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Big Blue bludgeons its way to top of software-defined storage kingdom

IDC has ranked IBM as the top supplier of Software-Defined Storage Platforms (SDS-P) in its second quarter 2014 Worldwide Storage Software Qview survey. IDC says SDS-P is ”a new functional market added to the total storage software market that covers block, file, object, and/or hyper-converged software offerings that enable the …
Chris Mellor, 15 Sep 2014
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Red Hat unveils cloudy software bazaar

Red Hat has created a "software marketplace" to help it cut the steps it takes for admins to layer third-party applications on top of its OpenShift platform-as-a-service. The marketplace was announced by Red Hat on Monday as the Linux company kicked off its annual Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. The cloudy marketplace will …
Jack Clark, 14 Apr 2014

Microsoft claims victory over second-hand software broker

Discount-Licensing, a broker of recycled software and member of FAST, has coughed a "significant sum" to settle a trademark infringement case that Microsoft took to the British High Court, a legal counsel for the titan has claimed. The Birmingham-based reseller says it trades in Microsoft Open, Select and Enterprise volumes …
Paul Kunert, 03 Feb 2014
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Storage software sales flatlining: Biz bods getting theirs in bundled deals

IDC's storage software beancounters saw a smidgen of growth in the storage software market in the third quarter, with bright spots in data protection and management. The data comes from IDC's Worldwide Storage Software QView, from which IDC releases headline info. If you want any more detail, like data segmentations by vendor, …
Chris Mellor, 18 Dec 2013

Oracle shoves IBM out of world's No 2 software seller spot – Gartner

Oracle sold more software than IBM last year for the first time ever, making Larry Ellison’s database giant second only to Microsoft, at least according to analyst Gartner. Oracle made $29.6bn during 2013, growing 3.4 per cent over the previous year and elevating it from world’s third largest to second-largest software vendor. …
Gavin Clarke, 01 Apr 2014
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China and India to power global enterprise software market

China and India are set to lead worldwide enterprise software growth over the next four years as Asia Pacific cements itself as the powerhouse of the global IT industry, according to Gartner. The analyst’s Q1 2012 update to its Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2009-2016 report revealed that China will have the fastest …
Phil Muncaster, 04 Apr 2012

'Do the right thing and tell on a pirate' - software bods

Anyone in the West Country yearning to dob in a work colleague for illegally downloading software should take heart that a Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) roadshow is coming to a town near you. An anti-piracy whistleblower campaign is kicking off in cider country next month, starting at an event in Bristol where FAST, …
Paul Kunert, 26 Jun 2013
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Germany: SAP's software licensee conditions are INVALID

A court in Germany has ruled that terms that software giant SAP stipulated in its software licensing contracts were invalid after finding that they ran contrary to EU copyright principles. The regional court of Hamburg upheld complaints made about SAP's licensing terms by German software reseller Susensoftware GmbH. …
OUT-LAW.COM, 05 Dec 2013

The enterprise software gravy train stalled in 2012

The world spends about twice as much dough on enterprise software as it does on data center hardware, and that software is also where a lot of the profit for the IT sector comes from. So when enterprise software revenues don't grow as fast as they have in prior years, it has ripple effects on the IT industry as a whole. The …

India's 2020 vision: a $10 BEELION software industry

India’s all-powerful IT body NASSCOM wants the country’s burgeoning software industry to generate $10bn in revenue by 2020, in a move designed to "rejuvenate" India’s sprawling IT industry. The body’s newly unveiled 2020 plan will require India’s software market to grow its revenues almost five-fold from the estimated $2.2bn …
Phil Muncaster, 15 May 2013
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JDA Software finds a RedPrairie home companion

JDA Software is selling itself to RedPrairie, a privately equity-backed enterprise software firm, for $1.9bn in cash. The $45 a share deal is 33 per cent higher than JDA's closing price on October 26, the day before Reuters told the world that the company was exploring a sale. JDA and RedPrairie specialise in different areas of …
Drew Cullen, 01 Nov 2012

Firms 'coughed $39 BEEELLION' for system software in 2012

The system infrastructure software racket is a steady business and a profit center for the IT industry, and according to projections from IDC, this space is on track to grow steadily over the next few years. IDC just finished taking a snapshot of this hairball segment of the IT racket, examining the sales of 220 vendors across …
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China in MONOPOLY PROBE into Microsoft: Do not pass GO, do not collect 200 yuan

