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Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoting at the event. His theme will be "An Open Cloud Ecosystem - the Gathering Storm." Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Abiquo was also Platinum Plus Sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Expo held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City Cloud Computing Journal: How would you define the difference between Private clouds and Public Clouds, and why is the distinction so important in the context of Cloud Computing? Pete Malcolm: Actually, I think people get rather too hun... (more)

Will Oracle Bid for HP?

"Larry Ellison is borderline bat-shit crazy on a good day," the analyst Rob Enderle is quoted as saying in a piece last week by Sam Gustin - a senior writer at DailyFinance, an AOL Finance & Money site. Enderle was prompted to utter this remark by speculation that perhaps the Oracle CEO is about to embark upon the acquisition of his life: of HP. "I think his bet is that he can damage HP enough that it drops in value and he can wander in with an offer," Enderle is quoted as having added. So is it possible that Ellison the Conqueror, CEO of Oracle Corporation since he founded the company in 1977, truly has the $90BN HP in the crosshairs of his acquisition rifle-sight? Can a $120BN company somehow buy and absorb a $90BN one? Well certainly he now has on board the exact right man to tackle the integration of such a purchase: none other than HP's own former CEO, Mark Hurd. A... (more)

Red Hat To Present Enterprise "Internet of Things" At @ThingsExpo

@ThingsExpo billboard is viewed by more than 1.3 million motorists per week on Highway 101, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The Evolution of the Internet Of Things Session by Chris Gray The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, will discuss the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover how hardware commoditization, the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, and the emergence of Big Data and analysis are providing the pull to meet customer expectations of a widely co... (more)

EC to Ponder Oracle-PeopleSoft Merger

The European Commission says it could take four months for it to turn over the notion of Oracle acquiring PeopleSoft in a hostile bid. Its investigation, which should delight the unwooable PeopleSoft, began Monday. The Justice Department isn’t supposed to have an opinion now until maybe January last anyone heard. Meanwhile, PeopleSoft, hoping to stink like a skunk to Oracle, extended its ever-so-cute customer refund program until the end of the year. That’s where it promises to refund purchases double. triple or five times over if Oracle buys the joint whereby costing Oracle scads more money if it dares pursue the acquisition. ... (more)

Microsoft, Yahoo! Change Search Landscape

Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers. For Web users and advertisers, this deal will accelerate the pace and breadth of innovation by combining both companies’ complementary strengths and search platforms into a market competitor with the scale to fuel sustained development in search and search advertising. Users will find what they care about faster and with more personal relevance. Microsoft’s competitive search platforms will lead to more value for advertisers, better results for Web publishers, and increased innovation and efficiency across the Internet. Under t... (more)

VMware Betas Free VMware Go

VMware started chasing small and mid-size customers Monday with a beta of VMware Go, a free web-based service that automates ESXi installation and configuration so first-time customers can get started with virtualization. It’s supposed to “dramatically” simplify the process of virtualizing their applications down to a few mouse clicks. Dan Chu presented at SYS-CON's 5th Virtualization Conference & Expo VMware’s VP of emerging products and markets Dan Chu says, “We want SMBs who may be sitting on the fence to realize all the benefits of virtualization without burdening their limited IT resources.” VMware claims ESXi is the industry’s most widely deployed hypervisor, with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. It’s free too. VMware developed Go in partnership with Shavlik Technologies, a member of its Technology Alliance Partner Program. Go is expected to become genera... (more)

The Smart Money is on Smart Grids

Smart Grids on Ulitzer In Asia, the utilities industry is growing at an incredible rate. Investments globally in the sector have lead to more available jobs, predicting the return to pre-recession levels of employment by Q1 2010. However, with such substantial growth comes opportunities which have to be managed correctly to sustain long-term development. With the world’s investors looking at Asia to see how such a developing region can deal with governmental pressures on Green Technology, a meeting of the leading names in Asian and Pacific Utilities firms have agreed to meet at the illustrious NGU APAC summit. The Copenhagen Climate Change meeting will dramatically change the utility landscape. Carbon Reduction will mandate energy-efficiency upgrades in homes and businesses across Asia. To relieve Government pressures Companies are looking into smart grid solutions a... (more)

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $500 Savings here! Very few trends in IT have generated as much buzz as cloud computing. In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Director, Cloud Computing Community at Citrix, will cut through the hype and quickly clarify the ontology for cloud computing. The bulk of the conversation will focus on the open source software that can be used to build compute clouds (infrastructure-as-a-service) and the complementary open source management tools that can be combined to automate the management of cloud computing environments. The discussion will appeal to anyone who has a good grasp of traditional data center infrastructure but is struggling with the benefits and migration path to a cloud computing environment. Systems administrators and IT generalists will leave the discussion with a general overview of the options at th... (more)

Virtualization Simplifies Disaster Recovery

When Hurricane Ike struck Texas in 2008, it became the second costliest hurricane ever to make landfall in the U.S. It was also a wake-up call for Houston-based insurance wholesaler Myron Steves & Co., which was not struck directly but nonetheless realized its IT disaster recovery (DR) approach was woefully inadequate. Supporting some 3,000 independent insurance agencies in the Gulf Coast region, with many insured properties in that active hurricane zone, Myron Steves must have all it resources up and available, if and when severe storms strike. The next BriefingsDirect discussion then centers on how Myron Steves, a small- to medium-sized business (SMB), developed and implemented a modern disaster recovery and business continuity strategy based on a high-degree of server and clients virtualization. Learn how Tim Moudry, Associate Director of IT, and William Chambers, ... (more)

Big Data, Open Data and Cloud Strategy

The Big Data and Cloud market has been growing at a staggering pace. Data is becoming unmanageable and too big to be handled by relational database systems alone and there is a need to effectively provision, manage elastic scalable systems. Information technology is undergoing a major shift due to new paradigms and a variety of delivery channels. The drivers for these technologies are social networks, proliferation of devices such as tablets and phones. Social business and collaboration are continuing to develop further to enhance productivity and interaction. There has been a big void in the Big data area and a need to come up with solutions that can manage Big Data. Part of the problem has been that there was so much focus on the user interfaces that not many organizations were thinking further about the core - Data. So now with the proliferation of large and unst... (more)

MonitoringForge.org Reaches 1,000 Registrants After First Week in Beta, Opens Community Documentation for Better Monitoring Practices

MonitoringForge (www.MonitoringForge.org), the epicenter of all open source projects that relate to IT monitoring, announces its 1,000th registered member in the first six days after the public launch of the beta Web site. In addition to its expanding membership base, the community is now invited to participate in the largest publicly contributed documentation project, focused around the deployment and enhancement of open source monitoring tools. This project is appropriately dubbed “WTFMM” for Write The Flippin’ Monitoring Manual, and is located within MonitoringForge’s wiki: http://monitoringforge.org/plugins/mwiki/index.php/Www Since the launch, MonitoringForge has added several hundred new projects and plugins, bringing the total projects to more than 1,900. According to site traffic, WMI agentless plugins has been the most active project. “We are excited about ... (more)

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The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
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