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What's he building in there?

What's he building in there?

Tom Waits fans know the title of this post as one of his pieces and one that was used in the Enron documentary "The Smartest Guys In the Room." There's a YouTube video of the Waits piece here, if you're interested.

published October 29, 2008 by

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Enterprise readiness of Cloud ratcheting up

Enterprise readiness of Cloud ratcheting up

It may just be time for enterprise customers to take a serious look at cloud computing. Major announcements in the past few days from Microsoft and Amazon have certainly signaled that the on-demand Internet computing model has staying power.

published October 28, 2008 by

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CMIS: Boom Or Bust?

CMIS: Boom Or Bust?

Some of you may have heard about the joint announcement from EMC, IBM, and Microsoft about the creation of Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS). The purpose of this proposed new standard?

published October 21, 2008 by

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Symantec Goes Into The Cloud With Email Filtering

Symantec Goes Into The Cloud With Email Filtering

Symantec today announced its acquisition of MessageLabs, a 520-person UK-based email filtering and security vendor. Given the cost and hassles that information & knowledge management professionls (IKM Pros) have keeping email spam down to a dull roar and keeping viruses outside the firewall, this is a great move for Symantec.

published October 8, 2008 by

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HP Acquires LeftHand Networks, Virtualized iSCSI Storage Vendor

HP Acquires LeftHand Networks, Virtualized iSCSI Storage Vendor

Today, HP announced the intention to acquire iSCSI storage vendor LeftHand Networks for $360 Million in cash. LeftHand makes virtualized storage array software that can turn just about any server, PC or subset of disks on a device into a full featured IP based SAN array with features like space efficient snapshots, distance replication support and thin provisioning.

published October 2, 2008 by

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Cisco's Stepping Up To Collaboration As Business Transformation

Cisco's Stepping Up To Collaboration As Business Transformation

Following on the recent analyses  by my colleague Rob Koplowitz on Cisco's Jabber and PostPath acquisitions, here are some additional things that Information and Knowledge Management Professionals should tune into regarding Cisco as the new collaboration kid on the block:First, Cisco is building a meeting-centric workspace product with WebEx Connect.

published September 25, 2008 by

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Oracle Fires A Booming Shot Across The Bow Of The Storage Vendor Establishment

Oracle Fires A Booming Shot Across The Bow Of The Storage Vendor Establishment

Yesterday at Oracle OpenWorld, Larry Ellison announced the database giant's first foray into the hardware realm, unveiling the HP/Oracle Database Machine, branded as Exadata. The Exadata system is a combination of Oracle's 11g database engine using Automated Storage Management (ASM) to manage a grid of HP Proliant servers with 12 SATA or SAS drives each, connected to database servers via InfiniBand.

published September 25, 2008 by

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