Salesforce.com Issues a Sprawling Set of Announcements at Dreamforce

Klint Finley | August 31st

Today before its Dreamforce event Salesforce.com issued an announcement containing a sprawling set of updates, including new Chatter features, the company's plans for Data.com (the domain name Salesforce.com bought for at least $1.5 million. From Salesforce.com's...»

Location Gets Private for Photos with Geofences and More

Maria Pila | August 31st

Facebook wants to know “what’s on your mind?”  Twitter asks “what’s happening?” But that’s getting old already.  The burning question for the next wave of social networking is “where are you?”  Services like Foursquare, Gowalla,...»

Intel on a Federal Mission for Cloud Computing

Cherr Aira | August 31st

As the PC business grows relatively weaker due to the sickly economic state and the rise of cloud computing, Intel hopes to avoid a downfall of its own by beefing up its portfolio. The premier...»

HP Data Thrust is Delivering Performance in the Cloud, says HP Exec

Bert Latamore | August 31st

“The mission of HP storage in a sentence is assisting customers to make the transition from enterprise to cloud,” says HP CTO for Storage and former Cloud Advisor Milan Shetti in an interview with...»

Java Creator Bids Google Farewell, Looks to the Data of the Sea

Mellisa Tolentino | August 31st

James Gosling, the father of Java programming language, is leaving Google just after five months of joining the company, as stated in his blog post.

“I've surprised myself and made another career change. I had
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Rick Jackson at VMworld 2011: Bringing Confidence and Empowerment into Cloud IT

Kyt Dotson | August 31st

Today in theCube, Dave Vellante and John Furrier spoke with Rick Jackson, VMware’s Chief Marketing Officer, about the direction VMware is going with their products and the nature and theme of VMworld 2011 itself. In fact, many people...»

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%
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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...»