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  • August 21, 2006 21 Aug'06

    IBM spruces up storage line

    IBM floated a raft of announcements across its storage line, but analysts say they are still waiting for the updates stuck in the research phase.

  • August 17, 2006 17 Aug'06

    Systems management software may soon include RSS

    RSS has become popular for its ability to filter information on the internet. Now there is talk that RSS could be used in the datacentre.

  • August 15, 2006 15 Aug'06

    IBM looks to support SAP on mainframe

    IBM is investing £21m over the next five years to support SAP enterprise software on its System z mainframe platform.

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    IBM talks up voice-based biometric user verification

    IBM is developing software that could enable IT directors to deploy biometric user authentication systems based on voice recognition technology.

  • June 21, 2006 21 Jun'06

    Frozen chips run at 500GHz

    IBM is developing a chip freezing technology to allow microprocessors to run at vastly greater speeds.

  • June 15, 2006 15 Jun'06

    Sybase acquires Solonde

    Sybase has acquired German company Solonde to bolster its data integration offering to customers. With its purchase, Sybase aims to offer firms a more comprehensive view of their data from a bigger variety of sources.

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    Siebel will be the centrepiece of next-generation Oracle Fusion CRM

    Siebel CRM will be the centrepiece of Oracle’s next-generation Oracle Fusion customer relationship management (CRM) applications platform, the software giant said today (13 July).

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    Mega merger sparks IT integration race

    Dramatic cost savings through IT consolidation are at the heart of the planned merger of two of the world’s largest stock exchanges, but IT experts have raised doubts about the ambitious integration timescales.

  • June 09, 2006 09 Jun'06

    Apps integration and middleware market grows 7.1%

    The worldwide application integration and middleware software market was worth a total of $8.5bn (£5bn) last year, a 7.1% increase over 2004, said analyst Gartner.

  • June 06, 2006 06 Jun'06

    IBM develops tool to aid IT usage billing

    IBM has developed software to help IT directors track the use of computing assets across different types of systems.

  • June 05, 2006 05 Jun'06

    IBM introduces next-generation storage virtualisation software

    IBM is claiming that enhancements to its storage virtualisation engine software extend its reach to greater distances, greater speeds and a greater number of platforms.

  • June 01, 2006 01 Jun'06

    Cisco leads investors in storage virtualisation company

    NeoPath Networks, a provider of file storage virtualisation systems, has received £5.8m in a funding round that included participation by Cisco Systems.

  • May 26, 2006 26 May'06

    Verari drives new family of Fibre Channel storage arrays

    Verari Systems has announced the availability of its VS4000 family of storage systems featuring full front-end to back-end 4-gigabit Fibre Channel connectivity.

  • May 23, 2006 23 May'06

    IBM integrates Notes with SAP applications

    IBM has added SAP business software integration to two of its main productivity applications.

  • May 12, 2006 12 May'06

    IBM integrates SAP with Notes and Workplace

    IBM is offering SAP business software integration for two of its main collaboration products.

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    IBM claims extended lead in storage virtualisation

    IBM is claiming an extension of its lead in the storage virtualisation market, with the capture of a new contract with ShopKo, a US retailer of quality goods.

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    SAP and Microsoft to Duet in June

    SAP and Microsoft plan to launch their business process integration product, Duet, next month.

  • May 03, 2006 03 May'06

    Avid breaks real time storage barrier

    Avid Technology claims to have shattered major real-time storage barriers by introducing an open storage initiative that allows customers to run third-party applications on its storage systems and by offering massive increases to its entire ...

  • May 02, 2006 02 May'06

    SAP and Microsoft rename Mendocino for next month's launch

    SAP and Microsoft are to ship their business process integration product, Duet, from next month.

  • May 02, 2006 02 May'06

    Cut-price mainframe from IBM

    IBM has introduced its cheapest mainframe, with pricing starting at about £55,000, as a platform for supporting service oriented architecture transactions.

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    Dell shows superior San

    Dell has launched an enhanced disk storage system, the next generation of its storage area networking (San) offering that is delivered through the collaborative partnership of EMC.

