There's open source software, then there's the cloud, and thus far, the two have been mutually exclusive. But that is starting to change.
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Looking to plug NetApp wares into Cisco's grand datacenter vision-in-progress, the two companies on Thursday detailed a partnership that fills a key piece of Cisco's Unified Computing System: storage.<br/>
Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday detailed new services and software that it claims can help businesses turn to the cloud, namely by boosting security, performance, and availability.
VMware on Monday made available an online service that it claims can help users evaluate the true costs of server virtualization expenses.
IBM and Sun Microsystems are <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/09/03/18/Report_IBM_is_in_talks_to_buy_Sun_Microsystems-IDGNS_1.html">said to be in acquisition talks</a>, and if such a deal actually happens, it could change the course of not only IBM's but Oracle's and SAP's use of Java.
Compiere stepped into the cloud by making its open source ERP wares available on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
IBM on Monday announced a host of products and services that it claims will arm customers with the technology to build new dynamic infrastructures that meld physical and digital realms.
McAfee on Monday announced that it has rolled its SaaS security offerings into a new business unit.
IBM on Friday detailed a new ISV partnership, a move which, on the heels of cloud-related agreements penned last week with several universities, advances the company's cloud and SaaS realm.
While salaries for IT skills on the whole dropped last quarter, according to a study by Foote Partners, three areas saw an increase in pay despite the troubled economy.
Enterprise IT shops might soon get another option for virtualizing their entire datacenter.
IBM has announced that it has become the first company to earn more than 4000 patents in a single year, and also said it will ratchet up the number of technical innovations it publishes instead of seeking patent protection.
No company is immune from the economy's ebb and flow. So it's no surprise that, in the face of a fearsome downturn, IT shops are scrambling to figure out where they should cut.
When the financial crisis first struck, it appeared that IT shops were prepared to weather the storm and that IT spending might hold up despite the downward economy. But a lot has happened since then.
Every time the economy turns downward, IT shops take a hit.