On today's podcast:Why I'm trying to live without Google and day 1 of my experiment.Nucleus Research report isn't complimentary to SAP ROI in the SMB market.
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Chief Information Officers expect to hire more IT staff in the third quarter with optimism at the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2001. According to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, 17 percent of executives surveyed expect to add IT workers in the next three months with 2 percent predicting cutbacks.
IBM said Wednesday that it would acquire privately held Watchfire, a security and compliance testing software company. The acquisition, expected to close in the third quarter, comes not that long after IBM bought ISS for $1.
Has Google become so ingrained in our lives that we can't live without it? There's only one way to find out: Stop using Google for a few weeks.
A week before the real Wimbledon kicks off Brooklyn's first Wii tennis tournament will kick off at a bar called Barcade.The tournament, dubbed Wiimbledon, has been panned by real jocks.
Notable headlines:Google acquires programming toolmaker PeakStream. The Register: Google shivs server crowd with PeakStream buy.
VMware launched a new program to enlist service providers to deliver virtualized server infrastructure as a hosted service. It's a natural step for companies that want to move to a utility computing, capacity on demand model, which can provide improved levels of reliability, scalability and cost efficiency.
Preceded by flashing colored lights and a brief video about the business Web, salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff took the stage during a luncheon press conference to announce the alliance with Google around AdWord integrations, which I covered in this post.
If you've ever joined a talkback discussion on ZDNet blogs, you've probably encountered Mike Cox. On the subject of Microsoft, the ubiquitous and presumably pseudonymous Mr. Cox is rarely at a loss for words.
A Nucleus Research report about how Oracle and SAP fare among small and mid-sized enterprises has sparked a dust-up between the two--again. In a survey, Nucleus Research finds that customers at smaller companies generally favor Oracle.