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Your Guide to OS Virtualization
Today’s information technology (IT) organizations are dealing with the consequences of exploding infrastructure complexity. At the root of the problem is

os licenses  created a new problem: OS sprawl. While hardware remains a considerable cost component, software and management continue to be the largest cost considerations. The daily management and operations functions are daunting, and adding in business continuity requirements, the costs and complexity are overwhelming. Moreover, few tools provide the management and automation to ease the burden on IT departments. In order to address these critical challenges, IT organizations have to ind ways to accomplish the Read More
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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More Vendors Bail on Oracle in Favor of IBM
Oracle’s focus on software application markets is impacting its Database business. Recently SAP AG and Siebel Systems, i2 Technologies, Inc., and PeopleSoft

os licenses  Resources vendor, have also chosen IBM's DB2 Universal Database as their preferred database for developing current and future applications, and as their preferred backend database for customer deployment. According to the vendors, PeopleSoft will use DB2 Universal Database as its primary Unix development platform for PeopleSoft 8, which is their latest Internet-based architecture. PeopleSoft 7.5 applications are now available on DB2 UDB for Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, IBM AIX, and IBM OS/390. Read More
Apple Displays Its Core in Mac OS X
Apple has opened up the source code for the kernel of their next generation operation system, Mac OS X. Et tu, Redmond?

os licenses  cost Apple clones. Unfortunately, OS licenses were one of the first things Steve Jobs killed in 1997 when he rejoined Apple. Back then, Power Computing was on its way to US$ 400 Million in revenues. No more. Apple giveth, but Apple may taketh. For end-users, there will be no significant effect until Mac OS X is in wide release. OS X will be released for retail sales during summer 2000, and will be pre-loaded on all Macintosh computers beginning in early 2001. Until then, Darwin remains an interesting Read More
Will Sun Burn Linux with
Sun Microsystems has eliminated licensing fees for Solaris 8 and its source code.

os licenses  Solaris? Event Summary Sun Microsystems has eliminated licensing fees for Solaris 8 in an effort to boost its appeal against Linux and Windows NT. Solaris 8 is due to ship in February, around the same time Microsoft is due to ship Windows 2000. Sun CEO Scott McNealy has been laying the groundwork for the announcement for months by telling audiences that software is a service and should be free. McNealy recommended last year that the government require Microsoft to make free and open its application Read More
Dell to Factory-Install Red Hat Linux on Servers
Red Hat, Inc., and Dell Computer Corporation today extended their strategic alliance, with Dell committing to factory-install Red Hat Linux on all future and

os licenses  and Dell. In the OS market in general, the increased shipment of the challenger (vis--vis Microsoft) OS should lead to diversification. However, within the Linux segment of the market, this will lead to consolidation - at least, until Red Hat's competitors strike their own deals. However, we believe other Linux vendors will have a more difficult time getting Dell to FIS (factory-install software) their products. Although Dell is willing to ship what customers want, an option must have sufficient Read More
Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

os licenses  several months by offering lower-cost support contracts to PeopleSoft customers—a cost that is about half the price PeopleSoft would have charged—and it offers a 24x7, thirty minute guaranteed response value proposition. Part two of the Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing, Yet? series. Today, owing to its early 2005 acquisition of TomorrowNow, SAP 's is able to include maintenance and software support for PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards solutions. The program was initially directed at Read More
IBM’s Newest NUMA-Q Server to Handle 64 Intel CPUs
IBM announced its latest NUMA-Q server, the E410. Its ability to house up to 64 Intel CPUs represents a doubling of the “largest” current system, the ES7000

os licenses  DYNIX/ptx operating system, the OS developed by Sequent. That would be great, except that IBM has made it clear that DYNIX/ptx will go away within five years - we believe it will be closer to two years - to be replaced by Linux/Monterey. Because of this, we would like to see performance figures for a non-dead-end OS. Until IBM provides more useful figures, we cannot recommend this system for non-legacy applications. However, once the non-dying OS performance figures are available, there will be no Read More
Windows 2000: Paragon for Partisans, Skewered by Skeptics
After a wait of more than a year, Windows 2000 (The OS Formerly Known as

