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Oracle + Sun: Whos happy and whos not

Blog   Full Disclosure: First of all, I was a Sun employee just 8 months ago. While I am not currently a Sun employee, myself and/or my company does consulting work for Sun from time to time. I also work with other storage vendors as well, including significant work with EMC. Suffice to say, this b...

Last updated: Apr 21, 2009   10:59 PM GMT  |  Blog: Taylor's Take on Storage   |      cisco, EMC, HDS
Hybrid clouds come of age

Blog  One of the most exciting new technologies to evolve from the Internet, intranets and extranets is cloud computing. Business enterprises are now beginning to implement the concept despite initial concerns. With cloud computing databases, applications, and services can be accessed and shared by resear...

Last updated: Sep 23, 2009   2:12 AM GMT  |  Blog: Business Intelligence Technology   |      Amazon, cloud computing, extranets
Microsoft Binary Planting Bug Disclosed

Blog  On Monday August 23, 2010 Microsoft released a security advisory regarding insecure library loading also known as DLL preloading or binary planting, MS security advisory 2269637. DLLs or dynamic link libraries are modules of computer code that act as building block for many computer program...

Last updated: Sep 8, 2010   3:43 AM GMT  |  Blog: Business Intelligence Technology   |      binary planting bug, DLL preloading, malware
The 64 bit computer revolution is coming

Blog  The processor technology for 64-bit computing has been available from Intel and AMD for several years but consumer acceptance has been slow due to hardware issues and a lack of 64-bit application software. Microsoft has had a 64 bit desktop OS starting with XP Pro but it saw little success. That i...

Last updated: Oct 27, 2009   2:43 AM GMT  |  Blog: Business Intelligence Technology   |      64 bit computing, Adobe, AMD
The future of trustworthy computing

Blog  The departure of security guru Steve Riley from Microsofts Trustworthy Computing Group last week raises questions on the direction of Microsoft in the security arena. The move was termed a restructuring. Under the current economic conditions, many companies are now using this line to justify cutt...

Last updated: May 14, 2009   7:48 PM GMT  |  Blog: Business Intelligence Technology   |      Microsoft, Security, software
Windows 7 Release Candidate ready for testing part 2

Blog  In Windows 7 Release Candidate ready for testing part 1, I talked about how to obtain the OS download and the Windows 7 Upgrade advisor. In this installment, I will discuss the system requirements. The minimum requirements and I do mean minimum, are outlined on Microsofts site. As in th...

Last updated: Jun 5, 2009   1:11 PM GMT  |  Blog: Business Intelligence Technology   |      Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 7 (RC)
Windows 7 Release Candidate ready for testing - part 1

Blog  If your organization is considering an upgrade to Windows 7, now would be a good time to start evaluation and testing. Windows 7 (RC) is now available for download to IT pros from Microsoft TechNet. It will be available through July 2009 and Microsoft is not limiting the number of license keys, al...

Last updated: Jun 4, 2009   6:28 PM GMT  |  Blog: Business Intelligence Technology   |      Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7
Confessions of a Windows XP Pro diehard

Blog  Ok, I admit that I have been hanging onto Windows XP Pro like grim death. I tweaked, patched and massaged it over the years to the point that it was as comfortable as a pair of old shoes. My grip tightened as it was clear from the onset that Vista was not an option. However, the end is near and my h...

Last updated: Jun 28, 2009   9:28 PM GMT  |  Blog: Business Intelligence Technology   |      Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7
Microsoft updates BI strategy

Blog  During the past week, Microsoft has made announcements regarding changes to their business intelligence strategy. One significant announcement stated that dashboarding, scorecarding and analytical functionality were being moved from PerformancePoint Server 2007 to become a component of SharePoint Se...

Last updated: May 30, 2009   9:36 PM GMT  |  Blog: Business Intelligence Technology   |      analytical functionality, Business Intelligence, dashboarding
Microsoft: No limit on apps in Windows 7 Starter edition

Blog  Things are looking better for Windows 7 as Microsoft announced there will be no limit on the number of applications that can be running in the Starter edition. The company originally planned to limit to three the number of applications that could run at the same time to keep the cost down; hoping us...

Last updated: Jun 2, 2009   4:39 PM GMT  |  Blog: Business Intelligence Technology   |      Microsoft, netbooks, Starter Edition
If Windows 7 is better than Vista, it's way better than XP

Blog  Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal: "Windows 7 is a very good, versatile operating system that should help Microsoft bury the memory of Vista and make PC users happy." CNET: "Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it's where Microsoft needed to go." David Pogue of the New York T...

Last updated: Oct 29, 2009   9:48 PM GMT  |  Blog: You're using your OS for what?   |      CNET, Google, Mac OS X
Growing pains for Mac computers

Blog  Computerworld talks about hardware performance problems on the new iMacs--performance problems on a Mac? Informationweek mentions an OS X Snow Leopard bug that can wipe out personal data. Ut oh. Engadget and CNET talk about the new iMacs inability to play streaming video smoothy--My7 year old ...

Last updated: Nov 5, 2009   10:53 PM GMT  |  Blog: You're using your OS for what?   |      Apple, BMW, Business Model
VDI Virtual Reality: Three Interesting Deployments

Blog   Its been an interesting couple of weeks of announcements of new VDI deployments across the industry. Well start with perhaps the largest one, announced on Monday by Microsoft at its annual Tech-Ed North America 2011 conference. As part of the keynote, Microsoft Senior Vice Presidents Robert W...

