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"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York will be held November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes. O... (more)

So Is Fujitsu Swearing Off Sparc or Not?

Gee, and it was just the other day that we were talking to that nice Mr. Reger, the CTO of Fujitsu Siemens, who took exception to our story a couple of weeks ago about Fujitsu snubbing Sun for Intel. Perish the thought, even for a minute, he said, that Fujitsu's devotion and fidelity to Sparc and Solaris and Sun would diminish one iota simply because it's betting its next-generation high-end machines on Intel and Xeon and Itanium largely running Linux and some Windows (CSN No 484). Ah, but now, Mike Fister, the general manager of Intel's Enterprise Platforms Group, has waded into the discussion. Mr. Fister told the Intel Developers Forum Thursday that Fujitsu was abandoning Sparc in any future designs and planned to migrate all its systems to Intel and that Sparc would disappear from Fujitsu's roadmap by 2005, the year after the first new Intel machines are due. Whe... (more)

"May Every New Thing Arise" (With Apologies to Peru)

Nowhere in the preamble to the Declaration of Independence did Thomas Jefferson reference the Internet, eBay, Skype, or Flickr. But if he’d lived another 180 years, to 2006 instead of 1826, I feel certain he would at some point have said something like: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, --that all websites are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable properties; that among these are HTML, hyperlinks, and the pursuit of AdSense clicks."But what of the bigger picture?  Beyond AdSense and AdWords and Mediabots and all that good stuff. Where, in short, is it all headed? Well, one sure way of anticipating the future is to see what the professional anticipators are saying and thinking…and then getting ahead even of them. (As John Maynard Keynes used to say, “Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations ... (more)

Nova Navigator Cloud Computer with Intel Atom

TechNovus' Nova Navigator aims to bring cloud computing to the masses, with a cheap Intel Atom PC designed to run apps over the Web. With the Asus Eee Box and Dell Studio Hybrid already whetting our appetites for cheap, mini desktops, it was only a matter of time before someone took the concept to the next level. TechNovus Corp is touting its Nova Navigator as a “cloud computer” – there’s no hard drive inside, an Intel Atom 1.6Ghz, and a browser running on a Linux desktop. Unlike the Eee Box or Studio Hybrid, the Nova Navigator runs just about everything bar the browser via the Web. Apps sit on a remote server – you pay a monthly subscription (around $20), which gives you 50GB of online storage and access to the Nova App Store for things like Office and Windows. While the concept isn’t new, the demo certainly had us wondering about the possibilities – the Nova runs Wind... (more)

My Thoughts on Ulitzer

Ok, so, here are my thoughts on Ulitzer... As a blogger, I focus on traffic and I spend quite a lot of time optimizing my SEO. Since the target audience of my articles is much greater than the reach of my blog, Ulitzer is actually helping me increase my content reach. Moreover, Ulitzer does it in a very fair way since links back to my posts or other locations are without the evil "nofollow" - providing a nice SEO boost. It also gives me some good metrics that are very useful data points on the effectiveness of my blog articles. And last but not least, it allows my article to appears in the news listings of the two major search engines, which is a very nice channel extension. So, all of this means that, while Ulitzer might be seen as a competing channel to bloggers, I think that bloggers should realize the tremendous value it could bring to their blog. I think to mater... (more)

Microsoft y Novell Anuncian Colaboración Amplia en Interoperabilidad y Soporte de Windows y Linux

REDMOND, Washington, y WALTHAM, Massachusetts, 2 de noviembre /PRNewswire- FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. y Novell Inc. anunciaron hoy un conjunto de acuerdos de amplia colaboración empresarial y técnica para construir, comercializar y respaldar una serie de nuevas soluciones para que los productos de Novell y Microsoft(R) funcionen mejor juntos. Ambas compañías anunciaron también un acuerdo para proporcionar cobertura de patentes para sus respectivos productos a los clientes de la otra empresa. Estos acuerdos estarán en vigencia por lo menos hasta el año 2012. Bajo este nuevo modelo, los clientes tendrán variedad y flexibilidad sin precedentes gracias a la mayor interoperabilidad y manejabilidad entre Windows(R) y Linux. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO ) Steve Ballmer, CEO de Microsoft, declaró: "Decían que no se podía hacer. Este es un ... (more)

