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Autonomy, an HP Company, on Thursday announced that VPI, a global provider of workforce optimization solutions, will embed Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) in its speech and multichannel analytics solutions. The VPI Empower and VPI Empower 911 workforce optimization solutions will leverage IDOL's unique ability to recognize and act on concepts and patterns in all forms of data.  By automatically understanding the meaning within massive volumes of human information – including phone conversations, chats, emails, documents, social media, video, images, and websites – VPI customers can act much more quickly, decisively, and effectively. Combining Autonomy IDOL with VPI's context-directed interaction analytics gives enterprises and public safety organizations a more accurate and comprehensive understanding of all their communications activity.  All calls... (more)

Confessions of a Ulitzer Addict

John Funnel on Ulitzer Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated. I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance or was it Devine intervention? She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is on it’. She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted from their shoulders, that they now had a true portal to vent out their innermost thoughts. I was instantly intrigued by such recommendations. People, just like me, were using Ulitzer everywhere. So what had I been fighting against all this time? What was I avoiding? Eventually I succumbed to the in... (more)

‘Tipper A’ Had Her Fingers in the Intel Cookie Jar Before

Turns out one of the government's key witnesses in its insider trading case against the Galleon Group hedge fund - the one that's brought down a senior IBM executive a heartbeat or two away from IBM's CEO - used to be employed by Intel and was charged in 2001 in a sealed criminal complaint with wire fraud for sending material information about Intel's financials to Galleon according to a story by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the San Joe Mercury News. Roomy Khan has been identified by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times as the "confidential" informant the SEC calls "Tipper A" in its current suit against billionaire Galleon CEO Raj Rajaratnam and his five confederates, including Robert Moffat, the guy who ran IBM's $19-billion-a-year server and storage unit until last week. It's supposed to be the largest case of insider trading involving a hedge f... (more)

25 Years of PC Week

The scene is a deserted office park in Los Angeles after hours. I am driving around, trying to find the spot that my IT manager friend left an envelope for me. Inside the envelope is a disc with a secret IBM software program that is about to give me one heck of a scoop for PC Week, c. 1987. It has been a week of memories. Last week was the 40th anniversary of the real beginning of the Internet, and this week is the 25 years that PC Week (regrettably now called eWeek) began publishing its weekly commentary on our industry. While I didn’t start writing for the publication until 1987, I remember those times very well: back in the early 1980s I was working for a private software developer and we were porting our programs from the Apple to the new fangled IBM PC, and trying to make them work. Given that we were charging several thousand dollars to electric utilities for ... (more)

‘Save MySQL from Oracle’ Petition Collects 13,600+ Signatures So Far

MySQL Journal on Ulitzer MySQL creator Monty Widenius’ petition to stop Oracle from getting the MySQL open source database along with Sun Microsystems had collected more than 13,600 signatures on Sunday, the day before Widenius has promised to start circulating the results to “regulators, governmental bodies, parliaments and journalists.” Widenius is also hoping to get regulators besides the European Commission investigating the proposed merger. He has refused to identify which regulators he means. According to its self-imposed deadline the EC has until January 27 to decide whether to wave the deal through or not although Oracle has broadly hinted that it has the EC’s approval in its pocket. Widenius claims Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL would be a conflict of interest and that the undertakings Oracle gave to the EC about MySQL a few weeks ago to nudge it into appr... (more)

Allscripts and Eclipsys to Merge

Allscripts and Eclipsys have announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion. The combination of Allscripts and Eclipsys will create a clear leader in healthcare information technology, with the most comprehensive solution offering for healthcare organizations of every size and setting. Under terms of the merger agreement, Eclipsys stockholders will receive 1.2 shares of Allscripts for each share of Eclipsys, a 19 percent premium based on the June 8th closing price. By combining the leading physician-office and post-acute care solutions from Allscripts with Eclipsys's leading enterprise solutions for hospitals and health systems, the combined company will offer a single platform of clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions. The combined company's client base will include over 180,000 U.S. ... (more)

Bird & Bird Soars in the Cloud with Mimecast Email Management

International commercial law firm selects Mimecast for Software-as-a-Service email archiving and security 12 October 2010 - London: Mimecast®, a leading supplier of cloud-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving, has today announced that it has been selected by Bird & Bird, an international commercial law firm, to provide fully inclusive SaaS-based email services to its 1,400 employees, across 22 countries. Following a period involving continuous expansion and a series of mergers, not only were Bird & Bird's email storage requirements increasing sharply, but its distribution lists were being targeted by cyber criminals. Furthermore, a high volume of spam was causing complaint among partners. Bird & Bird selected Mimecast to provide enhanced security services, business continuity and email archiving to counteract the spam issues the company was ... (more)

Mentor Graphics Announces Embedded Linux Platform Support for Freescale

Mentor Graphics Corporation on Tuesday announced its support for Freescale Semiconductor’s Advanced Multi-Processing (AMP) Series of QorIQ multicore processors by providing its comprehensive Mentor Embedded Linux platform, open source tools and services, to deliver a unified workflow for Freescale customers. The QorIQ AMP Series provides 28-nanometer process technology, an efficient 64-bit core and highly advanced acceleration engines for optimal performance and power efficiency in processing for networking, industrial and aerospace/military markets. Freescale customers who are developing Linux-based applications using the AMP Series processors are expected to realize productivity and device performance gains when using the Mentor Embedded Linux platform. Freescale and Mentor Graphics have developed a unified workflow methodology for embedded Linux-based developmen... (more)

Why 6fusion’s Cloud Resource Meter Launch Matters

By the time this blog post hits the airwaves, 6fusion will have launched it’s second major software product in the first 45 days of 2012. For those of you that run start up software companies, you know what kind of pace it means. To be perfectly transparent, things are, well, nucking futs inside our little company. The product we launched simultaneously at VMworld Partner Exchange in Las Vegas and Cloud Connect in Santa Clara is called 6fusion Cloud Resource Meter (for VMware vSphere) – more on the vSphere part later. I wanted to take a few written words to explain a few things about the product and the product strategy. It’s easy to get lost in the noise of the daily product announcements in the cloud space in general but I think this release deserves pause for consideration of what exactly the product does and what it means, and why we chose to launch and support ... (more)

Emulex Optimises Performance and Scalability for Virtualisation and the Cloud with New Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters

New Adapters Increase Server Virtualisation Density, Connect Hybrid Clouds with Virtual Networks Fabrics, Enable SDN with Open APIs and Optimise Application Delivery COSTA MESA, Calif, January 23, 2014 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced the next generation of high performance Ethernet connectivity solutions for virtualised, enterprise and cloud data centres. The OneConnect® OCe14000 family of 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet (10/40GbE) Network Adapters and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs), based on the next generation Emulex Engine™ (XE) 100 series of I/O controllers, enables higher virtual machine (VM) densities, supports secure hybrid clouds with Virtual Network Fabrics, leverages a new RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) based low latency architecture to deliver application acceleration, and provi... (more)

Hortonworks and Red Hat Deepen Strategic Alliance

Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced today they have expanded their relationship through the formation of a strategic alliance encompassing the integration of product lines, joint go-to-market initiatives and collaborative customer support. The companies also announced the availability of the beta program for the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) plug-in for Red Hat Storage. Hadoop continues to gain traction in enterprise big data implementations1. A recent IDC study commissioned by Red Hat, titled “Trends in Enterprise Hadoop Deployments” reports, “... 32% of respondents indicated that their firms have existing Hadoop deployments. An additional 31% indicated that they had plans to deploy it within 12 months. And finally 36% sai... (more)