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    NEC and EMC to jointly develop storage solutions

    NEC and EMC have agreed to jointly develop new storage and enterprise content management systems.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    SAS expands data integration reach

    SAS is expanding its reach in the data integration market to help companies link up their various operational data silos.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    EMC and IBM take credit in enterprise storage survey

    Storage giants EMC and IBM took the honours in a survey by IDC investigating the enterprise storage arena.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    Storage software market now worth £5bn

    The worldwide data storage software market is continuing to enjoy double-digit growth, with replication systems seeing the biggest recent sales increase.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Intel launches SMB storage system

    Intel has launched a storage system designed to make storage easier for SMBs. The Intel Entry Storage System SS4000-E is based on standard Network Attached Storage (NAS) technology, and can store up to two terabytes of data. It aims to centralise ...

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Users urged to move on beyond SAN

    Data compliance and management issues have brought storage technologies to the fore at this year's CeBit exhibition.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    IBM and Novell plan rival to Microsoft identity management platform

    IBM and Novell are joining forces to launch an open-source identity management system to rival Microsoft’s forthcoming InfoCard identity management technology.

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06

    IBM produces new high-bandwidth wireless chip

    IBM has produced a wireless chip based on the evolving 802.15.3c specification, which is capable of passing high-definition files and other content at distances of up to 10 metres.

  • February 02, 2006 02 Feb'06

    EMC sets out storage and virtualisation range

    Storage giant EMC has unveiled a broad range of storage and virtualisation solutions.

  • January 30, 2006 30 Jan'06

    Oracle to close Siebel deal tomorrow, users await product integration

    Oracle is expected to formally close its acquisition of Siebel Systems tomorrow (31 January) following a Siebel shareholders meeting.

  • January 27, 2006 27 Jan'06

    IBM to introduce mainframe processor for CRM and ERP

    IBM is adding a specialised, high-speed data processor to its z9 mainframes to accelerate processing speeds when dealing with data intensive business applications.

  • January 26, 2006 26 Jan'06

    IBM aids virtualisation with CIMS acquisition

    IBM has acquired CIMS Lab, a leading provider of software that helps businesses track the use of computing resources across virtualised technology environments.

  • January 25, 2006 25 Jan'06

    IBM makes UIMA open-source

    IBM has made its Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) open-source, to encourage independent software developers to create a range of enterprise text analytics applications.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Collaboration systems are key to Lotus future

    Delegates at the annual Lotusphere conference in Orlando this week face important questions about the future direction of the IBM-owned Lotus Notes and Domino e-mail platforms.

  • January 23, 2006 23 Jan'06

    CA cuts virtualisation software deal

    CA to resell StoreAge's cross-platform virtualisation and multi-tiered data protection solutions

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Project Fusion almost a done deal, says Oracle

    Oracle says it is half way through its Project Fusion product integration effort, and is preparing to release a number of new products this year.

  • January 16, 2006 16 Jan'06

    NHS Cancer Registry tests data integration system

    The NHS Cancer Registry, which monitors the treatment history of cancer patients, has started testing a data integration system to improve the quality of records.

  • December 14, 2005 14 Dec'05

    Storage software market jumps 10%

    The worldwide storage software market grew 10% year-on-year to be worth $2.1bn (£1.24bn) in the third quarter of 2005.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Infrastructure managers moving from consolidation to automation

    European IT infrastructure decision makers will next year shift their focus away from consolidation and look to infrastructure automation and managing storage more efficiently, according to a report from analyst firm Forrester Research.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Microsoft and SAP to release Mendocino next week

    Some companies will be able to start testing the Mendocino data integration package from SAP and Microsoft next week.

  • December 07, 2005 07 Dec'05

    SAP and Microsoft to start first Mendocino integration tests

    SAP and Microsoft are about to start customer tests on the Mendocino business integration platform.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    IBM delivers open-document format to prevent user data lock-in

    IBM says that the new version of its IBM Workplace Managed Client software will support the open-source Open Document Format (ODF) standard.

  • December 02, 2005 02 Dec'05

    IBM launches self-healing data centre software

    IBM has released a new range of “self-healing” data centre software that can automatically detect and fix performance problems.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    IBM to integrate XML based eForms with Workplace -- and more tech news briefs

    Brief takes from this week's technology news.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    IT management evolves to better support heterogeneous systems

    Delegates at CA World user conference hear plan to control IT costs.

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    CA revamps Unicenter to aid management

    CA, formerly Computer Associates, used its delayed CA World user conference last week to outline a major refresh of 26 products based around a common IT architecture.

  • November 17, 2005 17 Nov'05

    Big Blue strengthens systems management with acquisition

    IBM has acquired IT resource management company Collation to improve its systems management portfolio.

  • November 17, 2005 17 Nov'05

    IBM releases new DB2 beta

    IBM has released a beta of the next version of its DB2 database, which is designed to handle both structured and unstructured XML data.