Raytheon Insider Threat Solution Receives Federal Validation

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 20, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Linux cryptographic module embedded in its government insider threat solution has been awarded federal validation. With the approval of the new module, the entire Raytheon SureView(TM) product is now Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 level 1 compliant. Such compliance is required by the U.S. federal government to ensure that information systems using cryptography are secure. "The accreditation of the FIPS Linux cryptographic module certifies that Raytheon's industry-leading enterprise monitoring and investigation tools are fully compliant with the highest security standards," said Steve Hawkins, vice president of Information Security Solutions at Raytheon. "This certification meets Department of Defense regulations for cryptographic modules for certain information a... (more)

Zetta.net Offers a SysAdmin Day Special for 3-in-1 Online Server Backup, Disaster Recovery and Archiving

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/24/12 -- Zetta.net, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, today announced a two-day special pricing for the 13th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. For two days only, July 26 and 27, Zetta.net is offering 3-in-1 online backup service consisting of offsite backup, disaster recovery and archiving for just $195 a month. It includes 500GB of enterprise-grade secure online storage, unlimited licenses of backup and recovery software, a virtual appliance and 24x7 U.S.-based technical support. "Sysadmins today are faced with mounting challenges when it comes to protecting business data," said Gary Sevounts, vice president of marketing for Zetta.net. "Traditional backup solutions that rely on physical tapes or appliances are often unreliable and resource intensive. Disaster recovery and archiving add even more co... (more)

IGC Announces Brava 7.1 for IBM FileNet P8 at IBM Information on Demand in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 10/22/12 -- IBM Information on Demand - Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC) unveils Brava!® 7.1 for the IBM® FileNet® P8 platform, a high-performance viewer that provides unmatched functionality and security, and now offers a zero-footprint, cross-platform HTML5 client option in addition to its ActiveX client. IGC, a leader in viewing, collaboration and redaction technology, demonstrates Brava 7.1 at the IBM Information on Demand conference at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference attendees can see a live demonstration of the software at the IGC booth, #1114. Brava makes it easy to view, annotate and collaborate on almost any file, including office and PDF documents, CAD drawings and image files. Now, the new Brava HTML5 client provides a zero-footprint, cross-platform option, making Brava available to more users than eve... (more)

Technicolor Brings Qeo Technology to AllSeen Alliance to Complement Qualcomm's AllJoyn and Further Unify the Internet of Everything Ecosystem

SAN FRANCISCO, PARIS and SAN DIEGO, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technicolor becomes Premier-level Alliance member, will contribute Qeo and work with AllJoyn creator Qualcomm and other members to create IoE interoperability The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest cross-industry consortium to date to advance adoption and innovation in the "Internet of Everything" (IoE) in homes and industry, today announces that Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH), a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is joining the organization as a Premier member and will contribute Qeo technology to the Alliance. The company will work with Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and the AllSeen Alliance to accelerate the unification of ecosystems around the IoE.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140109/663189 )      (Lo... (more)

Raynet Launches New Software Packaging Innovation

PADERBORN, Germany, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RayPack: New packaging solution for quality-conscious companies Raynet GmbH, the leading European company for software packaging and application lifecycle management products, will launch a new solution for software packaging in summer 2014: RayPack! With Symantec havingphased out the once globally dominant WISE Package Studio almost two years ago, the Paderborn-based manufacturer is stirring up the remaining oligopolistic packaging tool market for company infrastructures in terms of service and price. Raynet's sales will be supported by several partners. In a roadshow that will take it across Europe, the U.S. and the Far East, the product manufacturer will seek to impress interested parties and customers with the benefits of its new product. Interested parties in Europe can already register for the event (http://www... (more)

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