Integrated application systems are infrastructure systems pre-integrated with databases, applications software or both, providing appliance-like functionality for Big Data solutions, analytic platforms or similar demands. For ISVs, there are five key reasons to consider delivering your Big Data/analytics solutions in the form of integrated applications systems—benefits that can make the difference between market-moving success and tepid sales and profits.
Taiwan IT manufacturer FoxConn, which makes Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet along with Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) PCs and Cisco Systems (CSCO) networking gear, has opened an investment fund to back startup companies making wearable computing devices, according to a Bloomberg report.
Perhaps the most important relationship a solution provider has is with its distribution partner. The right distribution partner will not only deliver the right products at the right price, but also be able to offer other critical services to help accelerate business.
Once upon a time, successful marketing strategies were comprised of strategic public relations, catchy slogans, well-timed media announcements and targeted messages delivered to specific demographics by leveraging various creative collateral materials. Awareness for products and services, as well as expertise, was tactfully conveyed to the masses. The process worked!
Today, the process has expanded—greatly.
Cloud computing, open-standard hardware and gaming: These are all areas in which the Linux Foundation has recently forged important new connections, announcing the addition of Cloudius Systems, HSA Foundation and Valve Software as the newest members of the organization.
Software-defined networking (SDN) vendor Big Switch has landed a former Brocade (BRCD) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) big fish, reeling in Jeffrey Wang as its engineering vice president.
Qualcomm (QCOM) has offered up its AllJoyn device detection technology to anchor the Linux Foundation-backed, newly formed AllSeen Alliance that aims to establish an open source framework for all manner of objects to communicate with each other in the Internet of Everything.
In the United States, Thanksgiving is over and we’ve (mostly) recovered from stuffing our faces with turkey and pumpkin pie. Now, with the calendar showing December and snow beginning to fall all over the country, the holiday season is officially upon us.
In an uncommon display of unanimity, eight IT industry heavyweights, led by bitter rivals Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT), on Monday collectively and publicly called for President Obama and Congress to curtail government spying on customer data.
IBM (IBM) landed a much-needed shot in the arm for its sagging hardware business, landing a two-year, $115 million deal with the European Commission (EC) for the vendor’s x86-based System x and Flex Systems servers that includes configuration support from a German channel partner.
Linux gaming may sound like an oxymoron. But while traditional desktop gaming for open source operating systems will likely always remain a tiny niche, next-generation, cloud-based gaming platforms are playing increasingly well with Linux, as a new partnership between Valve and the Linux Foundation makes crystal clear.
As the end of the year approaches, talk often turns to new year's resolutions. But how many of us actually stick with them? Instead, companies should look at how they are helping their channel evolve in 2014: What are your goals? How do they relate to your partners’ goals?
By the time you read this, Microsoft’s (MSFT) super-duper $99 deal on Dell’s Venue 8 Pro Tablet‚one-third of the $299 list price—likely is gone, gone, gone.
Solution providers, for the most part, are really small-to-midsize business owners. As such, they are leaders, bosses and managers. And while they may be experts in myriad technologies, they also need to possess strong business and leadership skills.
Open source virtualization is already an important part of the enterprise, where it has become quite competitive with VMware and other proprietary solutions. And it's set to become more influential still with IBM's announcement that support for the KVM hypervisor on IBM Power servers will appear sometime in the coming year.
Cloud platform and hosting services provider Internap (INAP) has named Joseph Stagliano, a former Broadview sales director, as its new channel chief, according to a blog post by the Stephen Callaghan, the company’s global sales senior vice president.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has added financing packages for its Moonshot servers and Converged Systems as well as options for cloud migration to help channel partners land more sales for what the vendor called “new style of IT.”
Security provider Symantec (SYMC) last week jettisoned chief technology officer (CTO) Steve Trilling and replaced him with 20-year Microsoft (MSFT) veteran Amit Mital, as the company pounds out chief executive’s Steve Bennett’s plan to overhaul its product lineup to counter sophisticated threats.
Video collaboration vendor Polycom (POLY) has teamed with Carousel, an IT solutions provider based in Exeter, R.I., and NuPhysicia, a Houston-headquartered caseload management software developer, to craft a new video-based healthcare solution to help medical professionals do their jobs more effectively.
Apple’s (AAPL) stock price swayed in the wind Dec. 5, spiking on news that the vendor, after a six-year spasmodic negotiation, finally had agreed to supply its iPhones to China Mobile and its 750 million subscribers--but subsequently sliding after an official with the carrier said no such deal was done.