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    IBM software checks companies' public image

    IBM has launched software to help businesses track what is being said about them in personal weblogs, newsgroups, consumer review websites and news feeds.

  • November 08, 2005 08 Nov'05

    Axe falls on worms and viruses

    Researchers at IBM have come up with a way of stamping out the worms and viruses plaguing our desktops, without using antivirus software.

  • October 31, 2005 31 Oct'05

    Open source storage software created

    IBM is donating source code to an open source storage management initiative.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Open source storage software body launched

    IBM and other storage vendors have teamed up to form an open source storage software organisation.

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    Stroud and Swindon builds on digital system

    The Stroud and Swindon Building Society achieved full payback in 24 months following its move from a paper-based operation to digitised document imaging, storage and workflow.

  • October 20, 2005 20 Oct'05

    EMC continues acquisitions with Captiva purchase

    Information storage firm EMC is to buy Captiva Software, which makes software that converts information from paper documents into electronic business information, in a $275m deal.

  • October 19, 2005 19 Oct'05

    Elements of a data protection strategy

    In this excerpt from Data Protection and Lifecycle Management, Tom Petrocelli addresses the importance of securing data for regulatory compliance and outlines the five components of a data protection strategy.

  • October 14, 2005 14 Oct'05

    Larry Ellison launches storage company in Europe

    This week’s Storage Expo exhibition in London saw the launch of Larry Ellison’s new storage company, Pillar Data Systems, which is offering users a single product for controlling both NAS and SAN data storage systems.

  • October 14, 2005 14 Oct'05

    Oasis focuses on web services app integration

    Standards body Oasis, the Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, has announced an initiative to define a set of protocols that will standardise the integration of applications in service oriented architectures.

  • October 11, 2005 11 Oct'05

    IBM expands virtualisation offering

    IBM has expanded its virtualisation portfolio to make it easier for companies to operate mixed hardware and software environments.

  • October 11, 2005 11 Oct'05

    Boots merger could pose IT headache

    The £7bn merger of pharmaceutical chain Boots with Alliance UniChem will require the integration of very different IT infrastructures.

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    Maxell goes global on IBS

    Battery and storage media manufacturer Maxell is using its UK IT team to help roll out enterprise resource planning systems to its global operations as part of a worldwide implementation of ASW software from IBS.

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    Maersk and IBM keep tabs on cargo

    Maersk Logistics and IBM are introducing a wireless tracking system for the international cargo industry.

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    IBM and Maersk develop container tracking system

    IBM and Maersk Logistics are introducing a wireless tracking system for the international shipping industry.

  • September 20, 2005 20 Sep'05

    SAS drives product roundup

    Serial-attached SCSI (or SAS) drives offer significant storage capacity at a much lower cost, while maintaining reasonable performance. Find out who the vendors are in this market.

  • September 20, 2005 20 Sep'05

    HP buys Peregrine IT asset management for OpenView

    HP is to acquire IT asset management software supplier Peregrine Systems for $425m (£250m) to extend the capability of its HP OpenView systems management suite.

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    Morrisons links up fuel station IT

    Morrisons has completed the integration of point of sale systems at its 300 petrol stations with its head-office systems.

  • August 08, 2005 08 Aug'05

    EMC makes it easier to scale up data storage

    EMC has added software and storage products to its Clariion range designed to make it easier for IT departments to scale up and manage their storage.

  • August 07, 2005 07 Aug'05

    IBM releases corporate search tool for range of business documents

    IBM has released new software to help companies find and analyse their disparate businesses data by searching text within documents, web pages, problem reports, email and other unstructured content sources.

  • August 02, 2005 02 Aug'05

    QinetiQ first UK firm to choose Lenovo PCs

    Seven months after IBM formed a company with Lenovo Group, after selling its PC business to the Chinese firm for £770m, the new company has announced details of one of its first UK customer.

  • August 02, 2005 02 Aug'05

    EMC boosts capacity with DMX-3

    EMC has unveiled its latest high-end storage product, the Symmetrix DMX-3, which is capable of storing a Petabyte of data. DMX-3 is targeted at users carrying out datacentre consolidation.

  • August 02, 2005 02 Aug'05

    Double performance mainframe raises software cost concerns

    IBM has revealed further details of the z9, the successor to its z990 high-end mainframe, offering up to twice the performance and capacity of its predecessor.

