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Data Dynamics, Inc., a provider of solutions for the discovery, reporting, migration, and management of file-based storage, today announced that StorageX 7.0 was named a finalist in the 2013 Storage, Virtualization & Cloud (SVC) Awards. Judges recognized StorageX 7.0 for new migration ...
No modern enterprise stands alone; each is dependent upon a network of trading partners to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace. But in most cases, the lack of business to business (B2B) integration is holding back efforts to evolve into a true digital business. A high-pe...
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Iron Box Power Distribution, power company of PDUWhips.com, LockingPowerCords.com, RackmountPDU.com, and CustomAVRack.com, is excited to announce the opening of a new California facility. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Iron Box provides power connectivity and distribution solutions f...
nGenx, a cloud services pioneer in the delivery of hosted workspaces, including applications, data, and desktops, today announced a new paper titled Six Workspace as a Service Myths Debunked that is available for free download at http://www.ngenx.com/6-myths-of-waas.
Much of the dialog over net neutrality seems rather dated. This is understandable, since the debate has been going on since last century. The January 14th Federal Appeal Court decision in favor of the Internet access providers gave those companies (apparently) a degree of latitude to ...
In my last blog, I discussed the debate surrounding the true definition of open and unfettered Internet, and the different interpretations various groups and individuals have on the matter. In this posting, we continue the discussion. The U.S. government has not enacted legislation to...
Despite the fact that the net neutrality debate is a discussion that has been ongoing for years, a January 14th ruling from the United States Federal Court of Appeals has stirred the pot once again. The court’s decision has created a renewed upsurge in comments, opinions and future-gaz...
Research firm IDC has predicted that the big data and analytics market will hit $16.1 billion in 2014 at a rate faster than the overall market growth for information technology. Gil Press writes infrastructure will account for 45 percent of the market, services 29 percent and software...
Türk Telekom and Akamai Technologies have signed a strategic partnership to jointly build and manage a high-capacity Operator Content Delivery Network (OCDN) in Turkey for high-quality delivery of online content and video. The partnership, which will optimize the network efficiency of ...
Artisan Infrastructure, the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced a strategic partnership with Arrow Electronics to deliver cloud-based data protection infrastructure to support NetApp customers. Available as an offering for the channel through Arrow’s ...
Cisco, like everybody else in IT, believes that cloud computing is central to the Internet of Things (the belief that everything with an on/off switch will eventually be wired or wirelessly connected and controlled by someone – or some thing – somewhere in the world). This isn't a diff...
Data Dynamics, Inc., a provider of solutions for the discovery, reporting, migration, and management of file-based storage, today announced a new StorageX Administrator training program designed to introduce system and storage administrators and architects to the innovative file data m...
Report Identifies Artisan Infrastructure’s IaaS Enabling Platform as one of the World’s Top Cloud Computing Offerings for the Service Provider Space Artisan Infrastructure, the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, ranks among the world's Top 100 Cloud Service Provide...
The Dell board’s special committee has rejected Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners offer to pay $13.75 a share for the company in exchange for not counting shares that don’t vote one way or the other on the buy-out as being against it. In a letter to Michael Dell and Silver Lake m...
Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management sent Dell’s special board committee an open letter first thing Monday morning urging its members, who are supposed to be watching out for the interests of Dell shareholders, not to change the rules governing the upcoming shareholder vote on ...
Apple only has 10 more days before an International Trade Commission’s import ban on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 and earlier takes effect on Monday, August 5. That is unless the White House vetoes it, something that hasn’t happened since President Reagan over 25 years ago, or, i...
Jim Hagemann Snabe, whose contract was supposed to run through 2017, has apparently tired of his half of SAP’s CEO job and will be stepping down next May leaving the post solely to Bill McDermott, a 51-year-old American. The plan then is for the 47-year-old Dane, who’s been responsib...
After circulating Google’s concessions among its rivals, the head of the European Commission’s antitrust unit Joaquin Almunia says that its proposal won’t cut the mustard and that it’ll have to do better to quiet complaints that it’s unfairly blocking competitors’ search results. If ...
Microsoft’s little adventure into tablet land has cost it a $900 million charge to cover its slashing prices on its hard-to-move ARM-based Surface RT widgets earlier this week by as much as 30%. But that was only part of its fiscal Q4 story of missed revenue and profit expectations T...
Dell early Thursday morning put off the stockholders’ vote on whether it should be bought for $13.65 a share by founder Michael Dell and private equity house Silver Lake Partners after the yes votes reportedly proved narrowly short of approval. No results were officially disclosed. Th...
