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Does every midmarket staff member need a PC?

One of the unspoken assumptions I see played out again and again when working with midmarket companies is that each and every staff member needs his/…

Does Pano Logic's System for the Cloud pass the reasonable person test?

I've spoken with the folks over at Pano Logic on many occassions. In the past, the company has presented an interesting approach to thin-client computing …

triCerat simplifies printing, scanning and profile management for virtual environments

Vasilios Peros, President & General Counsel of triCerat, Inc.; and his colleague; Eric Musgrave, VP of Product Management, stopped by to discuss screwdrivers, …

Does IBM's leading supercomputer announcement mean anything to the midmarket? Yes, it does.

My ZDnet colleague Zack Whittaker, published a commentary called U.S. IBM supercomputer is world's fastest: Does it matter? a short while ago In this …

New Relic and RedMonk present interesting survey results

Vendors and research firms often collaborate to survey the vendors' customers in the hopes of learning more about their requirements and purchasing behavior. …

Riverbed Stingray

Riverbed Technology reached out to me to bring me up to date on its Stingray family of application delivery controllers and present a new offering. …

Sanbolic Melio supports SQL Server clustering

Sanbolic offers Melio, a family of products, designed to provide the capability to increase database and virtual desktop availability and performance …

Open Source, Cloud Computing Frameworks and SUSE

Pete Chadwick and Doug Jarvis of SUSE stopped by quite a while ago to discuss cloud application stacks and why the company is so heavily involved with …

AppNeta offers PathView Cloud, a variation on a performance management theme

Jim Melvin, CEO of AppNeta dropped by to introduce his company; some new features of the company's end user and application performance management tool, …

CloudSigma the grocery of cloud service providers

CloudSigma and Skimm! stopped by to let me know what they were doing and how that differs from other suppliers of similar services. The conversation …

CiBRA 7.1 - is this something really new?

I read through the announcement materials offered by CiBRA in which the company described CiRBA 7.1. The company claims that CiBRA 7.1 is the only capacity …

Is the PC really dead? How about the mainframe?

If you look around the Internet, you'll find articles, commentaries and posts proclaiming various types of technology or products are dead, that they've …

Datalink and managed backup services

Datalink reached out to me several times over the past few weeks to inform me of their new managed backup service. The company's logic seems sound. …

IBM's Smarter Computing Initiative

IBM just launched a Smarter Computing Initiative designed to help its customers use Big Data processing and storage techniques. It was a large announcement …

IBM's Dave Turek discusses workflow analysis and exascale computing

In the commentary, IBM's Intelligent Clusters - an old idea done well, I discussed one of the many excellent sessions IBM presented during a technical …

Real-time performance analytics for big data applications - GigaSpaces XAP9.0

GigaSpaces just launched an update to its XAP real-time analytics tool. This version extends the product's application performance monitoring capabilities …

Torti Gallas relies on Cisco, NetApp and VMware

From time to time, I like to communicate with someone actually using the technology the suppliers rave about during our conversations. This time, Omer …

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