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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.
Maybe you saw the IBM announcement or the NY Times blog posting on it. iPhone now can run iNotes, a lightweight application for access to Lotus Notes email, calendaring, and contacts.
This morning Sprint launched its long-awaited commercially-available Xohm service in its Baltimore Market. Xohm is Sprint's brand for its WiMax service, which follows the 802.
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.
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.
VMware and Citrix want to be your cloud infrastructure provider. The competing virtual infrastructure makers announced dueling cloud initiatives this week aimed at providing xSPs with simple to deploy and buy cloud computing platforms that come from very different angles and may serve to bifurcate the mid to small market service provider space.
Few enterprise data warehousing (EDW) professionals regard the key rival approach--data federation--to be a best practice. Usually, the reasons for this disdain are valid, such as the fact that federated environments are not optimized for heavy-hitting data matching, merging, transformation and cleansing, all of which are essential functions to deliver a "single version of the truth" for business intelligence (BI).
It seems the WLAN acquisition rumor mill is hot again after a recent drop in Aruba Network (ARUN) shares nearly a week ago. Still not trading near its most recent trough of $4.
So before my flight West today, I picked up the recent Jeff Howe book Crowdsourcing. I was looking for a little inspiration for a speech I'm giving at Forrester's Business & Technology Leadership Forum on a trend we call "Technology Populism.