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Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor, has refused to drop his threat of setting off a proxy fight for control of Dell’s board unless the company pays out a whopping big dividend as he originally proposed. Dell’s board wants him to make a formal bid for the company. Bef...
The great and powerful California Public Employees’ Retirement System, commonly known as CalPERS, the largest public pension fund in America with around $256 billion in assets and a significant stake in Hewlett- Packard, is looking to the company’s new interim chairman and activist ...
"It's exciting to start my first day as CEO of Alcatel-Lucen," said Michel Combes, new CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, as Nuage Networks last week announced an open software-based solution to address the key datacenter network constraints that limit cloud services adoption. The announcemen...
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms, shared its view on the South Florida commercial real estate market at the company's 2013 State of the Market event on April 4, 2013. The outlook was presented to clients at a reception ...
Despite Mark Zuckerberg’s many denials and his public repudiation of such a strategy, if rumors published lately in the very nicest places are true, we are on the verge of an optimized Android-based Facebook phone that boots directly to Facebook when it’s turned on.
Faced with migrating applications from Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2008 or 2012 when adopting the cloud? In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Greg O'Connor, President & CEO of AppZero, will demonstrate new “up-level OS” migration capabilities. This technology allo...
“The Nebula One delivers on Nebula’s mission to democratize cloud computing by bringing the simplicity, agility, and operational efficiency of the world’s largest Internet companies to all enterprises at a fraction of the cost of public cloud services,” said Chris C. Kemp, co-founder a...
Zynga CIO Debra Chrapaty has been named CEO of cloud, on-premise and hybrid storage house Nirvanix. Starting next month she’ll replaces Dru Borden, who joined the company last year as strategy chief and was recently promoted. Borden will remain with Nirvanix as SVP of planning and de...
“Our common interest in open source solutions has enabled OSSI to put together an all-star team of Government, commercial and community partners,” said John Farrell of HP/Fortify, OSSI's volunteer chairman and Chief Information Security Officer, as OSSI named several new members to its...
TAMPA, Fla., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Axiom Worldwide, Inc. has verified through official correspondence from the United States Food and Drug Administration that neither Excite Medical in Tampa, Florida or HTRD Group in Hong Kong own any 510(k) clearances for any DRX syste...
In a surprise development ARM CEO Warren East, 51, said Tuesday that he’ll step down on the first of July after a 12-year run that’s seen ARM chips used in almost all mobile widgets and mobile widgets become a primary computing form factor. His replacement will be ARM president Simon...
Both the Blackstone Group, the big private equity house, and the indomitable activist investor Carl Icahn met Dell’s midnight deadline Friday to express interest in the company, setting the stage for a bidding war against Michael Dell and his partner, the Silver Lake Group.
The Blackstone Group, the big private equity house said to be seriously mulling “various scenarios” for a counterbid for Dell that trumps Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners’ $24.4 billion offer, is supposedly thinking about replacing Michael Dell as CEO if it bids and wins. It...
"We spent two years building a cloud offering that is unmatched in the market. This latest investment represents an investment not only in ProfitBricks but in the future of cloud," said Achim Weiss, co-founder and CEO of ProfitBricks, as it was announced that his IaaS company has recei...
“Networks are the last bastion of unvirtualized computing infrastructure,” said Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO of The Object Management Group, as OMG announced that new member Dell has proposed a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) standardization working committee within the OMG te...
The traditional databases of the 20th century were never designed to scale to meet 21st century data demands. Google alone processes about 24 petabytes of data/day. With the added complexity of heavily virtualized hardware and storage plus apps being moved in and out of private, hybrid...
Bring the solution to your CEO. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Rob LaMear, CEO & Founder of Fpweb.net, shares his findings while talking cloud with over 1,000 CEOs around the globe. Delegates will learn what cloud barriers exist and how to remove them. Rob LaMear...
The Big Data analytics marketplace is truly heating up in terms of interest, activity, technology and competition. According to a Wikibon report published recently, the total Big Data market reached $11.4 billion in 2012. But 2013 is the year that big data is going big time, so here we...
SolidFire, the company that makes all-Flash solid-state storage for the cloud, figures the shared multi-tenant cloud is basically ripping users off. It’s because of the so-called “Noisy Neighbor” phenomenon. Since the public cloud lets in just anybody with the price of admission...
