A survey conducted on behalf of Computer Associates has found that, although
there are undeniable benefits of virtualization, many organizations are
failing to make the most of the technology; mainly because they are not
taking a holistic approach to deployment. Heterogeneous virtualized
environments are the norm.
According to the study, which questioned 800 organizations around the world,
44 percent of respondents who said they had deployed server virtualization
technology were unable to declare their deployment a success. Inability to
quantify ROI was a key factor in their reticence to definitively claim
The study also revealed that 71 percent of organizations that have moved
ahead with virtualization have deployed, or plan to deploy, multiple server
virtualization technologies—including operating system and hardware
virtualization, operat... (more)
Gartner and IDC figure PC shipments were up ~12% worldwide in Q2, more than
expected because of Asian and surprising American demand. Google puts the
number at 61.1 million units, IDC at 58.8 million.
Laptops were up about 50%.
Vista had little to do with it, Gartner said.
Worldwide HP was first with 18%-19%, Dell second with 15%-16%. Lenovo was
back as number three and Acer fourth.
Dell was still first in the US with 28%-30% but its units were down about 11%
while HP's shipments were up 26%, a trend noticed before, giving it around
25%-26% of the market.
Gateway was third, also ... (more)
CEO Hector Ruiz has been telling the press that AMD is way too poor to be
able to afford lobbyists. However, a quick search of just the US Senate
records shows that from January to June of this year it paid $500,000 to
Nielsen, Merksamer; another $60,000 to the Glover Park Group of former
Clinton administration types; $200,000 to Chaney's people at DC Navigators;
$40,000 to Miller & Chevalier; and $20,000 to Potomac Counsel.
Let's see so that's $820,000 in six months.
In 2006, the number looks closer to $2 million. And it made similar
expenditures in 2005 when it filed suit agains... (more)
Open Kernel Labs (OK), a global provider of systems software and
virtualization technology for embedded system platforms, today outlined its
product roadmap for the first half of 2008. OK's software attacks two of
today’s most pressing issues facing embedded devices developers:
vulnerability to outside attacks and internal system failures due to
application access issues.
OK's product strategy leverages cutting-edge virtualization and microkernel
technology from NICTA - Australia's pre-eminent Center of Excellence for
information and communications technology. OK's relatio... (more)
'We've received an overwhelming response to our ISV Initiative as software
developers and users alike realize the benefits of desktop virtualization,'
said Bryan Goode, Parallels' Director of Business Development, as SWsoft
announced today that EMS Database Management Solutions, Inc. has joined the
Parallels Partner Program's ISV Initiative.
Parallels’ award-winning desktop virtualization software is made by
"SWsoft's Parallels Partner Program is a great opportunity for companies like
EMS to reach new customers," Goode added.
The Parallels ISV Initiative enables Win... (more)