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When Cisco Systems unveiled its unified computing strategy last week, most folks (including me) believed the effort focused mainly on midsize and large customers. But if you take a closer look, the unified computing effort indirectly targets small businesses as well. Here’s how. According to Cisco, the company’s Unified Computing System (UCS) unifies network, compute, […]
When Cisco Systems ships Unified Computing solutions this summer, BlueWater Communications intends to make a splash. The New York-based solutions provider will attend Cisco training seminars in April and May, and expects to receive Cisco’s first Unified Computing solutions in June or July. But that’s not all.
The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization created in 2007 to promote Linux, recently assumed control of the linux.com domain. This is a good move, as it helps consolidate the image of Linux, making it easier for new users to find and understand the operating system–in other words, it brings greater centralization to Linux, which is […]
Now that they’ve had a month to digest the news, most WorksWithU readers expect Canonical’s emerging relationship with Hewlett-Packard to accelerate Ubuntu Server Edition’s momentum. Here are the results of our latest WorksWithU reader poll.
We asked: Will the HP-Canonical announcement give Ubuntu Server Edition a lift? Of our 184 survey participants:
WorksWithU’s sister site, The VAR Guy, is taking a close look at Google Apps, and open source applications running in Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). What works? What doesn’t? What are the financial benefits? What are the hidden risks? To learn more join The VAR Guy Live webcast on April 15 at 2:00pm eastern. Check […]
When Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) launches in April, Zmanda — the open source backup company — will stand next to Canonical in full support of the Linux distribution. I got early details from Zmanda CEO Chander Kant (pictured) today during an extensive conversation in New York City.
After several false starts, the managed print services (MPS) market seems to be reaching a tipping point. Skeptical? Consider these six signs of momentum from Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Ingram Micro, Photizo Group, The Utility Company and Xerox.
Over the past few days, I’ve seen a flood of activity in the MPS space. Some of it is vendor hype, but much of it shows real activity:
Software as a service (SaaS) and cloud services have their share of risks. Instead of discovering the risks (and rewards) on your own, learn from three VARs who already profit from Google Apps and the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Register now for The VAR Guy Live webcast, scheduled for April 15 at 2:00pm eastern. […]
Several irate readers asked The VAR Guy to defend Novell after they spotted a blog entry on Linux Planet titled, “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server — the Pointless Linux?” Of course, The VAR Guy doesn’t play favorites. He doesn’t care whether Red Hat or Novell lead the Linux race. But our resident blogger can’t remain silent. […]
I’m tired of SaaS (software as a service) hype. So I’ve reached out to three solutions providers to see whether they’re profiting from some early work with the Google Apps Reseller program and the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Those VARs will share their stories with me (and you, if you register) during The VAR […]
The cloud isn’t the only new place you will be seeing Ubuntu in the future. You will soon be able to run it on your phone, games console or any device powered by an ARM processor. Back in November, Canonical and ARM announced they will be bringing the full Ubuntu desktop operating system to ARM […]