Welcome!


Latest Articles from IBM Cloud
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) that have previously considered virtualization in the cloud but decided that it is too expensive or simply not viable should think again. Virtualization and cloud computing enables SMBs to green their operations and build IT infrastructures that are a...
Mired in a storm of economic uncertainty, plans for increased investments in mainframe hardware and software represent a ray of light for enterprise data center managers who plan to leverage their existing mainframe deployments. According to a new, comprehensive IDC survey of 300 end u...
IBM has introduced new services, software and systems for midsize companies that can help them gain actionable insight, increase productivity, and improve collaboration. IBM is introducing Cognos Express business intelligence software, an analytics solution designed for companies with...
At VMworld on Monday IBM announced what it called the industry’s first public desktop cloud. It will be available in the Americas and Europe starting in October. IBM describes it as its biggest cloud computing endorsement to date enabling anywhere/anytime access for everything from ...
Founder and former Satyam Computer Services CEO Ramalinga Raju, 54, the admitted bad boy of India who overstated the company's revenues by a billion dollars more or less, suffered a reported heart attack Monday afternoon while in the calaboose awaiting imminent trial. He's in the hospi...
Yesterday a friend of mine was asking me what I've been doing lately in my spare time. When I mentioned that I'd been doing a lot of messing around with Windows Azure, he was naturally curious. After explaining what Azure is, he asked me what the difference was between Windows Azure, a...
SOA Industry Analysis and Advisory Firm ZapThink launched a topic site on Ulitzer. ZapThink is an IT advisory and analysis firm that provides trusted advice and critical insight into the architectural and organizational changes brought about by the movement to XML, Web Services, and...
IBM is now offering Microsoft customers free of charge Lotus Symphony software that is compatible with Microsoft Office formats and supports a wide range of widgets which extend the functionality of the software. IBM and a variety of third parties -- including independent software vend...
While there’s certainly no shortage of opinions on the future of SOA, the reality is that SOA is very much alive. The core principles of what SOA can do in terms of cost savings, increased productivity, and the virtual elimination of information and application silos won’t go away. How...
ESB products emerged around 2002 from message-oriented middleware (MOM). Faced with market domination by IBM, MOM vendors were the first to jumpstart the ESB concept with the aim of developing a unique selling proposition. They added Web service and EAI capabilities on top of existing ...
Managed Methods Inc., a provider of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) visibility and SOA runtime governance, has announced the availability of their SOA management and runtime governance support for deeper visibility for applications running on IBM WebSphere ESB, MQ, WSRR and environ...
There’s a big scorch mark where server sales used to be according to IDC, which put out its worst-since-records-have-been-kept Q2 figures Wednesday, hoping that with the installed base growing increasing hoary with age buyers are starting to replace them. The researcher said factory...
Adaptive Computing, the company behind the Moab unified intelligent automation technology, plans to offer its Moab Adaptive HPC Suite and Moab Adaptive Computing Suite on IBM’s System x, BladeCenter and iDataPlex server families to create dynamic, intelligent HPC clusters in data cente...
CA CEO John Swainson, the IBMer brought in five years ago in the aftermath of the $2 billion stock fraud that ultimately sent one of his predecessors to a federal pokey for a 12-year hitch, wants to retire by the end of year, if not before. CA’s board is now looking for a replacement. ...
Cloud computing is becoming a ubiquitous concept. It has mass-market implications for the technology industry, and it is advancing at speeds rarely seen with any major technological evolution. As a business leader, do you know why cloud computing is important to you? What parts of y...
The debate has raged for some time now about the exact definition of a 5GL. One might argue that there also is still some debate going on about what exactly is a Platform as a Service PaaS. Throw together two semi-ambiguous industry-specific buzzwords and what do you get? Well, for ...
There is a common misconception that CMMI and Agile are polar opposites. One relies on institutionalization and documentation of processes and methodologies, while the other emphasizes interaction among workers and “working software over comprehensive documentation” (Agile Manifesto). ...
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a big piece of the cloud computing puzzle, the other pieces being Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Application software as a service (SaaS). PaaS enables the delivery of solution frameworks and components as on-demand, pay-as-you-go services. Some ...
A day after SCO’s victory in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, a Chapter 11 trustee was appointed to decide what should be done with the company, whether it should be sold off to UnXis and whether it should continue to chase its litigation dreams. The trustee is Edward Cahn, retired c...
Thinking of moving to a different Java application server? Need to better understand the impact of your move? The state of the economy is driving a re-evaluation of all major technology decisions. As a result, more and more organizations are switching to a more flexible and cost-effect...
