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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)
Make mainframes, not war: how Mad Men sold computers in the 1960s and 1970s

Software patents 'a bit of a mess' says Martin Goetz, the first man to get one

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Amazon 1-Click 'should never have been awarded' and Apple's pinch-and-zoom 'questionable' says man who changed software industry in 1968The man who was awarded the first software patent says that he thinks the field is now "a big mess" - but that he "hopes it will get straightened out in time"....
Software patents 'a bit of a mess' says Martin Goetz, the first man to get one
How software-defined radio could revolutionize wireless
How ready are you for big data?

The Death of Enterprise Technologies Is Greatly Exaggerated

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Image copyright Maksym DarakchiIn Silicon Valley, and high technology in general, there’s a common narrative about how the new disrupts the old, and the old subsequently dies. It’s a compelling narrative, especially in an industry such as technology where fortunes are made in the name of innovation — but it’s...
The Death of Enterprise Technologies Is Greatly Exaggerated

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

SimpliVity Raises $25 Million For "Data Center In A Box" Technology

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SimpliVity has raised $25 million in a Series B round for its “data center in a box,” technology.  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) led the round with existing investors Accel Partners and Charles River Ventures also participating. The funding brings SimpliVity’s total to $43 million. The company came out of stealth...
SimpliVity Raises $25 Million For "Data Center In A Box" Technology
Stranded Vessels

Forrester: Enterprises Must Look To Web For Mobile Success

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The enterprise has always been buttoned-down, conservative. And that's a good thing. Let the wacky Web crowd dabble in new-school technologies. Eventually they'll be back, begging for a white paper or two to explain best practices of green screens and mainframes. Right? Not even close. As Forrester analysts Jeffrey Hammond...
Forrester: Enterprises Must Look To Web For Mobile Success

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
Every Company Is Up For Disruption, So Keep Your Products Simple

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

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’
Guess What? IBM's A Software Company Now!
Dell buying Wyse, dumb terminal pioneer

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

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
Using Antonyms To Understand The Difference Between The Cloud And Everything Else

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)

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

IBM's new mainframe aimed at assimilating "private clouds"

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The zEC12 wants you to forget those silly server racks and put all of your virtual server eggs in its armor-plated basket. IBM IBM would like big enterprise customers to reconsider that whole distributed “private cloud” thing and go back to the original big data solution: mainframes. Today, IBM unveiled...
IBM's new mainframe aimed at assimilating "private clouds"

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

How A Leveraged Buyout Could Actually Turn Dell Into The Tech Success Story Of The Decade

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Tarkan Maner, Dell's vice president of cloud operations, is shouting into the phone at me: "Investors are giving us some runway. We've got about 12 to 18 months. But if I don't execute, your next interview will be with a different guy!" Eight months ago, Maner was CEO of Wyse,...
How A Leveraged Buyout Could Actually Turn Dell Into The Tech Success Story Of The Decade

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

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
Computing’s next milestone is “thinking”

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
Nearly Two Years Later, Nebula Launches A Mainframe Style "Cloud Computer" Built On OpenStack

Researchers create cloud-based brain for robots

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A group of European researchers has released the first version of a cloud computing platform for robots that will help them take advantage of powerful virtual resources. Essentially, they’re treating robots like any other device — desktop, tablet or mobile phone — running web applications, only robots can learn from...
Researchers create cloud-based brain for robots
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