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Canesta announced its collaboration with Hitachi to create a television that can be controlled by open-air hand gestures, rather than by the familiar hand-held remote control. The prototype, which uses a tiny Canesta 3D sensor for gesture recognition and a Hitachi TV can be controlled ...
Adobe and Intel plan to collaborate on porting Adobe’s Flash widgetry to Intel’s Media Processor CE 3100, a way to put Flash-enhanced web content and rich Flash applications on television. The chip is bound for cable set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, digital TVs and retail-connected...
We now have the second iconic moment of the Bush presidency. This is how he'll be remembered, if only because shoes seem to be so psychologically powerful: Khrushchev is remembered in this country for pounding his shoe on the UN's lectern, and Adlai Stevenson is remembered for the hole...
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a way to deliver software and services on-demand from the web and by subscription rather than a one-time upfront cost. SaaS is truly changing the way people access services and software, and is rapidly moving software applications completely online. At t...
Virtualization has become a critical part of Enterprise IT strategy. Why and how has it become one of the most important change agents in our industry? To answer these questions I had the good fortune recently to be able to speak to a select group of top IT industry executives who join...
Is there a market for YouTube for business? We'll soon all find out, because Google is now offering a new Video tag to Premier Edition users of Google Apps - allowing for the easy embedding of videos in internal Web pages, along with functionality allowing for comment on videos, add d...
Yahoo and Intel have partnered to go into the widget business together and create a web-enabled interactive TV channel populated with picture-in-a-picture RIA widgetry like Flickr, Blockbuster, Twitter, e-mail, Yahoo Finance, eBay auctions, news and sports.
Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, Citrix CTO Simon Crosby, Egenera CTO Pete Manca, Allen Stewart, Group Manager, Windows Virtualization at Microsoft, and Brian Duckering, Sr. Director of Products and Alliances at Symantec were the top industry executives who joined Jeremy Geelan in the 4th Fl...
A new API is supposed to integrate LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 5.2 into environments that haven’t been able to do bare metal provisioning of Windows, Red Hat, Novell, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora or Asianux on physical systems or virtual machines before. The rev also features single-comma...
Apple telling the press that the state of its CEO's health is a 'private matter' was like waving a red cape in front of a bull. Within hours Fortune and the New York Times were reporting that the 53-year-old cancer survivor probably wasn't dying - as everyone had surmised by his emacia...
Parallels CEO Serguei Beloussov sent around his response to Microsoft's surprise release of Hyper-V last week: 'While he figures it'll lower the barriers to server virtualization adoption - and tear a piece out of VMware's hide - 'the breath of 20 deployments will still be fairly narro...
Schematic announced its development of a Web video player anchoring NBC's online coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on NBCOlympics.com on MSN. The announcement was made by Perkins Miller, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, NBC Sports and Olympics, and Trevor Kaufman, CEO of ...
Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8 is the gold standard in complete Windows system recovery allowing businesses and IT to recover from system loss or disasters in minutes, even to dissimilar hardware and virtual environments. Helping IT administrators meet recovery time objectives,...
Today, it is not uncommon to narrow the general definition of virtualization down to just servers or possibly servers and storage. In this session learn how a total virtualization solution should encompass a much larger range of capabilities and entities. The ultimate goal of virtualiz...
2008 is going to be an important year for Rich Internet Applications. Most organizations are delivering or planning to deliver Rich Internet Applications; however, at the same time, most IT managers are facing a dilemma: which Rich Internet Application technology and platform to use? T...
This session will illustrate how service-orientation brings about the ability for organizations to see changes in business processes reflected quickly in their business systems by discussing real-world applications of SOA as applied to supply-chain management.
The success of SOA runs two ways. SOA serves as the catalyst for organizational change, yet an organization must be ready to embrace these new dimensions opened up by SOA. The latest survey data shows most organizations are just starting on their SOA journeys. Why do enterprises set ou...
NEC Corporation of America announced new system continuity software solutions, with aggressive pricing, designed to drive adoption of best-practice high availability solutions for virtual systems and extend NEC's 40-plus percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) in the North America...
Virtualization has taken hold in the data center, addressing some of the most pressing issues customers face including excessive power and cooling, and low server utilization. But this is only the first wave of virtualization and only addresses the server. What's next? Enter 'Virtualiz...
Software AG is an independent provider of Business Infrastructure Software. Their 4,000 global customers achieve measurable business results by modernizing and automating their IT systems and rapidly building new systems and processes to meet growing business demands. Software AG's pro...
