Expert Analysis
Content posted in June 2005
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Market share and Open Source.
Commentary  |  6/30/2005  | 
I had an interesting problem today. I received a press release from Redhat in which they refered to themselves as "the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise", and thought "Oh really? I wonder if that is...
CreekPath Tries New Path
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
SRM startup's new CEO wants to bring back the buzz
Isilon Adds Another
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
GlobeXplorer installs Isilon gear, a move that highlights the rise of alternatives to NAS
Hearings Spotlight Asia's Push To Adopt IPv6
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
In Congressional hearings on the Internet upgrade to IPv6, much attention was focused Thursday on the presumed lead over the U.S. by Asian countries, which are boldly moving to the
Metro Ethernet Market Set To Skyrocket
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
Survey says metro Ethernet equipment sales reached $1.7 billion last year, and will continue to rise at a 26% compound annual growth rate through 2009.
Microsoft Eyes Buying Controversial Adware Maker For $500 Million: Report
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
The New York Times reports that Microsoft has been in negotiations to buy Claria for half a billion dollars.
3Com Still Struggling Despite Improved Sales
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
Despite its feverish efforts to regain the confidence of its investors, customers and partners, 3Com's latest financial numbers indicate that a turnaround is still far from complete.
Health Care Industry Turns To Online Surveys
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
A new study by online survey software maker Zoomerang found that healthcare companies and organizations are replacing phone and mail research with online research
AMD Keeps Up Pressure On Intel With Japanese Lawsuits
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is maintaining legal pressure on rival Intel Corp., filing two lawsuits for damages in Japan alleging violations of Japan's Antimonopoly Act.
CA's Clarke: SOX Driving IM
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
Sarbanes Oxley is driving demand for identity management technologies, says CA's COO
Storage Sales Up, Says Gartner
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
Gartner says Dell, NetApp, and to a lesser extent IBM lead rally after lackluster 2004
...and the Survey Says:
Commentary  |  6/30/2005  | 
There's nothing like spending a couple of days crawling around on roofs and in attics (in June, and in Florida) to make you appreciate the concept of "inside". Add the "excessive rainfall" (a genuine National Weather Service term) that we've...
Cloverleaf Stakes Fresh Claim
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
With new funding and an enhanced product, virtualization supplier takes new aim at storage
Adaptec Agonistes
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Lowers guidance for fourth straight quarter while dealing with internal transition
Oracle Gains With Grids
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Database deployments across server grids helped drive Oracle's results for Q4 and FY05
Brand X Ruling Follows The Money
Commentary  |  6/29/2005  | 
If you had any doubt that big business is calling the shots with the Bush administration, they must have been removed by Monday's decision in the 'Brand X' case before the Supreme Court. If you follow the big political contribution...
Hunters Hacked
Commentary  |  6/29/2005  | 
10:30 AM -- BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A hacker in search of quick storage space broke into a database containing information about hunters and their booty, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports. The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) department told the...
Virtual Eyes Are Watching
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
We have more virtualization news this week, with SWsoft's plans to release software that will let multiple Windows servers run on one machine. There's no denying the merits of server
Podcasting goes mainstream
Commentary  |  6/29/2005  | 
Podcasting is now officially mainstream. Is this because Apple has released a new version of iTunes that supports podcasting? Sure, that's partly to blame. The podcast directory is a great way to see just how much is out there. There...
Congress To Study Slow Pace Of Migration To IPv6
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Whither IPv6? Internet Protocol Version 6, an Internet upgrade, promises a virtually limitless number of Web addresses and tighter security. Other countries have embraced it. But why not the U.S?
Nextel To Launch Non-WiMAX Wireless Broadband Trials
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Wireless operator says it will trial wireless broadband that uses UMTS TDD technology later this year in the Washington, D.C. area.
Hughes Extends Satellite Broadband To 50,000 Small Businesses
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Hughes Network Systems has extended satellite broadband coverage to 50,000 American small businesses in regions where digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable broadband are not available
Telecoms Target The Hispanic Market
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Telecom providers see gold in the 43 million members of the Hispanic population.
Managing Equipment: The Right Mix
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Wall Street firms are applying portfolio management techniques to IT hardware and software, focusing on managing leased and purchased servers and other IT equipment efficiently and creatively.
