VMware on Monday announced plans for a new VMware Infrastructure release that will be available in the fourth quarter. The release was described by Bogomil Balkansky, senior director of product marketing, as "a minor release from a version perspective", but one with "a lot of new functionality.
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Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk ruminates on the arrival of Halo 3 and finds connections between the video game, lattes, aspiring snipers, Blackwater and Britney. A couple of weeks ago, Wolf, the innocent-looking boy who makes my latte extra hot, seemed a little extra hot himself.
SAP took a page out of Oracle's grow-by-consolidation playbook in acquiring business intelligence leader Business Objects for $6.8 billion (42 Euros per share).
Six hundred and fifty dollars! Can I get $650? How about $700?
Research in Motion reported stellar second quarter earnings and highlighted a few areas: Software called Unite that can coordinate schedules for up to five people; enterprise gains amid Wi-Fi and wireless network roaming and prosumer hits such as the Pearl update. RIM reported an in line second quarter, but provided a strong outlook for its fiscal third quarter.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) won a legal battle as a Minnesota jury found a woman liable for downloading music. The penalty: $220,000 in damages for downloading 24 songs illegally.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft releases beta of XP SP3 to Vista, Windows Server testers.Internet Explorer 7 update: Now WGA-free.
This week on the Dan & David Show Microsoft dominates the news. Today the company introduced HealthVault, and free client application and Microsoft Live service for building and maintaining health records.
In a CIO Vision Series interview, Steve Bozzo, CIO of 1-800 Flowers talks with me about what it takes to run the company’s daily IT operations, across a network of more than 9,000 florists.Today, about 75 percent of 1-800 Flowers transactions are Internet-based, Bozzo said, and the user experience is a key factor.
Research in Motion added 1.45 million BlackBerry subscriber accounts and shipped 3 million devices in its second quarter results, which were in line with Wall Street expectations.