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October 31, 2012 by

The Month IT & ERP Permanently Changed

It's been a busy month of software events. But, taken together, they point to several major and permanent changes that will shape IT and ERP for decades. This seven part look at these changes spans hardware, HR software, the ERP leaderboard, changing buyer sophistication and more.

February 12, 2006 by

The server virtualisation vendor landscape

The virtual machine software market has three principal players: Microsoft, VMware and Xen. Each has its unique strengths and weaknesses, which must be assessed before a commitment to a strategic platform is made.

July 1, 2004 by

Server Consolidation: Five Vendor Myths

For years, server consolidation has been touted as beneficial by vendors, clients, and analysts alike. Yet our research indicates that many consolidation projects have been overly consolidated, resulting in negative ROI - or increased costs!

January 27, 2004 by

AMD enhances the pitch for Opteron. But who’s buying it?

Coming off of a profitable quarter (after a string of bad ones), AMD came to LinuxWorld last week with a message: “Opteron is alive, well and kicking.” Underscoring AMD’s message was a couple of recent customer wins, primarily in the area of high performance computing.

January 6, 2004 by

XML Volumes Increase Dramatically, but EDI Dominates Networked Supply Chain

Although no analyst would contest that XML has become a critical networked supply-chain standard, there is a widely mistaken perception that XML will replace EDI, the primary way companies exchange information today.XML is indeed a critically important technology and the Yankee Group expects 2004 will be the breakout year for B2B XML because of falling costs and the adoption of standards such as AS2 and UCCnet.

October 13, 2003 by

The Consistent PC

Strict implementation/enforcement of standards has proven to be a powerful tool for IT organizations in their efforts to reduce end-user operational costs. To enable this, enterprises must limit the variations within their fleet and maintain a high level of PC hardware consistency.

October 20, 2002 by

IBM's hybrid CPU--do you need it?

Like AMD's Opteron, IBM's new PowerPC 970 CPU offers native support for both 32- and 64-bit apps. But Bill O'Brien thinks that most companies will leave 32-bit behind when migrating to a 64-bit platform.

July 8, 2002 by

Why IBM could win the processor wars

When it comes to the processor wars, everyone always talks about Intel or AMD. But I've consulted my crystal ball and I think conservative, pin-striped IBM may well emerge with the CPU of choice.


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