Friday, November 14, 2008

Dell in Leaders Quadrant for Midrange Enterprise Storage

From Welt Online:

Research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. positioned Dell in the "Leaders Quadrant” of its Magic Quadrant for Midrange Enterprise Disk Arrays, 20081 report, Dell announced today.

Do you think that Dell is a leader? We'd like to hear your thoughts.

Read more here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sybase Wins Big at MobileVillage Awards

From MarketWatch:

Sybase, Inc. the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information, today announced that four of its innovative solutions received three Gold and one Silver Mobile Star Awards(TM) from MobileVillage(R), a leader in advancing mobile and wireless technology for enterprises and professionals.

This year's Mobile Star Awards winners can be found online at

For more information or to read the MarketWatch article, please click here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 SSD's Next Home Could Be Enterprise Storage

Ran across this nifty article today in

The mobile market was an ideal launch point for the advent of solid state drive (SSD) technology because every one of SSD's strengths hit a point of need in mobility: they run cooler and faster than HDDs, they're smaller and draw far less power.

Because prices are coming down, people are now looking to replacement drives to store their data--hm.

What do you think? How will people store data in a cost effective way?

To view the rest of the article please go here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

GMail becomes enterprise friendly

A recent article at eWeek looks at how GMail has taken a turn to become an enterprise tool. Some relatively new items that are featured in GMail are:

-Google calendar
-Docs gadgets
-Alerts from calendars
-G Chat available on cell phones

Read the article here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tripwire Chosen for Oregon County Schools


Tripwire, a leader in configuration assessment and change auditing for physical and virtual environments, today announced that Gwinnett County Public Schools has selected Tripwire Enterprise to help it ensure control of IT configurations across its systems. Gwinnett's IT team selected Tripwire Enterprise to ensure system availability and compliance to its change control processes.

"Gwinnett County citizens highly value the important role education plays in building a thriving, diverse community and strongly support the school system's pursuit of excellence," said Scott Futrell, CIO at Gwinnett County Public Schools. "For this reason, we chose Tripwire as our de facto standard for ensuring our IT systems attain and retain a known state. Tripwire has helped Gwinnett improve our change control processes, effectively supporting administrators, teachers and students in their pursuit of excellence in education through optimal system availability and reliability."

Tripwire Enterprise provides Gwinnett Public Schools with the ability to detect unauthorized changes to its systems, helping its IT staff to proactively avoid unplanned downtime. Gwinnett County IT staff was particularly interested in Tripwire's support for Active Directory and the ability to monitor it for changes. Undesired changes to directory services can cause serious problems including logon failure and account lockout, security and compliance-policy breaches, application failures, and service outages.

Read the rest of this post here.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Top 10 Green Gadgets for Your Office

Check out this great post over at, that details the must-have green gadgets for your office. Not only are these smart inventions earth friendly but they may save your company on yearly energy costs--and costs savings are where its at these days!

Our personal fave, is this nifty mobile charging unit that uses solar energy to recharge your gadgets.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hard news from inside the company

In these hard economic times, many companies are forced to cut back. However, many of them are looking to break the news in a more personal way by blogging them. The New York Times ran a story today. Many companies are taking their time to write their story down, as many employees take time to use Twitter and blogs to share their thoughts.

One example is Cake Financial:

Steven A. Carpenter, chief executive of a two-year-old investing advice site, Cake Financial, had blogged about the company’s new weekly video show and its move to new quarters in San Francisco. On Oct. 19, the night before he laid off 30 percent of his employees, he wrote a post about the cutbacks.

The next morning, he met with the six employees he was letting go. Afterward, he clicked the button to publish his post about the “extremely sad day for all of us who have to say goodbye to a group of great people.”

“Our whole company is built on the idea of transparency in investing, so that was a reason why it was important for us to do it,” Mr. Carpenter said in an interview. He also wanted employees and outsiders to know they were each getting the same version of the story. “It let them know what we were up to in real time, so they didn’t get nervous about what was going on,” he said.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Enterprise 2.0 Tool Success

In a continuation of yesterdays post, this article from ZDNet provided an informative graph from the Forrester research report regarding the future of Enterprise 2.0. The graph depicts the success level of various forms of Enterprise 2.0, as well as how long each form will take to have an impact. As the graph shows Social Networks, and Wikis have the highest success level, especially between between the survival and growth phase. For more analysis check out the post at ZDNet.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Enterprise 2.0 Industry Reports

The Enterprise 2.0 market is expected to reach $4.6 billion by 2013. Other predictions as mentioned in ReadWriteWeb,

-predicts that social networking tools and internal wikis "will have the greatest impact on workplace collaboration"
- expects enterprise microblogs to "become a feature, not a standalone product category"
- enterprise 2.0 apps will fall dramatically in price
- "cultural resistance" to social networks will "eventually break, allowing workers to connect with like-minded colleagues and enabling a collaboration channel that previously didn't exist in the enterprise."

To see all of the expected changes in the enterprise 2.0 market check out the report here.