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The Coming Age of the Sensor

September 02, 2009 |
If it can be measured, it will soon be. When you peel back a lot of the hype behind things like IBM's Smarter Planet campaign specifically, and business intelligence and analytics in general, what
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Time to Tear This Old Software House Down

September 02, 2009 |
This may not be a practical idea for most companies, but as we continue to look at the increased complexity of enterprise software you have to wonder if the time to start over has finally come. We
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EMC Co-Founder Richard Egan: An Appreciation

September 01, 2009 |
Back in the early 1980s when I had the privilege of running the news department for a publication called Digital Review that covered all the happenings in and around Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC),
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The War for Desktop Virtualization

September 01, 2009 |
There's a new war on for control over the desktop that is as bitter as anything we've seen since the days when Microsoft battled IBM over the merits of Windows versus OS/2. It's way too early to say
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Cisco Signals Intent to Deliver New Collaboration Platform

September 01, 2009 |
One of the fundamental problems with enterprise software today is that all the data and information we need to work with resides in any number of silos that are difficult to integrate. Although
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The Continuing Evolution of Virtualization

August 31, 2009 |
One thing that is becoming clearer as we watch the continuing development of the ecosystems being built on top of virtual machines is the reinvention of system services typically associated with
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Storage Specialists Could Become an Endangered Species

August 31, 2009 |
Everywhere you go these days it seems like some vendor is going out of its way to make it easier for some else on the IT staff to do their job. Companies such as F5 Networks now make it easier for
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Blind Mice and the Swiss Cheese Security Model

August 31, 2009 |
For years now we have poured millions of dollars into making our network perimeters secure. The end result has been a massive sprawl of security appliances that are expensive to maintain and
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The Business Case for Open Source Virtualization

August 31, 2009 |
Now that virtual machine software is rapidly evolving into becoming a platform, the next logical question seems to be: What kind of platform do we want it to be? Right now, both VMware and Microsoft
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Balancing Productivity Gains Against Security Concerns

August 28, 2009 |
The fundamental reason we invest in IT is to increase productivity. Accomplishing that goal these days is pretty much defined by how much integration we can achieve between disparate sets of data.
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