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April 2009

  • Oracle buys Sun

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 20 Apr 2009
  • Well that didn't take long. Oracle is buying Sun, in a deal worth about $7.4 billion, the company said in a statement released early Monday. Oracle is offering $9.50 per share in cash. The ...

  • Shiny, happy VARs

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 16 Apr 2009
  • ARLINGTON, VA.--If there's a potential bright spot for IT VARs now, it's the soon-to-be-flush government sector. Nothing puts the spring in a VAR's step like the prospect of big bags o' loot, and ...

  • McKinsey report brings cloud concept down to earth

    Heather Clancy 15 Apr 2009
  • The goodly researchers at McKinsey & Co. have released an analysis of the business benefits of cloud computing and have found the concept wanting for larger companies. Its findings, in a report ...

  • McAfee slaps brand on Secure Computing products

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 07 Apr 2009
  • McAfee is putting its mark on Secure Computing's products.  And by that I mean ALL over them. So, say goodbye to IronMail and hello to McAfee Email Gateway. So long Webwasher; hey to McAfee Web ...

  • Open source meets economic stimulus

    Nicole Harding - TechTarget 06 Apr 2009
  • We’ve all heard about the nightmare mishaps in hospital surgeries -- doctors look at the wrong charts and you come out of what was supposed to be routine surgery with missing limbs. What would ...

  • Conglomeration conga

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 05 Apr 2009
  •   Whether Sun and IBM ever actually do tie the knot, the M&A craziness will continue.  It's interesting to parse reactions to this possible deal. For IT shops, there's angst because some Sun ...