Tag Archives: cloud computing

April 20, 2009

Oracle Plus Sun: What does it mean?

I guess this is one way to start a Monday morning. After IBM decided to pass on Sun, Oracle decided that it would be a great idea. While I have as many questions as answers, here are my top ten thoughts about what this combination will mean to the market: 1. Oracle’s acquisition of Sun […]

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April 15, 2009

Does IT see the writing on the cloud wall?

For the last six months or so I have been researching cloud computing. More recently, our team has started writing our next Dummies Book on Cloud Computing. Typically when we start a book we talk to everyone in the ecosystem — vendors big and small and lots of customers.  For example, when we started working […]

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April 6, 2009

Why Sun Microsystems can’t go it alone

Like everyone else, I have been looking what would happen if IBM were to buy Sun Microsystems. I actually thought it sounded pretty good. IBM would get hardware, some database, virtualization, cloud, and operating system software. Oh, and did I mention that they would control Java. But it sounds (at least as I am writing […]

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March 31, 2009

Where is HP headed?

Every year HP holds an industry analyst summit that includes everything but PCs and printers. While in the past HP has made quite a tidy profit with ink times are changing. The PC industry is also moving into a new era where margins are shrinking as well. So, increasingly, HP is looking to its server […]

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