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May 15, 2012 10:38 AMLearn how Oracle's software and hardware offerings may affect the vendor's dive into the cloud computing market.
March 13, 2012 09:00 AMCapital spending by businesses took a beating during the recent recession, but IT spending held up pretty well by comparison. Still, as the economy slowly recovers from the downturn, businesses are keeping tight control of their capital budgets and are looking for flexible pricing on IT products and services, industry analysts say.
October 06, 2011 11:00 AMSalesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, whose keynote address Wednesday at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 was reportedly cancelled by Oracle, moved to a hotel across from San Francisco's Moscone Center to give his presentation anyway. In it, Benioff said he was removed from the agenda because his business model of delivering IT through the cloud and advancing the use of social media in businesses conflicted with Oracle's approach in which "proprietary hardware and software is the future."
February 09, 2011 07:00 AMI always shake my head when I hear someone say that private cloud computing won't take off because enterprises can't realize the economies of scale that a public cloud provider can. Thing is, the benefits that enterprises get from a private cloud are not the same as a public cloud. I was reminded of this while reading F5's Lori MacVittie succinctly sum up the difference in goals between private cloud and public cloud adopters in Focus of Cloud Implementation Depends on the Implementer: "Private cloud implementers are not trying to be Amazon or Google or Salesforce.com. They're trying to be a more efficient, leaner version of themselves--IT as a Service." While all organizations want to be efficient, the way they measure their success is vastly different from how cloud providers measure success.
February 15, 2007 05:00 AMIn his new column, NWC editor David Greenfield explores the best and brightest start-ups making pings on our industry's radar. First up, a new Israeli company aiming to be
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