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Rumors on Wall Street and a speculative article in the Financial Times have IBM possibly playing Prince Charming to AMD's Cinderella and either digging into its jeans for an equity investment or carrying it off in an outright merger with IBM Microelectronics - tittle-tattle that helped keep AMD's stock afloat during Wall Street's latest finger-biting downturn. AMD, which reported a $1.77 billion Q4 loss last week largely on ATI write-offs, bit off way more than it could chew when it bought the graphics house for $5.6 billion and then it botched the delivery of its live-saving Barcelona quad. It claims to have a clever AssetSmart manufacturing strategy but won't tell anybody what it is. It's already dependent on IBM for some of its cutting-edge chip technology and it's generally recognized that AMD needs more money even after that $622 million 8.1% equity infusion fr... (more)

RingCube Nominated for SYS-CON's "Virtualization Journal Readers' Choice Awards"

RingCube’s MojoPac is a Managed Virtual Desktop that enables end users to access their complete personal computing environment (applications, data and user settings) on any Windows PC. Desktop environments can be delivered over a network, on a portable USB device or provisioned directly onto a PC. Enterprises can create and manage these environments centrally, regardless of the delivery method. Yet the virtual desktop is run locally, ensuring full performance and availability, regardless of the availability or reliability of network connections. MojoPac virtualization techn... (more)

Virtualization Technology Provider InstallFree Secures $8.5 Million In Financing

  InstallFree announced it has received $8.5 Million in financing to drive the expansion of its product development and go-to-market teams including sales and customer support and extended its board of prominent technology veterans. Dynamic Desktop Computing is an innovative approach that seamlessly delivers applications to end-users across a wide variety of usage scenarios and enables end-users to work anywhere without limitations. This round of financing was led by Ignition Partners, a venture capital firm based in Bellevue, Washington; and Trilogy Equity Partners, a venture ca... (more)

FullArmor GPAnywhere Secures Microsoft Application Virtualization Applications Through Group Policy

FullArmor announced that GPAnywhere secures Microsoft Application Virtualization through Group Policy to provide greater security in a virtualized environment. Group Policy is a Microsoft technology used by IT administrators to help secure and configure Windows-based servers, desktops and laptops. With Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 there are over 2400 Group Policy settings, but they were not designed to work with virtualized applications. FullArmor's GPAnywhere "virtualizes" Group Policy so that these settings can be applied to the virtual application. Specifically, when ... (more)

SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal Opens Its "Readers' Choice Awards" Nominations

SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal announced today its first annual Virtualization Readers' Choice Awards. SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards, also known as the "Oscars of the Software Industry" has been one of the most prestigious industry award programs for more than a decade. This year's virtualization awards will be given in 17 categories and award-winning products and services will be selected by Virtualization Journal readers. Virtualization takes the cost and complexity out of IT, and can even help us reduce the CO2 footprint. IDC has stated that the virtualization services ma... (more)