Monthly Archives: February 2012

Informatica’s stretch goal

This guest post comes courtesy of Tony Baer’s OnStrategies blog. Tony is senior analyst at Ovum. Informatica is within a year or two of becoming a $1 billion company, and the CEO’s stretch goal is to get to $3b. Informatica … Continue reading

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Embarcadero Technologies CEO Wayne Williams on how AppWave newly modernizes PCs via App Store convenience

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Get a free AppWave download. Sponsor: Embarcadero Technologies. There’s a huge productivity gap between modern software and the aging manner in which most enterprises … Continue reading

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Enterprise architecture and enterprise transformation: Related but distinct concepts that can change the world

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: The Open Group. For some, if you want enterprise transformation, you really need the organizing benefits of enterprise architecture (EA) to succeed. For … Continue reading

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Interact with HP experts on latest cloud-enablement strategies at Feb. 29 online event

Cloud computing trends are now driving the need for a different approach to data center transformation. The disruptions caused by the slack economy, data explosion and Big Data analysis, mobile computing, and social interactions are having a profound effect. Enterprises … Continue reading

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Architecture and change: The proper end is fitness for purpose

This guest post comes courtesy of Leonard Fehskens, Vice President of Skills and Capabilities at The Open Group. By Leonard Fehskens The enterprise transformation theme of The Open Group’s San Francisco conference reminded me of the common assertion that architecture … Continue reading

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HP’s Gen8 servers attack data center woes head on with better management, automation, and energy conservation to cut total costs

HP today took direct aim at the ever-increasing costs of data centers and managing an explosion of data by announcing a new generation of automated and efficient hardware. The new generation of ProLiant servers includes better internal management, powerful automation … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Gigaom:
Cloud computing consultancy Cloudscaling is realigning its business around the open-source OpenStack framework, and it has a message for the world: If you want to use open-source software but operate like Amazon Web Services, we’re your…

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Originally posted on Gigaom:
Oracle(s orcl) is buying Taleo (s tleo), a “cloud-based talent management” company for $1.9 billion or $46 a share.  Oracle said Taleo’s SaaS services will become part of the Oracle public cloud.   Taleo could bring both…

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NewSQL pioneer Clustrix delivers free software-only kit to demo shard-less MySQL scaling, unveils a poster child use at Twoo

There’s a lot to like about MySQL databases if you’re a start-up, until success comes knocking a bit too fast. When big data demand soars then MySQL can sour on making the transactions needed on time. Sharding the application and … Continue reading

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Five tips enterprise architects can learn from the Winchester Mystery House

This guest post comes courtesy of E.G. Nadhan of HP Enterprise Services. By E.G.Nadhan, HP Enterprise Services Not far from where The Open Group Conference was held in San Francisco this week is the Winchester Mystery House, once the personal … Continue reading

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Open Group security gurus dissect the cloud: Higher or lower risk?

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: The Open Group. For some, any move to the cloud — at least the public cloud — means a higher risk for security. … Continue reading

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HP provides more picks and shovels to cloud miners

In two separate recent announcements, HP has affirmed its goal of being the neutral supplier of choice for all things cloud. Last week, HP delivered HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping Advanced (DDMA) Content Pack 10, bringing with the ability to … Continue reading

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San Francisco Conference observations: Enterprise transformation, enterprise architecture, SOA and a splash of cloud computing

This guest post comes courtesy of Chris Harding, Forum Director for SOA and Semantic Interoperability at The Open Group. By Chris Harding, The Open Group This week I have been at The Open Group conference in San Francisco. The theme … Continue reading

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EMC’s Hadoop strategy cuts to the chase

This guest post comes courtesy of Tony Baer’s OnStrategies blog. Tony is a senior analyst at Ovum. By Tony Baer To date, Big Storage has been locked out of Big Data. It’s been all about direct attached storage for several … Continue reading

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