Although <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/080410-google-drops-google.html">Google</a> Wave will go down as one of Google's few high-profile failures, the innovative collaboration tool did attract a small group of dedicated followers who hope it will live on as an open source project.
Stories by Jon Brodkin
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/ ">Microsoft</a> rarely finds itself in second place, but Microsoft's head of server virtualization says he doesn't mind playing catch-up to <a href=" http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/030110-vmware-fend-off-microsoft.html">VMware</a> in the hypervisor market.
Citrix's VDI technology has surged ahead of rival VMware's, according to the Burton Group, which says Citrix's XenDesktop software is the first "enterprise-ready" server-hosted virtual desktop product.
<a href=" http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/ ">Microsoft</a> often uses the phrase "feature parity" to describe its vision of providing cloud computing services that closely replicate the capabilities customers can already get by installing Microsoft software inside their firewalls. After all, Microsoft is <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/030410-microsoft-ballmer-cloud.html ">"all in" for the cloud,</a> as Steve Ballmer says.
Amazon and IBM are the "cloud champions" according to a new report, but Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Red Hat and VMware are also among the list of heavyweights in the emerging cloud computing field.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/050210-google-bumptop-acquisition.html">Google</a> is well on its way to acquiring more venture-backed startups than any other company in 2010, after years of watching rivals like <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco/">Cisco</a>, IBM, and <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a> dominate the M&A market.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft's</a> Windows Azure and Amazon's <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/022310-amazon-ec2-boosts-memory-windows.html ">Elastic Compute Cloud</a> tackle two very different cloud computing technology problems today, but are destined to emulate each other over time, Microsoft cloud official Tim O'Brien says.
When you use the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2009/ndc3/051809-cloud-faq.html?page=1">cloud</a>, you get what you pay for.
Microsoft has begun upgrading cloud-based Exchange and SharePoint services to its 2010 offerings, but the migration is expected to last all year and many customers may see only a "preview" version of the technology in 2010.
It's been said that Oracle is now the industry's most powerful open source vendor, but don't tell that to Red Hat executives, who say Oracle doesn't even qualify as an open source company.
Worldwide enterprise IT spending across all industry markets will rise 4.1 percent this year, surpassing US$2.4 trillion for all of 2010, Gartner is predicting.
Citrix and Amazon are teaming up to put Citrix's application delivery software into the cloud, letting enterprises stream apps to users from Amazon's data centers.
A new cloud storage company is launching with software designed to ease deployments with platforms such as Amazon's Simple Storage Service and EMC's Atmos Online.
HP has unveiled a new "edge-to-core networking portfolio" based on technology built by 3Com, just one week after closing the $2.7 billion acquisition of the network vendor.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/040710-the-future-of-mysql-in.html">MySQL</a> users are cautiously optimistic about life under Oracle, but say Larry Ellison's team needs to offer a more detailed road map for development of the open source database.
Channel partners need to be aware of the competing challenges CIOs face.