In the throes of its lengthy turnaround, HP has enlarged its famous board from nine to 12 members, adding Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s one-time replacement for Bill Gates, as well as former McDonald’s CEO James Skinner, now the chairman of the Walgreens drugstore chain, and former Liberty Me...
A US federal judge Wednesday found Apple guilty of colluding with five publishers and artificially driving up the price of e-books before it entered the market with the debut of the iPad in 2010. Apple is bound to appeal after the court fixes on a penalty next week. The Justice Dep...
Google rivals are pressing the European Commission to reject Google’s proposed antitrust settlement as “totally inadequate” because the search firm would still have “too much scope” to favor its own products in its search results. The EC said it’s gotten “very negative” feedback from...
The US Patent and Trademark Office has reinstated Apple’s famous so-called rubber-banding patent (US No. 7,469,381) and confirmed four claims, including claim 19 that Apple asserted last summer in the California trial that initially led a jury to dun Samsung $1.05 billion in damages. ...
With PCs in the doldrums and high-definition screens becoming virtually universal Nvidia is changing tack. It’s going to license its GPU core technology and its visual computing patent portfolio in search of Android business and let device manufacturers tune the widgetry for their ow...
Todd Bradley, the former Palm CEO who’s been running HP’s PC unit since 2005 and added printing last year when the Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) organization was formed, has apparently been pushed aside. He is trading his job running half of HP’s revenue for a newly created pos...
The big contract manufacturer Foxconn, which is looking to diversify beyond Apple, said at a press conference Monday that it’s developing over five devices including smartphones, TVs and large display boards using Mozilla’s new Firefox mobile operating system, which would love to be an...
In what may prove a dangerous thing to do, Dell has turned its back on activist investor Carl Icahn and other large stockholders hoping to cash out at a higher return. The board wants to accept Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buy-out offer and go private. And that’s what it’s telling st...
Foxconn is losing its Apple monopoly. Apple has signed up $7.4 billion-a-year Pegatron to build the low-cost iPhone it’s expected to bring to market later this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pegatron, which started making iPad minis last year and made some iPhones the ...
BiTMICRO has announced their newest line of industrial SATA SSDs, the Ace DriveT I-Series. Built to meet industrial requirements for ruggedness and reliability, Ace Drive I-Series SSDs can withstand the most severe industrial environments. I-Series drives offer reliable performance in...
Google is getting pushback from the European Commission, which wants it to come up with a better set of remedies to settle its antitrust case against Google’s search practices, the EC’s competition chief Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday. He also said the EC has gotten complaints about Go...
IDC has once again looked into its crystal ball and sees worldwide PC sales dropping by 7.8% this year as compared to last and figures next year they’ll drop another 1.2% compared to this year, brutal news for the likes of PC and Dell. The researcher, which previously said PCs would ...
Federal prosecutors have accused the Costa Rica-based digital-currency firm Liberty Reserve and its founder of running a $6 billion money-laundering operation that authorities say made it a “bank of choice for the criminal underworld,” the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Five m...
Looking to hang with the cool kids, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, swearing “not to screw it up,” is buying Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion, a big chunk of her $5.4 billion pocketbook since it’s “substantially all” in cash. The New York-based acquisition will remain a separate business with...
Google’s stock topped $900 a share Wednesday ahead of the opening of its annual I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco, raising its market value to over $304 billion, something no high-tech firm has ever done before. There’s the inevitable talk of it hitting $1,000. Apparently ...
Dell Tuesday moved up its fiscal Q1 earnings call up five days to this Thursday May 16 at 4:45 p.m. ET. It didn’t say why it changed the schedule. CNBC’s David Faber, who was first out with the news, said he heard Dell is going to come with earnings below consensus and that the miss ...
Microsoft wants to buy Nook Media LLC, the Barnes & Noble’s digital and college books joint venture, for a billion dollars according to TechCrunch, which says it’s got internal documents to prove it. With Windows 8 in mind Microsoft bought 16.8% of the operation last year for $300 mi...
Activist shareholder Carl Icahn and another of Dell’s large shareholders, Southeastern Asset Management, have come up with a new alternative proposal to Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buy-out offer to take the company private. The pair sent the special committee of Dell’s board another...
The supposed talks between IBM and Lenovo over the Chinese company buying IBM’s x86 server unit have reportedly broken down over price, which should come as a surprise to no one. Wong Wai Ming Lenovo’s CFO and chief negotiator reportedly left Armonk, got on a plane and went back to H...