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Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:03:00 EDTAdobe Systems Incorporated has reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2012 ended Aug. 31, 2012. Adobe achieved revenue in Q3 FY2012 of $1.081 billion, within its targeted range of $1.075 billion to $1.125 billion. During the quarter, the Company drove faster adoption of Creative Cloud subscriptions than originally projected. As Adobe customers migrate from a legacy Creative Suite perpetual licensing model to new Creative Cloud subscriptions, revenue is recognized over time as opposed to at the time of purchase. This overachievement in subscriptions during the third quarter effectively transitioned approximately $29 million more perpetual revenue than expected to Creative Cloud. In addition, the effect of currency impacted Q3 revenue negatively by approximately $9 million. Adjusting for these amounts in Adobe’s reported results would have enabled the Company to achieve third quarter revenue towards the high-end of its targeted range.
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:45:00 EDTAdobe Systems Incorporated has announced new predictive marketing capabilities within the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, reducing the complexity of uncovering hidden behavioral patterns in big data. These advancements will help marketers more quickly sort through an increasing amount of data to find the most impactful insights as well as leverage vast amounts of historical data to predict future results. Adobe is putting predictive analytics and more intelligent, forward-looking decision-making into the hands of digital marketers. “In the early days of digital marketing, analytics emerged to tell us what happened and, as analytics got better, why it happened. Then solutions emerged to make it easier to act on data and optimize results,” said Brad Rencher, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Marketing Business, Adobe. “But the sheer amount of available data presents a challenge to quickly extract insights and act while those insights are still valuable. The new predictive capabilities within the Digital Marketing Suite address these challenges and help marketers turn big data into a big opportunity.”
Thu, 20 May 2010 05:50:00 EDTWhen a new version of a software is released, the old version lives for a while and its creators usually care about supporting it. Yesterday, after reading about the release of Cairngorm 3, it’s clear that Adobe Consulting ignores this rule. Why did they quietly burried Cairngorm 2?
Fri, 09 Apr 2010 22:30:00 EDTDoes it seem like everyone is ganging up on Adobe these days? Apple and Microsoft have made some bold moves lately in an attempt to prevent Adobe’s Flash technology from transferring the same dominance it has on the PC onto mobile devices. At the recent Mobile World Congress exhibition Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer announced that the new Windows Phone operating system would not support Flash “out of the gate” and gave no indication on when Flash support might be available. Apple took the battle further when they nestled a controversial passage into their new iPhone SDK that effectively bans any Adobe Flash application from the company’s flagship device. This move certainly caught Adobe by surprise and has angered millions of Flash developers throughout the world. To add fuel to the fire, Steve Jobs, when asked why the new iPad doesn’t support Flash, said “We don't spend a lot of energy on old technology” and reportedly told Wall Street Journal staff that Flash was a "CPU hog" and a source of "security holes."
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Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4 and ColdFusion® Builder™ software, next generation Flash Platform tooling for building multi-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs). In addition, Adobe added a new Social service to the recently introduced Adobe® Flash® Platform Services. The Social service streamlines integration between Web applications and 14 leading social networks using Facebook Connect, Sign-in with Twitter, MySpaceID and LinkedIn.
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 10:45:00 EST“They pulled me back in.” – The God Father. I’ve received some interest/emails about TwitURL – our Map/Reduce as it applies to CEP (cloud event processing) project. Seems that people would like to see the results of these processes visually. Who can blame them, right? So, I was thinking, how can I add a little sizzle More >
Tue, 19 Jan 2010 04:15:00 ESTIBM in Monday announced the technology and business expansion of its LotusLive cloud collaboration platform through a new R&D pipeline from IBM Research and plans to open the LotusLive suite to new partners. LotusLive cloud services provide integrated email, Web conferencing, social networking and collaboration with IBM's focus on security, and reliability. IBM Research and Lotus are joining forces to deliver new innovation on the Web through the creation of LotusLive Labs -- a proving ground for advances in business-driven collaboration in the cloud. Known for pushing the boundaries of science, technology and business to build a smarter planet, IBM researchers have been recognized with five Nobel prizes.
