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Content posted in July 2008
VMware Gets All Free & Easy
Commentary  |  7/30/2008  | 
ESXi hypervisor becomes freeware as VMware prepares to repel Citrix and Microsoft
Brocade Answers the 'Make vs. Buy' Question
Commentary  |  7/30/2008  | 
Can Brocade's acquisition of Foundry create a new path?
Robot Punk's Not Dead!
Commentary  |  7/29/2008  | 
Sid Vicious meets C-3P0 in London punk festival
Siemens Enterprise Finds A Buyer
Commentary  |  7/29/2008  | 
Some two years after it was spun off from the Siemens AG parent company, with the intention of being acquired, Siemens Enterprise (SEN)has finally reached that goal with today's announcement that Gores Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, will acquire 51% of SEN, while Siemens AG retains the rest. (For more posts, go to No Jitter.)
Juniper Gears Up for Additional Growth
Commentary  |  7/28/2008  | 
Revenue growth brings with it new challenges: additional expansion, more layers of management, and continuing pressure to excel. Juniper Networks, which has been doing well, recently made some changes to better position itself for the future.
The Users' View on VMware
Commentary  |  7/25/2008  | 
Byte and Switch poll reveals what users really think about Greene's departure
Revisiting Click-to-Call
Commentary  |  7/25/2008  | 
If you sit through enough unified communications marketing presentations, sooner rather than later, you'll hear someone confidently assert that "UC is more than just click to call." But what if click to call is really enough for you?
Brocade Takes Aim Beyond the Data Center
Commentary  |  7/23/2008  | 
Vendor grabs Foundry, fires a shot across Cisco's bows
HP's POD Play
Commentary  |  7/23/2008  | 
HP follows Rackable, Sun, and IBM into container-based computing
From IT to Home Appliance
Commentary  |  7/22/2008  | 
Can EMC make the move into the home?
Amazon S3 Suffers Outage
Commentary  |  7/22/2008  | 
Web services giant is still working out what went wrong on Sunday
What UC Is, And Isn't
Commentary  |  7/21/2008  | 
Here's a response to my post, "Is Anyone Actually Implementing UC?" The writer, Ken Camp, argues that everyone's implementing UC, because UC encompasses so many things:
Beware the 'Shadow Economy'
Commentary  |  7/18/2008  | 
Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated than ever, warns report
Everybody Loves "Presence" -- In Unified Communications
Commentary  |  7/17/2008  | 
OK, so that may be the worst pun I've ever used in a blog headline, but according to a Yankee Group post in No Jitter, presence -- not VoIP -- is the key to Unified Communications. And frankly, that seems like one of the few reasonable things I've seen written about UC.
Is Anyone Actually Implementing UC?
Commentary  |  7/17/2008  | 
A debate has been going on over at No Jitter about whether enterprises are actually adopting Unified Communications (see here, here, here, here, and
VMware Shifts Leadership
Commentary  |  7/17/2008  | 
Assessing VMware's management reshuffle
Vendor Speeds Up its WAN Accelerator
Commentary  |  7/16/2008  | 
The Wide Area Network accelerator market has picked up steam as small and medium businesses try to move information more quickly over those connections. One leading vendor recently pumped its product line to gain more market traction.
The Queen of Virtualization Steps Down
Commentary  |  7/15/2008  | 
A Royal blunder or a smart move?
The Tale of the Tbyte Tape Drive
Commentary  |  7/15/2008  | 
Who has got the biggest, baddest, fastest, tape drives?
The Role Of Presence In UC
Commentary  |  7/14/2008  | 
What makes Unified Communications unique, something other than just a bunch of applications running on an IP infrastructure? How does UC fundamentally change the communications architecture? There's a growing consensus that the answer is: Presence.
Waking Up to Web 2.0
Commentary  |  7/11/2008  | 
Social networking could open the door to a whole new way of doing business
UK Government Goes for Data Mash-Up
Commentary  |  7/8/2008  | 
London goes all Web 2.0 - just don't mention 'missing disks'
Putting the SAN in San Diego
Commentary  |  7/3/2008  | 
We take a peek at SoCal's storage testing ground
Study: Dialup Users Don't Want Broadband Anyway
Commentary  |  7/3/2008  | 
Associated Press via Wired
Getting Fired Up Over FCOE
Commentary  |  7/2/2008  | 
Unified fabrics are proving to be a divisive topic
Robots Get Turned On
Commentary  |  7/1/2008  | 
It's just the flick of a switch for our amorous mechanical friends
How to Loosen E-Mail's Grip: One Man's Odyssey
Commentary  |  7/1/2008  | 
E-mail has become one of the greatest time-sucking tools of nearly everyone's workday. Do you dare calculate how much time you spend every morning reading and responding to the myriad of messages that have flooded your inbox? Not to mention the incessant messages that pop up throughout the day. One man decided to fight back.
What's Video Good For?
Commentary  |  7/1/2008  | 
Videoconferencing is a hot technology, one that's seeing 30%+ annual growth in both revenue and units shipped, according to Wainhouse Research. The assumption is that this growth is being driven, at least in part, by companies' desire to avoid employee travel as fuel prices rise. But people who look at this market closely say travel avoidance is only a small part of video's appeal.


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