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IBM News on Ulitzer That is a question I get asked quite a bit and based on discussions in other blogs and twitter tweets; it appears that Im not alone. A little over a year ago I did a blog post about IBM and XIV, now seems like a good time to revisit, look back and look forward. Is IBM XIV still relevant? Given the time, money as well as effort IBM has poured into promoting and generating awareness around XIV, it must be relevant to someone. IBM recently released another round of momentum news, customer testimonials and product enhancements while making a point that there are now over 1,000 XIV systems installed around the world. 1,000 systems installed (regardless of if revenue or trial) in the just under 2 years since IBM bought XIV would be a triumph for most startups. However for a major player with the resources of IBM, I would have expected the number of ins... (more)

Sun Microsystems Releases Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6

Download GlassFish 3.0 Whitepaper Sun Microsystems announced the availability of the Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) and significant industry support from Java technology licensees including Caucho, IBM, Oracle and Red Hat. Java EE is the premier platform for web and enterprise application development and deployment. Java EE 6 introduces features to increase the flexibility of the platform and enable companies to use specific application scenarios, in addition to the full enterprise platform, to help meet their use case requirements. The Java EE SDK has been downloaded more than 18 million times and the specification is supported by 28 licensees that market Java EE compatible-products. View GlassFish 3.0 Webinar The Java EE platform and its underlying technology specifications continue to be developed through the Java Community Process(SM) (JCP) and by... (more)

Will Sun Microsystems Survive until 2018?

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"טבלה רגילה"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} I will start my post by quoting Garner Group's Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Back-End Application Integration Projects 2Q07 first Caution on Sun Microsystems: "Sun's sales force was ill-prepared for the SeeBeyond acquisition, which significantly hurt SeeBeyond's momentum. The sales force has been trained, but Sun must rebuild momentum in a market where ... (more)

CloudCamp London: the Big Data Special

The CloudCamp unconference returned to London for the 14th time this evening, regaling a capacity crowd in the Crypt below Clerkenwell’s St James Church with several hours of discussion and debate on the somewhat elusive topic of ‘Big Data’. Rather rough notes of the proceedings follow, after the break. LEF‘s Simon Wardley kicked proceedings off as usual, once again managing to pepper an on-topic canter through the topic with a seemingly never-ending stream of Flickr images of cats… and analogies to electricity. You possibly had to be there? His core message, though? There’s nothing new under the sun… and the cycles of change just keep on coming. Next, Peter Matthews from CA Labs, on “is big data mutually compatible with the cloud?” Erm, yes. Data volumes with big data are so large that it’s difficult to move it around… which creates opportunities for lock-in that ... (more)

The Cost of Innovation | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #IoT #Microservices

Future-Proofing Your Business and the Cost of Innovation We live in a hyper-connected world, and we're sharing information and collaborating on an entirely new scale. Millions of smartphones are sold every day. In a single minute online we send more than 200 million emails, share 2.4 million pieces of content on Facebook, and perform 4 million searches on Google. There are more than 1.3 billion websites out there. Angel investors, crowd-funding and crowd-sourcing are sparking a rich start-up culture. It has never been easier to realize a good idea. This level of collaboration and the sophistication of connectivity are casting everyone as an innovator. We are enjoying a period of deep technology innovation right now, but it comes at a cost. When the land line phone first arrived, it took 80 years to reach mass adoption. The mobile phone has reached the same point in a... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Fujitsu and Salesforce.com Sign Partnership in Software-as-a-Service for CRM

Fujitsu and salesforce.com have announced that they have signed a sales and marketing agreement whereby Fujitsu will provide Salesforce CRM[1] cloud applications as well as application development and integration services on salesforce.com's Force.com platform. The partnership is designed to enable customers in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, and finance, to dramatically reduce IT costs and increase business competitiveness. Amid a global economic recession and intense industry reorganization, customers are seeking to accelerate their management processes and reduce costs. In managing their IT, customers are demanding solutions that lower operational costs in particular. In the areas of CRM and SFA[2], demand has increased significantly for Software-as-a-Service solutions which can minimize upfront deployment costs and eliminate ... (more)

NetSuite Hosts Seminar 'The Business Cloud', Demonstrating How Cloud Computing Changes Business Operations

SAN MATEO, California and LONDON, September 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, today announced the first event in the NetSuite Business Cloud Seminar Series. The event, entitled "The Business Cloud," will be presented by Robin Bloor, technology analyst and founder of Bloor Research, with a keynote speech from NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson. The event, which includes a panel discussion with leading financial directors, will explain why cloud computing is a top business priority and how it is transforming the business operations of companies around the world. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20021024/SFTH024LOGO) This revealing seminar will be held at One Whitehall Place in central London on 23 September, from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. To register, please visit www.netsuite.com/ukcloud. Mr. ... (more)

Day-Timer Improves Its System and Personnel Productivity

Savings Achieved by Minimizing MIPS Usage, Faster Batch Processing and More Responsive Development Resources BEND, Oregon, 21st October, 2009 – Alchemy Solutions, Inc. (www.alchemysolutions.com), provider of legacy modernization solutions, today announced that Day-Timer, Inc. has turned to Alchemy (www.AlchemySolutions.com) to drive down mainframe costs and make its business more productive. Using Alchemy's legacy migration and modernization tools, Day-Timer (www.DayTimer.com), the leader in personal productivity improvement, has migrated its ERP software to Windows Server and the Microsoft .NET Framework, saving $725,000 in the process. In addition to dramatic mainframe savings, Day-Timer has improved its own business productivity, and reports that batch processing is 10 percent faster and developers 25 percent more responsive to business needs. Besides minimizin... (more)

Down-to-Earth Contracts that Keep the Cloud Aloft

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer In this article, we take a look at the basic interoperability requirements when communicating with the Cloud, and in particular at techniques and standards used to express and enforce wire-level contracts between communicating parties, as these parties are increasingly also contracting parties in a Cloud environment. Many standards already developed for Web services and service-oriented architectures provide to the communicating parties a good understanding and control of the expected quality of service at the most basic level of the interaction. Using Web Services in Cloud Computing is not a new idea. Some vendors of Cloud platforms, which provide services necessary to run Cloud applications, supply these as Web services, especially for management functions of the Cloud (on the provider side) and for storage, versioning, upgrades, migrati... (more)

CloudShare Virtual Sales Engagement Platform Now on Salesforce.com

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer CloudShare, formerly IT Structures, announced the availability of its Virtual Sales Engagement platform on salesforce.com's AppExchange. Leveraging the Force.com platform, CloudShare is immediately available for test drive and deployment on the AppExchange. With CloudShare, users can distribute proofs of concept (PoCs) as easily as sending an email from within Salesforce CRM, meaning they do not need to rely on airlines or FedEx to present full server and demo environments to prospective customers. The greatest value lies in the technology's ability to streamline the sales cycle and bridge the gap between a great sales call and actually getting the product into the hands of the customer. Driven by the demand for virtual sales collaboration and virtual demos, the CloudShare platform is designed to help software and appliance companies accelerat... (more)