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 16:00:00 ESTThis time of year is a favorite for children of all ages – I happen to be one of these kids – in part because of the television programs that are shown around Christmas. A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, have been favorites of mine since TV went from exclusively black and white to poor quality color. This is no coincidence as these programs were made in the mid 1960’s. As I was watching this year, it occurred to me that if at this time in history Christmas had not yet been established, if somehow Christmas needed to be “started” in 2009, it wouldn’t stand a chance. Christmas would be doomed before it every got started. First of all, the only time you can say Jesus Christ anymore is when you hit your thumb with a hammer. You can’t mention Him at City Hall, you can’t display a crèche at the Court House, it’s at least passé, and at most completely offensive, to pray in Jesus’ name except at a Nascar race south of the Mason Dixon line, and the President would incur enormous wrath from the press if he dared mention the Savior’s name in anyway other than passing or pandering for political gain – not that we have to worry about the current president properly and appropriately speaking the name of Jesus. You can say “what the hell” on TV and if there is a “goddammit” in the movie it isn’t bleeped out. Interestingly enough you can also say the word “shit” without consequence. However, Jesus Christ, the standard for when time crosses from BC to AD is spoken of as a myth, as a constant source of ridicule, or feared so greatly that His name is not permitted to be spoken if it crosses the non-existent, yet simultaneously ambiguous, standard/line of “separation of church and state”. Apparently the goal is to take Jesus Christ completely out of Christmas. It seems pretty clear that removing Christ from Christmas leaves only a word that Roberto Duran understands. Remember when he quit in his fight against Sugar Ray Leonard by repeating, “No mas, No mas”? Maybe Roberto’s cry is really the goal – the complete elimination of Christmas, period. Secondly, the baby Claus wouldn’t be born today. He would have been aborted by the mother who would see him as a choice and not a life. Maybe she would have gone for “tax free family planning” services as soon as she learned she was pregnant, or perhaps she would have been immediately uncertain about what to do, and waited to have a late term abortion without her parents consent. It is clear that she would have never left the red-headed Claus on the doorstep of the Kringle’s to be found, reared, and trained to make an enormous difference in so many children’s lives. Since the baby who became Kris Kringle never would have been born, it really makes no difference, but the elf family the Kringle’s, never would have had a toy factory either. If these less than perfect children avoided the abortion doctor’s “treatment” and actually grew to be adults, the system would have cast them as victims due to their “disability” and they would have been “counseled” to be self indulgent louts living off the legal settlement that a “highly respected” trial lawyer was able to extract from the physician who made a tragic mistake during the their delivery that caused them to be, not elves, but “little people”. Forget moving to the North Pole and setting out to build toys for children who would watch out, choose to be good, and nice, instead of crying, pouting and being bad. Of course, you can’t speak about a child as being bad, or even as misbehaving anymore – that would “ruin his self esteem”. Not that any of that matters, because you sure can’t build a toy factor at the North Pole. For one, it’s allegedly no[...]
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:00:00 ESTAdobe LCDS 3 really shines with its newly introduced model-driven development workflow. This article is not a review of its features, but rather an early feedback and some suggestions for future releases. Fire that guy who already reached his level of incompetency and said, “If one salesman can sell LCDS licenses for $20K a CPU, everyone can do it”. This guy is simply killing the product by making it unreachable for lots and lots of corporate clients. Change your state of mind from “these filthy rich Wall Street client should pay” to “each RIA project manager has limited budget”. BTW, have you heard of recession that we are still in? Remember, when Adobe purchased Macromedia and changed the Flex pricing policy from $15K per server to $700 per IDE people actually started using the product? Why not to try the old trick again?
Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:45:00 ESTDo you know, is there a better way for businesses to meet online, present projects, and share calendars and ideas anytime, from anywhere? Are you ready to share your experience?Small- and medium-sized business owners can compete for a chance to win up to $2,000 in a reward card and a free consultation with marketing expert Guy Kawasaki -- by entering The Better Way Challenge.The challenge, a video contest presented by Verizon and Cisco, is designed to encourage businesses to use new collaborative tools to maintain their competitive edge in a fast-changing environment."Innovation and technology will power us out of this recession," said Kawasaki. "The Better Way Challenge enables entrepreneurs to share their victories and defeats, tips and tricks, joys and pains of running a business. Online collaboration and social media can generate business, and these videos will accelerate the learning process for entrepreneurs and business owners."Entering the Contest is EasyJust submit a video of less than three minutes that describes "the most challenging part of getting your whole team on the same page."Contest participants must either be subscribers to the Verizon Collaboration Center, located at the Verizon Small Business Center, or they may sign up for a free 30-day trial. Entrants whose videos are accepted for judging in the contest will also receive additional free six-month subscriptions.In addition, any business that signs up for the free 30-day trial subscription will automatically be entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win a Flip Mino HD Camcorder. As many as 90 camcorders will be given away during the six-month promotion.Profiling Advanced Collaboration in ActionA panel of judges will select three contest finalists, based on the originality and relevance of their videos. The grand-prize winner will receive their free consultation with Kawasaki via Cisco TelePresence.The second-and third-prize winners will each receive a reward card for $1,000 and one-on-one consultations with industry experts from the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group -- which designs innovative processes and strategic plans for businesses.All three consultations will be tailored to the specific business needs of the winners and focus on ways in which collaboration and online resources can make their businesses more efficient and competitive.Monte Beck, Verizon's vice president for small-business product strategy, said, "Small businesses need a lot more than e-mail and Internet access to stay competitive. They need to move fast and utilize tools like the Verizon Collaboration Center that can help them grow their businesses, run them more efficiently and, reduce the cost of doing business."The Verizon Collaboration Center, powered by Cisco WebEx, offers voice and Web conferencing. It enables users to instantly and effectively collaborate with colleagues, clients and vendors in a virtual environment that is accessible from any web browser. read more[...]
Wed, 02 Dec 2009 09:45:00 ESTWhen I was selling software, one of things that came up and that I was coached to use as a selling tool was the whole issue around what is OK and not OK about using Adobe Flash.There were a few schools of thought or lines of attack, depending on how you looked at the world.1 - the Flash End User License Agreement (EULA) expressly forbade the use of the Flash player for digital signage, and software companies needed to buy/license the developer libraries to be legit2 - the EULA did not apply to PCs and therefore it didn't matter3 - it was unclear, and Adobe wasn't helping add any clarity4 - Flash for digital signage sucks, and is such a buggy, memory-leaking, CPU-intensive pig you'd be crazy to use it anywayI hovered somewhere between 1 and 2, knew 3 was true, and figured 4 was pretty much true, but there were too many good capabilities in Flash and too much of it out there to just go away. Flash is installed on 98 per cent of PCs, after all.I wrote a piece on this years ago and the post still comes up high in searches when I look up digital signage and Flash, but I am not, at all, certain, my assertions in that post still hold. I have been revisiting the question recently with industry contacts, and been dismayed to learn the whole issue remains clear as mud.One contact told me the new Adobe media player, not the Flash player, makes the issue go away. Another said the Open Screen Project removed any restrictions. Another said the EULA does not apply with the latest version of the Flash player. Another said nothing has changed. Sheesh. These are all smart people and they are all operating on different points of view.Here's what it says:3.1 Adobe Runtime Restrictions. You may not Use any Adobe Runtime on any non-PC device or with any embedded or device version of any operating system. For the avoidance of doubt, and by example only, you may not use a Adobe Runtime on any (a) mobile devices, set top boxes (STB), handhelds, phones, web pad, tablets and Tablet