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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 27, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 27, 2009. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Attachmate Corporation announced Attachmate Reflection 2008, the next generation of its terminal emulation line, which includes support for leading virtualization technologies, greater security capabilities, and customization support built on Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Web Services.

Chordiant Software announced that Chordiant Decision Management, Recommendation Advisor and Enterprise Foundation are now available for the IBM WebSphere Application Server on z/OS and z/Linux operating systems.

Citrix Systems, a provider of enterprise desktop infrastructure solutions, announced today that it will develop application and desktop delivery solutions optimized for Intel Core 2 desktops and Centrino 2 laptops with Intel vPro technology. Under an agreement with Intel Corporation, Citrix plans to produce a new class of virtualization solutions that optimize the delivery of applications and desktops to millions of Intel Core2 and Centrino 2 processor-based devices, intended to reduce the cost of desktop management.

IBM announced it had a relatively strong fourth quarter in 2008 as well as a robust year overall, at least part of it led by its mainframe systems and software offerings. IBM's fourth-quarter 2008 revenues of $27.0 billion decreased one percent, adjusting for currency, from the fourth quarter of 2007. Revenues from continuing operations for the entire fiscal year 2008 totaled $104 billion, an increase over $99 billion in 2007.

IBM announced it had a relatively strong fourth quarter in 2008 as well as a robust year overall, at least part of it led by its mainframe systems and software offerings. IBM's fourth-quarter 2008 revenues of $27.0 billion decreased one percent, adjusting for currency, from the fourth quarter of 2007. Revenues from continuing operations for the entire fiscal year 2008 totaled $104 billion, an increase over $99 billion in 2007.


Think About It

Sometimes, sudden spikes in new activity unveil the continuing existence of systems that may have been around long before the current IT workforces tasked with handling them.

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