The nagware announcements are gone, but Microsoft, along with AMD and Intel, has made darn sure you’ll be running Windows 10 and not Windows 7 on the next PC you buy.
The company is in the midst of a great transition, and current indications are that it is going well.
This week was Dell's Annual Analyst Conference (DAAC) and next week is HP Discover [disclaimer: I've worked with HP and Dell for over a decade and covered both firms extensively], but this year I'll pass on the HP event and will be at VCE's analyst conference in Chicago. Here's why.
VCE, the joint venture between VMware, Cisco, EMC and Intel is making a major organisational ownership shift.
When faced with technology options, we are choosing the ones that require the least commitment to undivided attention.
When most people talk about virtualisation, they mean server virtualisation. But you don't need to look any further than VMware's IPO to realize that particular train has already left the station. When Wall Street gets it, it's no longer the Next Big Thing.
Earlier this year I wrote about the impact of virtualisation on static security solutions. I observed that virtualisation introduces new potentials for flexibility and change over and beyond anything the world of network security has ever seen. Unfortunately for a host of large security vendors, most of the typical devices being used to protect physical data centers require a certain level of stability (or inflexibility) in order to promise proper protection.
Virtualisation -- creating logical pools of IT resources not linked to physical devices -- can reduce spending on new server and storage hardware, increase application uptime and simplify IT management. But organisations will only get those benefits if they follow some key steps, according to IT managers, analysts and other industry observers.
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