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Back when we were doing DB2 at IBM, there was an important older product called IMS which brought significant revenue. With another database product coming (based on relational technology), IBM did not want any cannibalization of the existing revenue stream. Hence we coined the phrase ...
Application Server Market Company Profiles: 360 Logica, Actuate, Adobe, AgilePoint, Appian, Aurea, BigAgi, BizFlow, BonitaSoft, CA Technologies, Crosscheck Networks, EMC, Fabasoft Group, Fiorano, Fujitsu, GSX, Hewlett Packard, HostBridge, IBM, Informatica, Intalio, iWay Software,...
Experts say that cloud computing is disruptive and then continue on to discuss how the cloud quickly enables innovation while competition between cloud service providers drive costs down. Both of these scenarios are accurate, but the disruption from cloud has additional shockwaves that...
As businesses increasingly embrace private, public, and hybrid clouds to cost-effectively and quickly deliver business applications and services, Cisco on Monday announced plans to build the world's largest global Intercloud -- a network of clouds -- together with a set of partners. Th...
CDNetworks has added a Point of Presence (PoP) in Mexico City, helping global manufacturers quickly and easily reach partners and employees throughout Mexico. “Mexico has become an important manufacturing hub for the world,” said Jeff Kim, President and COO, CDNetworks. “Our new PoP e...
Last spring SUSE announced the addition of a new channel program that provides further assistance to SAP channel partners. Since then SUSE has signed up more than 400 members in 57 countries that are SAP channel partners delivering the version of the SAP Business One application that w...
Parasoft has been showcasing our Service Virtualization solution at Gartner AADI this week. Since there's been so much interest in service virtualization, we thought we would take this opportunity to share the most frequently-asked questions. According to Wikipedia, service virtualiza...
When you think Cloud, whether Private or Public, one of the key advantages that comes to mind is speed of deployment. All businesses crave the ability to simply go to a service portal, define their infrastructure requirements and immediately have a platform ready for their new applicat...
Virtustream on Tuesday announced that its cloud management software xStream™ can now be used to optimize VMware environments for mission-critical applications, enhance security and enable hybrid cloud environments. "We continue to further enhance and optimize our cloud software offeri...
HDS will demonstrate the power of its technologies for VMware environments next week through presentations, in-booth demonstrations and videos at VMworld® 2013, August 25-29, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
It's that time of year again. Time for the industry's most influential infrastructure gathering, VMworld. And, as has become an annual occurrence, I jot down some pre-show thoughts about the event (
Unisys UK on Thursday announced it has joined the SAP PartnerEdge program as an SAP services partner. The program provides the company with access to resources and services from SAP that will help Unisys serve public sector clients with highly sensitive project requirements. Through t...
There has been a lot of discussion on NoSQL databases over the past couple of years. These databases do not use the Structured Query Language (SQL), the standard data manipulation language for relational databases such as Oracle, DB2, MySQL, Sybase, … Continue reading →
Yesterday VCE and their proud parents announced revenues had reached an annual run rate of a billion dollars. Today VCE announced some new products along with enhancements to others. Before going forward though, lets take go back for a moment to help set the stage to see where things ...
Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Fi...
In the past two years, international IT giants, including IBM, Oracle, EMC and SAP, have been engaged in an upsurge of acquisition in the big data market, spending more than $1.5 billion in acquiring related data management and analysis companies. Big data becomes a new hot term after ...
Kony Solutions on Wednesday announced they have acquired long time Australian based SAP mobility partner Sky Technologies. This appears to be a bold move by Kony Solutions to jump into the enterprise mobility market in general, and the SAP mobility market in particular. Kony Soluti...
In this 18 minute audio podcast, Srinivasan Subramanian from Unvired and I discuss all kinds of issues related to enterprise mobility, mobile strategies and cloud mobility.  The audio is not perfect, but the content is good.  Grab some popcorn, or jump on the treadmill and I ...
Earlier this week I wrote an article titled, "What Do Mobile Technology Vendors Really Think?", which covered technology vendors' responses to my "2012 Mid-Year Enterprise Mobility Survey."  This article is reviewing the answers from enterprise mobility consultants and comparing a...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and ma...
The answer, according to my wife, is no.  However, I am reading a book on how to write comedy.  I apologize in advance for any offense. Isn’t it sad to read about Research In Motion’s demise over the past couple of years? Morale is so bad in Waterloo, that psychol...
X-47B I read an interesting article this week titled I AM War Plane that was published in the August 2012 edition of the magazine Popular Science.  It was written by Clay Dillow and explored the new mobile technology that permits unmanned fighter planes to fly from speciali...
In-memory processing is becoming a business necessity in a similar way as collecting and processing ever increasing data sets (a.k.a Big Data) has become a business “must have” rather than just a simple technology in…
As part of its commitment to interoperability standards, Axway, business-to-business (B2B) and managed file transfer (MFT) solutions, have successfully completed Drummond Certification for AS2-1Q12 interoperability testing. Additionally, Axway B2Bi successfully completed the new SHA-2 ...
Working with SAP customers on the cloud has been a rich learning and myth busting experience in many ways. Contrary to popular belief, a number of SAP customers do have a strong affinity for deploying solutions via the cloud. So what are the insights from our first set of cloud custo...
Kapow Software on Wednesday announced it has joined the Google Enterprise Partner program. With this new partnership, the company’s Kapow Katalyst Application Integration Platform 9.0 extends the power of Google search technologies across the enterprise and helps customers get more val...
North Bridge Venture Partners has announced the results of its second annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Supported by 39 industry collaborators spanning established leaders, emerging, fast-growth companies, and startups – the 2012 survey captures current industry perceptions, sen...
We recently wrote about TechAmerica and their activities related to Big Data in the Public Sector. A Big Data Task Force in TechAmerica’s public sector group has kicked off a collaborative activity in a Big Data Task Force. There has been a new development in domain. The foundation a...
GovLoop, the social knowledge network for public sector professionals, is one of the most virtuous members of the Gov2.0 ecosystem. Their support of the community demonstrates, on a daily basis, their dedication to a simple mission: They want to connect government to improve government...
In an article I read this morning, "Luis Cesar Verdi, President of SAP Brazil, told Computerworld UK that Brazil currently has 1.5 million end users for its mobile applications, but plans to increase this rapidly to 20 million by 2015.  To achieve this, Verdi plans to target the g...
"We’re giving customers running SAP solutions an easy, low-risk way to take advantage of all the benefits of the cloud in a way that fits seamlessly into their existing IT environments,” said Kevin Jones, vice president, Dell Services, as Dell Services announced the first offers in its...
This week in an interview with me, SAP's Head of Mobility, Sanjay Poonen predicted that by 2015, 50% of enterprise mobility applications would be HTML5 based. In another interview I conducted this week with Sencha's CEO, Michael Mullany, he predicted that by 2014, 50% of enterprise mo...
Yesterday afternoon, I had the pleasure of spending time on the phone with Sanjay Poonen discussing SAP's intent to acquire Syclo, and other SAP related mobile strategies. Sanjay's current titles are President and Corporate Office, Technology and Innovation Products, Head of Mobile Di...
I was a long time partner of Sybase and valued their mobile middleware, which I embedded in my mobile business apps for years. The cautions I shared in 2010, were that Sybase did not have a library of mobile apps or a robust SDK at that time, and businesses still needed to figure out h...
Dion Hinchcliffe of Dachis Group is one of the brightest minds in the nation today. For years he has helped individuals and organizations think through complex challenges. And for years he has proven he can glean trends and impart their relevance to decision-makers. He is world renowne...
Porticor, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today formally launched to make available the industry’s first solution combining data encryption wi...
Talend and MapR Technologies announced on Wednesday that Talend Open Studio for Big Data, an open source big data integration solution, has been certified to use with MapR’s Hadoop Distribution, providing users of Hadoop in the enterprise with high performance and scalable integration ...
HP on Tuesday announced new Application Transformation solutions designed to help enterprises drive an enhanced user experience by integrating mobile-based enterprise applications into the traditional computing environment. The growing adoption of smartphones and mobile applications i...
By now you’ve probably heard the term, “Cloud Wars”, though with so many fronts sometimes it’s difficult to ascertain which Cloud battles are being referenced. In The Battle for the Enterprise the reference is to cloud computing leaders making their way into the enterprise segment taki...