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April 5, 2012  10:47 AM

IT service provisioning and orchestration

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Accenture, Cloud Computing, Virtualisation

In this guest blog post, Steve Nunn, managing director, infrastructure consulting group, Accenture, looks at the role of the service catalogue in virtualisation.

March 18, 2011  2:37 PM

Can HP innovate?

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Cloud Computing, HP, Server, Virtualisation

If everyone buys cloud services, what will happen to the hardware makers? The reality of cloud computing is finally sinking in - at least for HP, which unveiled its "hybrid" cloud strategy this...

January 4, 2011  10:55 AM

Will 2011 improve on 2010?

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BI, BIaaS, cloud, Cognos, Compliance, Databases, Greenplum, IBM, Latency, Microsoft, MPP, MySQL, Oracle, privacy, salesforce, STaaS, Teradata, Virtualisation

As we get into the swing for a new year, it promises to be even more interesting than last year in terms of databases and BI.


On the positive side, the big thing for 2010 was the amount of data being moved into the Cloud. This was helped by increasingly...

May 27, 2010  4:09 PM

ThinApp – another layer to the compatibility question

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Application Compatibility, Applications, Compatibility, Virtualisation, VMware, Windows, Windows 7

OK - I have been having loads of fun with Microsoft's App-V virtualisation suitability challenges over the past few months, and I now have been tasked to look at the VMware ThinApp technology. From the VMware website, the ThinApp technology is described as a technology...

November 3, 2009  9:54 AM

Microsoft App-V Virtualisation Issues: 5x5x5 – Part 2

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Application Compatibility, Virtualisation, Windows, Windows 7

As promised in my last blog, the focus of this post will be to review the results of our analysis on App-V application compatibility issues for Windows 7.

So, just to recap. We are analysing issues...

October 30, 2009  10:58 AM

Microsoft App-V Virtualisation Issues: 5x5x5

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Application Compatibility, Microsoft, Virtualisation, Win7

This is going to be a three-part series focusing on the some of the application compatibility challenges in getting applications to work on the Microsoft App-V virtualisation...

September 18, 2008  9:56 AM

VMWare counters Microsoft

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
data-centre, HP-UX, Linux, Microsoft, Netware, Novell, Solaris, Unix, Virtualisation, VMware

Paul Maritz appears to be giving his old employer a bit of a beating this week at VMWorld. I used to speak to Paul when he headed up the Windows Server team at Microsoft - and like many MS peops, he was clearly passionate about the product and he believed he could make a difference. I think...

July 10, 2008  8:52 AM

Do green mainframes make sense today?

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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...

October 29, 2007  8:07 PM

The challenge of green virtualisation

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Consolidation, Memory, Micron, Virtualisation

In spite of everything Intel and AMD are doing to lower the power consumption of their respective processor families, memory is becoming a big problem. Why? Because as we consolidate and use virtualisation, the larger boxes we deploy will require vast amounts of RAM. And unlike the processor, RAM...

July 18, 2007  11:54 PM

The biggest thing in IT

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Google, Melissa, multi-core, Virtualisation, Windows, Y2K

There's been a buzz in Computer Weekly's office today. What is the 10 most significant e-commerce developments in the last 10 years? According to the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Google is Number One ,...

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