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Why Box Is Raising $125 Million to Change the Enterprise

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“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” – Popular Mechanics, 1949. We’re at the beginning of a transformative and discontinuous shift in the enterprise landscape. The confluence of mobile, social, and cloud technology is changing how businesses of all sizes manage their information and where they...
Why Box Is Raising $125 Million to Change the Enterprise

Cloud computing to generate 14 million jobs, according to Microsoft-commissioned study

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Research firm IDC, in a study paid for by Microsoft, predicts that cloud computing will generate nearly 14 million jobs globally by 2015 -- based on the premise that companies that move to the cloud will see increased revenue growth and cost savings that will lead them to create jobs....
Cloud computing to generate 14 million jobs, according to Microsoft-commissioned study
Computing’s next milestone is “thinking”

VMware: ‘The software-defined data center is coming’

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VMware CTO Steve Herrod is taking the stage at Interop on Wednesday morning to deliver a message about the future of enterprise data centers: “[S]pecialized software will replace specialized hardware throughout the data center.” What server virtualization via hypervisors did for computing, new methods of virtualization and software-defined networks are...
VMware: ‘The software-defined data center is coming’
Dell buying Wyse, dumb terminal pioneer

Dell Has Already Bought Two Companies This Week — And It's Only Tuesday (DELL)

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It's only Tuesday and Dell has already acquired two companies this week. Today Dell said it was buying Clerity Solutions. Clerity helps enterprises re-vamp their software so they can ditch mainframes. It's a small company based in Chicago, with 70 employees. But it counts some big financial institutions as...
Dell Has Already Bought Two Companies This Week — And It's Only Tuesday (DELL)

Moving To The Cloud Will Create 14 Million New Jobs By 2015, Microsoft Says (MSFT)

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Some 14 million new jobs will be created by 2015 thanks to cloud computing, a new study predicts. Buthalf of these jobs will be in India and China. Still, 1.2 million new "cloud-enabled" jobs will be created in the U.S. and Canada, the study says. And, if these predictions...
Moving To The Cloud Will Create 14 Million New Jobs By 2015, Microsoft Says (MSFT)

CEO Supper Club: Will Cloud Companies Consolidate or Be Consolidated?

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It’s time for part two of our excuse to get various tech CEOs drunk and ply secrets out of them CEO Supper Club. As a reminder, the guests for our initial dinner were some of the biggest names in the budding cloud computing movement: Aaron Levie of Box.com, Tony Zingale...
CEO Supper Club: Will Cloud Companies Consolidate or Be Consolidated?

ELPaaS platform helps port COBOL apps to Amazon, Rackspace, other clouds

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A new development platform announced Thursday by startup Heirloom Computing will allow companies to move legacy applications written in the venerable, but still-viable, COBOL language, which often run on mainframes, to a variety of cloud computing services....
ELPaaS platform helps port COBOL apps to Amazon, Rackspace, other clouds

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Ancient Computers in Use Today

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It's easy to wax nostalgic about old technology--to remember fondly our first Apple IIe or marvel at the old mainframes that ran on punched cards. But no one in their right mind would use those outdated, underpowered dinosaurs to run a contemporary business, let alone a modern weapons system, right?...
If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Ancient Computers in Use Today
How software-defined radio could revolutionize wireless

IBM pushing System z, Power7+ chips as high as 5.5GHz, mainframes get mightier

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Ten-core, 2.4GHz Xeons? Pshaw. IBM is used to the kind of clock speeds and brute force power that lead to Europe-dominating supercomputers. Big Blue has no intentions of letting its guard down when it unveils its next generation processors at the upcoming Hot Chips conference: the company is teasing...
IBM pushing System z, Power7+ chips as high as 5.5GHz, mainframes get mightier
Make mainframes, not war: how Mad Men sold computers in the 1960s and 1970s

CA expedites required DB2 10 upgrades for z/OS

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Just in time for what will be a large number of required migrations, CA Technologies has updated its software for managing DB2 databases running on IBM z/OS mainframes....
CA expedites required DB2 10 upgrades for z/OS
How ready are you for big data?
Stranded Vessels

