Evolution of the CIO Role [Infographic]

Klint Finley | August 30th

Salesforce.com has published an infographic that charts the cost of computing power along with the history of the role of the CIO. Some interesting tidbits:

  • The term "chief information officer" was coined in 1980.
  • By 1988, only 10%

Spotlight VMworld Panel: How the Cloud Affects Backup

Maria Deutscher | August 30th

Dave Vellante held a backup panel at VMworld 2011 with three industry insiders, Brad Maltz, CTO at ICI Drew Kramer, VP of technical operations for VMware; and Jerome Wendt, founder and lead analyst at...»

HP 3PAR, StoreOnce Experience “Triple-Digit Growth,” says Scott

Jeffrey Kelly | August 30th

While investors and the media focused much of its attention on HP’s decision to get out of the PC and mobile computing business, the company’s storage division is “going great guns,” according to one executive. ...»

Cloud Foundry Developed on a Vision of Unlimited App Development

Bert Latamore | August 30th

Cloud Foundry and its related tool set are designed to support the needs of the new generation of application developers, who want to use whatever development language best suits the needs of their project and...»

Pakistan Bars Use of VPNs: A Pseudo Solution to A Real Problem?

Cherr Aira | August 30th

What would you feel if someone or something sees all your private conversations with friends and relatives every single day? Scared is all that I will be. And the amount of stress and carefulness would increase having the...»

Fraudulent Google Certificate Put Iranian Users At Risk for Two Months

Kyt Dotson | August 30th

Recently, an Iranian user uncovered a man-in-the-middle attack occurring with some of Google’s own security certificates for domains such as *.google.com. As it appears, some Iranian ISP may be involved in silently intercepting communications by Iranian citizens over...»

Salesforce.com Reportedly Acquires Assistly and Navajo Systems

Klint Finley | August 30th

eWeek reports that Salesforce.com has acquired both security vendor Navajo Systems and hosted help desk vendor Assistly. The Navajo Systems website confirms that the company has been acquired by Salesforce.com, but the two companies...»

EMC’s Steve Manley Talks Backup, Dedupe at VMworld 2011

Maria Deutscher | August 30th

Steven Manley, CTO of EMC’s Backup and Recovery group attended VMworld and made his first appearance in theCube.  He discussed backup, where EMC stands in this market, and his take on the industry. Manley kicked...»

In the New Consumer World, VDI Must Deliver to Multiple Platforms

Bert Latamore | August 30th

“We are living in a new world where Windows no longer is the only choice, it is just one choice,” says Vittorio Viarengo, vice president of end-user computing for VMworld. “Windows will be around for...»