Channel headlines — 4/12/07 — New IT service-managment rival debuts; Exchange service pack ready to go; Dell offers green AMD servers; SOA vendors on mutual consumption spree.
Posted by: Brein Matturro
Indicative takes on big 4 in IT service management The company challenges much larger rivals like IBM and HP with its Indicative performance monitoring and troubleshooting tool. [eWEEK]
Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 beta ready for download Microsoft has begun rolling out the first beta of Service Pack (SP) 1 for Exchange Server 2007, according to a blog posting on Microsoft’s TechNet site. Exchange Server 2007 shipped just over four months ago, in December 2006. [All About Microsoft]
Dell pushes green computing initiative, offers low power AMD servers Dell is offering two new lower power PowerEdge servers using AMD Opteron processors to address power consumption concerns in the data center. [SearchDataCenter.com]
The incredible shrinking SOA vendors Acquisition mania is likely to continue to shorten the list of SOA software vendors, analysts say, but it may not be bad news even for organizations shopping for platforms and tools. [SearchWebServices.com]
Application maintenance colossal pain point for SMBs Forrester Research found that SMBs tend to apply “Band-Aids” rather than fix problems when their application maintenance groups start to falter. [SearchSMB.com]
IBM connects chips for better bandwidth Intel and others have been showing off “through-silicon vias,” but IBM says it will come out with chips using the new technology next year. [CNET]
20% of mobiles to include Near Field Communications by 2012 By 2012, some 292 million handsets — just over 20% of the global mobile handset market — will ship with built in NFC capabilities, according to ABI Research. The analysts believe this year will be critical for NFC technology as key standards and operator trials complete the foundations for the first real deployments. [Tekrati]
Stanford report: what do users do on the Internet? We asked each of our 4000 respondents to select among a list of 17 common internet activities and tell us which they did or did not do. This is what we found.
LeftHand takes iSCSI to 10Gig Slapping SAN and the LAN together. [TheReg]
Apache reignites Sun open source dispute Opens fire with open letter. [TheReg]