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A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some years to come - growing to over 20% of the server market by 2016 according to Oppenheimer ("Cloudy With A Chance of ARM" Oppenheimer Equity Research Industry Report). According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver appliances for deployin... (more)

If You Think Your Data Is a Mess Now...

If you think your data is a mess now...just wait. It will get worse, if you're not careful.  Maybe even if you ARE careful. That loud rumbling sound you hear isn't thunder, or an earthquake - it's the noise from an avalanche of exploding volumes of data, in places and formats that never existed before. This explosion is making a difficult situation even more challenging, and what's worse, it has a direct impact on business productivity. Only 21% of CEOs have the comprehensive information they need about their customers to make strategic decisions, according to a PriceWaterhouseCoo... (more)

Dell's New Software Division - Great News for Dell

Dell is making some exciting waves in the "solutions" business. Building on the momentum as a result of the acquisition of Perot Systems some years ago and a buying spree where they acquired a host of best-of-breed software solutions such as Boomi (Cloud-based Integration Platform), Dell has just announced a newly created Software Division and has appointed veteran John Swainson as president, reporting to Michael Dell. Swainson led IBM's huge software business until 2005 and was CEO of CA Technologies from 2005 to 2009. On the heels of the appointment of Steve Felice as Chief Co... (more)

Internet of Things and Wearables in 2015 By @SoftwareHollis | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Wearables - Will 2015 Be the Year They Take Off? Luxury Swiss watchmaker Mont Blanc shows off their "smart watch band" for your fussy $5000 mechanical watch - what an potentially foreshadowing development in the wearable market.  To date, wearables have been such a disappointment in the market.  It seems like every year for the past 3 years has been "the year Apple might ship an iWatch", and the market is rife with ugly and semi-functional wearable devices that rarely manage more than a 3-star rating on Amazon. Will 2015 be any different? When the first generation of smart watch... (more)

Steve Jobs: Software Hero

I’ve been using Steve Jobs and Apple as examples in my software blog dedicated to the creation of Great Software. Although Steve Jobs is thought of as being the Mac/iPhone/iPad/iPod guy, he’s also a software hero. At least he’s one of my software heroes. Steve Jobs’ Apple doesn’t just build products. They understand the market and the consumers better than anyone else. And then they create something that defines and totally owns that market. Their deep understanding of the needs, wants and priorities of the consumer and their “make no compromises” approach allows them to do this... (more)