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Articles tagged with: enterprise

Microsoft Extending It’s Deal With SUSE

Around five years ago, Microsoft made an arrangement with SUSE to work on Interoperability between Windows and Linux. The agreement was for around 5 years, but now Microsoft has extended it’s deal with SUSE.

The duration of the extended agreement is again of a period of 5 years i.e. the deal will go on till 2016. Microsoft will also invest an amount of $100 million in the new SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates.

SUSE was founded in the year 1992. It’s main focus was to deploy enterprise wide solutions for Linux.

Advertising Startup, TellApart, Raises $13M Funding

An advertising startup that uses a pay-for-performance model, called TellApart, announced today that is has successfully raised $13 million in Series B funding led by Bain Capital, which brought the total amount raised to nearly $18 million.

The company was founded by two former Google product engineers, Josh McFarland and Mark Ayzenshtat. TellApart assigns a Customer Quality Score to each individual customer, based on the customer’s onsite behavior patterns (products viewed, items purchased, etc.). The data is then compiled into a CQScore that distinguishes high value customers from ordinary customers, hence the name, TellApart.

Acer Orders 80,000 AMD Z Processors For New Tablet?

It looks like Acer has just placed a big order for AMD Z series APUs for a possible new tablet lineup. The company placed an order for 80,000 of the AMD processors, and the new tablets are likely going to dive into the enterprise market.

No clue on whether or not the new tablets will feature Android’s new Ice Cream Sandwich or Windows 7 but I would vote for the less expensive operating system. Although, Windows may just be the victor, since I can’t imagine businesses adopting the Android platform, unless maybe they’re a startup.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Gets Updated

Red Hat Linux has just released its latest server business operating system called Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1. This will be the first major update to the platform since November 2010. The new version features optimized KVM virtualization, new hardware support, improved operational efficiency and high availability improvements. KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and it allows users to gain better performance than when using virtual machine systems that rely on user-space drivers.

NetSuite Targets Big Business With NetSuite Unlimited

The On-demand ERP software vendor, NetSuite is expected to announce a new initiative that will focus on large enterprises at SuiteWorld today in San Francisco. The initiative is called NetSuite Unlimited and the announcement won’t be focused on a specific product, but rather a combination of partnerships, services, applications, and tech improvements designed to meet the demands of the world’s largest companies.

Kingston’s Ultra Secure DataTraveler 4000-M Managed

Kingston has been known to be one of the best memory modules out in the market. Although they do not offer the cheapest prices, they offer quality that lasts a lifetime and I always choose Kingston whenever I have the opportunity. Kingston is well known for making both computer memory and USB drives (also called thumb drives). The company is now responsible for making government-level USB keys that are tailored for business professionals who could not risk their sensitive computer data being lost.

With the high security offered by BlockMaster, the ultra secure thumb drive is called the DataTraveler 4000-M Managed. The “Managed” refers to a “fully managed version of the company’s DataTraveler 4000 product.”

Ericcson Buys Out Telenor Connexion; Gaining M2M Technology

Ericcson signed an agreement on Tuesday to acquire Telenor Connexion’s M2M platform (machine-to-machine), in hopes to gain more technology and insights in the booming sector. Although financial details are yet to be released, we know that eleven employees will be moving over to Ericsson from TC. The acquisition comes relatively soon after Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform launch, a service that is planned to be sold to telecom operators. In turn, this will set up M2M applications for their enterprise customers. The platform is sold as a cloud service and offers operators traditional cloud benefits of a low initial investment, coupled with a fast roll-out.

Cloud Video Startup Zixi Raises $4 Million

According to Venture Beat, a cloud video startup named Zixi has raised $4 million in a round of funding for its web video broadcasting business. The Waltham, Mass.-based company will use these funds to build a global team to deliver high-definition video via cloud, or through web-connected data centers. Zixi plans to focus on delivering cloud video of the highest quality, security, and of course, the company seeks to make a return on investment.

Dell Spends 1 Billion Towards Improving Technology

Dell is rolling out the big dollars to improve its data storage products designed to serve business customers. They will be spending $1 billion dollars on cloud computing and virtualization research, as well as towards the development of new data centers. The company announced the investment at a company sponsored event in Beijing on Thursday.

Dell has been expanding its PC and server business to serve higher-end data storage needs. This recent plan for investment follows the company’s 2010 decision to acquire storage vendors, Compellent and Ocarina Networks. The data centers previously mentioned will specifically be

Microsoft Changes Price Plans For Its Licenses

Microsoft is raising prices of their license in exchange of giving consumers access to a new security product as well as the new Lync unified communications software. Microsoft will also be lowering the price of an enterprise license that includes better access to key Microsoft software. The client access license, also known as the Core CAL is expected to cost $10 more, however we are waiting to get official pricing from Microsoft later this year.

The $90 Core Cal package buys you access to Windows Server, Systems Center Configuration Manager, as well as standard access to…