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Volume 8, Number 29 -- August 7, 2008
The Unix Guardian is taking a hiatus next week. We will resume publishing on August 21.
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Sun Carbon Copies Another Q4 and Fiscal Year
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While the company has the technical chops to compete with the best of the server and operating system makers left in the world, for whatever reason Sun Microsystems does not seem to have the marketing team, sales force, reseller channel, and price/performance advantages to turn that very good engineering work into increased sales and profits. The ending to fiscal 2008 on June 31 was a virtual carbon copy of the prior year's fourth quarter and full year, with some wiggling here and there in terms of sales and profits. But Sun has not pushed ahead financially as many inside and outside the company had expected--and an even larger number of investors had hoped. READ MORE >

Q&A with IBM's Ross Mauri: Talking Power Systems and Power7
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Back in early 2006, one of the up-and-coming executives at IBM was tapped to become the general manager of the company's fast-growing pSeries Unix server and workstation business line. Two reorganizations and two years later, and that executive, Ross Mauri, a graduate of Marist College--one of the hotbeds of academic mainframia--who aspired once to merely be an MVS systems programmer at Big Blue, found himself in charge of a very big piece of IBM. Perhaps the most important part, too. READ MORE >


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Sun Delivers AMP Stack for Solaris and Linux, Windows Coming
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Just after IT Jungle went on hiatus for a little rest and relaxation in the hot New York City summer, Sun Microsystems announced a so-called AMP stack--short for Apache, MySQL, and Perl/Python/PHP--for the Solaris and Linux operating systems. READ MORE >


As I See It: Babes in Broadband
by Victor Rozek

A couple of years back, my wife got frustrated with our glacially slow Internet connection and called Qwest, our telephone service provider, to see if anything could be done--preferably before the next millennium. After spending the obligatory eon in automated phone-support hell, then being shuffled to an assortment of earnest but useless people, she was finally dumped on the marketing department. READ MORE >



 

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SAP Profits Under Pressure in Q2, Software Prices Get Jacked
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

German application software giant SAP reported its financial results for its second quarter of 2008, and the company is being hit pretty hard by the dollar-euro exchange rate that has been propping up multinational IT suppliers based in the United States in recent years. That has put profits under pressure, as have expenses related to the roll out of new product lines, and that has forced SAP to do what software companies do in such times: raise prices. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• VMware's Sales Up 54 Percent in Q2, ESX Server 3i Hypervisor Now Free

• Yankee Group Says Server Virtualization Adoption Is Accelerating

• SAP Shuts Down TomorrowNow Support Biz

• IBM Reaches Out to Midmarket Business Partners

• IBM Shells Out $340 Million for ILOG's Business Rules and Supply Chain Tools


 

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


 
Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Dan Olds, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
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The Four Hundred
Q&A with IBM's Ross Mauri: Talking Power Systems and Power7

IBM's Q2 Server Sales: Let's Do Some Math

IBM Creates a New Security PTF Group for i Operating Systems

Mad Dog 21/21: Newtonian Economics

Gartner Is Projecting a Decline in IT Hiring This Year

The Linux Beacon
What the Heck Is the Midrange, Anyway?

Intel Talks Up Larrabee X64-Based Graphics Engine

IBM's Q2 Server Sales: Let's Do Some Math

As I See It: Babes in Broadband

Gartner Is Projecting a Decline in IT Hiring This Year

Four Hundred Stuff
Paperless System Brings Unexpected Benefits to Power Company

LogRhythm Partners with PowerTech to Support i OS Log Data

Profound Debuts Graphical Admin Interface for Web-Enabled Apps

Correction: WebFacing Lives On, in HIS and HATS

RJS' WebDocs Gets Google-ized

Big Iron
Unisys: Crunch for the Last of the BUNCH

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Tell Me About Your Exports

So That's What My Database Looks Like

Admin Alert: Moving i5/OS Resources on the Fly

System i PTF Guide
August 2, 2008: Volume 10, Number 31

July 26, 2008: Volume 10, Number 30

July 19, 2008: Volume 10, Number 29

July 12, 2008: Volume 10, Number 28

July 5, 2008: Volume 10, Number 27

June 28, 2008: Volume 10, Number 26

The Windows Observer
What Art Thou, Midori?

Microsoft Works to Put the Clamps on 'Exploit Wednesday'

Yahoo Shareholder Meeting Anti-Climactic

Gartner Is Projecting a Decline in IT Hiring This Year

Microsoft to Buy DATAllegro for Data Warehouse Appliances

Four Hundred Monitor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sun Carbon Copies Another Q4 and Fiscal Year

Q&A with IBM's Ross Mauri: Talking Power Systems and Power7

Sun Delivers AMP Stack for Solaris and Linux, Windows Coming

As I See It: Babes in Broadband

SAP Profits Under Pressure in Q2, Software Prices Get Jacked

But Wait, There's More:

VMware's Sales Up 54 Percent in Q2, ESX Server 3i Hypervisor Now Free . . . Yankee Group Says Server Virtualization Adoption Is Accelerating . . . SAP Shuts Down TomorrowNow Support Biz . . . IBM Reaches Out to Midmarket Business Partners . . . IBM Shells Out $340 Million for ILOG's Business Rules and Supply Chain Tools . . .


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