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VMware to Play Bigger Role in the Cloud
by Sonal Desai    Aug 11, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
In a move which can benefit the developer community and boost the use of open source, VMware yesterday signed a definitive agreement to acquire SpringSource for more than $400 million. VMware, a global player in virtualization solutions in...
Parallels Sees Opportunities for Cloud Computing
by Sonal Desai    Jul 31, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
Virtualization provider - Parallels says companies in India, including biggies like Tata and Reliance Communications, are showing interest in cloud computing.Parallels had announced its India foray in the last quarter of 2008. It is now...
Parallels Brings Cloud Expertise to India
by Sonal Desai    Jul 31, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
Parallels Inc, a US-based virtualization and automation software provider, which optimizes operating system (OS) in servers and PCs, is now establishing its cloud computing expertise in India. The company established a sales and user...
SPSS Acquisition Will Fortify IBM's BI Business
by Sonal Desai    Jul 30, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
IBM early this week announced plans to acquire SAS competitor SPSS Inc. for about $1.2 billion as part of a broader foray into the market for business analytics software. One area that is seeing IT investment in these tough markets is BI,...
What Nortel Acquisition Means for Avaya
by Sonal Desai    Jul 22, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Yesterday, Nortel publicly admitted that it received a $475 million bid from Avaya for its enterprise solutions business. If the bid goes through, for Avaya the acquisition helps them to offer not just enterprise telephony...
Hackers' Gateway to Identity Theft
by Sonal Desai    Jul 17, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
In order to retain customer confidence and also enable active participation by enterprises, social networking sites will need to ensure more robust features such as password reset protection, cross-scripting, virus hosting, etc A recent...
Oracle to Offer RBI-compliant Security Solution
by Sonal Desai    Jul 14, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
To enable banks to conform to the numerous security-related compliances mandated by the Reserve Bank of India, database major Oracle is introducing a new banking solution in the next two to three weeks. The yet-to-be-named solution has...
Open Source Vs Proprietary Software Battle
by Sonal Desai and Muntazir Abbas    Jul 10, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
A new front has opened in the war between Open Source and Proprietary software proponents. And it's being fought on the e-governance turf. Sparks have started flying between the proponents of open source and the supporters of proprietary...
Indian Army Embraces Digital Technology
by Sonal Desai    Jul 06, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
Keeping pace with global defence establishments, the Indian Army is also embracing digital technology. As is known, security forces rely on radio communication for coordination and operations. They currently operate with high frequency,...
BI to Manage Unstructured Data in Emails
by Sonal Desai    Jul 03, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
Mithi, one of the players in the email and collaboration market in India, is developing a business intelligence solution to manage unstructured data in emails. Its product - Mithi Connect Server - is based on an Open Source Software (OSS)...
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