Over the next six years JVC Kenwood Holdings is going to spend $27.4 million more or less (2.6 billion yen) so IBM can lift it into an outsourced cloud. The system will utilize IBM’s Shared Hosting Services for its System z mainframes or “zSHS” and be hosted out of IBM’s data center in...
Stacey Higgenbottom over at the GigaOM blogs had a chat with IBM's chief cloud wrangler Erich Clementi and came away saying that IBM's going to built a general-purpose WebSphere platform-as-a-service offering along the lines of Microsoft's Azure and Rackspace's Mosso - and to a lesser ...
Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing - pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about secu...
If cloud computing talk from the government seemed like lip service at first, it has certainly moved beyond that now. According to an InformationWeek article, the federal government’s General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Request For Quotation (RFQ) for cloud storage, web host...
RightScale, Jaspersoft, Talend and Vertica have joined together to deliver a complete business intelligence solution in the cloud. Jaspersoft’s kicking in the compute-intensive BI software, Talend the open source data integration software, and Vertica the analytic database management s...
BMC Monday said it has acquired privately held MQSoftware, the Minneapolis outfit that does middleware and enterprise application transaction management. Terms were not disclosed. It’s BMC’s very first mainframe-related acquisition and it says it’ll be the first time that the enterpris...
Cluster Resources, the company behind the Moab unified intelligent automation technology that's pretty much a commonplace in the world's top supercomputers, finds its business turning increasingly commercial so it's changed its name to Adaptive Computing. It thinks that Cluster Reso...
Like the Byzantine Empire before it, IBM has cast another bronze tube meant to spit Greek fire at Microsoft and break its siege of the desktop. The ingredients this time consist of Canonical's Ubuntu operating system and Virtual Bridges' Virtual Enterprise Remote Desktop Environment...
The shift to cloud computing is underway, and to some degree I can understand the concerns of organizations with tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of employees, though they too can benefit from this shift to cloud computing through an on premise approach. What interest...
IBM has bought Ounce Labs, a privately held Massachusetts company whose security and compliance widgetry will be integrated into IBM’s Rational AppScan line. Financial terms were not disclosed. Ounce Labs scans source code to identify potential security and compliance vulnerabilities d...
IBM and the city of Wuxi in China have gotten together on a cloud for Chinese ISVs that's supposed to reduce their costs, hasten the development of business applications and get them into new export markets by selling their widgetry as hosted web-based services. It's the first of it...
IBM is peeling off $1.2 billion to buy SPSS. It’s paying $50 a share cash, a 42% premium, to expand its Information on Demand (IOD) portfolio and its business analytics capabilities as well as strengthen its ability to turn company information into a strategic asset. IBM previously lic...
EMC took 78.2% control of Data Domain at end of business last Friday. Complete acquisition is expected by the end of the month when EMC says Data Domain will be the start of a new production division focused on next-generation disk-based backup, recovery and archiving solutions. The di...
IBM’s got some new systems software for managing cross-platform virtual servers called Systems Director VMControl. It says users can discover, display, monitor and locate virtual resources; create and manage virtual servers; and deploy and manage workloads with a common interface a...
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) presents a challenge to software marketing people like none other in recent history. On the one hand, SOA has been the top enterprise software bandwagon to jump on for the last four years or so, but on the other hand, many vendors have struggled to t...
ZapThink considers the SOA business case as an essential SOA artifact. Architects must have a clear picture of the business motivations for SOA, not only at the beginning of the initiative, but also as the architecture rolls out. Nevertheless, there is still frequently a disconnect bet...
Cloud computing is slowly gaining credibility and traction in the enterprise world. As giants such as Google and Amazon productize their massive cloud infrastructures, moving enterprise applications to the public cloud seems a more realistic possibility. The advantages of an enterprise...
The open source crowd got unexpected validation late Friday when Standard & Poor's said it's going to boot the tottering CIT Group off its chi-chi S&P 500-stock index and replace it with Red Hat. With its stock in the hole, its depressed market cap down to $272 million and its flirt...
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, a k a SingTel, Singapore's largest phone company and a major local player in broadband Internet services, is going into the cloud business, intending to establish Singapore as a regional cloud computing hub. It's launched Singapore's first integrate...
Loose coupling presents architectural challenges that are at the heart of planning and implementing the SOA infrastructure. Building the Service abstraction presents a simplified representation to the business but requires additional efforts under the covers to make that abstraction a ...