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October 2008

  • Sun CEO to open source ponytail

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 31 Oct 2008
  • Okay, this is hilarious. Check it out. It's got everything: Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz, open source, and Schwartz's ponytail.  Don't mock, you cynics. Faux Schwartz has a point: You don't see Steve ...

  • Will the year end with a bang or a whimper?

    Heather Clancy 31 Oct 2008
  • The big whack that consumer confidence took over the last couple of months (as measured by the Conference Board) continues to be echoed in the IT buyer community, according to the latest stats from ...

  • VARs: What’s your ROI?

    George Crump - Storage Switzerland 31 Oct 2008
  • Over the next few months, you're going to see a dramatic shift in marketing from your supplier partners. The theme of their marketing will shift from all the cool stuff they can do to how much ...

  • Microsoft fills in some cloudware bits with Azure

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 28 Oct 2008
  • As expected, Microsoft started to talk up some details of its cloud computing strategy Monday at its Professional Developers Conference. Amidst all the cloud talk, there were a few deliverables ...

  • NetApp cancels user conference because of travel cuts

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 28 Oct 2008
  • The failing economy has claimed a victim in the world of tech conferences. NetApp has canceled NetApp Accelerate 2009 -- what was to have been the company's first annual user conference -- because ...

  • The Onion skewers Microsoft’s blue screen of death

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 28 Oct 2008
  • For all the complaining people do about how Windows machines freeze up, crash and give us all these wacky error messages, we should thank our lucky stars that the problem is limited to PCs. Imagine ...

  • Half-baked virtualization and you

    George Crump - Storage Switzerland 27 Oct 2008
  • I spoke on the subject of virtualization rollout strategies in a session at Data Center Decisions in Chicago last week. I started the session with an informal two-question survey of about 80 or so ...

  • crashes Microsoft’s party

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 27 Oct 2008
  • After successfully pulling off a guerrilla marketing stunt at VMworld last month, Microsoft is now finding out what it's like to be on the other end of such a campaign. As the Microsoft ...

  • Hasta la vista, Vista!

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 27 Oct 2008
  • Microsoft is using this week's Professional Developers Conference to celebrate the birth of Windows 7, its next operating system. And guess who wasn't invited to the party? Windows Vista. Of the ...

  • PDC priority: Proving Microsoft’s mojo

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 24 Oct 2008
  • Has Microsoft lost its mojo? There's something different in the air. Microsoft is doing its best to drum up an uproar around next week's Professional Developers Conference (PDC). The company's ...