Chinese regulators have confirmed they are investigating Microsoft for possible breaches of anti-monopoly laws, following a series of surprise visits to Redmond's offices in cities across China on Monday. In a Chinese-language statement posted to its website on Tuesday (see robo-translation), China's State Administration for …
Neil McAllister, 29 Jul 2014
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Storage software sales strong

Storage software sales for the third 2011 quarter were the second highest ever, with Hitachi recording the highest annual growth followed by market leader EMC. NetApp, Symantec and IBM grew less than the average though, with NetApp nearly flat at 0.3 per cent. IDC said total storage software revenues were $3.5bn, 9.7 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 05 Dec 2011
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EMC climbs software storage cash mountain, taunts rivals below

IDC reports that storage software sales boomed in Q4 2011, reaching an all-time record of almost $3.8bn. Full-year revenue hit a record high of $14.16bn. EMC was the top vendor with a 25.7 per cent revenue share, followed by Symantec with 15.4 per cent, and IBM at 14.2 per cent. IDC's press release quoted the wrong figures for …
Chris Mellor, 14 Mar 2012
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Ninten-DON'T: Wii U bomb blows Mario Kart giant off track – but new console promised

Nintendo has blamed lacklustre Wii U sales after the company finished its financial year $464m in the red. But it does have a rescue plan in mind – fresh gear for China and emerging markets. The games icon said that for the 12 months to March 2014, its flagship home console plodded along at just 2.72 million hardware units sold …
Shaun Nichols, 07 May 2014
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Sony's PlayStation 4 pwns Xbox in the United States

Sony has claimed an early victory in the next generation console wars after saying it had sold twice as many consoles in the US during January than its arch-rival Microsoft. However, Redmond hit back with the claim that it managed to shift more games than Sony over the same period. This just in: PS4 the #1 selling game console …
Jasper Hamill, 14 Feb 2014
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger's DARKEST FEARS revealed

The USA's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published VMware's Form 10-K, the warts-and-all document listed companies are required to file each year offering deep detail on the state of their business. Form 10-Ks are rather less polished than annual reports and therefore offer more penetrating insights into a company' …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Feb 2014
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Happy 75th birthday, Adam Osborne

Dig through enough archives, old texts, magazine ads or historical archives and you're bound to see one: a bulky plastic oddity that looks vaguely like a portable sewing machine, save for a detachable keyboard and miniscule display sticking out of the front. This clumsy, unwieldy behemoth is the Osborne I, and the story of its …
Shaun Nichols, 06 Mar 2014
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Restatements HURT. Just ask global mega distie Tech Data how it's going for them

The world's second-largest wholesale distributor of technology products, services and solutions, Tech Data, was not the first firm to restate its financial results – and it may not be the last. But in a post-Enron world, with the associated heavy controls and accounting rules introduced after that massive accounts fraud scandal …
Felipe Costa, 14 Aug 2014
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RM navigates through tighter market

RM today reported a tighter education software market and PC margins "affected by worldwide market conditions". But while saying "there is more to do" in Q4, its expectations for the full year are unchanged. RM Interim Management Statement. channel
Team Register, 29 Jul 2008
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Woolies enters home software market

Woolworths, the UK-based family and entertainment retail behemoth, is set to release its own range of home PC software. The firm has teamed up with white label software developer Formjet Innovations to offer seven software products including word processing, internet security, anti-virus, and "edutainment" packages. Formjet …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Mar 2007
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If you open source an old market, are you doomed to fail?

A few years back, a host of open-source businesses raised hundreds of millions of dollars on the promise that they would commoditize old, dying markets, and make a bundle of money in the process. Missing from this thesis, however, was its logical conclusion: winning in a fading market is tantamount to losing, as the …
Matt Asay, 07 Jan 2011
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Capita forced to dismember benefits software biz

Capita must sell off a chunk of IBM OPENSystems (IBS), a recent acquisition, on competition grounds. If it can't get a sale it must flog the entire IBS business, bought last year for £78m. Today the British BPO and computer services group issued this statement, on receipt of the Competition Commission's final ruling. "The …
Drew Cullen, 04 Jun 2009
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RFID software market 'poised to explode'

The market for business software to handle data generated by RFID (radio frequency identification) chips is predicted to reach $192m in 2010, a big increase from the $24m the nascent market generated last year. A study by analyst Venture Development predicts that IT giants such as Cisco and IBM will adapt their technologies to …
John Leyden, 09 Oct 2006

Apple: Ta for blowing £££s on apps, fanbois. Now we've set them FREE

Apple is marking the fifth anniversary of its app store by doling out free software and games. In a move that may anger anyone who's shelled out for one of the titles, Apple has made them available gratis in the run up to Wednesday's big day. The fruity firm has yet to discuss its plans for the anniversary, but it likely the …
Jasper Hamill, 09 Jul 2013

Antivirus bods grilled: Do YOU turn a blind eye to government spyware?

