Dell Acquires Cloud-Computing Company Boomi
Dell Acquires Cloud-Computing Company Boomi
International Business Machines on Monday said its new Federal Community Cloud will provide cloud-computing services to the U.S. government.
Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, was the perfect visionary foil to strategy-obsessed CEO Steve Ballmer. His entrepreneurial thinking pushed the stodgy software giant into cloud computing and SaaS, and got it back into the mobile OS race. Can anyone fill his soon-to-be-vacated shoes?
Cloud-computing stocks got hammered Wednesday when hosting services provider Equinix lowered its guidance. While the dips may be stomach churning, look at them as opportunities to invest in a field that is likely to grow for the long haul.
Sharp Corp. will sell two tablet-type computer devices in Japan by the end of the year as the company looks to expand usage of its Galapagos cloud-based media service.
Although Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was a skeptic only a year ago, he has been talking up cloud computing at the company's annual conference this week.
IBM, Oracle, Hewlett Packard and Intel have been on a buying spree of late, and it's virtually guaranteed that they'll be purchasing more companies over the next several months. But which companies will they target next? Here are eight strong possibilities you might want to buy into.
Technology company Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will purchase utility storage company 3Par Inc (PAR) for $2.35 billion or $33 a share. The agreement between the two companies ends 3Par%u2019s merger agreement with chip-maker Dell Inc. (DELL), with 3Par agreeing to pay Dell $72 million as a termination fee.
The bidding war for 3Par, which specializes in utility storage, now values the company at three times what it was worth before the offers started coming. What is it about 3Par that's so promising? It's all about the "cloud."
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Fujitsu wants to shop til it drops, aiming to snap up companies that can ramp up its growth. Cloud computing ranks high on its list, and the company is also eyeing middleware companies.
Dell To Buy Storage Solution Company 3Par
Clouds float free, but customers using cloud computing services are often nailed down by proprietary software. Not for long: This week, No. 2 cloud services provider Rackspace Hosting said it will join forces with NASA to make their software open-source in an initiative called OpenStack.
Intel's record earnings suggest that companies are starting to loosen up a bit on tech spending: They are finally replacing their 4- and 5-year-old PCs. This replacement cycle should bid up the stocks of other PC makers -- but how long will this wave of IT buying last?
Microsoft Pumps the Cloud with Azure Rollout
If you've visited the Aol.com welcome screen, chances are you've seen the ads announcing the new Microsoft Office 2010. Well, it's finally here, and...
Video-game console makers apparently think their business will be saved by motion-sensing technology that would let you play Madden NFL 11 by running around your living room. Sorry, guys: Smart phone, social network and cloud-based games are going to drink your milkshake.
Software giant Microsoft (MSFT) is preparing to offer a free, web-based version of its popular Office software suite next week, according to the...
HP's major restructuring will free up significant resources for investing in new initiatives like cloud computing. That's a key area that will account for a growing proportion of technology spending in the years to come.
Cloud Computing Will Lead Growth in IT Spending
Public services like Web-based e-mail are the most common form of cloud computing. But some businesses, uneasy about the security and reliability of publicly shared IT infrastructure, are building private clouds, while tech vendors like Akamai are moving to meet the need.
Microsoft dominates the market for consumer software, but the guts of corporate IT are often built on rivals' products. Now, Redmond's sales to businesses are growing at a much faster pace, thanks to a stronger economy and a robust pipeline of new products.
As with any new technology, cloud computing has its doubters, but increasingly, it's becoming clear that the answer is that it's more than hype, and even old-school icon IBM has gotten the message: It's buying top cloud firm Cast Iron.
Computing company Salesforce.com has agreed to pay $142 million for Jigsaw, which operates a wiki-style business contact database.
Google turns up the heat on rivalry with Microsoft and opens the door for a new crop of startups with its new marketplace for cloud-based enterprise apps.
This week, Google acquired DocVerse, which develops collaboration software for Microsoft Office products. While the price tag was not disclosed, the rumor is that it was around $25-$30 million. But the impact on Office could be many times greater.
Last fall, Google's CEO Eric Schmidt said that his company would aim to make at least one small acquisition every month. So far, Schmidt has followed through. Google has acquired eight companies over the past six months. The latest is Seattle-based Picnik, a photo utility site.
At the Microsoft (MSFT) Professional Developers Conference on Tuesday, company CTO Ray Ozzie (pictured) took the stage to chat about his company's...
Microsoft's latest offering is here. But will Windows 7 reclaim the clout that operating systems enjoyed in the pre-Windows Vista era? Or will it...
Los Angeles has moved a step closer to replacing the city's crash-prone email system with a Google (GOOG) enterprise platform that would store data...