IBM plans cloud computing services for 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

IBM plans to launch several cloud computing services this year, taking on companies such as Inc, Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Inc.
Well as i was speaking about cluod computing in earlier posts as this could be hotest thing in the market as already many companies are aiming to cloud computing as it could minimise the costs to lot extent. Cloud computing systems run software and store information in remote, large-scale data centers that users and programmers access over the Internet.IBM has launched an internet based data backup and recovery services which is similar to this field

IBM is very keen at the future when looking at this new step of the company, as IBM has already entered into different areas like environmental stuff, Eco environment projects with the government and so on , it seems that it wont fall behind any sort of competetion that can be given by its competetors.speaking on the competetion, at present IBM is lagging behind companies which are youger to IBM in cloude services.Business interest in cloud computing has picked up since Amazon started offering storage and computing services over the Web about three years ago. Google and are the other two early leaders.

IBM's technology was developed using some know-how obtained through a partnership with Google to develop cloud services for academic computing that dates back to 2007.The U.S. National Science Foundation announced on Thursday it has awarded about $5 million in grants to universities that are developing applications on that IBM-Google academic cloud.


Oracle buys Sun

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA) announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire Sun common stock for $9.50 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun’s cash and debt. “We expect this acquisition to be accretive to Oracle’s earnings by at least 15 cents on a non-GAAP basis in the first full year after closing. We estimate that the acquired business will contribute over $1.5 billion to Oracle’s non-GAAP operating profit in the first year, increasing to over $2 billion in the second year. This would make the Sun acquisition more profitable in per share contribution in the first year than we had planned for the acquisitions of BEA, PeopleSoft and Siebel combined,” said Oracle President Safra Catz.

“The acquisition of Sun transforms the IT industry, combining best-in-class enterprise software and mission-critical computing systems,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. “Oracle will be the only company that can engineer an integrated system – applications to disk – where all the pieces fit and work together so customers do not have to do it themselves. Our customers benefit as their systems integration costs go down while system performance, reliability and security go up.”

There are substantial long-term strategic customer advantages to Oracle owning two key Sun software assets: Java and Solaris. Java is one of the computer industry’s best-known brands and most widely deployed technologies, and it is the most important software Oracle has ever acquired. Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle’s fastest growing business, is built on top of Sun’s Java language and software. Oracle can now ensure continued innovation and investment in Java technology for the benefit of customers and the Java community.

The Sun Solaris operating system is the leading platform for the Oracle database, Oracle’s largest business, and has been for a long time. With the acquisition of Sun, Oracle can optimize the Oracle database for some of the unique, high-end features of Solaris. Oracle is as committed as ever to Linux and other open platforms and will continue to support and enhance our strong industry partnerships.

“Oracle and Sun have been industry pioneers and close partners for more than 20 years,” said Sun Chairman Scott McNealy. “This combination is a natural evolution of our relationship and will be an industry-defining event.”

“This is a fantastic day for Sun’s customers, developers, partners and employees across the globe, joining forces with the global leader in enterprise software to drive innovation and value across every aspect of the technology marketplace,” said Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s CEO, “From the Java platform touching nearly every business system on earth, powering billions of consumers on mobile handsets and consumer electronics, to the convergence of storage, networking and computing driven by the Solaris operating system and Sun’s SPARC and x64 systems. Together with Oracle, we’ll drive the innovation pipeline to create compelling value to our customer base and the marketplace.”

“Sun is a pioneer in enterprise computing, and this combination recognizes the innovation and customer success the company has achieved. Our largest customers have been asking us to step up to a broader role to reduce complexity, risk and cost by delivering a highly optimized stack based on standards,” said Oracle President Charles Phillips. “This transaction will preserve and enhance investments made by our customers, while we continue to work with our partners to provide customers with choice.”

The Board of Directors of Sun Microsystems has unanimously approved the transaction. It is anticipated to close this summer, subject to Sun stockholder approval, certain regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

There will be a conference call today to discuss the transaction at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time. Investors can listen to the conference call by dialing (719) 234-7870, passcode 923645. A replay will be available for 24 hours after the call ends at (719) 884-8882, passcode: 923645. A live audio webcast of the call will be made available at and a replay will be available for seven days after the call ends.


CyberPower Announces Power Mega 1000 Workstation

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

CyberPower Inc., a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, today announced its Power Mega 1000 – an Intel Core-i7-based desktop workstation, which features NVIDIA’s Quadro NVS-420 graphics solution.

CyberPower teamed with NVIDIA to deliver an advanced system that meets the needs of today’s most demanding graphics environments. The NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420 x16 PCIE is a quad-display business graphics solution. It is capable of supporting up to four 30-inch digital displays at 2,560 x 1,600 resolutions via DisplayPort / dual-link DVI. The Quadro NVS 420 includes advanced display software technology, which enables features such as profiles, extended Windows taskbar, gridlines, and virtual desktops. It also features 512MB of memory, 11.2GB/sec (per GPU) of memory bandwidth, and a CUDA Parallel Computing Processor.