PC (other than with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and its successors), game console, TV, DVD player, media center (other than with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and its successors), electronic billboard or other digital signage, Internet appliance or other internet-connected device, PDA, medical device, ATM, telematic device, gaming machine, home automation system, kiosk, remote control device, or any other consumer electronics device, (b) operator-based mobile, cable, satellite, or television systems or (c) other closed system devices. That suggests OK for Windows-based PCs, but maybe not Linux. Who knows on Apple OS. Or does it??? Does it mean you may not use it on any digital signage device???Oh, bother. So I sent a note and left messages at Adobe. And got no love back. Digital signage is all-encompassing when you live this stuff, but to Adobe, I assume it remains a little side project they keep hearing will be big, but doesn't merit much attention yet.The Open Screen Project, which is intended to make Flash available with a consistent runtime across multiple platforms, SEEMS to suggest licensing issues will disappear:From the FAQ: What motivated Adobe to remove the licensing restrictions from the specifications?The SWF specification has been published since 1998. Until now, the specification had a license agreement associated with it, which said that developers could write software to output SWF but could not make software that would "play" SWF files. These license terms were initially included to prevent fragmentation, which most client technologies have experienced. These terms have worked well for Flash Player over the past decade as it now reaches over 98% of personal computers on the web with a consistent runtime, enabling things such as the video revolution we see today across the w[...]
Thu, 26 Nov 2009 10:15:00 ESTIn the story, I also noticed that Amazon also put out a new software development kit for .NET and support for private content in Amazon CloudFront – the company’s content delivery service. This is the kind of support that enables, say, a website that sells digital products, to restrict downloadable merchandise to paying customers. I like to hear about the development of support services that make companies feel more secure about doing business on the cloud. We have enough examples of security breaches, outages and other cloud snags that make consumers and businesses jittery. And, of course, I think supplemental services for website owners, such as website transaction monitoring and incidence notifications, go a long way to increasing a sense of security.
Fri, 06 Nov 2009 13:30:00 ESTAs virtualization entered the data center it became an accidental standard bearer for network automation. The power of virtualization helped to drive a cultural (including x as a service) shift in expectations, just as Nicholas Carr was declaring war on traditional “old world” IT with the help of Google, Amazon and a host of other cloud (and not so cloud) players.
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 11:30:00 EDTA new search site is in beta called DeepDyve that has some promise. First, they claim that they index millions of medical papers from paid journals and free sites. The problem in the past is that this content wasn’t too readily available. Yes, there is Medline, but not a very user-friendly tool. Second, getting copies of the papers to read has never been easy, particularly for those of us in the lay community that don’t have medical center accounts or access to medical libraries.
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 10:30:00 EDTMoore's Law states that computer system performance/price ratio will double every two years. And that was very much my expectation when Good Data started using Amazon Web Services almost 2 years ago. But I had to wait until today to see Moore’s Law at work: Amazon announced 15% drop of EC2 prices. The price of [...](image)
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 22:30:00 EDTAdobe is nosing its flagship ColdFusion rapid web site and Internet application development platform onto multiple clouds. Turns out it's been quietly collaborating with Alagad, a North Carolina web development services provider, on a cloud implementation of ColdFusion 9. Adobe just released ColdFusion 9 on Monday. The cloud version of the stuff is still in private beta.
Thu, 01 Oct 2009 18:00:00 EDTThree years ago, I was calculating the cost of attending JavaOne conference. Thanks to the crisis, the conferences got cheaper, but arestill not affordable for many software developers. I’d like to offer you a legal way to get more than 80% off the registration price at Adobe MAX that will take place next week in Los Angeles. But you have to move fast! It’s easy: 1. Today: enroll into a cheapest class in your local community college to get a student ID. 2. Tomorrow: register for Adobe Max for $199 at the following Web page: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/edu/max2009/. 3. Sunday: arrive to LA.
