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March 18, 2010  11:40 AM

Bring on the software components store

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Components, IBM, Software

Today I met with Greg Sikes, director, architecture and modeling at IBM's software group.The conversation revolved around reinvention of the wheel. Software developers are encouraged to reuse rather than develop from scratch. But there have been many attempts to get reuse going, and many, many...

April 23, 2009  12:50 PM

IT procurment needs a rethink – industry consolidation changes the game

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, Symantec, ukoug

Oracle's acquisition of Sun shows that everything is up for grabs Oracle has spent $35 billion since 2005 on major software acquisitions including Peoplesoft, Hyperion and Siebel. In 2008 HP bought EDS for $13.9 billion....


March 18, 2009  10:39 AM

IBM/Sun: what it could mean?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IBM, OpenOffice, power, risc, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, Unix

What will IBM gain by buying Sun? Today, under Jonathan Schwartz's leadership, I think Sun's more of a software company than a Unix server and workstation firm.IBM could benefit from taking over Java and OpenOffice. I'm not too sure where the hardware fits. OK, IBM will increase its market lead...


January 22, 2009  5:46 PM

Lotusphere buzz

jdegiorgio Profile: jdegiorgio
IBM, Lotuslive, Lotusphere, Picciano, Symphony

This is my tenth Lotusphere and I have to say that the energy and buzz this year has been high.  Higher than it has been for many years.  So, what's behind it?

I do not think there is one single thing that one can point at on its own but rather it is a series of things.


January 21, 2009  7:02 AM

IBM Listens

jdegiorgio Profile: jdegiorgio
IBM, Lotus, Lotus Software, Lotusphere

It is not often that one reads the words "IBM" and "listens" in the same sentence but I have to say that I have the evidence.

Tuesday is the second main day of the Lotusphere conference and is traditionally packed tight with detailed sessions on a vast range of topics related to Lotus...


July 10, 2008  8:52 AM

Do green mainframes make sense today?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Green IT, IBM, Linux, Virtualisation, VMware, Xen

Imagine if there was a resurgence of mainframes. IBM says they are greener than Unix and PC servers, and the savings in electricity...


March 18, 2008  10:18 AM

£3 million claim against IBM over patent

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IBM, NCR

I wouldn't want to be accused of being anti-IBM but the news that online fruit store Harry & David (H & D) was suing IBM is very worrying. The case concerns patents...


February 14, 2008  6:54 PM

IBM Domino support #3 – Responsibility and legacy

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Customer service, Domino, IBM, Support, vista

I've been accused of writing dribble, trying to dig up a story when none exists and a few comments on my postings about Lotus Domino support have even suggested I get a new job and a...


January 22, 2008  12:01 AM

Why pirate when there’s so much free stuff out there

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Adobe, BSA, IBM, Microsoft, MySQL, Software piracy

An IDC study for the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has highlighted the cost of software piracy to the UK economy. 27% of installed PC software is unlicensed; a 10% reduction in piracy would contribute £4.5 billion to the UK economy, according to the...


November 26, 2007  10:44 PM

Can business take open source seriously?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Enterprise architecture, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, MySQL, Open source, Oracle

I was speaking to Marten Mickos, chief executive officer of MySQL last week about open source and the enterprise. Can businesses take open source seriously? A database like MySQL is often a major component of a software infrastructure. What's interesting from speaking to Mickos is that MySQL is...


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