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rPath dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of application delivery by automating the creation, configuration, deployment and maintenance of complete systems that run in any traditional, virtualized and cloud computing environment.
David Bradford, the former Novell general counsel, has been named CEO of Fusion-io, the Utah-based solid-state storage start-up that just got a whopping $47.5 million B round. Under normal circumstances $47.5 million is still a lot of money; nowadays it’s a king’s ransom. Fusion-io rai...
Startups and startup executives all over Silicon Valley intensely debate around how, when and how much governance startups should apply to their operations when considering the challenges facing them at the moment and the challenges that lie ahead. These sometimes grueling discussions...
Health 2.0 is about empowering health care participants to take advantage of technology to improve the healthcare experience. Camille a digital change and process management consultant. She has worked for diverse companies such as big media (ABC) to fashion (Vera Wang). He has helped c...
Despairing of getting an answer from just about anybody's customer service these days, people are turning instead to Twitter to solve their product problems. And seeing an opportunity to monetize that fact Salesforce.com has promised an extension of its two-month-old Service Cloud call...
Ben Behrouzi is a serial entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay Area. Founder of DotNext and Co-founder of Reply.com Ben has been fortunate enough to be a part of building over 25 multi-million dollar startups and online services from the ground up, including LeapFish.com, Reply.com,...
Gartner’s latest gaze into its crystal ball finds global spending on IT dropping 3.8% this year to $3.2 trillion from $3.4 trillion, with hardware taking it on the chin, down 15% to $324.2 billion, IT services down almost 2% to $796 billion, and software basically flat. It says governm...
Open-Xchange has announced that NameCheap is the first to take advantage of the Open-Xchange free webmail promotion – providing a modern webmail, plus optional collaboration software upgrades. Open-Xchange software integrates e-mail, calendaring, contacts and task management with advan...
Sony apparently has cloud intentions. Sony Computer Entertainment has asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a trademark on the term “PS Cloud.” It’s also reportedly registered the domain name “playstationcloud.com.” The broad trademark application, filed March 24 and annoyingl...
Kevin L Jackson launched the "Government Cloud Computing Journal" on Ulitzer. The onlihe magazine offers stories and articles on the effective use of cloud computing technologies within the government domain. Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in informa...
Newt Barrett is a successful publishing executive with more than 25 years of experience as both a manager and business owner. He has launched profitable publications in the high tech arena for both CMP and Ziff-Davis. He was an early player on the web in 1996 as Publishing Director of ...
A vice president, senior manager and assistant manager of Satyam Computer Services’ finance department were arrested late Sunday by the country’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and are being held for complicity in the vast multibillion-dollar fraud perpetrated by the company’s f...
While users of other firewall and web security products scrambled to prepare for the possibly devastating effects of the Conficker virus, Comodo Internet Security users had nothing to fear, Comodo CEO and security expert Melih Abdulhayoglu reported yesterday. "Conficker was, like so ma...
A former Air Force officer, IBM executive and Ernst & Young consultant, Frank Shines has flown Air Force jets, trained and competed with Olympic athletes and traveled the world as an award-winning business adviser to Fortune 500 executives. Frank has been published by John Wiley & Sons...
eBay is now officially beta testing its subscription-based Selling Manager service as a platform for third-party developers to sell their embedded tools. The space is used by close to 300,000 online merchants to manage their businesses at my.ebay.com. They have now become the target of...
Recent attacks on outsourced DNS have caused extended outages for major organizations, making them unreachable on the Internet and costing millions in lost revenue and customer goodwill. All of these organizations, including such notable companies Amazon.com, have one thing in common:...
The European Commission is waving a big stick at Internet companies such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft and threatening to crack down on consumer profiling by online advertisers on the supposition that “basic rights in terms of transparency, control and risk are being violated.” In ...
Adobe and Facebook today announced a joint effort to enable Web developers to create more compelling applications using the Adobe® Flash® Platform and Facebook Platform. Officially supported by Adobe and Facebook, the new ActionScript 3 Client Library for Facebook Platform is a free an...
Maryann is the author of 15 books, including five books about human behavior co-authored with Greg Hartley: How to Spot a Liar (Career Press, Fall 2005), I Can Read You Like a Book (Career Press, Spring 2007), Date Decoder (Adams Media, Spring 2008), Get People to Do What You Want (Car...
