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Loss-making Nokia Tuesday introduced a cloud map service called Here. It means it to be one of five businesses including smartphones, basic phones, patents and cellular infrastructure that will help it get back on its feet. Its map customers include Amazon, Rand McNally, Bing, Daim...
Qualcomm and Intel are apparently considering rescuing Sharp and its LCDs from the gutter by investing upwards of $378 million in the joint, not enough money to salvage the place. Japan’s Kyodo News said Intel might be persuaded to invest $378 million-$500 million in the company. It ...
Idera sets its sights on addressing server sprawl by allowing enterprises to back up all their servers, easily and economically. Idera wants to make it practical to back up every server on the planet. With the release of its Server Backup 5.0 and new pricing structure, the company bel...
Dropbox has doubled the size of its user base to 100 million from a year ago. It also says a billion files are saved in Dropbox every 24 hours. It may be close to $500 million in revenues but rival Workshare, which eschews the freemium model, sniffs that paying users are distinctly dif...
QLogic on Thursday announced that its 2600 Series Fibre Channel adapters will be used as part of Dell solutions to deliver an end-to-end 16Gb Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs). QLogic adapters will provide 16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity for Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge(TM) ...
FTC chairman Jonathan Leibowitz is reportedly pressing Google to put acceptable remedies on the table in the next couple of days or face an antitrust suit for abusing its Internet dominance in the next week or two. Bloomberg says it was told by unnamed sources that the FTC wants to r...
Since ZapThink wrote our ZapFlash on Cloud Brokerages in April 2011, the Cloud Brokerage marketplace has exploded. Or at the very least, the noise level involving such Brokerages has reached a fever pitch, which the vendors in the space want you to think is the sound of an exploding ma...
John McAfee, the man who started the antivirus company named for him, is wanted for questioning by the Belize police in the gunshot murder of his next-door neighbor, fellow American expatriate, Gregory Faull, a 52-year-old retired builder. According to the police record published by ...
The bad blood between Apple and Samsung is evidently getting worse. Samsung recently hiked the price of the so-called application processors it builds for Apple’s widgets by a hefty 20%, according to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, quoting a story Monday in the Korean-language...
The Browser Agent now supports all major versions of Internet Explorer (IE6 - IE10) and Firefox (FF 3.6, FF 4-FF 16). This allows you to test your web sites across all the different browser versions your real end users are using to access your site. With the built-in screenshot capabil...
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently published a useful and informative report on cloud computing that provides key guidance for companies using or considering cloud services in the UK. The guidelines intend to help organizations comply with the 1998 Data Protection ...
Microsoft is having a déjà vu moment. It’s in the soup again with the European Commission and is expecting a hefty fine that could theoretically reach 10% of its annual revenues, or $7 billion, something the EC has never done before but then the EC has never met a recidivist like Mic...
Google is reportedly courting an antitrust charge by the US Federal Trade Commission because of its insistence that Microsoft and Apple pay gouging royalties for Motorola Mobility’s standards-essential patents. The Wall Street Journal said Friday that Google “is weighing whether to s...
The Federal Trade Commission has wrapped up its year-or-more long antitrust investigation into Google’s search practices and it may sue. Reuters said last Friday that four out of the five FTC commissioners believe Google illegally abused its power in search at the expense of competit...
If people really don’t like negative political ads, why aren’t they sick of companies behaving like spoilers and trying to step on each other’s announcements? Google apparently can’t stand the thought of Apple and Microsoft unveiling products without it putting its two cents in. It’s...
Last week, I covered some of the reasons data breaches happen. Let's shift gears now and look at what can be done to reduce their impact. To be perfectly clear, there’s no magic bullet for security. There are, however, a few small things that can make a big difference in every organiza...
Revlon's comprehensive cloud has matured, and the benefits from aggressively embracing the cloud have evolved into positive consequences for their data architecture. When you think of Revlon, we're global and we have a huge application portfolio. As we put everything on our cloud and...
After Intel and IBM came up short this week, Google’s Q3 numbers were released early Thursday utterly surprising a market high on its business, an enthusiasm that had driven its stock to all-time highs. It missed big on both the top and bottom line, instantly creating a big sell-off ...
Google Q3 numbers were released early Thursday utterly surprising a market high on its business, which has driven its stock to all-time highs. It missed big on both the top and bottom line, instantly creating a big sell-off of its high-flown stock, losing $19 billion in market cap, b...
Google released its Q3 numbers early Thursday utterly surprising a market high on its business. It missed on both the top and bottom line, instantly creating a sell-off of its high-flown stock, losing $19 billion in market cap, before it was halted at the company’s request at $687.30...
