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  • Red vs Blue, why Red Hat acquisition may revolutionise IBM

    Image Credit: Robert Couse-Baker 2018 is shaping up to be the Year of Open Source as industry giants scramble to invest in the software and infrastructure powering modern applications. This year has already seen Microsoft acquire Github and donate many of its patents to the Open Invention...

  • Virtual insanity or virtual (desktop) reality?

    Microsoft have announced Windows Virtual Desktop, a new Azure based offering that aims to make desktop virtualisation easier for organisations to deploy and manage. What does it do? Its big things is that it will enable multi-user virtual desktop sessions – that is, where multiple...

  • Did VCs sideline Snow’s CEO?

    On September 27th Snow announced they had crossed the $100m milestone for revenue, citing growth in Cloud as the primary driver. They’re optimistic that the challenges in managing “As-A-Service” IT deployments will benefit them over the coming years, citing recent Gartner research...

  • ILMT no longer a Get Out of Jail Free Card in IBM audits

    Don’t get caught in a trap, ensure you’re compliant This article has been contributed by Eric Chiu of H W Fisher’s IT Asset Consulting practice (FIAC) Customers can still be fined for violating IBM’s Sub-Capacity licensing terms even after deploying the ILMT tool....

  • Oracle Database 18c: what’s new

    Oracle Database 18c was introduced in late 2017 by Larry Ellison, Oracle’s executive chairman and CTO, as ‘a big thing’. Also called the “Oracle Autonomous Database”, Oracle Database 18c automates security, provisioning and error handling. Oracle calls it “self-driving”...

  • Nike hit back at Quest

    We saw a few weeks ago that Quest Software have taken Nike to court over their refusal to settle up for license non-compliance discovered during an audit (article here). Nike have submitted a counter claim and it is full of very interesting details, many of which can apply to the...

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