A new agreement with Microsoft Corporation gives ArcGIS users fast access to Microsoft Virtual Earth for their geographic information system (GIS) projects. As part of ArcGIS Online at the ArcGIS 9.3.1 release, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server users will be able to connect directly to ...
Intel has asked its stockholders to let it exchange employees’ underwater stock options for new options with a lower strike price. It told the SEC Monday that it figures that 99% of employee stock options are sucking wind. It claims it needs it to keep irreplaceable staff working on mu...
RAID Inc, the customized HPC storage house, and Terascala, with its parallel storage appliances, have cut a strategic partnership to leverage Terascala’s parallel file system expertise and let RAID provide complete end-to-end storage solutions for the HPC market. RAID COO Robert Picard...
BackWeb Technologies Ltd has sued Microsoft for patent infringement, alleging that Microsoft’s Background Intelligent Transfer Service, otherwise known as BITS, introduced in 2001 in Windows XP and now in Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, treads on four of its patents...
Telstra, the big Australian telecoms house, has pulled out of fraud-beset Indian outsourcer Satyam according to the Australian, which puts the value of the applications support contract at $21 million a year. It’s reportedly moving the account, worth roughly 35% of Satyam’s Australian ...
Google’s Chrome browser has been through 29 updates since it launched six months ago. It’s also one of the only Google products to escape beta. Now Google has “forked” Chrome into a stable release and a flakier developer-oriented next-generation release that will wear the beta label. G...
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced the introduction of the WANic 56511 and WANic 56512 packet processors. Designed to allow customers to respond to the network traffic loads that are a result of growth in the use of search engines, cloud comput...
Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo, along with Blodget, the CEP of Silicon Alley Insider, will talk about the future development of the Internet, "Web 3.0" and the road to getting there in a live, Internet event on Thursday, March 19. Internet users can log...
The Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation of Google's cloud computing services including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Desktop, Google Calendar and Picasa to determine "the adequacy of the privacy and ...
"The real-time aspects of performance monitoring and testing become more important as cloud applications evolve into mission-critical applications," notes Vik Chaudhary, VP of Product Management and Corporate Development for Keynote Systems, in this Exclusive Q&A with Jeremy Geelan, Co...
I just received an interesting notice published in the Federal Register by the US National Coordination Office for Networking Information Technology Research and Development seeking "industry submissions of research concepts that will be 'game-changing' in the efforts to protect govern...
Chase CEO Dimon said on his talk which is brodacst live on CNBC today that there is no silver bullett to save the housing mess. He says Obama's home loan modification program is appropriate and proper. He says only if everybody works together we can get out of this mess.
Joel Spolsky doesn't need my help in defending himself. But since he's my favorite blogger and a person I highly respect, I feel obligated to speak up. Mr. Curt Monash has written an article implying that Joel overestimates his importance while not achieving that much since he was able...
Atlassian, the Australian ISV that makes the JIRA issue tracker and the Confluence enterprise wiki, has pushed out the 2.2 release of Bamboo, its continuous integration server. The widgetry's dubbed Elastic Bamboo because of a sexy new feature that offers the Bamboo user added capacity...
Snapping its fingers under the nose of the "Great Recession," Index Ventures has closed a 350 million euro investment fund, a little pile worth upwards of $440 million, that it means to trickle into high-tech start-ups that need seed money and early stage capital. It's thinking venture...
With its new product, AlignSpace, Software AG has announced plans to create the largest social network of BPM professionals. The new product is a platform offering collaboration between all project participants in a Business Process environment. Data, documents and services produced wi...
Hackers can disrupt Internet communications in target countries by flooding Internet servers with bogus messages. Experts debate whether this disruption constitutes warfare in the absence of a declaration of war.
Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo for all of six weeks, is reportedly going to take a crack at reorganizing place this week and get some of the yahoos out of Yahoo.
Synchronica has announced new functionality within Mobile Gateway 4.0 that pushes social networking and news updates to mass market mobile phones. A wide range of popular social networking sites, such as Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, LinkedIn and Plaxo are supported, in addition to thousand...
TWIKI.NET, a provider of open source enterprise collaboration solutions, has announced the latest release of its Certified TWiki Virtual Appliance. Release 4.2.4 offers significant security enhancements and advanced enterprise search capabilities for Microsoft Office-based file attachm...
Scenario: we live in the era of communication. The Internet has come to stay as well as all forms of technology that will integrate around it: cellular, broadband, digital TV, web 2.0 etc. .. New economic models are emerging and there is a rapid change in how people interact. Little by...


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