BEA Systems reported better than expected third quarter results, but all the company got was skepticism about the way it came up with its earnings tally, hackles about its software license growth and questions on why the company thinks it is worth $21 a share.Simply put, BEA CEO Alfred Chuang is like the stand-up comic who is bombing in front of a hostile audience.
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Google has until Dec. 3 to reveal some of its wireless cards.
A recent report suggests that the £200 million that London has spent to deploy more than 10,000 (not a typo) surveillance cameras has been largely wasted, at least from a crime-fighting perspective. Boroughs with many cameras typically don't solve more crimes than boroughs with few.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Apple admits to ‘misleading’ Leopard firewall settings. Techmeme.
This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss the big news from Oracle OpenWorld--virtualization platforms from Oracle and Sun and the latest revelations about Oracle's Fusion applications.It turns out that first iteration of Fusion applications is not a whole new ERP suite built from the ground up, such as SAP's Business ByDesign or NetSuite, but small modules for salesforce automation that integrate with existing applications.
A meme about the death of email is circulating in the blogosphere. It's a dead end.
Salesforce.com on Thursday reported third quarter earnings of $6.
Amazon reps have been making the rounds calling the press about an event Monday in New York City. The press conference, which will feature CEO Jeff Bezos, is allegedly a big announcement held at the Union Square W.
In a recent and detailed Forrester report ($775) 565 PC decision makers at North American and European corporations were polled about their PC and laptop purchasing habits. Dell has a commanding lead as the preferred supplier to enterprises, with HP and Lenovo rounding out the top tier (coincidentally, the report was sent to me by Michael@Dell.
IBM on Thursday unveiled "Blue Cloud," a corporate cloud computing bundle of services for data centers.With the move Big Blue is following the path blazed by Amazon and other cloud services.