Stories by Joab Jackson

IBM adds DB2 to Lotus Foundations SMB package

Just a few weeks after Microsoft pulled the plug on its Windows Essential Business Server (EBS), IBM has beefed up its own pre-integrated package for small and medium-sized businesses, called Lotus Foundations.

Microsoft envisions ultra-modular datacentres

In the years to come, Microsoft's data centers may not be huge buildings tightly packed with server racks, but rather rows of small, stand-alone IT units spread across acres and acres of cool, cheap land.

HP app preserves SharePoint for the ages

Hewlett-Packard has updated its records management software so it can now capture for legal posterity Microsoft SharePoint files and even entire SharePoint workspaces, the company announced.

SAP plays up sustainability angle

Organizations seeking ways to conserve energy and profit from being green may find the true gains won’t come from "greening" their data centers, but rather by maximizing the efficiency of their supply chains, said Peter Graf, the chief sustainability officer for SAP.

Dell launches dedicated services organisation

Dell has launched a dedicated services organisation, appropriately named Dell Services, that will focus on midmarket enterprise customers. The company formed the unit by integrating Perot Systems, purchased November 3 for US$3.9 billion, with the enterprise services operation from its own Large Enterprise business unit.