- Devopsdays 2011 – MountainView
- Risk, probability, and how our brains are easily misled
- New accounting rules to juice IT numbers – The Register – 2009
Recognizing revenue at the time of sale for integrated systems (like UCS) instead or spreading it across the life of the product.
- App Engine: Google's deepest secrets as a service [printer-friendly] â€¢ The Register
An extensive piece on Google's PaaS, App Engine.
- HP Delivers Enterprise Agility with New Converged Infrastructure Solutions | Business Wire
- Rackspace plans to triple Austin workforce
"The San Antonio-based company, which manages more than 66,000 computer servers worldwide, employs nearly 300 people here and is looking to hire more…. Over the next two to three years, the company expects to grow to more than 1,000 workers in Austin."
- iPad for Business Use (for my boss) – Spiceworks Community
- Analysts Predicting Tablet Boon To Cut Into Laptop Market
"Gartner expects tablet sales of 54 million in 2011, and says that PC shipments in the U.S. will grow less than 10 percent annually on average between 2011 and 2015," that lessening blamed on tablets, of course.
- Salesforce.com CEO Benioff talks growth, analytics, and Microsoft
- IBM Introduces New Offerings to Accelerate Global Software Development – United States
- IDC slashes PC sales forecast for 2011
"The analysis house projected yearly growth of 7.1 per cent back in February but has downgraded this to just 4.2 per cent following a weak Q1 when sales slipped 1.1 per cent with the markets across Western Europe, North America and Japan at saturation point. 'The PC market has definitely hit a slow patch,' said Loren Loverde, veep for worldwide consumer device trackers at IDC."
- Strange portents in the storage world â€¢ The Register
- Ballmer Tap-Dancing On A Wire As World Moves On Without Microsoft
Hot tip: if you're a tech company in trouble, use this brief window where all eyes are on Microsoft and then Apple at WWDC to get your stuff together before anyone notices.
- LARRY ELLISON: How He Tried To Disrupt Microsoft And Failed
- FT.com / FT Magazine – There’s safety in small numbers
- Forrester calls Google's Chromebook 'corporate idiocy' | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld
- Dell boasts of cloudy server dominance • The Register
- Top security nightmares: Privately owned iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices
- Private clouds hold a wide lead over public clouds among IT pros | Data Center – InfoWorld
I'm starting to see this pattern in cloud surveys: if you already use cloud, it's just fine an you plan to use more; those who don't use it yet have all sorts of "security" fears and even a tad on cost. The advise: do a small, pilot project instead of FUDing yourself in the head.
- Apps Dominate Mobile Data, But You Can Also See The Cloud Appeal For Apple
"The data shows that Android users eat up a whopping 582 megabytes of data per month, taking the crown for most data usage of all smartphone owners."
- 10G top-of-rack switches to surge to $1B in sales this year
- SAP Looks to Reinvent Itself with Social Media, Collaboration Capabilities
Nice round up of what SAP is doing in "social."
- Polycom to buy HP's videoconferencing assets
Management consultants in action! Ditching parts of the portfolio that don't align with the turn-around plan and all that.
- Dell digital guru escapes to Aussie bank • The Register
- Sinking Sun scuppers Oracle server figures • The Register
- A pivotal moment for Microsoft as it attempts to escape its Windows legacy
A good overview if Microsoft's ongoing issues and opportunities when it comes to their core technology, Windows.
- Android Share Surges Again, Apple Gains A Bit, RIM Destroyed
- Microsoft: If we 'Build' a new developers conference, will they come?
- Google buys social analytics vendor PostRank
- Stephen Elop's Nokia Adventure – BusinessWeek
- IT increasingly bypassed on cloud adoption
- Oracle Donates OpenOffice.org To Apache: A Quick Analysis
- Microsoft becoming Apple with Windows 8 control freakery? â€¢ The Register
- The Keene View on Cloud Computing: Where is the Killer App for PaaS?
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