Security guru Bruce Schneier has joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and 23 other privacy and digital rights activists to call on antivirus firms to publicly state they do not turn a blind eye towards state-sponsored malware. Antivirus vendors have been given until 15 November to go on the record about detection of …
John Leyden, 05 Nov 2013
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Software market will double between 2003 and 2010, says expert

The market for large enterprise software is set to grow at up to nine per cent a year until 2010, but the software support service will suffer a slump in growth, according to market research company Ovum. Ovum's David Mitchell told technology law podcast OUT-LAW Radio that in certain sectors the technology market would enjoy …
OUT-LAW.COM, 20 Nov 2006
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Every tech market loves a monopoly

It may not be that "Every woman adores a Fascist," as the poet Sylvia Plath once caustically penned, but it certainly seems that every market appreciates a monopolist. However much we may wring our hands over Facebook's dominance of social networking, Google's heavy hand on search, and Apple's grip on mobile market, the reality …
Matt Asay, 10 Sep 2010
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Storage software bucks hardware sales trend

While disk array sales might have been slammed in the fourth quarter of 2008, IDC reckons that the very profitable business of selling software add-ons for storage devices managed to show some growth despite the economic slowdown. Every quarter, IDC makes estimates of internal disk arrays bundled inside of servers as well as for …

EMC ups storage software market share

EMC Corporation has extended its storage software lead in Q4 to 30.1 per cent revenue share, according to data released by IDC this week. On a year-over-year basis, EMC continued to outpace the worldwide storage software market with 35.4 per cent revenue growth and gained more revenue share than any other major vendor. EMC isn’ …
Jan Libbenga, 16 Jun 2004
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Apple's profits fetish could spell its DOOM

The other shoe is about to drop in the mobile market. For years Apple has dominated mobile, both in terms of market share and in terms of profits. It was an enviable position, and a unique one, borne of Apple's commitment to out-innovating the industry, allowing it to consistently charge a premium for its products. But as the …
Matt Asay, 20 Nov 2012
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Secure content software market grows at a lick

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Latest market forecast data compiled by International Data Corp Inc indicates that the worldwide secure content management market will reach a level of $4.2bn by 2005, growing at an annual clip of 20%. The market for secure content management software is emerging around a need to protect …
ComputerWire, 19 Jun 2002
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Red Hat snaps up open source SOAer FuseSource

A bunch of open-source Apache projects relating to application integration and messaging protocols have found what will very likely be their final commercial home, as Red Hat has just bought the FuseSource subsidiary of Progress Software. FuseSource is a major contributor to a number of different Apache projects and …
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Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?

Way back in 2011 we covered a handy category of portable computer that has completely disappeared. The early A4 portables were a specialist item, much beloved of journalists but not a big hit with the wider world. It took a different design to win those hearts. Psion Organiser II Psion Organiser II Source: babbagecabbage …
Liam Proven, 07 Mar 2014
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SanDisk jolted out of flatline after Q3 flash storage shock

SanDisk is putting its poor first and second quarter results behind it, as the flash storage supplier returns to selling stuff customers want and starts growing revenues and profits again. A total of $1.27bn in revenue came in in SanDisk's third calendar 2012 quarter, with net income of $77m. Comparing it with the year-ago …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2012
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Anti-virus market hits $4bn

Worldwide anti-virus software revenues hit $4bn last year, 13.6 per cent up on sales from 2004. According to analyst firm Gartner, the market is almost evenly split between enterprise and consumer sales, with shares of 51.5 per cent and 48.5 per cent respectively. Gartner reckons the consumer market for anti-virus software is …
John Leyden, 26 Jun 2006
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Expert: EU Microsoft competition fine could reach $7bn