Sat, 19 Sep 2009 07:15:00 EDTThe other day Sanford Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi, one of the brighter bulbs on Wall Street, toyed with the idea of Oracle walking away from the Sun deal. He figures it’s unlikely but he wondered if Oracle’s conviction level would waiver at all on its earnings call Wednesday. After all Sun’s recent pathetic financials – it reported a 31% drop in year-over-year revenue in the June quarter, including a 38% drop in product revenues – are going to make it nigh on to impossible for Oracle to wring its promised $1.5 billion in year-one accretion profits from the acquisition, he said, unless it cuts Sun’s workforce by over 50% or 15,000 souls.
Mon, 07 Sep 2009 09:30:00 EDTMost companies pay a lot of attention to their homepage. But, with search results driving a majority of click through, what happens when your website visitors come in through the back door via an internal page? All of your web pages must establish context to keep your visitors from bouncing away in search of what they need.
Fri, 04 Sep 2009 12:30:00 EDTWith the release of Acrobat 6 (PDF 1.5), Adobe introduced the concept of the layered PDF. A layered PDF contains optional content that can be displayed or hidden by its reader. A layered PDF is a document that was originally generated by software with layer-generating capabilities. For example, AutoCAD, CorelDraw, Adobe’s In Design, Photoshop, and Microsoft’s Visio are all capable of producing layered documents or files.
Tue, 01 Sep 2009 08:15:00 EDTThe growth of Web 2.0 has lead to far greater opportunities for such retail giants outside to the obvious sales growth. With more of us sharing personal information online through sites like Facebook, Linkedin, MeettheBoss and Xing, companies can monetize online investment through analyzing consumption patterns, behavioral targeting, cost effective online product testing and having direct contact with the consumer.
Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:00:00 EDTTo most who practice it, technology is a religion. So it will come as no surprise that one amongst us now claims to have discovered the “true Cloud,” the Cloud beyond simple development, the Cloud that brings us to the nirvana of serious application deployment and production via the cloud. OpSource, our modern day St. Helena, says the true Cloud, which it’s unveiling as we speak, combines the availability, flexibility and community of the consumer cloud with the more ineffable security, performance and control that the Fortune 1000 demand. Like any viable religion, it has a little something for everybody.
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:45:00 EDTCritical vulnerabilities have been identified in ColdFusion v8.0.1 and earlier versions, and JRun 4.0. Adobe has now patched them with a Security Update released on August 17, 2009. Here are the details...
Sun, 16 Aug 2009 14:45:00 EDTWhen a couple of months back I told a fellow Flex developer that I’ll be speaking at CFUnited, conference he shrugged, “Why ColdFusion?” Little did he know that CFUnited is branded as a ColdFusion, Flex and AIR conference. And this was true – there were lots of quality presentations on Flex and AIR here...
Wed, 12 Aug 2009 08:00:00 EDTFlex framework includes a pretty useful object that deserves more attention: mx.util.ObjectProxy. You can wrap your object (i.e. Person) into this proxy which will obediently report on all changes that are happening to this instance of a person. If you subclass ObjectProxy, you can even add a new behavior to the wrapped object without touching a single line of its code.
Fri, 24 Jul 2009 07:30:00 EDTVMware picked up a nail in its sneakers in Q1 and was still limping in Q2 but now thinks things might get a bit better the rest of the year. It said Wednesday that its earnings in Q2 came to $33 million, or eight cents a share, down 36.5% year-over-year, on flat revenues of $456 million.
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 18:00:00 EDTOn3 has some excellent ColdFusion Classes scheduled during the next few months to celebrate the grand opening of our new headquarters and training center location on the 16th Street mall in Denver. The new address starting on August 1st will be: Denver Petroleum Building, 110 16th St, Ste 604, Denver, CO 80202. Please drop by [...]