Shrinking A Whole Country
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Mortgage lender Credit Immobilier de France was able to consolidate its IT operations into one country-wide office -- and speed application processing from days to hours -- by moving from
System Vendors Sight SOA
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
HP, IBM, and Sun are fixed on the emerging market for products and services built on service-oriented architectures
Level 5 Hooks Up With Foundry
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Startup joins HPC alliance, but sees itself as network server play
Optical WORMs Into Enterprise
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Compliance and new technologies could bring optical technologies into enterprise storage
Money Not Driving Lawsuit Against Intel, Claims AMD Lawyer
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
The lawsuit filed Monday by Advanced Micro Devices alleging that Intel engaged in monopolistic activity is motivated by market share rather than financial goals, according to the lead attorney for
SeeBeyond Sucked Into Sun
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Sun splashes $387M on software vendor SeeBeyond to boost its service-oriented architecture story
Frustration Over Lack Of Market Gains Led To AMD-Intel Suit
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
AMD has only around 10% of the x86 processor market, a figure that hasn't grown in three years, even though the company has introduced innovative products such as 64-bit capabilities
Level 3 Expands Emergency 911 For VoIP Services
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Responding to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recently-announced E-911 requirements, Level 3 will extend emergency number coverage to more than 70% of the United States this year and will add
SWsoft Moves To Virtualize Windows Servers
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
SWsoft expanded its server virtualization technology on Tuesday with software to allow multiple virtual Windows servers to share one physical server, and the Herndon, Va., company aims to build a
BT opts for Microsoft's IPTV platform
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
BT has chosen Microsoft's Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) software platform to deliver TV over broadband in the U.K. The operator plans to trial a service early next year , with
File-Sharing Crackdown
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday (June 27) that peer-to-peer networking sites can be held liable when their users swap music, movies and other protected works without the copyright holders' permission. The high court, in a unanimous decision, overturned a U.S....
Acquisition of the Week
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
Today's peek into the shopping cart of large ISVs takes us to California, where early (VERY EARLY for me) this morning Sun Microsystems announced its intention to acquire integration and SOA vendor See Beyond. The acquisition of See Beyond at...
Supreme Court Decision Favors Wireless Broadband: Vendor
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Monday's court decision preventing telco-like regulation of cable companies is a boon for wireless broadband, a vendor maintains.
Microsoft Launches Telecom Partnership Plan
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Plan is designed to create synergy between itself and network equipment providers, independent software providers, carriers and systems integrators.
Sun Makes Open-Source Move, Patches Up IBM Relationship
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
At the JavaOne conference, Sun said IBM will renew its Java Standard Edition license and port its key middleware products to Solaris 10 for x86.
AMD Antitrust Suit Alleges Intel Used Coercion
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
AMD has filed an antitrust suit against Intel alleging that its arch-rival has been operating an unlawful monopoly in the x86 microprocessor market and has been coercing computer makers, distributors,
One Way Out
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
One Way Out With one IPO in 30 months, storage startups have one viable exit strategy left
The Supreme Court Strikes Out
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
For those who care about technology, freedom, and competition, this was perhaps the worst week in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court this week handed down two
Sun Opens Source on Java
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Sun continues its open-source crusade by opening up key Java techologies
Brocade Talks Up Tapestry
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Touts server provisioning and WAFS at customer conference
CA Gets Tiny
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Snaps up personal firewall vendor for an undisclosed fee as its security spree continues
Sun's NetBeans 4.1
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Snappy performance (even based on Swing), new features--including no-code Web services--and the right price (free) makes this Java IDE one heck of a deal.
'Brand X' Ruling Could Spur Telco Deregulation
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
The Supreme Court's decision to keep cable networks free of telecom-like regulation may be the catalyst to further deregulation of the phone companies, industry participants and observers said.
Sun's Java Application Server 8.1
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Now supporting J2EE 1.4, Sun's new app server strongly competes with IBM's WebSphere on features--and beats it on price.
This Just In!
Commentary  |  6/27/2005  | 
11:45 AM -- This over the transom today: Network South, Inc. Announces New Employee Justin Chojnicki Joins Telecommunications Firm As Account Manager Raleigh, NC– Jerry Norris, President of Network South, Inc., has announced that Justin Chojnicki has joined the organization...
Supreme Court rulings raise concerns about broadband growth
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Two decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court had broadband service proponents wondering whether they'd just received a double-whammy that could have chilling effect on deployment.
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