VMware is to acquire Digital Fuel Technologies, a vendor of IT financial management software that helps companies determine the cost of IT services.
The terms of the acquisition, which is scheduled to close in July, were not announced.
VMware’s vice president of marketing, Ramin Sayar, said that it decided to acquire the company to provide its customers with better tools to manage IT systems.
Hewlett-Packard’s CIO, Randy Mott, has left the company amid an organisational restructure.
As a result, HP has scrapped the chief administration officer role and plans to extend the role of the CIO.
As ERP systems near the end of a current lifecycle, CIOs are assessing upgrades or replacements. With firms such as Salesforce.com, NetSuite and RightNow offering alternative software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP systems, should businesses move to the cloud?
Homomorphic what? My Oxford English Dictionary suggests the following definition: "Pertaining to two sets that are related by a homomorphism."
Come on. Let’s try homomorphism: "A transformation of one set into another that preserves in the second set the relations between elements of the first."
Put homomorphic with encryption and thankfully Wikipedia provides something useful: "A form of encryption where a specific algebraic operation performed on the plain text is equivalent to another (possibly different) algebraic operation performed on the cipher text."
One of the most effective tools for managing increased data loads to have emerged over the past 10 years is deduplication. Figures vary, but it’s not hard to imagine redundant data rates at some enterprises hitting the 50 percent mark, particularly in email systems.
But just because dedupe is good technology, does it follow that it is also good policy? Increasingly, flags are being waved that dedupe can produce a number of unintended consequences, particularly of the regulatory and legal variety.
While one can argue that cloud computing from a technical perspective is evolutionary, from the perspective of the business, cloud computing is nothing short of a full-boat revolution in terms of how the business will come to view IT.
I’d like to coin a new industry term: "cloud coupling". This noun (and also a verb) describes the conjoining of two or more (generally large) data sets across various applications, cloud services and social media streams.
So, "cloud coupling", say it with us now ☺
IBM has announced two new cloud services that enable users to protect, store and retrieve their most critical data in minutes—versus days—in the event of a disaster.