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Google, Partners Caught in Patent Lawsuit Blizzard

A consortium of technology companies is suing Google and Android manufacturers in its first patent lawsuits after it outbid the search giant for thousands of patents previously owned by Nortel. Rockstar, owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Sony and EMC, has accused Google of infringing ...

ANALYSIS

VCE’s Digital Factory Vision

Technology has always enabled the "factorification" of processes and skills for both users and suppliers of IT. The success of early computing solutions rested in replacing hundreds and thousands of Bob Cratchett-like professionals with systems that required few, if any, sick days and no vacations.

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Nexenta’s Lockareff and Powell: Software-Only Storage for Everyone

In the cloud storage competition for customers, a battle is raging over innovative software-only storage systems and wannabe innovators still hawking yesteryear's legacy hardware solutions. Dollars and performance are the battlefield stakes. Nexenta, an open source provider of software-defined stora...

TECH TREK

PRISM Prompts Deeper Probe of US Tech Players

China's Ministry of Public Security and a cabinet-level research center are teaming up to probe IBM, Oracle and EMC over security issues. The upcoming investigation could be more than a simple tit-for-tat in the ongoing cybersaga between the U.S. and China. The probe follows Edward Snowden's allegat...

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Coraid’s Suda Srinivasan: Public Cloud vs. Private vs. Having It All

Cloud storage technologies and Big Data are driving rapid industry growth. Cloud storage developed around three model options: Infrastructure as a Service; Platform as a Service; and Software as a Service. Merging with these cloud service models are technologies providing cloud computing space and c...

ANALYSIS

Is ScaleIO EMC’s Next VMware?

On its face, EMC's recently acquisition of ScaleIO seems pretty straightforward. The company said the deal will further strengthen its Flash portfolio by combining ScaleIO's highly scalable server software with PCIe Flash card solutions, like EMC XtremSF. ScaleIO will operate within the EMC Flash Pr...

Cisco’s Data Center Sales Spark Q1 Earnings

Cisco's quarterly earnings report beat Wall Street expectations this week, giving investors a hint of confidence in the constantly evolving tech industry. The networking company reported a net income of $2.48 billion, or 46 cents per share. That's up from the $2.17 billion it earned during the same ...

OPINION

Joe Tucci’s Magic Turnaround Formula

I've been focused on and off on turnarounds since I covered IBM's from the inside out in the 1990s, so I don't know how I missed this, but EMC2's turnaround was clearly a success, and its unique resulting organizational structure is incredibly subtle. The company is actually far more similar in brea...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Feds Tiptoe Into Telecommuting Territory

Yahoo's recently adopted ban on telecommuting is designed to boost creativity and cooperation by having employees work on-site. That may work for the search company, but elsewhere employers regard telework as a useful and productive option. That includes the single largest U.S. employer -- the feder...

OPINION

The Employee Heroes at HP: Making an Impossible Turnaround

It is very difficult to pull off a turnaround. This is because you typically start with a company that is unprofitable and lacking the resources to compete. You have employees who are still on the job only because they haven't been able to find another one, and you're selling products that few want ...

ANALYSIS

Past, Present and Future Converge at EMC

This year's EMC Industry Analyst Summit included numerous highlights familiar to regular IT conference attendees: a self-generated report card on the previous year's activities and a discussion of plans for the year ahead, for example. Few, however, offer the level of access EMC does by holding cand...

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The Rationale for Building Your Own Cloud

Many businesses know the benefits of taking their business to the cloud, but Australian IT services provider Thomas Duryea Consulting made the transition to cloud computing its business. The company is using a cloud-of-clouds approach to provide new types of IT services to customers in the Asia-Paci...

OPINION

What Mitt Romney Could Have Learned from EMC’s Joe Tucci

We've had a couple of weeks to think about the election outcome, and both sides are positioning the results around the issues. This has become so divisive that there is a significant move by Texas to exit the United States and become a country. I've spent some time looking at this, and the real reas...

EMC Grabs Silver Tail

EMC has announced it is acquiring Silver Tail Systems, a provider of real-time Web session intelligence and behavioral analysis. When the acquisition is closed, which is expected in the fourth quarter, Silver Tail will be part of EMC's security division, tasked with extending RSA's enterprise securi...

ANALYSIS

Dell’s Percolating Enterprise IT Evolution

The organisms that survive longest are those that most successfully adapt to shifting environments and circumstances. That's a core concept behind the evolution of biological entities, and it also applies directly to business organizations, including IT vendors. Supporting evidence, both historical ...

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