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Sun Asks ISVs Why They Love Solaris
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It's a new year, and it always takes a while for the year to warm up. Aside from some big acquisitions, a few server announcements, and the tanking of the world's stock markets, the news in the IT sector has been thin. So this is a good time for vendors to get in touch with their customers and to reach out to their communities through the press and blogosphere to get a story out there that might not rise above the crackle and roar of a busy week. READ MORE >

Weak Dollar, Services, and Power6 Give IBM a Solid Fourth Quarter
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

After pre-announcing on last Monday morning that it would have better than expected profits in its fourth quarter, giving Wall Street a helping hand as it tries to climb up the steep cliff it has tumbled off in recent weeks, IBM reported its full and official financial results for the quarter last Thursday afternoon after the market closed and after The Unix Guardian was already on press. This turns out to be one of the best quarters IBM has turned in during the past decade, in terms of both revenue and profit growth. READ MORE >


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IBM Aims for Server Expansion in 2008
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

For the past several years, I have ended each work year by attending a server technology conference hosted by UBS, which typically draws the top brass from the major server divisions of the tier one server makers. This year, because of the high cost of putting on the event, UBS decided to not do it. But some of the server makers did attend the Global Technology Conference in San Francisco hosted by Lehman Brothers in December. One of them was IBM, and Bill Zeitler, the senior vice president in charge of Systems and Technology Group, had some interesting things to say. READ MORE >


SOA Remains Hard to Define, but Projects on the Rise
by Dan Burger

The concept of service oriented architecture (SOA) remains a slippery fish to grasp. For many people, SOA defies an accurate and meaningful description. Some deny that it is anything new. It can be said that it entails new standards-based ways of tying business processes together, another way of saying interoperability, and that is perhaps its most valuable benefit. Not being able to precisely describe it doesn't stand in the way of people claiming to know it when they see it. READ MORE >



 

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The Rumor Mill on IBM's Impending Platform Announcements
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

A year ago, when it was just becoming clear that IBM was going to take longer to get its Power6-based server platforms to market than many had expected, there were plenty of rumors going around when IBM would get its revamped System i and System p iron and their respective i5/OS V6R1 and AIX 6.1 operating systems to market. As we headed into summer, mainframe customers heard that the new z6-based machines were coming, and they held back spending, too. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• The X64 Chip Makers Show Financial Improvement in Q4

• StarNet Adds AIX and Solaris/X64 Support to X Windows Server

• Dell Launches New, Power-Efficient Blade Servers

• A Little More Color on IBM's Q4 2007 Server Sales

• Server Reseller OHC Expands into Services, Softchoice Expands into the U.S.


 

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Dan Olds, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
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The Four Hundred
Weak Dollar, Services, and Power6 Give IBM a Solid Fourth Quarter

IBM Aims for Server Expansion in 2008, Including System i Reincarnation

Readers Riff on the 2008 System i Wish List

Sun Casts a $1 Billion Net to Catch MySQL

The Rumor Mill on IBM's Impending Platform Announcements

The Linux Beacon
Dell Launches New, Power-Efficient Blade Servers

Sun Casts a $1 Billion Net to Catch MySQL

Weak Dollar, Services, and Power6 Give IBM a Solid Fourth Quarter

IBM Aims for Server Expansion in 2008, Including System i Reincarnation

The X64 Chip Makers Show Financial Improvement in Q4

Four Hundred Stuff
AURA Equipments Beats IBM to the Punch with DB2/400 Engine for MySQL

IBM Sets Sights on Microsoft and SMB with Linux/Domino Combos

Mirroring/400 Considers Move Into U.S. Market

VAI Debuts System i Consultation Services

RJS Updates Document Management Software

Big Iron
CA Offers Mainframe Software Bundles and Freebie Services

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
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The Windows Observer
Microsoft Moves to Solidify Virtualization Offerings

Microsoft to IBM: Tolerate PSI Mainframes or Quit Europe

Dell Launches New, Power-Efficient Blade Servers

E-Government Program Unveiled by Microsoft

Microsoft Rains on IBM's Lotusphere Parade

Four Hundred Monitor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sun Asks ISVs Why They Love Solaris

Weak Dollar, Services, and Power6 Give IBM a Solid Fourth Quarter

IBM Aims for Server Expansion in 2008

SOA Remains Hard to Define, but Projects on the Rise

The Rumor Mill on IBM's Impending Platform Announcements

But Wait, There's More:

The X64 Chip Makers Show Financial Improvement in Q4 . . . StarNet Adds AIX and Solaris/X64 Support to X Windows Server . . . Dell Launches New, Power-Efficient Blade Servers . . . A Little More Color on IBM's Q4 2007 Server Sales . . . Server Reseller OHC Expands into Services, Softchoice Expands into the U.S. . . .


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