Last updated: May 20, 2011   10:35 AM GMT  |  Blog: VDI trender   |      Cisco, EMC, HSBC
Investing in VDI: TCO Is in The Eye of the Beholder

Blog   If you look on the VMware site it will tell you that VDI reduces the total cost of desktop ownership by 50 percent. VMware provides a fairly comprehensive list of cost savings that will enable and justify this TCO investment, including: Reducing acquisition costs for PC hardware Reducing CapEx...

Last updated: May 23, 2011   2:43 PM GMT  |  Blog: VDI trender   |      Cisco, InformationWeek, Microsoft
VDI Is Not Just About Thin Clients

Blog   As part of our never-ending quest to unearth new trends in VDI, we recently spent some time going through the Web sites of some of the leading hardware and software vendors, such as VMware, Microsoft, Dell and one or two others. The goal was to seek out case studies of organizations that have actua...

Last updated: May 18, 2011   3:24 PM GMT  |  Blog: VDI trender   |      Microsoft, VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
VDI, The Channel & Insight From The VAR Guy

Blog   One of the big events in the VDI market each year is Citrix Synergy, which took place last week in San Francisco. I wasnt able to attend, but I did notice that my good friend The VAR Guy was there and I popped him a few questions about the event, and about how resellers view VDI in general. If y...

Last updated: May 31, 2011   3:49 PM GMT  |  Blog: VDI trender   |      Citrix Synergy, Microsoft, The VAR Guy
Cloud Wars Salesforce Google IBM Microsoft

Blog  Its Official its an all out Cloud War, all the major players are now going for the kill introducing their versions of SAAS (Software as a service) IBM, Google and now Microsoft. Microsoft has finally come out and launched its Microsoft BPOS (Business productivity Online Standard Suite), making it an...

Last updated: Jun 15, 2010   7:56 AM GMT  |  Blog: Cloud Computing Business 101   |      BPOS, Google, Google Apps
VDI: What's In a Name

Blog   So today we start our VDI Trender blog and we feel compelled at the outset to state that VDI Trender is a bit of a misnomer in that VDI is one of the desktop virtualization solutions we will be talking about here, but not necessarily the only one. As we get talk to more and more people about VDI, w...

Last updated: May 2, 2011   5:21 PM GMT  |  Blog: VDI trender   |      Application Virtualization, CDW, Intel
A Standard, Open Handset Architecture?

Blog  I was thinking the other day about Palm, and how the round-trip in their stock price reflects my original skepticism of the webOS strategy that hit the streets in January of last year. Some analysts are even now saying that Palm is an absolute zero-dollars-a-share crash-and-burn; I don't see this an...

Last updated: Mar 25, 2010   2:20 PM GMT  |  Blog: SMB: Small Mobile Business   |      Apple, BlackBerry, hackintosh
Could the Cloud be an end to Digital Piracy?

Blog  Could the cloud have finally caught up with digital piracy? Can the developer finally have what is owed to them? With the advent of software development came a new kind of property rights i.e. the protection of ones intellectual property. Millions of developers punch out gazillion lines of code ever...

Last updated: Jun 26, 2010   4:58 AM GMT  |  Blog: Cloud Computing Business 101   |      Google, Google Apps, Microsoft
The New Efficiencies

Blog  Creating real business value out of Cloud computing has been a major question for corporates, how to justify cloud computing to the business? Initially when cloud computing came up and the thoughts of moving your CRM, Email and Collaboration platforms online was all about cost and efficiency, reduce...

Last updated: Jun 28, 2010   9:38 AM GMT  |  Blog: Cloud Computing Business 101   |      chatter, Cloud 2.0, Facebook
Six Things We've Learned About Desktop Virtualization

Blog   Today is our last VDI Trender post for a little white I know youre all heartbroken so we will do a little recap of what weve learned during the past two months and what we might be seeing as we gaze into our virtual crystal ball. Learning #1: Confusion, Anyone? For a technology as wid...

Last updated: Jun 30, 2011   2:26 PM GMT  |  Blog: VDI trender   |      Citrix, Desktop Virtualization, Microsoft
Apple's finally revealed their brilliant plan to destroy the PC industry

Blog  It wasn't clear to me how this was going to play out for quite a while. Yeah all the studies, stats and trends indicated that mobile devices were gaining more and more marketshare. It still seemed hard to think of a "post-PC world" ruled by mobile phones and tablets. Then this happened. Apple ann...

Last updated: Jan 29, 2013   6:34 PM GMT  |  Blog: Windows News and Updates   |      Apple, iPad, Microsoft
Microsoft Surface RT's Limited Success and what it means for the future

Blog  The Microsoft Surface Pro launch is just around the corner, and Microsoft needs a hit here more than ever, at least if the dark talk around the Surface RT is to be believed. During my own time with the Surface RT, I found the device was solidly built and was truly an attractive tablet. The big down...

Last updated: Jan 29, 2013   8:23 PM GMT  |  Blog: Windows News and Updates   |      Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Windows 8
Is Microsoft trying too hard to be like Apple? Is this the right move for them?

Blog  While Microsoft has been in the video game hardware business for a while now, there were quite a few individuals shocked when the Redmond giant made its move into the PC hardware space. Previously Microsoft left hardware to its partners, and many companies like Acer were quite offended by the notion...

Last updated: Jan 30, 2013   9:54 PM GMT  |  Blog: Windows News and Updates   |      Apple, Google, Microsoft
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