Dell unveils its Black Friday/Cyber, which include the Venue 8 Pro 3000 Windows 8.1 tablet for $149.99 and an Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 for $349.99.
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Apple's deal with IBM will see a massive spike in uptake across the iPhone and iPad market, one Wall Street analyst says, at a time where iPad sales continue to stagnate.
It had to come. Lotus 1-2-3, the spreadsheet that galvanised a generation is at last no more as IBM announces the end of support for the final version of the software.
In the red hot cloud computing market, major players such as Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and VMware now offer their own distribution of OpenStack. Meanwhile, Piston Cloud is playing its security, management and installation as differentiators. Will it work?
Dell cribs design cues from its XPS line to bring a 13-inch 2-in-1 to market. Will enterprises bite?
For Big Blue, the effort, dubbed IBM Global Business Services Online, gives it a shot to add new clients and ultimately up sell them to larger engagements.
The surprise move to bring IBM software running on iPads and iPhones into the hallowed halls of corporatedom will hit some competitors hard. But there's also one big winner.
The Australian government's pre-vetted cloud suppliers list pits local players like Flying Haggis, iCognition, Sliced Tech, Squiz, and CloudCentral against multinational IT giants IBM, HP, Dell, Fujitsu and others.
IBM said it will deliver SAP HANA, the HANA One service and other applications such as Business Suite and BusinessObjects on SoftLayer.
One of the challenges of using Cloud-based big data or media applications is moving big files and objects into the cloud. IBM acquired Aspera just to address this issue. Signiant, long a player in broadcast and other media, says don't forget us.
The collaboration, one of many IBM is planning to widen cognitive computing's footprint, will be the first Watson implementation for genomic research.
Dell Wyse Cloud Connect is a cloud-access device on a USB stick. Road warriors need only use one of these devices combined with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to access cloud-based applications. Dell claims this is a first but not really.
Take a blade server, add shared storage, PCI expansion and networking and you have the Dell PowerEdge VRTX. It's a surprisingly scalable yet affordable all-in-one system aimed at small businesses, but attracting interest well beyond its intended market.
In 1977 I decided to buy a computer. Microsoft and Apple were newly founded, the IBM PC was years away and there were no killer apps. It took over a year, but I had to have one and it changed my life.
For Dell to transform from being a commodity hardware player, the company will need some help from Dell Research, a six-month old effort led by former IBM fellow Jai Menon.
In an unusual public relations strategy, IBM lashed out against Bridgestone over fault on an IT failure. Although one-sided claims on both sides lack credibility, there are important PR lessons to learn.
Microsoft is showing the best growth and remains the No. 1 software vendor. Oracle is No. 2 followed by IBM and SAP.
Big data and software defined networking have come far enough that they can be combined with automation to create self-defending network, but no one is ready for the technology yet, according to IBM.
I've yet to to find a hybrid that is both a great laptop and a good tablet. But the latest version of the Dell XPS 12, which has been updated with Intel's Haswell processor, comes pretty close.
UPDATED: Dell shareholders have voted to take the company off the stock market, in one of the largest privatization deals in modern technology history.
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