Articles By Jon Brodkin

Microsoft won’t showcase Hyper-V at VMworld

Microsoft won’t showcase Hyper-V at VMworld

For the second straight year Microsoft Corp.  won't bother showcasing its primary virtualization technology at VMworld Inc., because it believes the conference's sponsor...

August 23rd, 2010 Jon Brodkin
Microsoft and Google fight over e-mail, agree on inbox fee

Microsoft and Google fight over e-mail, agree on inbox fee

When it comes to cloud-based e-mail, there are four major vendors vying for your IT dollars: Microsoft Corp., Google Inc., IBM Corp....

August 17th, 2010 Jon Brodkin
Microsoft vs. VMware: Who’s better at disaster recovery?

Microsoft vs. VMware: Who’s better at disaster recovery?

Disaster recovery has become table stakes in the world ofserver virtualization. Any good virtualization platform these days will find away...

August 16th, 2010 Jon Brodkin
Vmware finds ‘killer app’ in Salesforce.com add-ons

Vmware finds ‘killer app’ in Salesforce.com add-ons

The VMforce cloud platform in development by VMware and Salesforce.com will be most useful for customers with existing Salesforce deployments,...

August 3rd, 2010 Jon Brodkin
Microsoft’s 2010 software line-up most "monolithic" in years

Microsoft’s 2010 software line-up most "monolithic" in years

Microsoft Corp.'s 2010 software suites present "the most complicated lock-in decision in years," and many customers will be justified in...

August 3rd, 2010 Jon Brodkin
VMware says: Windows still matters

VMware says: Windows still matters

Is the operating system dead? If any tech vendors were going to make that argument, you would expect VMware Inc....

July 19th, 2010 Jon Brodkin
VMware: no ‘timeline’ for release of client hypervisor

VMware: no ‘timeline’ for release of client hypervisor

VMware Inc. is accustomed to dominating the world of server virtualization, but its attempts to become the de facto virtualization vendor...

July 12th, 2010 Jon Brodkin
Five tips for managing Microsoft licencing costs

Five tips for managing Microsoft licencing costs

Microsoft Corp. earns billions of dollars a year selling software licenses for products such as Windows and Office -- if...

July 12th, 2010 Jon Brodkin
VMware co-founder tackles virtualization at Cisco

VMware co-founder tackles virtualization at Cisco

The five visionary tech executives who created VMware Corp. and launched the x86 virtualization market have kept low public profiles...

July 5th, 2010 Jon Brodkin
Facebook, stop: Amazon has patent for

Facebook, stop: Amazon has patent for

You better stop what you're doing right there, Mark Zuckerberg: Somebody else has patented the "social network."The United States Patent...

June 17th, 2010 Jon Brodkin