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The agenda for cloud camps being held in Las Vegas as part of IBM's Pulse conference includes presentations by IBM VP Sandy Carter and by Judith Hurwitz, president of the Hurwitz and Associates analyst firm and author of "Cloud Computing for Dummies." Carter said the camps are the firs...
IBM has acquired 10-year-old privately held Intelliden Inc, whose network automation software enables organizations such as telecom companies configure, manage and scale their networks. It’s positioned as a safeguard against the manual configuration errors responsible for upwards of ...
IBM is pushing its Lotus software onto the iPhone, iPod Touch and Macintosh. A beta Lotus Symphony 3.0, IBM’s free OpenOffice-based suite of spreadsheet, presentation and documents software, is now available for the Mac as an alternative to Microsoft Office. And IBM’s offering Lotus Co...
Frankly I’ve grown weary of the debates over the security of cloud computing. It’s not that I don’t appreciate that there are technical hurdles in front of us, but we have reached a point that a security vulnerability in a single offering, whether that offering is in the public or priv...
  Abstract There are many different types of command line options that programs need to recognize. Many languages (e.g.: bash and perl) has built-in processing of command line options; Java does not. The Java Command Line Options (JCLO) package performs this task for a variety of o...
IBM is buying privately held Chicago-based Initiate Systems, whose data integrity software is used for information sharing in healthcare and government organizations. Financial details were not disclosed. The deal should close this quarter and Initiate will become part of IBM’s Informa...
Market conditions are in a constant state of flux. The economy is, well, the economy. The regulatory environment shifts based on the latest business scandal and which political party holds sway. Plus, there is always a new management strategy to solve world hunger or something. As user...
As with most new technologies, the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance inspires a healthy set of questions. As usual most of the questions are about features, capabilities, use cases, etc., yet there is one question that is quite frequent but a bit of an outlier from the preceding categorie...
In an interactive general session that forms part of its Data in Action virtual conference, IBM has really hit the jackpot. It has managed to snag Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, to talk about current trends in the Data Management market. There is a live Q&A sessi...
Today my employer, IBM, announced that it was awarded a 10 month long contract with the United States Air Force. According to the press release, the contract calls for IBM to “design and demonstrate a secure cloud computing infrastructure capable of supporting defense and intelligence ...
Cloud computing is a concept. It is an architectural framework by which one or many organizations can deploy, manage and retract any workload, public or private. Cloud computing addresses business needs from a workload perspective. The concept collectively addresses all the aspects of ...
The US Air Force has contracted for IBM to design and demonstrate a secure cloud computing infrastructure capable of supporting defense and intelligence networks. The 10-month project is supposed to introduce advanced cyber security and analytics technologies developed by IBM Research ...
Trying to pick apart a particular IT solution to figure out if it is right for you and your business can be a daunting task. Trying to do that for solutions in emerging spaces, like cloud computing, can seem even more difficult to the point of looking almost impossible. Case in point, ...
Starting in February DCS, a k a Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS Company, the ~1,800-man systems integrator, will resell IBM’s CloudBurst private cloud infrastructure, to Japanese customers in various industries. It also plans on using the widgetry to provide various services out ...
IBM has countersued Neon Enterprise Software, the uppity little Texas outfit that had the temerity to try to use IBM's special mainframe processors to break Big Blue's stranglehold on the mainframe market. Out to tarnish the ISV so users get scared and slink away, IBM used a poison ...
You know the top one or two causes of bottlenecks for your applications, but do you know the next six or seven issues that have the potential to cause problems? Mastering application performance requires the right kind of IT strategy, combined with the right tools, that can shed light ...
As data center administrators and managers, you are entrusted with critical services that have a direct business impact. The threat of business service downtime due to enterprise application memory leaks is a constant IT concern. Often such problems only begin to show after long produc...
IBM and Jones Lang LaSalle , a financial and professional services firms specializing in real estate and investment management, on Tuesday announced a seven-year information technology (IT) services deal. IBM will provide full infrastructure support services for JLL across 19 countries...
To address their unique business challenges, today’s enterprises need tailored cloud computing services that deliver the best of managed and dedicated services – whether they are public or private. In his session from Cloud Computing Expo 2009 West, Sam Gross discussed the Unisys cloud...
IBM says it carved a couple of hundred notches on its gun in the fourth quarter after persuading both Sun and HP users to defect. It says all told it’s gotten 2,200 companies to move off of HP and Sun server and storage gear since beginning its Migration Factory program four years ago....
