Ballmer befuddled, SMB market watchers buoyant about Oracle-Sun merger

The news may have befuddled Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and blindsided IBM, but Oracle Corp.'s decision to acquire Sun Microsystems for US$7.4 billion has been mostly welcomed by SMB market watchers in Canada.It

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes and Brian Jackson

Sun reorganizes, cuts up to 18 percent of workforce

The cuts will affect between 5,000 and 6,000 employees. Sun is also reorganizing its software division, a move it said stands as "a recognition of the comprehensive role software plays in the company's

Published on: November 14th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus

HP’s portable data centre no gimmick

Hewlett-Packard became the latest vendor to announce a "mini-data center" housed in a shipping container, which can provide a way for companies to add compute capacity when power and cooling systems in their

Published on: July 17th, 2008 James Niccolai

MySQL buy will help Sun shine brighter in database market

Sun Microsystems will pay US$1 billion for Swedish software company MySQL, whose open-source database is used for some of the most widely visited Web sites in the world. Sun said the deal will

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Sun, Intel forge enterprise alliance around Xeon and Solaris

Speaking via a Webcast from San Francisco, Sun Microsystems president and CEO Jonathan Schwartz said the partnership would represent a huge boost for Solaris, which he said once faced the same fate as

Published on: February 11th, 2007 Briony Smith

IBM takes on HP, Sun with blade system

IBM has thrown its weight into the latest battle among hardware vendors by introducing the next generation of its BladeCenter Systems. “No issue is more front and centre today than the cost of

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Sun gives its ‘hardware centric’ iForce program an overhaul

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Sun Microsystems has created a new partner program in a bid to broaden the way partners and customers view the company and its products.Replacing the existing iForce program, Sun

Published on: August 17th, 2006 Buket Oktem