While IBM delivered solid results and its software and services businesses shined, the hardware business was a disappointment to many Big Blue watchers. The growing popularity of virtualization may be a big reason.
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I went to a press event this week where Sun executives talked about making a frontal assault on Red Hat's with Solaris 10. Sun is spinning up new services for life cycle management for its operating system in the Web tier, as well as OS migration programs and new programs for resellers.
Notable headlines:Is your flash drive fast enough for Vista’s ReadyBoost?IBM net gains on software acquisitions, contracts.
David has been at Mashup Camp 3 in Cambridge this week. Martin Lamonica of news.
IBM reported fiscal fourth quarter earnings and there's one thing that stands out: Big Blue is showing big gains in software. Like EMC, and other hardware firms, IBM has bulked up on the software acquisitions with the latest purchases including FileNet and Internet Security Systems.
Another day, another Comcast broadband outage. It has been that way for nearly three weeks.
Samba developer Jeremy Allison, who recently quit Novell over its Linux deal with Microsoft, predicts that the Vista launch Jan. 29 will be a train wreck.
One of the big alleged disappointments of Apple's otherwise stellar fiscal first quarter results was the company's Mac shipments. The issue: Apple shipped 1.
Tivo's DRM spoils the fun of playing with home media networks and locks users into a walled media garden.
Notable headlines:The big marketing lie on flash drive performance.Vista starts to ramp up:Would you (legally) download Vista?