The Week’s Top IT Stories: 7/20

Posted by Eaton on July 20, 2012

Every week Eaton scours the internet to bring you the top five industry headlines of the moment. This week was abuzz with rumors and speculation as we take a closer look at VMware’s alleged spin-off plan, take an educated guess at Microsoft’s next release date, and predict the 10 technologies that will shape the future of IT.

 

VMware Denies Spin-Off Plan, But Experts Say Idea Has Merit| CRN

VMware has no intention of spinning out its Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service division or EMC’s Greenplum big data assets-or so they say.

 

“‘The speculation about EMC and VMware’s commitment to Cloud Foundry and Greenplum businesses [is] unfounded," VMware said Tuesday in a memo to global spokespeople…’”

 


 

Oracle Buys Skire Assets for Cloud Foothold| InformationWeek

This week Oracle announced it would buy Skire assets to boost its Primavera project management software.

 

“Oracle announced Thursday that it has an agreement to acquire the assets of Skire, a provider of capital program management and facilities management applications that will give Oracle another foothold into the cloud.”

 


 

10 Technologies Shaping the Future of IT| InfoWorld

InfoWorld predicts the 10 technologies that will have the greatest impact on the future of IT.

 

“…What vapor-free technologies have actually emerged to enable these IT strategies to take shape, and more importantly, which will cement these changes in your IT department in the years to come?”

 


 

Are Firewalls Dead?| NetworkWorld

Has the firewall outgrown its usefulness? NetworkWorld explores the topic.

 

“…Is your firewall doing anything for your security? No, really. With so many of today's attacks coming over port 80, is your firewall providing any defense anymore?”

 


 

The 2012 Microsoft Product Roadmap| Redmond Channel Partner

Redmond Channel Partner collects information about possible release dates for the products Microsoft is less willing to talk about—all in one place. Score!

 

“Microsoft partners depend heavily on the Microsoft product delivery schedule. Coordinating partner products and services with the release of major Microsoft platform products is essential to a successful partner business. While Microsoft makes release date information public for some products, those clues are scattered across the hundreds of Microsoft product pages and blogs.”

 

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