Ever get the feeling that soon there’ll be so many clouds we’ll never see the sun again? Well, here’s another one. It’s called Metacloud. After quietly starting early last year it’s just hit the radar, turning up with an undisclosed investment from Storm Ventures and – according to...
Fresh back from maternity leave – she had a boy – Yahoo’s latest CEO Marissa Mayer raided her former company to bring Google’s VP of partner business solutions Henrique de Castro in as COO. He’s supposed to worry about Yahoo’s sales, operations, media and business development. The ...
Zenith Infotech’s TigerCloud is changing the private cloud market by offering an enterprise-class solution via TruHAAS – a rent-to-own pricing structure. TruHAAS allows companies to customize their technology spending to better meet their cash flow in this tight economy. By eliminating...
C12G Labs, the company behind the widely-used OpenNebula cloud management platform, today announced the results of a survey to determine the main building blocks that constitute the existing OpenNebula clouds. The full results can be seen at http://www.c12g.com/survey The results of t...
Patent victories by Microsoft and Apple have stripped Motorola Mobility of products it can legally sell in Germany, Europe’s biggest market where Android is popular. The Google subsidiary is down to zero tablets and three smartphones – the Razr i, Razr MHD and the Gleam. Everything...
Dell has announced a host of new and enhanced industry-leading cloud client computing solutions that provide organizations with the broadest choice in how to implement, manage, deploy and access virtual computing environments using VMware. Coming on the heels of recent cloud client com...
New and flexible ways to make changes of a Windows Server 2012 installation after the fact are available. And IT pros can now convert a server from and to Server Core, and change the availability of server components that are previously committed at an installation time. This introduce...
Oracle has formally advised Judge William Alsup that it intends to appeal the verdict in its patent and copyright suit against Google and Android. Judge Alsup, you’ll remember, decided Oracle’s Java APIs weren’t copyrightable, an issue it’s got to prevail on in its appeal. Whether ...
Cisco has bought start-up vCider for its expertise in developing virtual network overlay technology for secure data center infrastructure. The price wasn’t disclosed. GigaOm rates it as a counter to VMware buying Nicira, which, it says, “has strained the once close partnership between...
What's "Cloud 2.0"? Who's behind "SHadoop"? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Are you turning your data into dollars? Which cloud model is right for your company? Register to attend 11th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley and get your questions answered November 5...
The server monitoring process is a constant control after a server’s operation in order to detect all the failures in time, and to create charts of the servers’ loading level to configure the optimal device’s working scheme. If a datacenter supports cloud computing, server monitoring ...
Yahoo Tuesday said Ken Goldman, the CFO of Fortinet, will replace Tim Morse as CFO when Morse leaves the company in the next little while. Morse was briefly interim CEO before Yahoo hired short-lived Scott Thompson from PayPal for the job. Before Fortinet Goldman was CFO at Siebel....
Google appears to be perfectly happy to let Apple dangle in the wind and not rush to take advantage of complaints about its newfangled maps program by putting an iOS 6-compatible Google Maps application on the market. The Verge, however, claims Google was blindsided when Apple unilat...
The cloud is a commercial vehicle. This undeniable truth must now be accepted as a deeply entrenched truism by CIOs who are looking to manage the forward-looking growth of their technology architectures. We can actually refine this statement further. The cloud is a commercial vehicle ...
To have a reliable and comprehensive, yet flexible, e-commerce business, it's essential to have a solid architecture. Just like the foundations of a house, an online shopping site needs to be robust enough to handle large volumes of traffic and be flexible enough to support many differ...
Much has been written here, and in many blogs, about Cloud Adoption. However, most of this has focused on the tangible and critical pieces like technical architecture and operational considerations. This can’t be minimized in the least. However, in my work with both vendors and end cus...
According to the smart money at the Linley Group and AnandTech Apple developed the A6 ARM chip it’s using in the iPhone 5 – something it’s not talking about –and it’s probably having the widget made by Samsung on its 32nm process, which may account for why it’s 22% smaller and doubtles...
This’ll resonate. ManageIQ says that when the management majors – and you know who that foursome is – saw the cloud bearing down on them like a Kansas tornado they ducked into the basement and scrawled cloud all over their wares to salvage their position. Its point is you can’t make...
Driven by large-scale government initiatives as well as private investment, cloud computing has become a hot growth area in China. Named a ‘Strategic Emerging Industry’ in the government’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011 – 2015), cloud computing is slated to become a primary force in the Chi...
Alibaba CEO Jack Ma’s most heartfelt wish will reportedly come true next week when he’s able to put something of a period – or at least a coda – to Yahoo!’s rocky involvement with his company. It’s gonna cost him though. All Things Digital, that Yahoo know-it-all, says Yahoo has ag...