os licenses  (with 25%) for server OS unit sales. [Source: IDC] Microsoft still retains the lead with 38% of unit sales. Recently, Novell Inc. has reported an apparent security hole in the Active Directory feature, one of the features Microsoft has been promoting heavily. Although Microsoft originally disputed the report, someone in its organization has now said, in effect The problem exists, but we don't believe it is a realistic scenario . To compound Redmond's problems, Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computer Corp., Read More
Faronics
Founded in 1996, Faronics is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and is a privately-held company with nearly 30,000 unique customers using over eight

os licenses  Founded in 1996, Faronics is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and is a privately-held company with nearly 30,000 unique customers using over eight million licenses in over 150 countries. Faronics has a history of providing excellent value to customers, selling direct and through channel partners to enhance existing relationships, local presence, and value-added services. Read More
“Whistler” Beta on the Web?
Source code for a future Microsoft OS, code-named “Whistler”, mysteriously appeared on the Internet in mid-March. How did it get there? Does it matter? And why

os licenses  early effects (delay/suppression of OS buying decisions) will be felt, but these will not be significant. The real impact of Whistler will not be felt until 2001. At that point, the convergence of the NT and Win 9x kernels will result in consolidation of Microsoft's OS structure/offerings, and will provide a blueprint for how Microsoft's OS fortunes will proceed in the ensuing years. Of course, the DOJ antitrust trial is still not finished - the outcome of a ruling or settlement may change the playing Read More
IBM’s Unix Servers Eclipse Sun
IBM’s latest RS/6000 server, the high-end S80, outsold Sun Microsystems’ E10000 by almost three-to-one in the fourth quarter. Who cares – it’s the performance

os licenses  to run the Unix OS aimed at industrial-strength business uses. The report came two days after Sam Palmisano, head of IBM's server group, told analysts that growth in servers would come through improved products and a more focused sales effort. Hardware such as servers represents 30 percent of a $700 billion electronic business market, he said. IBM's S80 Unix server, introduced last year, was among the first products to use IBM's copper-based microprocessors, which provide high performance from a lower Read More
Lowering Your IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2
New versions of database software and operating systems (OSs) come out regularly. In the past, upgrading the database and OS for individual environments has

os licenses  upgrading the database and OS for individual environments has been very expensive and a never-ending job—by the time all the business systems are upgraded, it’s time to start again. This white paper discusses Oracle Database 11g Release 2, which reduces the cost and risk associated with making these changes. Read More
Desktop Management's Dirty Little Secret
ESD (electronic software distribution) promises to simplify software distribution and management, and eliminate ''sneakernet'' the costly, time-consuming manual

os licenses  copy of the new OS onto every PC's hard disk) to streamline OS migrations. Even this process requires hands-on attention, increases help desk calls and causes work stoppage. Enterprises must upgrade the OS' components, drivers, service packs, and roll out patches and hot fixes to insure new applications and legacy applications will work properly. An enterprise with 10,000 desktops, for example, upgrading just a quarter of its desktops, laptops and Microsoft servers (2,500 PCs) with a new OS and Read More
A SaaS Primer
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can be a strategic advantage to businesses, letting companies avoid costly hardware, software licenses, and complex

os licenses  HARDWARE Customer Purchase Included OS LICENSES Customer Purchase Included SOFTWARE LICENSES Customer Purchase Included USER ACCESS Client installed on every PC Web browser MAINTENANCE FEES 18-21% of software cost Included IT OPERATIONS Customer must perform Included UPGRADE COSTS One-time purchase Included The end result is that the underlying feature-set of a multi-tenant SaaS model gets better every day, and each new deployment of the software dramatically increases the features/functions of the Read More
Server and Desktop Solutions: What the Research Means for Small and Medium Enterprises
Different types of organizations show distinct preferences when assigning importance to the criteria on which to base their operating system selection. Small

os licenses  to assess what each OS has to offer. Evaluation and Findings The evaluation and weighting of criteria are based on interviews with twenty information technology (IT) academics and professionals, over fifty users, the management team of a bank, two SMEs, and three universities. The universities and the bank both use combined solutions, while the SMEs use a Windows platform. The majority of IT interviewees agreed that the Linux OS is mainly server-oriented and Windows is mainly user-oriented, but these Read More

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