September 3, 2010 Off

Salesforce.com’s Jigsaw acquisition ‘will improve data quality’

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Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author:  Neil Hill.

Salesforce.com has said data quality improvements will result from its purchase of Jigsaw.

Jigsaw for Salesforce CRM takes crowd-sourced information from Jigsaw and applies it to Salesforce.com applications such as Chatter.

This is intended to keep the data being employed in such systems as up-to-date as possible.

The company believes data quality will be improved for its business applications as there are around 1.4 million people updating Jigsaw’s database, as well as about 22 million contacts linked into its services, reports ZDNet.

September 3, 2010 Off

App helps iPhone users transfer large HD video files

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Grazed from FierceOnlineVideo.  Author: Jim O’Neill.

It sometimes can take an eternity to send large HD video files from an iPhone, but a new iPhone app, aptly called TransferBigFiles, allows users to send the files in the background using WiFi or 3G for up to 10 minutes–no need to connect to a computer. The free app also will pick up where the transfer left off if you drop your signal.

The company says it’s the first app of its kind on the market for iPhone.

September 3, 2010 Off

Why Intel’s Bullish on Virtualization

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Grazed from ServerWatch.  Author: David Needle.

Virtualization has proven to be a key asset to IT departments faced with shrinking technology budgets and demands to do more with less. Enterprises dealing with so-called server sprawl, the ready addition of new server hardware to meet increased demand for IT services, have been turning to virtualization as a way to consolidate those physical machines to save both money and space.

September 3, 2010 Off

Partnering with Microsoft: Good, Bad, or Something in Between?

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Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Sharon Florentine.

Love ’em or hate ’em, or something in between, there’s no denying that Microsoft is a powerful presence in the IT industry. From operating systems to office productivity suites to servers and virtualization, the company casts a long shadow over almost every area of information technology.

September 2, 2010 Off

Dell pulls out of battle with HP for 3Par

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Grazed from BBC.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Dell has pulled out of bidding for 3Par after rival Hewlett-Packard raised its offer for the data storage company to $33 a share, or $2.1bn (£1.34bn).

"We took a measured approach throughout the process and have decided to end these discussions," said Dave Johnson, a Dell senior vice president.

Dell, whose $32-a-share bid had been agreed by 3Par’s board, said it was entitled to a $72m break-fee from 3Par.

HP and Dell have battled for 3Par since Dell bid $18 per share in mid-August.

Although 3Par had backed Dell as preferred bidder, a statement issued on Thursday said HP’s most recent offer was superior.

September 2, 2010 Off

Public vs. private cloud computing: Which fits your enterprise needs?

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Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Laura Smith.

Enterprises are using public cloud services and starting to experiment with private cloud computing to capitalize on time-to-market and efficiency gains. This development has prompted IT executives to focus on investments and strategy around two service delivery approaches.

By now, most enterprises have begun to use some form of Software as a Service, such as email or customer relationship management, according to Drue Reeves, a vice president and research director at Burton Group in Midvale, Utah.

"They’re already doing that, and are rapidly interested in Infrastructure as a Service, which is the fastest-growing segment of the market," Reeves said.