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Curious to know what the Services on Server page looks like now?  Well, then this is the post for you.  Instead of just having the 6 or so services that you had in MOSS 2007, there are many more services listed on the Services on Server page.  Here is what your list might look like (pending changes of course).  Since the move to Service Applications, you will probably find yourself concentrating on this page as much, but it’s still there. Access Database Service Application Registry Service Business Data Connectivity Central Administration Document Conversion Launcher Service Document Conversion Load Balancing Service Excel Calculation Services Lotus Notes Connector Managed Metadata Web Service Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Incoming E-mail Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application Microsoft SharePo... (more)

US Senate Pushes EC on Oracle-Sun Merger

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer The United States Senate waded into the Oracle-Sun imbroglio Tuesday. Fifty-nine senators from both sides of the aisle led by one-time presidential hopeful John Kerry (D-Mass) and perennial presidential pretender Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) signed a letter to the European Commission asking it to wrap up its investigation of the Oracle-Sun merger as soon as possible pleading Sun's precarious financial position and its inability to continue to employ thousands of people endlessly under current conditions. The senators - there are only a hundred of them - tried reasoning proportion with the EC saying, "It is our understanding the Commission is concerned about competition in the database software market. However, we have been informed by Sun Microsystems that their subsidiary, which competes in this specific market, generates only €17 million in... (more)

Has Cloud Finally "Crossed the Chasm" in IT?

Every year, our friends at ESG post results of their annual Spending Intentions Survey, indicating where many businesses are likely to spend their IT dollars over the coming year. Recently Steve Duplessie posted an article on his blog entitled Cloud – The Cost Containment Strategy that concludes cloud has finally “crossed the chasm” in IT. According to preliminary data, cloud represents the largest % projected spending increase for 2012 IT initiatives– a very exciting turn. Truth is, cloud storage addresses long-standing IT priorities, with three of these priorities topping the list nearly every year: Improving backup and recovery: Tapes and offsite backup continue to be a struggle and do not offer the reliability or recovery times that many businesses demand. Moving off-site backups to the cloud improves the recoverability of backups without tape or dedicated infr... (more)

Eighteen Open Source Content Management Systems (Part 3)

This is the third blog post in a series of blog posts about open source Content Management Systems (CMS). You can find the first two parts here (Part 1) and here (Part 2) . In the last article in this series we covered Xoops, Seotoaster, e107, Concrete5, and Typo3, five leading Content Management Systems. In this article we talk about the next five: MediaWiki, Moveable Type, dotCMS, Dotclear, and Zope/Plone.   11. Media Wiki MediaWiki is a PHP designed open source software wiki package, initially built for use on Wikipedia. Now it is used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki. The free software is available under the license of the GPL. It runs on a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) architecture. It’s designed to run on large server farms for websites that get mill... (more)

M2M News Weekly – Week of December 2, 2012

Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly Beijing plans to invest $800 million in the Internet of Things industry by 2015. The Ministry of Information and Technology estimates China's Internet of Things market will hit $80.3 billion by 2015, then double to 166 billion by 2020. Read Original Content The Vatican has decided to use an... (more)

Cloud Computing and DoD

You don’t have to convince government IT leaders of the smart new business models, efficiencies and performance enhancements available with cloud computing. Like IT professionals everywhere, federal technologists get it. But things are different in the federal community for many reasons. One is the way the nation governs IT, which flows directly from our Constitution (the executive branch has key roles and a central authority (the President), but the Legislative branch funds, and of course passes laws, while the Judicial branch interprets and rules on those laws). Combined those factors make the IT world in the federal space very different. Then on top of that, federal IT leaders serve some very unique missions. So when it comes to new approaches to IT, like Cloud Computing, it can take a while to get moving. The good news is that federal IT leaders have been reasonin... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of June 2, 2013

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly Hospitals in Japan and China are testing a smartphone-sized handheld RFID reader designed to reduce medication errors and potentially save lives.  The reader is used with an RFID patient wristband.  Read Original Content Many government agencies are automating workflow using enterprise content management (ECM) software.  GovLoop provides an infographic breaking down the processes of ECM.  Rea... (more)

On the Growing Impact of Google Fiber

In our continuing coverage of Google Fiber, this post will center on the growing reach of Google Fiber and the work of American cities to beat Google Fiber to the connectivity chase. To read our first blog post on the subject, follow this link, “On the Growing Importance of Google Fiber”. If you live in and around the Austin, Texas area, Google Fiber has a wonderful surprise for you. Recently voted on and announced by the Austin, Texas city council, Google Fiber will roll out its 1 gig connectivity service to 100 locations in and around Austin for free. The move will empower Austin, Texas non-profits and community organizations with the “100 times faster Internet”. The journey for Google Fiber to reach Austin, Texas has been a long one fraught with setbacks, lawsuits, complaints and legal filings designed to slow and shut down the 1000mbps solution. As noted by Angie... (more)

HGST Ships Fastest, Highest Capacity 15K RPM 12Gb/S SAS Hard Drives For Mission-Critical 24/7 Applications

New, 2.5-inch 600GB Ultrastar® C15K600 HDDs, and the Newly FIPS 140-2 Certified 12Gb/s SAS Ultrastar SSD, Complement HGST's Growing Line of Reliable, Enterprise-Class Storage Solutions for Improving Storage Density and Lowering Power in High-Performance Computing Environments LONDON, February 26th, 2014 - HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced that it is shipping a new family of high-performance, high-capacity, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), 15K RPM enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDD) - the Ultrastar C15K600 family. Delivering best-in-class performance and capacity in one streamlined solution, the new Ultrastar C15K600 family enables higher density and higher performing servers, blades and network storage arrays all while reducing space requirements, lowering cooling costs and improving total cost of ownership (TCO). Enterprise Deman... (more)

Garanti Bank Selects Paisley Enterprise GRC(R) Software for Internal Audit Management

NEW YORK and LONDON, October 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Garanti Bank has chosen Paisley Enterprise GRC(R) to manage its global internal audit business processes. Paisley Enterprise GRC, the industry leading GRC software solution from Thomson Reuters, was selected for its market-leading position in integrated governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) and its proven track record delivering best-in-class internal audit management solutions to large enterprise organizations. "Paisley Enterprise GRC includes the specific functionality we require to streamline and drive costs out of our internal audit business processes," said Osman Turgut, Head of Internal Audit, Garanti Bank. "The Paisley Enterprise GRC system will enable us to further enhance the efficiency and transparency of our internal audit processes and improve the effectiveness of our governance and risk processes." Gara... (more)

GE, Whirlpool and Others Launch Smart Green Grid Initiative Aimed at Including Smart Grid in Copenhagen Meetings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GE, Whirlpool Corporation and a number of other companies today announced the creation of a new collaborative effort aimed at demonstrating the role of smart grid technologies and practices in the achievement of climate change goals. Called the Smart Green Grid Initiative (SGGI), the effort will include educational events at the upcoming climate change meetings in Copenhagen. SGGI has been approved by the United Nations to be an official smart grid delegation to the Copenhagen meetings. SGGI will also be sponsoring educational events in the U.S. in the weeks preceding the meetings in Copenhagen. One of the groups that SGGI will work with in Copenhagen is the Pew Center Global Climate Change. "It is important that we look at all of the options that can help address and mitigate climate change," said Eileen Claussen,... (more)