"With SoftNAS, we are making powerful, complex storage technologies simple, reliable and affordable," said Bill Hood, founder and CEO of SoftNAS, LLC as SoftNAS announced today the immediate general availability of its SoftNAS Professional Edition and SoftNAS Essentials products, for A...
"By allowing companies to focus on business innovation instead of technology integration, VCE represents the future of IT. Together with EMC, we intend to lead this industry for years to come," said John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, as Cisco and EMC announced earlier this week ...
John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, just published a good blog entry about the potential for change caused by universal connectivity, not just of our mobile gadgets, but of pretty much everything. Much has been made of late of the so-called … Continue reading →
Anuta Networks, a provider of network services virtualization solutions, on Thursday announced three new product enhancements for its nCloudX platform to enable cloud service providers and enterprises to achieve the promise of the software defined data center. Specifically, Anuta nClou...
With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] hurtling towards us, let's start to take a look at the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in ...
"Enterprises today cannot afford to spend an inordinate amount of time making sense of the data deluge that surrounds them," said Vishnu Bhat, VP and Global Head of Cloud at Infosys, as Infosys announced the launch of BigDataEdge to radically simplify the complex task of analyzing Big ...
In what will be one of its last quarterly reports as a public company – if shareholders can be persuaded to accept the $24.4 billion deal on offer to take the PC maker private – Dell’s fiscal Q4 sales and earnings topped Wall Street estimates.
Norway’s Opera Software is pushing its mobile widgetry beyond the browser with its acquisition of five-year-old Silicon Valley-based Skyfire Labs, whose video-optimization and smartphone monetization products will be added to its operator business unit.
This year, Eucalyptus Professional Services is going open. All the way open," blogged Jason Eden, Senior Director of Professional Services at Eucalyptus Systems, this week as the open source cloud company ushered in changes in the realm of Education, Consulting, and Certification.
HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data storage is a perennial need of businesses large and small, but many of today's technologies are too unwieldy or complicated for small business customers. SoftNAS™ provides network attached storage (NAS) for cloud computing that meets every co...
“Extreme scale of applications, infrastructure, and services will be vital to SDN, core to F5, and the key to customers realizing the benefits of software defined data centers. LineRate’s programmable network capabilities and innovations in layer 7 will bolster our efforts to extend F5...
Michelle Obama waited until the very last minute to invite people to sit in her box at her husband’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening. That means that Apple CEO Tim Cook, who will be her guest, had to rearrange the agenda of the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Con...
Google’s executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt is going to sell 3.2 million shares that he holds in the company that’s currently worth $2.5 billion over the next year to reduce the impact on the market. The move, part of a trading plan filed Friday with the SEC, will redu...
Southeastern Asset Management Inc., Dell’s biggest stockholder next to its founder with an 8.5% piece of the action, said Friday that it’s violently opposed to the leveraged buyout Dell’s board has agreed to. The deal would see the company knocked down for $24.4 billion, a sum tha...
Big Switch Networks on Friday announced that Intel Capital has invested in the company’s Series B funding, bringing the total amount raised to date to over $45 million from investors including Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and others. Cloud computin...
“We are pleased with the responses we are receiving from our service provider partners and will continue making a substantial investment in our expertise and knowledge initiatives,” said Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels, on the occasion of the publication of the latest report in the Para...
“Our Big Data Analytics Managed Services help customers get outcomes fast, without tying up CAPEX or increasing head count” said Sidney Minassian, Founder & CEO of Contexti, as the Australian big data analytics managed services, support and training company launched two new subscriptio...
RiverMeadow Software™ Inc., developer of the RiverMeadow™ cloud migration SaaS, the world's only automated server migration platform developed specifically for Carrier and Service Provider Clouds, today announces that PeakColo, a leading enterprise-class IaaS Cloud service provider for...
Talend, the global integration software leader, on Tuesday announced that 2012 marked a year of sustained growth and expansion in a market increasingly driven by the need to maximize the value of enterprise information assets. Providing Integration at Any Scale, Talend’s integration so...
"This past year was one of incredible growth for us, in several ways," said Paul Gigg, President and CEO, as SOA Software today announced a 52% increase in its 2012 revenues versus the prior year. With expansion into new international markets, the development of an enterprise API manag...
10gen, the outfit behind the open source MongoDB database, which has been downloaded 3.8 million times, has named its president Max Schireson CEO. Former CEO Dwight Merriman becomes chairman. Schireson has been at 10gen since 2011. He was once chief applications architect and VP fo...