Nasuni, a Massachusetts start-up that’s about to trot out a gateway to cloud storage, has gotten $8 million in Series A funding from North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners. Nasuni founders CEO Andres Rodriguez, an ex-CTO of the New York Times, and Robert Mason pioneered a clo...
NaviSite, a provider of cloud-enabled, enterprise-class hosting, managed applications and services, on Monday announced Hosted Lotus Services powered by NaviCloud. The solutions include Hosted Lotus Notes and Domino, Lotus Sametime, Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections. Managing an IB...
IBM claims to have clinched the largest enterprise cloud computing deployment in history. Seems Panasonic is migrating upwards of 300,000 desks from Microsoft Exchange and some unnamed collaboration gear to IBM's LotusLive public cloud services for e-mail, calendaring and contact manag...
Alfresco Software on Wednesday announced the availability of Alfresco Content Services for Lotus social collaboration products, an integration between the Alfresco open source enterprise content management (ECM) system and IBM Lotus Quickr, Lotus Notes, Lotus Connections and WebSphere ...
Andrew goes on to make the point that not only is code written in the declarative style easier to adapt and maintain over time, it also lends itself to better optimizations. The reason for this is pretty obvious based on his definition above. Code written in the imperative style explic...
I’ve written numerous technical entries both here and elsewhere about the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance. The appliance is a cloud management device that is geared towards those enterprises that for a variety of reasons (security, privacy, performance, customization capability, existin...
MIT Technology review recently published a great article titled: Security in the Ether addressing security, privacy and reliability issues resulting from cloud computing.  Some of the interesting points in this article are summarized. Cloud data may be mishandled by the cloud prov...
The IBM i continues to work as the backbone of data processing for thousands of mid-size to large enterprises around the world. The secure architecture and flexibility of the IBM i (formerly branded as AS/400, iSeries and System i) has given it much more longevity than was ever predict...
IBM today announced that Digicable, a cable and broadband distribution player in India, has signed a US $83 million, 10-year strategic outsourcing agreement with IBM. As part of this agreement, IBM will support the integration of Digicable's digital media content delivery and value add...
Having beaten out HP, Oracle, Microsoft and Sun for the job, IBM has floated a cloud for its very first telecom customer. It’s SK Telecom, the biggest telecommunications house in Korea, with 24 million customers, representing more than half the market. IBM says it’s the first cloud bui...
Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire ringleader of the Galleon insider-trading mob, and Danielle Chiesi, the ex-beauty queen who allegedly charmed ex-IBM SVP Robert Moffat and ex-AMD CEO Hector Ruiz into telling her valuable company secrets, were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on ...
IBM announced that it has successfully built Korea's first cloud computing environment for a private sector company, SK Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in Korea with over 24 million customers. The cloud environment provides developers with the necessary software and har...
It’s called plainly enough IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud and will provide compute and storage as a service with Rational Software Delivery Services, WebSphere middleware and Information Management database thrown in. IBM is beta testing a public cloud, based ...
Our topic this week centers on how to define, track and influence how people actually adapt to and adopt technology. Any new information technology might be the best thing since sliced bread, but if people don’t understand the value or how to access it properly -- or if adoption is spo...
One of the main issues that PowerBuilder and PowerBuilder developers have been facing for the last few years is the lack of mind share for the product. All that seems to have changed with Sybase’s announcement of the beta of PowerBuilder 12.0. Articles on the release appeared in a larg...
Everyone wants to lower their capital expenditures and increase operational efficiency - it's a sign of the times. The economy of the past 12 - 18 months has forced all organizations to do more with less and become more efficient. While everyone can identify with the request to do more...
PROS enterprise pricing software company announced on Thursday that it has teamed with Cast Iron Systems, SaaS and Cloud Integration Company, to simplify application integration for their customers. PROS is now a Platinum-level Powered By Cast Iron partner, offering dramatically simpli...
Cloud Computing and its ability to process the needs of multiple users with shared resources in a dynamic and transparent fashion doesn’t happen by chance. The underlying technologies and their ability to provide elasticity, scalability, and automation, while protecting data in motion,...
Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been released today bringing highly interesting new features, specially in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization area. The new Ubuntu server distribution includes two complementary cloud tools, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus, so providing the technology r...
IBM today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lombardi, a privately held software company based in Austin, Texas. Financial terms were not disclosed. Lombardi, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software and services, helps organizations autom...