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Volume 8, Number 20 -- May 22, 2008
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Global Sales Save HP's Financial Cookies in the Second Quarter
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hot on the heels of its proposed $13.9 billion acquisition of services pioneer and giant Electronic Data Systems last week, Hewlett-Packard duly reported its financials to Wall Street for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 ended April 30. And as it hinted a week ago, the numbers were a bit better than expected, with overall sales up 9.7 percent to $25.7 billion and net earnings rising by 15.9 percent to $2.06 billion. Thanks to share buybacks, HP was able to boost earnings per share by 23.1 percent to 80 cents a pop. READ MORE >

NYSE Euronext Trades Mainframes and Unix for Linux and X64
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As many a company has found out in recent years, merging with competitors in adjacent markets is a great way to build out the revenue stream and, if they execute well, even moreso for the profit stream if cost synergies can be identified and cuts made. When the very brick-and-mortar yet heavily computerized New York Stock Exchange bought the Archipelago online stock exchange in 2006, it was positioning itself for a more electronic future. And in 2007, the merger of the NYSE and Euronext exchanges brought together the two largest exchanges in America and Europe. It also created a mess in the data centers. READ MORE >


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Sun Updates VirtualBox with Native Solaris Support
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Server and operating system maker Sun Microsystems is probably best known for its Solaris Unix, even though its Java programming language is probably more well known than Sun itself--and not necessarily connected with Sun in the minds of end users, now that I think about it. Ditto for OpenOffice. And that will probably hold true for the company's recently acquired VirtualBox PC and server virtualization hypervisor, too, which Sun is building out after acquiring the program in February. READ MORE >


HP Ships Insight Dynamics for Managing Physical and Virtual Machines
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

After a short beta program that has been running since March, Hewlett-Packard has launched a set of virtualization-aware management tools called Insight Dynamics-VSE that can manage physical and virtual machines in a consistent way across many hypervisors and their operating systems and across its Integrity, ProLiant, and BladeSystem product lines. READ MORE >



 

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A Word Cloud of IBM Server Brand Names
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

A few weeks ago, I was admonished by a loyal reader of this newsletter that the rebranding of the System i and i5/OS platform was far from over. That while those of us in the i-ntelligentsia (that's my pun, not his, and I don't actually like it), by which I mean members of the reseller community, those in the press and analyst community, and those who sell applications for the i platform, may be up to speed with and maybe in some cases on page with what IBM has done, as for the actual customer base, this whole name game was far from over for the i crowd. Best I can figure, AIX shops and resellers really don't care. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• IDC Cautiously Reaffirms IT Spending Projections for 2008

• Aberdeen Ranks the Top 100 Tech Companies

• IBM Creates Value Packs for Power 570 and 595 Servers

• Oracle Snaps Up Insurance Software Specialist AdminServer

• SunGard to Boost DR Business with Acquisition of Strohl


 

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
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The Four Hundred
The Demographics of i Sales and Shipments

The i Edition of the BladeCenter S Finally Launches

HP More Than Doubles Services Biz with EDS Acquisition

Mad Dog 21/21: Saying No No No

A Word Cloud of IBM Server Brand Names

The Linux Beacon
NYSE Euronext Trades Mainframes and Unix for Linux and X64

Canonical Founder Calls for Synchronized Linux Releases

AMD Ships Low-Power Barcelonas as Two More Execs Exit

New and Updated Barcelona Boxes Debut from Sun

VMware Tweaks Virtualization Stack, Boasts of Greenness and Sales

Four Hundred Stuff
Symantec Combats Phishing with New Services Offering

BCD Slings a New C#-Based GUI with Catapult 7.0

SkyView and Innovatum Formalize Partnership with New Product

Profound Eliminates OLTP Requirement with Web Enablement Software

140 Apps and (Hopefully) Counting for i 6.1

Big Iron
NYSE Euronext Trades Mainframes and Unix for Linux and X64

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Writing Secure PHP Applications

Use PCOMM Scripts to Execute Remote PC Commands

Admin Alert: Things to Do When Adding Drives to a System

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The Windows Observer
Microsoft Patches Zero Day Flaw in Windows

HP More Than Doubles Services Biz with EDS Acquisition

Massive Expansion in Progress at Microsoft Data Centers

Microsoft Gives Customers a Break on New SMB Windows Packages

AMD Revises Opteron Roadmaps, Pushes Out Rev Gs

Four Hundred Monitor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Global Sales Save HP's Financial Cookies in the Second Quarter

NYSE Euronext Trades Mainframes and Unix for Linux and X64

Sun Updates VirtualBox with Native Solaris Support

HP Ships Insight Dynamics for Managing Physical and Virtual Machines

A Word Cloud of IBM Server Brand Names

But Wait, There's More:

IDC Cautiously Reaffirms IT Spending Projections for 2008 . . . Aberdeen Ranks the Top 100 Tech Companies . . . IBM Creates Value Packs for Power 570 and 595 Servers . . . Oracle Snaps Up Insurance Software Specialist AdminServer . . . SunGard to Boost DR Business with Acquisition of Strohl . . .


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