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April 6, 2009  1:46 AM

IBM takes back SUN offer – BAD IDEA SUN!

Posted by: David Vasta

I think everyone at SUN is happy for now. I am not sure how good this is for them long term. I don't think SUN has what it takes to keep selling nothing. I don't know what SUN has to offer the IT world. Solaris is free, OpenSolaris is even more FREE and the hardware they are putting out is lack...

March 27, 2009  12:38 AM

Al Barsa Scholarship

Posted by: David Vasta
Al Barsa, COMMON, Death, IBM

I didn't know Al as well as others at COMMON, but in Nashville I was able to spend a few more moments with him than in the past. Always opinionated and always willing to share. Little did I know it would be the last time any of us would get to talk to him. 2008 was not a good year, it started with...

March 27, 2009  12:33 AM

Where is the SUN buyout?

Posted by: David Vasta

I really thought SUN was going to get purchased by IBM and then come to find out IBM may be laying off 5000 employees? Come on IBM, you know you didn't have to do that? Seems like the past 20 years of IT have been very up and down. I wish it would level out for just a bit.

March 18, 2009  7:37 PM

Is IBM about to buy SUN for $7 billion?

Posted by: David Vasta
Buy Out, IBM, Solaris, SUN

LINK :: NYT - IBM said to be in talks to buy Sun for $7 Billion I think this is long over due. Sun has been twisting in the wind for way to long with way to many decent products (Solaris, StarOffice, SSO, EIM, Java,...

March 12, 2009  5:45 PM

I spoke to soon, IBM is discounting…

Posted by: David Vasta
IBM, IBM i, Selling IBM i, System i

I just posted that IBM is not doing anything, and I have to take some of that back now. According to THE FOUR HUNDRED they are offering iLoyalty Blitz for all current IBM i owners. LINK :: IT Jungle - THE FOUR HUNDRED -...

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March 12, 2009  4:05 PM

IBM Discount Bin

Posted by: David Vasta
Bargain, IBM, Refurbs

I am always looking to save money. I am an Apple owner and have been, yet I have never purchased a new Mac from Apple. I always go to the discount bin. Most people who are all glazed over about buying an Apple don't look down the page to see there is a discount bin at Apple. Link ::

March 12, 2009  3:58 PM

When ECONOMY cost more

Posted by: David Vasta
IBM, Intel

I was playing on IBMs site, configuring an Intel Server and found a choice that seemed odd. The ECONOMY PACKAGE on the 1U Intel Server I was looking at drove the price up $184 vs. the BASE Hardware? [caption id="attachment_321" align="alignleft" width="401" caption="The Economy Package should...

March 12, 2009  3:38 PM

IBM Try and Buy POWER Servers

Posted by: David Vasta
AiX, IBM, POWER Systems, Try & Buy

  1. Sun did this a few years back and it was a hug success, IBM is now offering you a chance to "barrow" an IBM Power System to try and if you like all you have to do is keep it and pay up sucker!

March 12, 2009  3:27 PM

Down Economy & I still can’t order anything from IBM

Posted by: David Vasta
Buying from IBM, IBM, POWER Systems

The world is a buzz with talk from Economist about the sour economy. Everyone has a opinion on what we should do and yet you don't see many CEO's talking what to do? I find that bit hard to pathom. I think every CEO should be telling the world how they plan to increase sales, or at least rub the...

March 4, 2009  9:11 PM

All is Quiet at IBM weeks before COMMON

Posted by: David Vasta
David on IBM, IBM, Power NEws

IBM gets tight lipped this time of year and they don't share much along the lines or "NEW" POWER based technology. This would explain why I am not blogging much. So I am putting out the word, to all companies who are not IBM and are in the POWER platform market. If you want me to review your...

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