PlateSpin survives serial acquisition

Toronto virtualization management and recovery systems developer PlateSpin Ltd. was at the top of its game when its orbit caught the eye of networking pioneer Novell. Founded in 2003, PlateSpin specialized in tools

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Global IT spending by SMBs up 15 per cent in first quarter

Small and medium-sized businesses are spending more money on IT, including adopting tablets, cloud services and virtualization to a greater extent, according to Spiceworks' State of SMB IT survey. IT budgets at companies with

Published on: May 8th, 2012

SMBs to outpace enterprise in adoption of virtualization, server virtualization

According to a recent survey conducted by disaster recovery and data protection solutions provider Acronis Inc., small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) around the world are planning to adopt server virtualization in 2012

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Computerworld India Staff

Beware of cloud ‘open-washing’ says Red Hat

Open source software company Red Hat Inc., believes that companies like VMware Inc., and Microsoft Corp., are skewing the definition of open cloud by claiming that their virtualization products are open when in

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

How to pick a server for your small business

So, your business has grown large enough that you need your first server. Congratulations! Acquiring a server is a big decision, so some trepidation is understandable. This guide will explain the basic principles

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Michael Brown

Did Microsoft leak attack code for critical Windows bug?

Hackers who posted a barebones proof-of-concept attack for a critical Windows vulnerability may have obtained some of the code from Microsoft or one of its antivirus partners, the bug's finder said today.Luigi Auriemma,

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

tuCloud challenges Microsoft’s OnLive service

Less than a week after Microsoft put its foot down on OnLive's virtual desktop solution for allegedly violating its licensing standards, tuCloud capitalized by releasing its own product, taking a few jabs at

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Colin Neagle

Canadian startups vie for the spotlight at CEBIT 2012

HANOVER, Germany – They are all sitting in designated areas around a mid-sized booth with a sign that says, “Canada begins here,” but the local startup firms attending CEBIT this year are hoping

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Shane Schick

Data deluge preventing businesses from meeting service agreements

Extreme amounts of data now being backed up by companies are preventing them from fulfilling service level agreements, according to a recent survey released by security software firm Symantec Corp.In a poll of

Published on: February 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Google and VMware most active in software firm acquisition for 2011

While the world has been distracted by HP's baffling $10.2 billion purchase of Autonomy and Microsoft's surprising $9 billion buy of Skype, EMC/VMware and Google have been snapping up dozens of software companies

Published on: November 16th, 2011 Julie Bort

Whatever happened to last year’s IT start-ups to watch?

Last year, Network World identified a group of tech start-ups poised to develop innovative technology for a new age of cloud computing, virtualization and mobility. Nearly one year later, several of the companies

Published on: September 12th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

Consider converging SAN and LAN to save money, boost productivity

Today's workers want faster computing speeds and more storage,management wants it all under budget, and IT professionals arescrambling to save money and improve productivity.The tools of choice to achieve these goals are typically

Published on: September 8th, 2011 Mike Hronek

Google trims product offerings

Google is trimming its offerings, following a season of big changes for the Internet search leader.The company over the next few months will shut down a number of products and merge others into

Published on: September 6th, 2011 Christina DesMarais

5 tips for secure cloud computing

By David Ridout    Risks of the cloud have recently become an issue with well-publicized failures in popular public cloud services.   Organizations are thus under more pressure than ever to evaluate their management

Published on: August 30th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff