While it's too early to tell whether two recent technology mergers -- Dell & EMC and Western Digital & SanDisk -- will lead to long-term bliss, the industry has suffered its share of disastrous marriages. Here are the worst of the worst.
Six months into his tenure as CEO, Satya Nadella is already having a significant impact on Redmond's complacency. We debate the prospects for Nadella's Microsoft.
Server, storage, network, desktop and application virtualization allows the creation of flexible, scalable, manageable and secure IT infrastructure that utilises the underlying hardware to maximum efficiency. Some of these technologies are in the early stages of development while others are mature and widely deployed.
Can Windows Server 8's Hyper-V finally make inroads against VMWare?
Google's $12.5 billion all-cash acquisition of Motorola Mobility, the mobile arm of the pioneering phone maker, will prompt all the other Android phone suppliers to assess their positions.
A comprehensive endpoint management suite, ZENworks 11 can manage a mix of Windows and Linux systems from a single console using just one client agent. It takes time to deploy, but once up and running is easy to use.
So IBM, inventor of the PC, with Tuesday's launch of the eX5 range, has finally decided that it's moving its nominally PC-based servers one more step away from the standard x86 PC architecture. In doing so, it has put clear blue water between it and the rest of the x86 server market, a gap that was narrowing as other players gained share through economies of scale.
We ask our distinguished panel of analysts and experts for their top five predictions for IT growth through 2010 and beyond now that the IT spending recession appears to have bottomed out.
Without Virtualization, Mac OS X will always be relegated to being "a contenda".
Industry players look back at 2008, discuss recession fears and name some hot technology trends they'll be looking out for in 2009.
Technology continues to be a powerful force for transforming business, when used wisely and correctly. Here is a list of the top 10 visionaries and executives who made the biggest impact on the business technology world in 2008.
As far as I'm concerned, when an organization buys an IBM mainframe to run Linux somebody should be fired - but not the DP guy who bought it: his boss: the non technical guy who approved it without carefully reviewing the alternatives.
Dell issued a press release today saying "Dell is driving the next wave of virtualization solutions beyond hypervisors and hardware consolidation with end-to-end solutions tuned to the speed of businesses of all sizes." While there are sufficient catch phrases, buzz words and industry jargon in that statement to statisfy most marketing folks, what does this really mean?
Both Microsoft and Citrix/XenSource made important announcements January 21. Since they've been widely reported, I'd rather not cite the details.
Microsoft's upper management seem keen on the adage 'keep your friends close but your enemies closer' — particularly in the case of Novell
Symantec Backup Exec 11d performs well, installation is a breeze and considering the ability to backup and restore individual database records and substantially reduce downtime, it isn't difficult to justify the price.
Red Hat hopes its latest release will lock in its position as the Linux leader as more companies vie for a piece of the competitive market.
In the second part of his interview with News.com, Bill Gates talks about his favorite feature in Vista, why he'll keep pushing for a new file system and the role of open-source software.
The federal Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (DITR) has detailed plans to implement at least three new customer relationship management (CRM) systems based on Microsoft software. DITR is a department broadly focused on Australian industry but with a number of smaller and very diverse responsibilities.
I've just moved from Ontario back to my home province of Alberta - where the Sun shines, the air is clean, and the economy is booming. During the move we ran a series of eight chapter summaries, or notes to myself, for a possible book on how and why to use Sun's Sun Ray thin clients and smart displays along with a guest blog written by frequent contributor Roger Ramjet.