By Michael Coté on May 19, 2011
Dell held an analyst event in Austin a couple weeks ago (titled “Services and Solutions for the Virtual Era”, or SSVE), coming out strong with its message of transformation and growth via an expansion in the general “enterprise IT” space. This was primarily based on two, traditionally non-Dell lines of business. The Growth Plan Our [...]
By Michael Coté on April 12, 2011
“We believe the current [platform clouds, such as Azure and App Engine] are incomplete,” [VMware senior director of cloud and application services Jerry] Chen says. “There is no one platform that is multi-cloud – private and public – and no one cloud is architected, out of the gate, to be extensible to many different frameworks [...]
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By Michael Coté on March 8, 2011
Rackspace announces a support plan for OpenStack, while Dell, Rackspace, and Opscode announce an OpenStack installer for quick cloud building.
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By Michael Coté on February 18, 2011
Seeing a computer play two humans at Jeopardy! is a lot more entertaining than I thought it’d be. I’d been ignoring most of the hoopla around Watson figuring it for a big, effective PR campaign on IBM’s part. It is that for certain, and good on them for doing it. I’ve been more interested in [...]
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By Michael Coté on February 9, 2011
If you’re going to compete against the might iPad, here’s 10 things you should do. Good luck storming the castle!
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By Michael Coté on January 10, 2011
(Above: Wordle tag cloud of Steve Ballmer’s letter on BobMu leaving.) Microsoft’s Bob Muglia is leaving Microsoft later this year, and he seems like the decision wasn’t entirely his, as CEO Steve Ballmer put it: “I have decided that now is the time to put new leadership in place for STB.” It’s always rash to [...]
By Michael Coté on October 21, 2010
Earlier this week, I was at VMWare’s SpringOne conference, covering announcements and new work from their SpringSource division. They launched an integrating cloud-based software development suite of tools, several technology partnerships with Google, and started to outline new integration needs from the social, mobile, and database world.
By Michael Coté on September 8, 2010
A new Liferay portal releases provides a good chance to ponder the state of runtimes in the Java world.
By Michael Coté on August 19, 2010
Trying to figure out Intel buying McAfee.
By Michael Coté on July 29, 2010
Adobe announced it was buying Day Software today, filling in a portfolio hole with Day’s web-driven content management technology and looking towards web-driven business.