Fri, 17 Jul 2009 21:00:00 EDTApple is a “change” company. Look at their track record: Mac II, iMac, iPod and now the iPhone. What has not changed, however, is the view of Apple a company that delivers only consumer based products. Apple simply is not perceived as an Enterprise company. Apple is working to change this perception. It is a slow process but something came along to change the pace: the iPhone.
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:00:00 EDTAdobe announced the public betas of Adobe ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder software. ColdFusion 9, a powerful development technology for building dynamic Web sites and Internet applications, increases developer productivity, integrates with complex enterprise environments and delivers rich and interactive experiences for users. ColdFusion Builder is a new Eclipse based integrated development environment (IDE) used for rapidly developing ColdFusion applications.
Mon, 15 Jun 2009 05:00:00 EDTYou want to establish a new business on the Internet because of all the advantages you know exist with doing business exclusively on the Internet. This article starts with the concepts of the Internet black holes vs. conservative new Internet business creation and construction.
Fri, 29 May 2009 17:47:00 EDTThe organisers of Scotch on the Rocks are taking the annual conference on tour next week, setting up in London on Monday (1st), Manchester on Wednesday (3rd) and ending up in Edinburgh on Friday (5th). There is lots happening in relation to the Flash Platform this year - new releases of the Flex framework, Flash Builder...
Tue, 26 May 2009 08:00:00 EDT"Mass psychology" scientists study this kind of phenomena and the "mass psychology of fascism" is of course the most famous lab case. The extraordinary experience SYS-CON Media lived through became part of a Forbes Magazine investigative cover story called "Attack of the Blogs" that found that "Web logs are the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective. Their potent allies in this pursuit include Google and Yahoo." The lies, libel and invective we are living through today is another such episode. Our partners, readers and the industry in general know the facts and what's going on but in a rare example like the email below, we can't be sure if everyone is on the same page as the rest of us.
Fri, 08 May 2009 20:30:00 EDTEarlier this month I attended the IBM Impact conference in Las Vegas. The core theme of Impact was "Smart SOA" and how cloud computing comes together in the enterprise, with the emphasis on private clouds. The core notion of private clouds for IBM is really about extending their experience in virtualization, which is vast, into the more modern world of cloud computing. They hope to sell some hardware and software in the process.
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:00:00 EDTBen Forta, Director of Evangelism at Adobe, will be presenting at the UK ColdFusion User Group meeting to be held on the 21st April at Adobe’s central London office.
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:00:00 EDTLearning Tree International has added a new course to its Adobe products-related curriculum entitled Adobe Flash: Developing Interactive Web Content. Over four days, an expert instructor will lead attendees through extensive hands-on exercises designed to provide in-depth experience creating and delivering Flash applications.
Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:15:00 ESTUlitzer to launch ColdFusion Developer's Journal 2.0. ColdFusion Developer's Journal was first launched 12 years ago. Ulitzer will bring more than 7,000 original CFDJ articles and ColdFusion authors from the archives to ColdFusion Developer's Journal 2.0 (http://coldfusion.ulitzer.com/).
Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:59:00 ESTSince its emergence, Web Service technology has gone a long way towards perfecting itself and finding its right application in the real world. With the maturity of the specifications, Web Service technology, with its power of interoperability, is now the major enabling technology of SOA, which is being adopted by more and more enterprises to build their application integration infrastructure.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:30:00 ESTReading conference speaker's agreements may reveal some interesting gems. Since I don't have a PR agent, I have to make the following public statement by myself: "I'm not going to damage anyone's reputation (including developers of PureMVC framework) for abuse of design patterns. I'm ready to buy a beer to any Adobe Flex team member who can convince me that LCDS is that much better than BlazeDS."
Thu, 17 Jul 2008 05:45:00 EDTWhat does the AJAX community want from future browsers? How are these different requests prioritized? Web developers have done amazing things with AJAX for both Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 applications, but what barriers need to be removed to enable the next generation of browser-based innovations? The future of AJAX runtime environments matters more than ever today.