The Power Mega 1000 offers stability, ease-of-use and has been tested for wide compatibility with the leading business, graphics, and CAD applications. This advanced performance workstation is perfect for 2D and 3D professional applications, professional and home animation, matte painting, compositing, CAD/CAM, modeling, and graphics rendering.

The Power Mega 1000 is based on Intel’s Core i7-920 2.66 GHz quad core CPU with HT technology that gives you eight virtual cores working simultaneously and is mounted to an Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX mainboard, SATA RAID w/ eSATA, on-board Gigabit LAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394a, and Hi-Def on-board 7.1 Audio. Asetek’s liquid CPU cooling system (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) keeps the components cool, and NZXT’s Whisper series case dampens the noise.

Other standard features include 6GB (2GBx3) triple channel memory, 1-terabyte SATA-II hard drive at 3.0Gb/s with 16MB Cache; a Lite-On DH-401S 4X Blu-Ray player; LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW dual layer drive; Logitech Deluxe 250 USB keyboard, and Xtremegear Optical USB 3-button mouse. Microsoft Windows XP Professional w/ Service Pack 3 is pre-loaded

The Power Mega 1000 has a MSRP of $1,469. It can be customized with numerous component options including a wide range of displays to complete the system. All CyberPower computer systems come with a 3-year warranty and toll-free life-time technical support.


Microsoft offers Computer Training To Unemployed

Microsoft Corp. announced Monday it would be giving away more than 30,000 vouchers over the next 90 days to help unemployed people in Washington state get new computer skills.This is good to here that at the time of recession where we here only news about firing the employees , some people might be getting traned professionally. This oppurtunity is given by Microsoft to the people of Washington.

These vouchers will avail them computer class at free of cost. And they can avail this training Online or in person and take Microsoft certification exams at no or low cost.

"When this downturn ends, we will need more skilled workers ready to enter the job market. Microsoft's generosity will provide thousands of men and women the skills they need to work with the software that runs our businesses," Gregoire, Gov. Seattle, said.

Brad Smith, Microsoft senior vice president and general counsel, said the company also is excited about the public-private partnership because it will help both people and businesses.

"This program is all about equipping people with the new skills they'll need to get a job in the changing economy," Smith said.


Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 test Version Released.

Microsoft Exchange server 2010 is the next big thing from the Microsoft and it is going to launch the test version on this wednesday , marking the developments in the technology which is used by more than 65% of te businessess worldwide to run their email systems.

Well Google and other internet players are being a huge threat to microsoft, Microsoft is making a slow move towards internet for distrobuting some of their products. Looking on Exchange Server 2010 we have some added features or say innovative features included.including the ability to "mute" streams of e-mail, or opt out of conversations of limited interest to the recipient.

Microsoft's Office 2010 is expected to be available in the first half of 2010
It has a function to transcribe voice messages sent to the computer.

The new system also offers a range of tips to avoid embarrassment or wasting time, by warning users before they send mail to large distribution groups, to out-of-office recipients or to people outside the organisation, which Microsoft hopes will protect against information leaks and reduce unnecessary e-mail messages.


Tech Mahindra wins bid for Satyam

Monday, April 13, 2009

Techmahindra has won the race of the satyam Bid.Well the satyam bidding race has finally comes to an end. There were many allegations like satyam was not transperent with their financial matters and other capabilitites of the organization which made spice group to back off from the race.
Techmahindra has now completely acquired satyam.Tech Mahindra bid for Satyam at Rs 58per share, while Larsen & Toubro, the other player in the fray, bid at Rs 49.50 per share.

Tech Mahindra will have to pay Rs 1757 crore (USD 351 million) for 31% at Rs 58 per share, whereas for the total 51% stake the company will have to pay Rs 2,890 crore. The company will make an open offer at Rs 58 per share. American Depository Share (ADS) holders are expected to be able to take part in the open offer. The announcement of the open offer will happen within four working days of the Company Law Board (CLB) approval. Tech Mahindra will issue a public offer within 55 days of public announcement. The CLB said it will respond within 24 hours of Satyam filing affidavit. Satyam will now have a market capitalization of Rs 5,666 crore on expanded equity.

Sources in Tech Mahindra said there were no second thoughts on Satyam bid yet. The board meeting will happen on Sunday to consider the bid price. Sources further stated that there is no decision yet on partnering with private equity (PE) firms. The company has offers from two PE firms for the joint bid. Sources also said that the company has sufficient funding to bid alone.


Does YouTube actually make any money?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

While the video sharing website is so phenomenally popular that it has become the second biggest search engine in the world – there's still precious little information on whether the money is rolling in.

While parent company Google has to divulge certain financial details thanks to its publicly-traded status, it remains highly secretive about the numbers produced by its individual business units.

That's where Spencer Wang, an analyst with Credit Suisse, steps in. By Wang's estimates, the video site is due to lose $470m this year – an incredible amount for a website that Google bought for $1.65bn just two and a half years ago.

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Microsoft adds Windows version for cheap servers

Microsoft announced a new server for small businesses this is the news according to ZDNETASIA
The latter is a bundle of Windows Server and Exchange, among other things, for businesses with 50 or fewer people while the new product, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, is only the operating system and is aimed at single-processor servers with fewer than 15 users.



