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  • IBM acquires BigFix for data centers

    IBM announced Thursday that it plans to buy systems management software vendor BigFix. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter, were not provided.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus02 July 10 00:27
  • HP closes Palm deal, confirms WebOS tablet

    Hewlett-Packard on Thursday finalized its acquisition of Palm and confirmed it will use the company's WebOS in future tablets and netbooks.

    Written by Stephen Lawson02 July 10 04:18
  • IT résumés: Think twice about the advice you've been given

    Recruiters, professional résumé writers and other career experts give out tons of advice on how best to write a résumé that will stand out from the competition. Their intentions are noble - they want to help people land jobs - but the problem with their advice is that it doesn't always apply to IT professionals and the nature of the work they do, says Shana Westerman, a recruiting manager with IT staffing firm Sapphire Technologies.

    Written by Meridith Levinson02 July 10 02:44
  • Alcatel-Lucent acquires Web mashup API directory

    Alcatel-Lucent has acquired ProgrammableWeb, which hosts an on-line directory of over 2,000 open web APIs (application programming interfaces) that developers can use to build 'mashups' of Web services.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 June 10 04:50
  • VMware co-founder tackles virtualization at Cisco

    The five visionary tech executives who created VMware and launched the x86 virtualization market have kept low public profiles in recent years, with four leaving VMware as the company gets remade by owner EMC.

    Written by Jon Brodkin29 June 10 09:24
  • SAP readies 'River' cloud platform for public debut

    SAP is segmenting its emerging cloud-computing strategy across multiple development platforms, including one code-named "River," which will support lightweight extensions to its on-premises ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus29 June 10 05:02
  • Salesforce.com sues Microsoft for patent infringement

    Salesforce.com has sued Microsoft for patent infringement, making a move in response to an intellectual property suit Redmond filed against the on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) vendor last month.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus26 June 10 02:30
  • How IT Sourcing Group Can Win Influence with Business

    How do you secure a good deal with a large software vendor when you only have four weeks to raise the purchase order (PO)? The answer: By not letting your colleagues put you in that position. IT sourcing can only do its job effectively if it is involved much earlier in the selection process. However, many sourcing executives are struggling to properly negotiate contracts with little notice or support from the ultimate contract owners.

    Written by Duncan Jones26 June 10 03:45
  • HP buys Melodeo

    Hewlett-Packard confirmed on Wednesday that it had acquired Melodeo, its second recent acquisition in the mobile market.

    Written by Nancy Gohring24 June 10 09:25
  • Infor buddies up with Microsoft

    Infor will be relying on Microsoft technology for the next generation of its line of ERP (enterprise resource planning) products, in the wake of a deal the companies announced Wednesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus24 June 10 01:26
  • A 'fat-free' programming framework for the cloud

    Researchers in the U.K. are developing a lean-and-mean programming framework called Mirage that is designed specifically to support applications running on cloud infrastructure platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 June 10 07:18
  • SAP earnings rise as revenue continues to slip

    SAP's revenue fell in the third quarter, but earnings rose -- although neither figure was as high as analysts had hoped. The company said it expected the decline in software and software-related service revenue to continue.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus and Peter Sayer29 Oct. 09 03:26