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November 12, 2007  7:41 PM

Cognos: and then there was one

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BI, Business Intelligence, Business Objects, Cognos, Data, Hyperion, IBM, information society, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Another week and another independent business intelligence software company is snapped up by a major provider. This time it is Cognos' turn, following swiftly on from SAP's plans to acquire Business Objects and the acquisition, earlier this year, of Hyperion, by Oracle. Of the significant BI...

October 12, 2007  7:28 PM

Oracle Buying BEA: what’s that say about Fusion?

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BEA, Fusion, IBM, Oracle, WebLogic, WebSphere

The big news today is Oracle has plans to acquire BEA. BEA's flagship product, WebLogic is a direct rival to Oracle's Fusion middleware, on which it has based its entire service oriented...

July 10, 2007  10:15 PM

VMWare London Symposia: let’s tackle the issues

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IBM, Licensing, Microsoft, Oracle, Support, VMware

Around 800 people turned up at The Brewery, Chiswell Street for what was VMWare's largest UK event. The company gave a quick overview on some of the new areas it was working on like memory...

June 26, 2007  5:11 PM

Licensing must support virtualisation

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IBM, Licensing, Oracle, Virtualisation, VMware, Xen

As my Computer Weekly article points out today, people running server environments like VMWare and Xen are having to pay more than they should for applications running on...

May 8, 2007  10:20 PM

Which operating system?

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HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sun

One of the questions I inevitably ask when speaking to CIOs and IT directors about an application they are running is: "What operating system does it use?" No one ever comes back with the response: "Does it matter?" Businesses do not really care what operating system they run, so long as it...

May 7, 2007  10:20 AM

The corporate face of open source

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IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Novell, Open source, Red Hat

Last week I met up with Alan Cox, who spent many years maintaining the Linux kernel, and now works at Red Hat. I interviewed him for a podcast. Cox is clearly a very smart techie, who knows...

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