U.S. software company Pivotal acquires Toronto’s Xtreme Labs for $65M

Pivotal Inc., a U.S. software company focused on the Web, has just bought Toronto's Xtreme Labs Inc., its first acquisition. On Oct. 2, Calif.-based Pivotal announced it was going to buy Xtreme Labs

Published on: October 7th, 2013 Candice So

Collaboration focuses on virtual storage for SMBs

SAN FRANCISCO – Virtualization solutions vendor VMware and its parent company, EMC Corp., have announced plans to collaborate on new server-based storage infrastructure with an initial focus on VDI, test & dev and disaster recovery in small

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

VMware finding market for virtualization with SMBs

SAN FRANCISCO – Virtualization: it’s not just for the enterprise anymore. VMware is taking virtualization to the small and medium-sized business (SMB) segment. About 40 per cent of the over 22,000 attendees at

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Enterprise vendors must know how to triage before marketing to SMBs

Although it is absolutely true in marketing that you can't be all things to all people, it is equally true that sometimes you need to expand the range of customers you are targeting

Published on: April 22nd, 2013 Francis Moran

SecureKey teams up with Dell for private cloud expansion

Toronto's SecureKey Technologies has picked Dell to help build its private cloud-based authentication platform for mobile commerce and e-commerce businesses.Dell servers, switches, security and storage solutions will be used tobuild the cloud system

Published on: September 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

VMware gets tentacles into cloud storage with Project Octopus

VMware is offering a private-cloud based platform for document sharing and device syncing that could rival  Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive by giving companies more control over their data.The product, called Project Octopus Beta, gives access to

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Tim Greene

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

vSphere5 boasts host of updates

VSphere 5.0, the latest iteration of VMware's "Cloud Operating System,"boasts a wealth of updates, including new tools to manage fleets of VMs, and vast tiers of virtualized, vMotion-enabled storage links.Since storage powerhouse EMC

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Tom Henderson

Citrix acquisition shows desktop virtualization for SMBs too

Citrix Systems Inc. has completed its acquisition of Kaviza, makers of VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) -in-a-Box, giving the company and its partners one more asset in the desktop virtualization and small medium business

Published on: May 25th, 2011 Harmeet Singh and Robert Dutt

Edmonton manufacturer claws back from nightmare IT environment

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Argus Machine Company has made custom parts and pipeline threading in Canada for oil and gas fields since 1958. But in three buildings totaling 100,000 square feet, unreliable, piecemeal

Published on: July 20th, 2010 David Papp

Child-proof your home office PC

Having kids is a blessing. But having kids mess with your PC can be, well, a curse. If they're little, you've got to worry about things like Playdough in the DVD drive, spilled

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Easy ways small shops can benefit big time from virtualization

Small companies are always seeking ways to save a buck and, for many, making IT services more robust is often not a high priority. Virtualization is often seen as a feature of fancy,

Published on: August 7th, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Google, VMware, Amazon, Skytap – what Cloud vendor’s service reigns supreme?

When putting your systems in the cloud, a few options are available depending on exactly what you want to put there and for how long. Although each vendor offers essentially the same service-a

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Jarina D'Auria,

Cheap or free virtualization tools that work wonders for small firms

Free whitepaper with registration: Rethinking Virtualization Management Improves ROI As the virtualization wave washes over datacentre after datacentre, it almost seems that small businesses have been left high and dry. And with licenses

Published on: March 6th, 2009 Paul Venezia