The Next Generation

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I got a tweet from a bot that told me yesterday was my fifth anniversary on Twitter. @fredwilson Happy 5th TwBirthday! You've been around since 12 March 2007! twbirthday.com/fredwilson/ — TwBirthday (@TwBirthday) March 11, 2012   That got me thinking about how long I'd been doing the things I do...
The Next Generation

Selling computers, from UNIVAC to Windows 8

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A smorgasbord of topics piqued the interest of readers this week. High-speed booting and integration of Flash with a Metro-style browser are just two things that kept Windows 8 on everyone's radar. Ars also wrote about complex hacks that broke into Chrome's security sandbox to low-tech hacks that landed a...
Selling computers, from UNIVAC to Windows 8

Why Network Firewalls and Mainframes Are Still Security Favorites

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Network firewalls and mainframes are old technology, but despite calls over the years to do away with one or the other, they remain in widespread use....
Why Network Firewalls and Mainframes Are Still Security Favorites

BlurNotes: IBM’s Adam Christiensen

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[NOTE: BlurNotes are interview notes for my new book Blurring Boundaries which reports on Enterprise Online Communities. Your feedback helps me decide what to use in the book.] Adam Christensen is part of IBM’s corporate communications team, based in Armonk, NY. His job is overwhelmingly focused on the company’s considerable...
BlurNotes: IBM’s Adam Christiensen

Big Blue’s Sphere

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LotusSphere is an odd name for an event about non-Lotus software. That was just one of the themes from IBM’s (presumably last) LotuSphere 2012, that it is killing  the Lotus brand. Not that the show is dying – it’s a huge show. IBM has slowly been distancing itself from the...
Big Blue’s Sphere

The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems

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While grandma flips through photo albums on her sleek iPad, government agencies (and most corporations) process mission-critical transactions on cumbersome web-based front ends that function by tricking mainframes into thinking that they are connected to CRT terminals. These systems are written in computer languages like Assembler and COBOL, and cost...
The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems

News(paper) in the cloud

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I think it’s possible today to run a news organization — up to the point of publishing — from the cloud, changing not only the production process of news but also its culture. John Paton, CEO of Journal Register, is about to prove it with his Ben Franklin Project. John...
News(paper) in the cloud

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You’ll Download Physical Objects Sooner Than You Think, Thanks to Kids Like These

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File-sharing site The Pirate Bay caused an Internet stir last week when it introduced a new content category called “Physibles,” essentially designed to allow people to pass one another physical objects for download. The term refers to data files that are actually able to become physical objects via 3D...
You’ll Download Physical Objects Sooner Than You Think, Thanks to Kids Like These

The Windows era is over

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By Joe Wilcox, Betanews About five years ago, when blogging as an analyst, I asserted that computing and informational relevance had started shifting from the Windows desktop to cloud services delivered anytime, anywhere and on anything. The day of Windows' reckoning is come: 2010 will mark dramatic shifts away from...
The Windows era is over

The teachings of failure

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We’ve seen this movie: the one where a big company takes over a whole market ecosystem. There was IBM with mainframes, Microsoft with operating systems, Apple with pocket music players (and now apps for phones and tablets). But there’s another movie too. That’s the one where the big company fails....
The teachings of failure

I Was Just Exposed on Facebook

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Peter Preksto is a co-founder of image-recognition company Alta Data Solutions, Inc. My business is pretty esoteric–we scrape petrified information off of paper or microfiche at super high speed and make it machine readable, useful for lawsuits and electronic benefits claims, among other things. Our customers are a relatively small...
I Was Just Exposed on Facebook

You'll Download Physical Objects Sooner Than You Think, Thanks to Kids Like These

mashable.com
File-sharing site The Pirate Bay caused an Internet stir last week when it introduced a new content category called "Physibles," essentially designed to allow people to pass one another physical objects for download. The term refers to data files that are actually able to become physical objects via 3D...
You'll Download Physical Objects Sooner Than You Think, Thanks to Kids Like These
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