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EMC and VMware confirmed Tuesday that they’re reshuffling their assets and forming a so-called cloud and Big Data “virtual organization” called the Pivotal Initiative under EMC’s chief strategy officer, VMware’s former CEO Paul Martiz. VMware is contributing Cloud Foundry, SpringSour...
Google has bought Ontario-based BufferBox, a service for delivering e-commerce goods to physical kiosks. Terms were not disclosed. It lets online shoppers pick up parcels at grocery and convenience stores in the Toronto area. Google means to transition its product search to a paid comm...
Too often overlooked, SIEM (security information event management) needs to be a integral part of any enterprises security best practices. It facilitates a holistic view of an IT landscape and allows a company to be more proactive with its security initiatives. First and foremost, SIE...
Google’s got Amazon Web Services and Rackspace / OpenStack in its sights. It’s upgrading its young Infrastructure-as-a-Service Compute Engine, still in preview, and piling on 36 new types of server configurations with different virtual cores, memory and disk types, up from the four ba...
Microsoft says it’s sold 40 million licenses to its new touchscreen-adapted Windows 8 operating system that hit general availability a month ago. It’s reportedly outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades. For what it’s worth, Microsoft also said there were more apps in the Windows S...
Apple has reportedly fired Richard Williamson, the NeXT legacy who botched the mission-critical maps program that replaced the Google Maps program Apple used to offer on its widgets. Apple wanted Google Maps off its iPads and iPhones because it loathes Google and its Android operatin...
A Mexican court told Yahoo Friday that it owes $2.7 billion in a breach of contract, breach of promise and lost profits suit arising from contracts related to a Yellow Pages telephone listings service. It’s apparently not a final decision.
The Cloud market is diverse and highly fragmented – typical of any market in its early stages. The broad range of cloud activities and the frantic pace of new products / services getting launched is driving the need to consolidate and unify cloud services for the end user and for the m...
A short ungrammatical misspelled press release put out on PRWeb Monday morning and jumped on by the AP and TechCrunch because it claimed that Google had paid $400 million for Rhode Island-based public hotspot provider ICOA proved to be a hoax. The company’s pink sheets stock sells fo...
Providing analytics and BI solutions with the data required has always been difficult, with data integration long considered the biggest bottleneck in any analytics or BI project. Data virtualization significantly accelerates data integration agility. Complex data landscapes, diverse...
US Attorney General Eric Holder has named Renata Hesse acting head of Justice Department’s Antitrust Division to replace departing chief Joseph Wayland. Hesse was the lead lawyer in the remedies phase of DOJ’s antitrust suit against Microsoft and she also involved in trying to stop Ora...
Intel CEO and president Paul Otellini, 62, has apparently tired of beating back the dragons that periodically threaten to devour the company and has decided to retire early. Intel CEOs have all previously stepped down when they were 65, when retirement is mandatory, with their design...
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 ...