IBM was hoping to build a mobile developer ecosystem for Watson, but that takes time. It's quite possible that Watson can piggyback on Apple's iOS developer base.
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Technology arm of Hong Kong property developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties, says construction of its data center is going ahead as planned, despite Google's decision last week to abandon its own facility in the Chinese territory.
Recently named U.S. partner of the year by the giant software developer, the company is also aligned with EMC, Google, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce and TIBCO.
John Appleby has been checking out access to resources in database developer environments. He reckons Force.com stands head and shoulders above Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Workday, IBM and SAP. Here are his conclusions.
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.
Server sales continued to surge amid a strong corporate upgrade cycle. Global server market revenue jumped 12.1 percent in the first quarter to $11.9 billion from a year ago, according to IDC data.
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.
The company has confirmed a deal to buy OpenPages, a firm that develops software in the fields of compliance, risk management and financial controls
IBM this week plans to launch its latest System z mainframe, expected to be the hub of Big Blue's system of systems plan for the data center. May the data center sniping begin.
Oracle today introduced a next-gen line of x86 cluster systems, further showcasing its Sun integration and upping its game to compete against IBM.
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.
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.
IBM rolled out new analytics hardware systems and said it will offer $500 million in financing to help Sun Microsystems partners resell Big Blue's systems.
U.S. tech companies have a long time history of locating software developer centers in Ireland, so it wasn't shocking for me to hear the IBM and Ireland's Industrial Development Agency (IDA) have gotten together to plan new Smart Cities Technology Center (Centre!
It's clear following Oracle's fiscal third quarter earnings call that CEO Larry Ellison has two enemies of choice: SAP and IBM. However, Oracle's prospects are much more believable vs. SAP. It remains to be seen whether Sun can tackle the high-end server market and wrest control from IBM.
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.
IBM rolled out its latest Power7 systems, which are designed to power everything from smart grids to analytics, but the real story may be Big Blue's attempt to punch Oracle and its Sun Microsystems-powered hardware systems in the mouth via YouTube and Facebook.
The U.S. departments of Justice and Federal Trade can finally take a break and leave six of the biggest high tech companies alone as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Sun-Oracle, SAP and HP-EDS lock heads with each other on equal footing.
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.
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