Google Aims for General Elections India

General Elections are the biggest thing which is going to come up this summer. People have very less information about all the constituancies. Now Google india is helping out people by providing some valuable information about the upcoming Elections through their dedicated website.The website that would provide information to the voters about their constituency and the candidates, is available both in English and Hindi. Earlier there was a site announced by Yahoo for the same purpose.

A voter may visit the Google India elections centre by logging onto After first selecting his or her constituency and viewing the location on a Google Map, the voter may examine data highlighting - for instance - any changes in literacy, poverty and employment rates in the constituency since the previous general election. The voter may then consider the educational credentials and attendance record of his or her current Member of Parliament and some of the qualifications of those candidates contesting in this year’s election.

Voter can also search for his or her name in the voter rolls to confirm his or her registration and to receive information about the accompanying polling station. According to Shailesh Rao, managing director, Google India, “Being an informed voter is a prerequisite for the healthy functioning of India’s democracy. While this is especially true during all elections cycles, we have this year observed many initiatives that have sought to promote access to election-related information in India. Keeping in mind our global mission of organising the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful, we have created this elections centre to highlight some of the most important information available to voters in India today. Indian voters have the right to information about their constituencies and candidates, and we are confident that the website will yield a positive change in voting patterns during the upcoming general elections.”


what is WEB 3.0 ?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Web 3.0 this is the new thing into the Internet Era. Web 3.0 is bring new revolution to the internet industry or internet market or internet usage, this is what experts talk about. We heard about Web 2.0, Web 1.0, Web 3.0 what are all these have ever imagined , i mean the guys who doesn't know about these things. Have you ever imagined some 5 to 6 years back that you can shop something on internet or can you share information on internet or Concept called Social Networking which drove people crazy on the internet world.Well these all things are categorised based on web 1.0, web 2.0, web 3.0. Now i want to share my knowledge what are all these....

Imagine you want to watch a movie and you want spicy food in yours hands when watching a movie and you need a cab for going to the movie theater. Then you need to visit n number of sites for getting information on all these things. But in Web 3.0 you can this information on a single click that is what experts say. Well this is just an example there are lot more things in Web 3.0.

Berners-Lee's(who invented WWW in 1989) vision of the future Web is similar to the concept of Web 3.0. It's called the Semantic Web.

Well internet guru's say that Web 3.0 is one which acts like your secratary who knows everything what you required. I mean it knows what you want and access all the internet to answer your question.The basic thing i can say is Web 3.0 is all about using internet to make connection with information where as web 2.0 is used for making connections between people.

The basic thing is Web 3.0 will understand the data on the web. Well it is like microsoft is developing a search engine which gives the results based on relationship between the words. I mean it just not gives the serach results just by comparing the words but it gives the result based on understanding the content.

Speaking on the approaches of Web 3.0 they say that internet maintaing a uniqueness between the users. i think it will create a unique id for each profile searching on the internet and results will come according the profile. Services like TiVO and Pandora provide individualized content based on user input, but they both rely on a trial-and-error approach that isn't as efficient as what the experts say Web 3.0 will be.

Some experts believe that the foundation for Web 3.0 will be application programming interfaces (APIs). An API is an interface designed to allow developers to create applications that take advantage of a certain set of resources. Many Web 2.0 sites include APIs that give programmers access to the sites' unique data and capabilities. For example, Facebook's API allows developers to create programs that use Facebook as a staging ground for games, quizzes, product reviews and more.

One Web 2.0 trend that could help the development of Web 3.0 is the mashup. A mashup is the combination of two or more applications into a single application. For example, a developer might combine a program that lets users review restaurants with Google Maps. The new mashup application could show not only restaurant reviews, but also map them out so that the user could see the restaurants' locations. Some Internet experts believe that creating mashups will be so easy in Web 3.0 that anyone will be able to do it.

This is a bit of information which i am sharing about the web 3.0 but i say that web 3.0 is lot more than what i said till now. we need to keanly observe the market giants how they are changing towards web 3.0 .


$70 Million Cloud Computing Facility by SAS

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cloud computing this is word which might look strange to some people as they are not aware of this methodology . Cloud computing is Internet ("cloud") based development and use of computer technology ("computing").It is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualised resources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them. You can get more information on cloud computing by clicking this link.

Cloud computing users can avoid capital expenditure (CapEx) on hardware, software and services, rather paying a provider only for what they use

Well SAS, a business analytics software and services company, is going to set up a $70 million, 38,000 sq.ft cloud computing facility to provide the additional data-handling capacity needed to expand SAS’ OnDemand offerings and hosted solutions.

“This project is proof that, despite the down economy, SAS continues to grow and innovate,” said Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS. “The growing demand by our customers for hosted solutions has given us this opportunity to invest even further in North Carolina and the Cary community.” for desiging this project, more than 1000 people are involved and is built on LEED(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards

The facility will include two 10,000-square-foot server farms. Server Farm 1 is anticipated to be on-line mid-2010 and support growth for three to five years. Server Farm 2 will be constructed as a shell and will be populated with mechanical and electrical infrastructure once Server Farm 1 reaches 80 per cent capacity.



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