Microsoft could face a fine of up to $7bn (£4.49bn) if EU competition regulators find that the company failed to comply with a "critical remedy" it agreed to implement in 2009 to alleviate concerns that it was acting anti-competitively, an expert has said. The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether …
OUT-LAW.COM, 19 Jul 2012
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CD-ROM software market to grow to $4.3b by year 2002

The CD-ROM consumer software market in Europe is set to grow to $4.3 billion by the year 2002, according to a market research report. That represents an increase from a figure of $1.2 billion in 1997, with the games market then accounting for 65 per cent of that figure last year. According to the report from Datamonitor, Revenue …
Staff writer, 07 Sep 1998
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Acronis creates new roles for biz and M&A hotshots

Data protection software supplier Acronis has created two new roles on its executive team: senior vice president in corporate development and SVP in global business development. The move suggests the firm is anticipating a spike in growth and is preparing itself to make a few acquisitions, or even positioning itself to be …
Chris Mellor, 17 May 2012
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Brit security biz Clearswift pockets £30m from sugar daddies

Investment house Lyceum Capital has bought UK-based content security firm Clearswift. Financial terms of the deal, announced on Tuesday, were imprecise but a spokeswoman said that around £30m will be ploughed into the business. Clearswift, which plays in the email and web gateway segment of the security software market, also …
John Leyden, 29 Nov 2011
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Becta green lights open source software in schools, at last

Open source providers have scored a significant and timely victory to get their software into UK schools with an official government blessing. The Sirius Corporation revealed yesterday that it was among 12 software suppliers to have been awarded places on the £80m Software for Educational Institutions Framework (SEIF) agreement …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Sep 2008
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Microsoft signs up Aus eco geeks

Australian cloud computing eco-warrior Carbon Systems has scored its most significant deal to date with a global Microsoft agreement. Carbon Systems’ Australian developed cloud app, Enterprise Sustainability Platform (ESP), will be implemented across Microsoft’s 600 global facilities across 110 countries. Microsoft has selected …
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Tesco beefs up under 20 quid software offering

Tesco is upping the ante in the software market by widening the availability of its own-brand applications off the back of what it described as a hugely successful initial roll-out. According to reports, the supermarket giant is to begin selling it six software titles, which were developed by Formjet, in 200 more stores across …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Jul 2007
Intel cloud GM Jason Waxman shows off a three-node server chassis with virtualized I/O

Intel wants to reconstruct whole data centers with its chips and pipes

If Intel really wanted to, it could build your entire data center infrastructure with just about all of the components necessary excepting disk drives, main memory, and operating systems for the servers, storage, and switches. And with a stretch, its Wind River Linux could probably cover that last bit. But that is not the …
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Customers pay billions for storage software in Q3

The storage software market continues to thrive with customers spending $1.9bn on applications during the third quarter, according to market researcher IDC. The storage software makers enjoyed a 19 per cent year-over-year revenue surge. That kind of double-digit growth has become the norm in the storage industry with customers …
Ashlee Vance, 13 Dec 2004
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Mcafee gets fierce about resellers (but in a good way)

To Marbella, for sun, sea and the McAfee EMEA partner summit. We saw little in way of breaking news from the conference: McAfee is squirrelling away the big announcements for its annual Focus security shindig in Las Vegas in October. And we have little to write about life at McAfee under Intel, which bought the company for $6. …
Drew Cullen, 20 Jun 2012
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Microsoft: Mango arrives in two weeks

Microsoft will begin rolling out the Mango upgrade to its Phone 7 platform within the next couple of weeks, according to a senior staffer. Brandon Watson, director for Windows Phone 7, used his Twitter account to broadcast the news that the upgrade would be coming soon. “Boom...no more rumors. Mango to start rolling out on # …
Iain Thomson, 22 Sep 2011
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Tesco launches own-brand software

First there was the computers for schools scheme, now Tesco is releasing software for all. The grocery giant is releasing its own line of software at budget prices that will see it go head to head with Microsoft. Tesco supermarkets in Britain and Ireland will offer six packages including office software, security systems, a …
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Oh, the 'maturing' middleware market

IBM, BEA Systems and Oracle continue to dominate the application deployment software market, although the big three face the challenges of a maturing market. Analyst IDC's annual survey of licensing and maintenance revenues found IBM top in 2004 with 37 per cent of the market (2003: 35.6 per cent), BEA second on 12 per cent ( …
Gavin Clarke, 26 Jul 2005