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What are OpenOffice backers doing for cloud/mobile era?

As enterprises consider alternatives to Microsoft Office in the cloud era, Google is zipping along with Enterprise Apps and now QuickOffice and IBM has IBM Docs in beta but all is fairly quiet on the OpenOffice mobile/cloud front. Xform Computing is one developer trying to take OpenOffice to the mobile masses.

June 5, 2012 by

ZFS creator to leave Oracle

Jeff Bonwick, who led the team at Sun Microsystems in creating the Zetabyte File System, is to leave Oracle, he announced via his blog on Monday.In a heartfelt post he thanked the ZFS developer community and wrote: "After a decade in the making, ZFS is now an adult.

September 28, 2010 by

Databases are more critical than ever and the scrum for market share continues unabated. Oracle is the database leader and just acquired MySQL via the Sun Microsystems purchase. IBM and Microsoft remain key players.

April 14, 2010 by

IBM and HP are in a duel to be the favored enterprise server provider, but there are many other players to keep things interesting. For instance, Dell is a solid No. 3 and Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems should keep the server market interesting. Cisco also aims to be a server player. A recent trend: Creating application optimized servers.

April 14, 2010 by

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has remade the company via acquisitions. Oracle has acquired a bevy of companies such as Siebel Systems, PeopleSoft, BEA Systems and others to become a significant applications player. Meanwhile, Oracle remains the database leader and displays strength in middleware. Oracle's next frontier: Hardware. The acquisition of Sun Microsystems could position Oracle as "T.J. Watson's IBM" or be a big headache.

April 14, 2010 by

IBM stirs the pot with new Power7 systems

With the recent launch of its new range of Unix-based enterprise-level servers, IBM appears to have broadsided Sun -- oops, sorry: Oracle. IBM's new big iron brings new Power 7 chips which, we're told, are the outcome of $3.

February 9, 2010 by

Have OSS-inspired developer self-study techniques come of age?

I was fortunate enough to sit in on a Java training course at Sun Microsystems’ UK headquarters not so long ago and good though it was, I had a discussion this weekend with a journo pal of mine in the USA which leant towards the rise of developer self-study techniques and their increasing importance.Not to suggest for one moment that the IT training industry is about to suffer in some way.

December 7, 2009 by

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