The growth in the server market remains with the white box manufacturers that are supplying hyperscale cloud providers. Will the top guns---HP, IBM, Dell, Cisco and Lenovo---have an answer?
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Nine new suppliers including Dimension Data and iiNet have joined companies such as Microsoft and IBM on the Australian government's cloud services panel.
When IBM signed up for Basic and DOS in 1980, Microsoft was tiny (40 staff) compared to Big Blue (341,279). But in the latest round of quarterly results, Microsoft unveiled bigger revenues, and it has 10x more cash in the bank.
Microsoft and IBM have forged a new alliance bringing more of IBM's enterprise software and services to Azure, and Microsoft's enterprise software to IBM's cloud platforms.
In partnership with Dell, Microsoft is launching its Azure cloud in a box offering, codenamed 'San Diego.'
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?
Latest figures from analyst IDC paint a picture of continued falling demand for high-end storage in the second quarter, which is now also affecting the mid-range.
School's out, which means the courtship of educational institutions is in. Tech giants — Samsung, Microsoft, Dell, HP and others — are all chasing deals to transform education.
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.
The industry group representing Apple, Microsoft, HP and IBM has argued that if Australian competition law is changed to ban the so-called Australia tax on technology, it might drive companies out of the country.
Google's game of cloud catch-up continues as it launches Asia Pacific zone to better compete with the likes of AWS, Microsoft Azure and IBM SoftLayer, three rivals already in the region.
This new pro-patent business consortium may boast some of industry's heaviest hitters — Apple, GE, IBM, and Microsoft — but it really doesn't have much of a message.
Cloud company Salesforce.com makes it into the ranking of the top 10 enterprise software companies for the first time.
Microsoft and Dell have renewed their patent cross-licensing agreement, with Dell agreeing to pay Microsoft royalties for Dell's products running Android and Chrome OS.
It is important to note that even though the report was published in March 2014, the results actually pertain to 2012.
The award-winning partner of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, EMC, TIBCO and Salesforce.com buys ForwardThink Group, a financial services consulting specialist.
It's a nice idea and would fall in line with other companies reaching out to the computer-on-a-thumb-drive makers. But would Apple go for it? Depends how badly it wants the desktop enterprise market share.
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.
After the first 20 are sold at each brick-and-mortar outlet, the price goes up to $199 while supplies last. The first 100 tablets sold through the Microsoft online store will also be available for $99, or $199 thereafter.
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