IBM is introducing a new services offering to help customers deploy mobile technologies, and releasing software that makes it easier to monitor business activities and access mainframe applications on a smartphone.
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NetApp customers can now de-duplicate primary storage from other vendors such as EMC, Hitachi and HP, NetApp is announcing Wednesday.
EMC is upgrading its Documentum enterprise content management platform with several Web 2.0 tools and a software server designed to improve performance of "mass-volume applications" including archiving and transactional content systems.
Storage costs eat up at least 11 percent of IT hardware budgets, but there are plenty of ways to save money without sacrificing performance or security. In a new report called "Five Key Storage Strategies for a Down Economy," Forrester analyst Andrew Reichman provides a road map for smart purchasing and maximizing the resources you already have. Here's a summary.
The business potential of social-networking Web sites and various Web 2.0 technologies remains largely untapped, according to separate reports released by the analyst firms Forrester Research and Gartner on Thursday.
VMware ousted co-founder and CEO Diane Greene Tuesday, replacing her with former Microsoft executive Paul Maritz. (Read our recent Q&A with Greene.)
IBM is teaming up with the utility industry on new data centre energy management programs, and hyping a modular data centre product designed to reduce energy consumption.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/financial/sun.html">Sun</a> on Tuesday released eight servers powered by AMD's <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/031808-amd-intel-add-cores.html">new quad-core</a> Opteron processor, giving AMD's long-awaited Barcelona chip a stronger foothold in the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/031708-hp-server.html">quad-core market.</a>
VMware is releasing two bundles of management and automation products designed to streamline disaster recovery and curb virtual server sprawl.
Most SOA efforts will fail spectacularly.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/storage-management.html">Storage</a> vendors hyped up-and-coming <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/040408-fcoes-10gbitsec-should-be-in.html">Fibre Channel over Ethernet</a> technologies at the <a href="http://www.snwusa.com/">Storage Networking World</a> trade show this week, revealing a glimpse at products that will start flooding the market in a year or two.
Sun and Fujitsu this week are releasing two new SPARC servers the vendors say are capable of processing 128 threads simultaneously and will improve the energy and space efficiency of data centers.
HP is releasing an eight-socket x86 server using quad-core AMD Opteron processors, which it says is ideal for large virtualization and consolidation projects that can take advantage of extra cores and greater processing power and memory.
IBM is giving new meaning to the phrase "virtual data centre." And it looks a lot more like Second Life than VMware.
Technology mergers and acquisitions have soared since 2002, with buyers worldwide spending US$1.2 trillion to acquire nearly 14,000 companies in hardware, software and telecommunications, according to The 451 Group and its mergers and acquisitions KnowledgeBase, a database of technology deals. Technology and telecom acquisitions in 2006 totaled $409 billion -- more than similar deals of 2002, 2003 and 2004 combined. In the first quarter this year, 20 deals exceeded $1 billion, while just 10 did so in last year's first quarter. But the most significant deals aren't necessarily the most expensive. Here are three technology mergers whose resulting products promise to have lasting influence in the enterprise.
To help facilitate channel partners, AWS, in collaboration with Westcon-Comstor, offers a comprehensive channel partner program, the Amazon Partner Network (APN).