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Oracle reveals strategy for internet of things

Oracle has clambered aboard the bandwagon for the internet of things, outlining a strategy for handling the torrents of data the company assumes will shortly flow from myriad smart-ish devices on the network's edge. The strategy was outlined last week at the Mobile IT Summit, where Oracle's Peter Utzschneider, a product …
Simon Sharwood, 08 Apr 2013

Are you crying out for virtualised storage tiering?

You can virtualise pretty much any technology these days, so the thinking goes, and that includes storage. This means hiding what's going on behind a virtualisation layer - including tiering. But why tier? Remember the old equation that you can have any two out of faster-cheaper-better but not all three? It's no secret that the …
Manek Dubash, 15 Feb 2011
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Microsoft urges resellers to play it straight, beef up revs

Microsoft has claimed that each dollar it “loses” to software piracy equals $5.50 in “lost opportunities” to the firm’s channel partners. A Microsoft-sponsored white paper (pdf) released by IT analyst house IDC yesterday highlights the effects of copyright infringement on the software ecosystem across the tech industry. The …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jul 2008
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Good for you, good for Microsoft - here comes WinXP SP2

Microsoft is setting itself challenging - although as yet unspecified - targets for deployment of XP SP2 by the end of the year, and is aiming for 'sustained' awareness activity lasting a full year after it's released. The company is still going through a tooth-sucking process in deciding whether or not it can afford to give it …
John Lettice, 13 May 2004