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New software licensing models introduced by large vendors are meeting the needs of new technologies, but not the needs of enterprise customers, according to the software usage management vendor.
Newton, Mass-based Intigua Platforms has launched a new platform that virtualizes the management layer (not just VMs) and applies the concept of virtualization to management agents. It is available on a usage-based subscription model, with pricing starting at $75 per server per year.
Younger generation may be instinctive about social media usage, but other factors more valued than age such as crisis management and communication experience.
Cloudability wants to apply clever management tools to cloud computing usage and reduce costs. Interesting idea, but do they have what it takes to beat all of the other players who are promising the same thing?
Data center power monitoring and management system taps into advanced features for controlling energy usage on servers from HP, Dell and IBM
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Two of the biggest forces in technology are leveraging their market positions to target what has become one of the sexiest distractions for leading high-tech players: building energy management. The reason this area has so much attention is that some figures imply that buildings could suck up as much as 42 percent of energy usage worldwide.
Companies providing carbon management systems have experienced a boost of interest in their products as the carbon tax announcement approached. Companies can no longer keep using spreadsheets to keep track of their usage now that a carbon price has been set.
Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes and software serial...
Platform ISF 2.1 improves use, breadth of private cloud management, sets stage for use of public cloud efficiencies
IT organizations should look for tools that can address the various cloud usage scenarios without demanding excessive investments in management infrastructure or staff support.
Power management software developer Verdiem says its Surveyor software is now being used to control electricity consumption on more than 70,000 PCs within California state agencies. The state is operating under a mandate to cut power usage associated with IT operations by up to 30 percent before 2012.
The new release of the KACE K1000 Management Appliance, now officially a Dell-branded product, offers features that lets businesses configure and enforce the power management settings on both Window and Macintosh OSX hardware.Chip Lawson, Dell KACE senior product manager, says that companies can realize significant savings in their electricity bills by paying more attention to their desktops.
A new relationship between IBM and Hildebrand, an energy consulting firm, will combine the tech giant's data management software with energy monitoring devices in five European cities: Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester in the United Kingdom, and Plovdiv and Ivanovo in Bulgaria.The deal was made possible by funding that Hildebrand received for a 30-month pilot into energy usage monitor -- and its associated effect on human behavior.
If your company would like to take control of its greenhouse gas emissions information and other data related to energy usage and sustainability initiatives, Carbonetworks has flipped the switch on what it is calling a Performance Management Platform for this information. The application is offered as a service, so you can start pretty quickly and commit as much or as little as your company's managers are prepared.
Power management tech company Raritan, which makes the Power IQ Energy Management software for keeping tabs on data center racks and surrounding conditions, and EDSA Micro, which sells a power system management platform that predicts potential problems, have gotten together to provide energy efficiency ratings based on the Advanced Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) measurement.A mouthful, isn't it?
LinkedIn is going through a management shakeup where CEO Dan Nye is handing back the reins to founder Reid Hoffman. The move comes at a curious time since LinkedIn is likely to be countercyclical and get more usage in the downturn as folks look for work.
Suncorp CIO Jeff Smith talks about the the challenge of integrating a number of cultures and brands, usage of the agile management system, and his approach to the task at hand, despite uncertainty over whether the banking side of Suncorp will be sold.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Patrick Gelsinger, senior VP of the company's digital enterprise group, speaks about advances the Nehalem processor would bring to power management. And Rajesh Kumar, an Intel fellow, explains "turbo mode" and why the simple idea of getting machines to have zero energy usage took so long to accomplish.
Those scoundrels, Part 2. Brit IT managers aren't feeling the heat when it comes to reducing power consumption
Those bloody good fellows at 1E, which sells a power management utility for Windows called NightWatchman, revealed some data this week that suggests a troubling number of IT managers in its native country aren't yet tuned into the virtues of curtailing the electricity usage of the computer fleets under their watchAccording to the mini-survey, one-third of respondents feel "zero pressure" to reduce power consumption.
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, Microsoft Chief Environmental Strategist Robert Bernard discusses the company's new green initiatives for power management, such as making Windows Vista more energy efficient and monitoring energy usage in its new Windows Server 2008 product line.
Yesterday, I asked for people to share their thoughts via a guest blog on virtualization in Ed Tech. Guest blogger Erik Josowitz provided us with the following (thanks, Erik). Feel free to talk back or submit your own guest blog with some specific experiences or implementation details. Virtualization is great tool but, like any Swiss-Army knife, success with it depends on the task at hand. One of the places that people get into trouble with virtualization is when they try to use out-of-the-box virtual infrastructure with non-technical audiences. Virtualization is a great solution but often is not a complete solution.In education we've frequently seen challenges that look like appropriate places to implement a virtualization solution, only to find that the end-result is not fully usable by the intended audience. One example is providing hands-on lab environments to support application training. Success in the workforce today depends on high-level application skills and there is no better way for students to attain those skills than through hands-on use of the software applications. Many educational institutions provide computer lab environments to help support their student population and provide access to necessary software applications. Many of these lab environments have become the source of IT management problems as they become virus-ridden, get subverted as distribution sites for pirated software or music, or just plain have the normal IT management issues associated with a shared resource in a public environment. For many institutions their student population brings with them their own PCs which solves one problem but creates another. The lab issues diminish but the problems of providing secure access to software (and software licenses) often takes its place.The answer, we've found, is virtual lab management - using virtualization to deliver secure computing environments as a shared resource. Virtual labs allow administrators to serve up a clean and unchangeable environment for each student - in the lab or on their own PC - on-demand. This makes it easy to provide access to applications that students either can't afford individually or that their home PCs cannot support. It makes it simple to track and monitor lab usage and to control the use of resources so that systems are not subverted into file servers. Virtual lab management sits on top of virtualization (from Microsoft or VMware) and tells it what to deliver and to who. It makes it easy for non-technical users to select the types of applications they need from a menu and to gain access to those environments without needing to understand virtualization, networking, hosts systems or anything about how it gets delivered. Best of all, virtual labs make it easy to manage capacity. By scheduling time in the lab environment the shared resource is managed for maximum utilization. If more capacity is needed it is simple to add additional resources to the system. The end-users simply see an increase in availability.Virtualization may not be a panacea for educational institutions, but for a subset of problems, a centralized virtual lab may enable technology administrators to focus their time and attention on enabling learning rather than administering systems.
There's been much news lately about the record industry getting ready to give up on DRM. DRM (Digital Rights Management or some call it Digital Restrictions Management) is a form of copy protection that protects the rights of content owners and restricts the usage of the customers it it's probably one of the most hated technologies in the consumer world.
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