  • July 26, 2005 26 Jul'05

    EMC launches high-end storage array

    EMC has launched a high-end storage array that is scalable to a petabyte – 1,024 terabytes – of capacity.

  • July 25, 2005 25 Jul'05

    IBM unleashes its most powerful mainframe ever - the z/9

    IBM is today expected to announce its most powerful mainframe ever with the z/9, a machine which can be configured with up to 54 processing engines.

  • July 20, 2005 20 Jul'05

    IBM buys e-form firm PureEdge

    IBM is acquiring electronic forms developer PureEdge Solutions to improve its collaborative working and content management products.

  • July 12, 2005 12 Jul'05

    Tony Asaro: Blogs and more

    Read what Tony Asaro is talking about in this month's blog, and listen to him speak in a number of webcasts.

  • June 27, 2005 27 Jun'05

    E.ON integration puts spotlight on storage

    IT directors should invest heavily in storage capacity when preparing for a major integration programme, Stuart Whalley, organisation and culture change manager at utility company E.ON, told last week's Tif conference.

  • June 27, 2005 27 Jun'05

    BMC integrates ID management

    Enterprise management applications provider BMC Software has introduced the BMC Identity Management Suite and unveiled a global blueprint for it, focusing on integration.

  • June 27, 2005 27 Jun'05

    Oracle upgrades its 10g database

    Oracle is about to release the next version of its flagship 10g relational database. The upgrade promises to lower the cost of running the database by improving storage and back-up management, said Andy Cleverly, director for technology at Oracle UK.

  • June 24, 2005 24 Jun'05

    Beta user programme under way for IBM data integration tools

    IBM is starting a beta user programme for its new data integration products which it says will let users consolidate their enterprise applications.

  • June 20, 2005 20 Jun'05

    Regulations push up storage spend

    IT managers are increasing their spending on storage software as they try to keep up with compliance, data protection and management issues, according to a new report from IDC.

  • June 17, 2005 17 Jun'05

    IBM swallows Isogon

    IBM is to acquire mainframe management software company Isogon Corporation for an undisclosed sum.

  • June 17, 2005 17 Jun'05

    Data protection drives storage software sales

    IT managers are increasing their spending on storage software as they try to keep up with compliance, data protection and management issues, says a new report from IDC.

  • June 15, 2005 15 Jun'05

    Disney outsources IT in $1.34bn deal

    Walt Disney has outsourced its IT to IBM and Affiliated Computer Services in separate seven-year deals.

  • June 13, 2005 13 Jun'05

    New supercomputer from IBM

    Supercomputer is second only to Blue Gene

  • June 05, 2005 05 Jun'05

    IBM ships 4Gbps storage system

    IBM is shipping 4Gbps (gigabits per second) Fibre Channel storage systems based on technology from Engenio Technology.

  • May 27, 2005 27 May'05

    Energy trader rolls out three-tier storage infrastructure to improve performance

    Energy trading firm EDF Trading was last weekend (27 May) set to switch to a new, tiered storage infrastructure, developed by BT....

  • May 24, 2005 24 May'05

    NetApp expands midrange storage

    Network Appliance has released two new midrange storage solutions designed to reduce costs and increase data storage...

  • May 23, 2005 23 May'05

    Middleware will give ATMs wider functions

    Nationwide is rolling out a middleware platform to simplify the deployment of applications across its automatic teller machines,...

  • May 17, 2005 17 May'05

    IBM drives up IT process improvement

    IBM has unveiled new systems management software to help customers automate and standardise the way they design and integrate IT...

  • May 12, 2005 12 May'05

    i2 makes integration easier

    Supply chain specialist I2 Technologies is to standardise its supply chain management (SCM) solutions on the Microsoft platform...

  • April 29, 2005 29 Apr'05

    UBS completes move to IBM zSeries mainframe

    Investment bank UBS has completed a major project to move its main banking systems from a proprietary Unisys mainframe to the new...

  • April 27, 2005 27 Apr'05

    SAP-optimised DB2 leads assault on Oracle

    IBM and SAP are taking aim at Oracle's user base with the announcement of a technology, sales and marketing alliance, spearheaded...

  • April 22, 2005 22 Apr'05

    White Rose Grid gears up for data mountain

    Leeds University has implemented two EMC Centera content-addressed storage systems to support its grid technology initiative.

  • April 21, 2005 21 Apr'05

    Oracle middleware to fuse product acquisitions

    Oracle has embarked on a middleware project in an attempt to fully absorb products it has acquired from the purchase of...

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