I/O is a key element of server architecture, but its virtualization is only now starting to be addressed. Without I/O virtualization, the amount, type and physical connectivity of server I/O are all fixed. In order to achieve true flexibility in server usage, these fixed resources must...
Citrix is losing its sales boss John Burris to one of the open source contingent's few publicly traded companies, the struggling Sourcefire, creator of Snort, the security software, whose $15 IPO price has pretty been shaved in half since its debut in March of 2007.
Nastel is a recognized market leader in providing solutions for application performance monitoring and management. Nastel's solutions empower IT teams to consistently assure high performance and availability of business applications. Nastel's AutoPilot Suite of software rapidly identif...
What is BPEL? What is XPDL? How are they different? What is the best use for each? What is BPMN, and why should I care? Which of these are primarily designed to help IT at a technical level, and which help an organization at a business level? Amongst the flurry of BPM and Web services ...
This presentation discusses the role of databases in a service-oriented architecture. The speaker will discuss a scalable architecture for databases that are at the core of: Enterprise applications (including online transaction processing, data warehousing, business intelligence, Inter...
Apple is supposed to unveil its next-generation 3G iPhone Monday, June 9 at its Worldwide Developers Conference. An iPhone Apps Store, peddling Apple-approved third-party applications for a 30% cut of the proceeds, is also expected to debut. The new iPhone reportedly has GPS support.
SYS-CON Media Website (www.sys-con.com) and email servers were affected from Saturday's explosion at The Planet hosting facility together with 9,000 servers which belonged to more than 7,500 customers. SYS-CON has been hosting its image server and email servers at the facility. At the ...
Development of service-oriented environments is an evolutionary process for organizations of all sizes. The architecture and design decisions made by system architects and developers will impact manageability and flexibility of service infrastructures. Efficient management of loosely-c...
The activity and interest around virtualization in '07 including the VMware IPO and Citrix acquisition of XenSource is indicative of the importance of virtualization as the leading technology of the 21st century. At a time when the market was headed decidedly south, the VMware IPO emer...
Just as we have become dependent on oil as an energy resource, we have also become dependent on a single vendor solution for saving our digital history - in the form of our word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet documents. Last year, it was estimated that more than 90 percent o...
VMware has started certifying thin clients used with its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure aimed at replacing conventional PCs with virtual machines centralized in the data center and available to users from any device, reducing TCO, increasing IT's control and improving security as well ...
As CFML developers start to learn Java and move into the realm of Spring and Hibernate, it is very important to stop and ask 'What Is ColdFusion?'. ColdFusion, since CFMX, has been a J2EE application running within a J2EE server (JRun, JBoss, Tomcat, Websphere, etc.). This is important...
Zapatec introduced the Zapatec AJAX E-mail Client, the second in a series of self-contained modules designed for integration into Web 2.0 applications. Zapatec's AJAX E-mail Client enables developers to add needed web-based e-mail functionality to their applications, freeing them to fo...
DreamFace DataWidgets have gotten a lot of press lately, but what are Woodgets? DreamFace Interactive CEO, Olivier Poupeney gets specific about woodgets while presenting key differentiators of DreamFace's Web 2.0 Open Source Framework in his interview with Jeremy Geelan for SYS-CON.TV ...
Brightcove announced distribution partnerships with Bebo, Meebo, RockYou, Slide and Veoh, giving media companies new opportunities to expand the reach of their online video, while maintaining control over their content and advertising inventory. Now media companies using the Brightcove...
This was the first time I've included into the list of the RIA players a little known product called Curl. Even though this language was created in MIT, it's mainly used in Japan. I had a chance to spend an hour with Curl folks today, and it seems that this language may be a good fit ...
Sybase iAnywhere announced availability of support for Apple iPhone during the first international iPhone Developer Summit, colocated with AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East. Information Anywhere now enables IT organizations to provide secure delivery of Lotus Domino and Microsoft E...
More than 30 million mobile phone users in the Philippines now have access to the latest in mobile communications with a new video SMS service offered by Smart Communications (SMART) and built on NMS Communications' proven Video SMS solution. SMART, the leading wireless services provid...
Adobe earned $222.2 million, or 38 cents a share, up 21%, on record fourth-quarter revenues of $911.2 million, up 34% year-over-year, exceeding the company's revenue target of $860 million-$890 million. It attributed the results to Acrobat, its Creative Suite 3 products and momentum in...
The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), defender of the GPL's honor, said Monday that Xterasys Corporation, one of the companies it sued in November for not providing users with the source code to the GPL 2-protected Busybox Unix utilities as the license requires, has settled out of co...