance can bring speed and agility to test organizations by drastically increasing the pace and ease with which users interact with WebSphere Application Server environments. I recently got a chance to catch up with IBM's Robbie Minshall. Robbie is a WebSphe...
SYS-CON Events announced today that PerspecSys Inc., provider of Cloud Data Governance solutions that address the critical issues of Data Privacy, Residency, and Security in the Cloud, was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo.com) whic...
With IP networks taking on many new challenges from VoIP, rich multimedia and other high-bandwidth consuming and high-priority applications, SMBs need to be sure the network connectivity between their business and Cloud Computing provider is protected with controls for reliable Interne...
Mzinga (http://www.mzinga.com/), the leading provider of social software, services, and analytics that improve business performance, today announced OmniSocial, a new software solution that enables organizations to connect, communicate, collaborate, and attain greater business value fr...
Half the apps on the Internet are written in PHP. That gives Zend Technologies, the PHP house, a stake in the cloud. So it’s rounded up cloud merchants Microsoft, IBM, Rackspace, GoGrid and Nirvanix and has gotten them to support its new open source drive to create a so-called Simple A...
I happy to announce my appointment by SYS-CON to be the Technical Chair of the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. This event is a 1-day deep dive into how cloud computing is changing the way that Federal agencies leverage, procure and utilize IT. GovITExpo, which is being ...
Intel’s appeal to the Court of First Instance of the European Commission’s monopoly abuse decision against it claims that the EC didn’t prove that it hammered AMD into the ground with its discounts. According to a summary of the otherwise sealed appeal published over the weekend in the...
President Obama recognized IBM and its Blue Gene family of supercomputers with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the country's most prestigious award given to leading innovators for technological achievement. President Obama will personally bestow the award at a special ...
Prolifics, an end-to-end systems integrator specializing in IBM technologies, today announced that it continues to offer companies an easy transition to Lotus Web Content Management (WebCM). In today's fast-paced business environment, organizations must have the ability to effectively ...
At its signature "International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo" event, held three times a year, SYS-CON Events prides itself on inviting knowledgeable and articulate industry executives to participate in its Power Panels - simulcast at every show direct from the keynote hall. In thi...
Sewell is giving up AMD v Intel, which has set records for the amount of discovery it has produced, Intel's appeal of the European Commission's heady $1.45 billion fine and the company's difference with regulators in Korea and elsewhere to report directly to Steve Jobs, who had no comp...
Justifying the extra investment for developing a single-purpose service – a service expected to solve only one large business problem - instead of putting the single-purpose logic inside a non-service-oriented application can be challenging. Reuse, the most popular motivation for creat...
Gartner analyst Will Cappelli talks about how applications have become central to enterprise IT operations, and how complex architectures have led to significant challenges in monitoring and managing the performance of applications. As enterprise application architectures become more m...
As the complexity, immediacy, and scope of enterprise processes increase, so does the risk of failure. Comprehensive, proactive management of next-generation information processes and services is critical. Traditional application management tools are inadequate to manage next-generatio...
Web Applications are now woven into the way that many enterprises operate, and monitoring and management of these applications become extremely important to businesses that require nimble datacenters. The risks of failure rise as enterprise application complexity, immediacy, and scope....
Build Release Management (BRM) is truly the next generation of IT Change Management. With BRM, you can get compliant and implement total process automation while continuing to work with whatever version control tool, testing application or IDE you are currently using. Download this ess...
Hosted Solutions, a provider of IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS), announced today that the company has significantly expanded its suite of application hosting and management capabilities to include support for a full range of leading business applications, including Microsoft SQL ...