Tue, 08 Jul 2008 06:00:00 EDTAJAX is about a rich user interface that is not just reactive but also pro-active; it's about content, perhaps socialized (user-generated) content; and it's about pain-free deployment, with loosely coupled services.
Mon, 07 Jul 2008 12:45:00 EDTFood Dial is not just a book of recipes. Here's the big idea - you came back home, tired and hungry. Start the Food Dial application and open the fridge. Here's the red pepper. Turn the dial with food categories...
Sun, 06 Jul 2008 08:45:00 EDTOn Tuesday TechCrunch and CNet, based on the usual 'sources,' reported that talks between Yahoo and Microsoft were back on, stories that prevented Yahoo's desperate, bewildered, shuttlecock stock from dropping below the 20-dollar barrier and landing in the high teens where it was when Microsoft entered the picture on February 1. It was certainly headed in that direction.
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 08:30:00 EDTRed Hat saw earnings rise 6.6% to $17.3 million, or eight cents a share in its first fiscal quarter ended May 31 on revenue up 32% year-over-year and 11% sequentially to $156.6 million. EPS was dead flat year-over-year. Subscription revenue was $130.7 million, up 27% year-over-year and up 7% sequentially. Training and services were up 64% to $25.9 million.
Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:30:00 EDTNovell announced it is collaborating with VMware to improve Linux performance in VMware environments by incorporating support for the VMware Virtual Machine Interface (VMI) into the SUSE Linux Enterprise kernel. Demonstrating their commitment to provide open interoperability and optimization for virtualized environments, the companies have worked together to optimize SUSE Linux Enterprise for the VMware platform.
Thu, 19 Jun 2008 13:45:00 EDTA panel of experts and executives from organizations that are leading providers and consumers of technology will discuss trends and important technologies for enterprise and Internet computing. The experts will discuss the role of databases and database technology trends that enhance SOA and Web development. The session will also focus on preferred solutions for architecture and middleware to enable applications and services to access data from SQL and other data sources.
Thu, 19 Jun 2008 13:45:00 EDTVirtenSys has developed a PCI Express based I/O technology that virtualizes and shares off-the-shelf I/O adapters among multiple physical servers without the need for adapter, device driver, or server modifications. This technology is a critical capability that will accelerate adoption of the VirtenSys PCI Express I/O virtualization products. The cost effective VirtenSys products improve I/O utilization to greater than 80 percent; enhance throughput, and reduce I/O cost and power consumption by as much as 50 percent. The products also simplify data center management by dynamically allocating, sharing, and migrating I/O resources among servers without physical re-configuration, resulting in reduced Operational Expenses (OpEx).
Wed, 18 Jun 2008 13:45:00 EDTData center architects naturally seek to employ server virtualization to maximize the use of their hardware systems. An often overlooked factor that can undermine this goal is data connectivity. 75 to 95 percent of the response time now associated with database access can often be attributed to the data connectivity layer - and that's using traditional, non-virtualized servers. Running multiple virtual servers on a single machine can introduce additional complications involving data access. This presentation will examine the importance of data connectivity in a virtualized environment, and the need to take an intelligent approach to data access in order to truly reap the benefit of a virtualization strategy.
Fri, 06 Jun 2008 11:15:00 EDTrPath announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have been using rBuilder to deliver virtual appliances to both scientists' desktops and computational clouds. The use of rBuilder in these environments reduces the effort required to support users and allows researchers to take advantage of underutilized computational resources.
Thu, 29 May 2008 14:30:00 EDTWhile SOA can deliver dramatic cost reduction of an organization's business operations, it is a complex, multidisciplinary undertaking, and therefore introduces significant risk. This session presents a list of the most important risk factors and ways to mitigate them BEFORE it is too late. The session will be of interest to anyone planning an SOA initiative, primarily CIOs, Technical Managers, Project Directors and Technical Architects.