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Goldman cuts global IT spending estimate for 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs cut its global IT spending forecast for 2009 on Tuesday, citing bleak trends in key economic indicators and a sharp focus on cost-cutting among business managers. In a research note Tuesday, Goldman analyst Sarah Friar estimated information technology spending will drop 9 percent in 2009, based on figures for[…]

Internet Explorer 8 released, progress unmistakable

ars technicaBy Emil Protalinski Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 8 has been released and can be downloaded now for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008., The final build of Internet Explorer 8 has been released in 25 languages. You can also grab the download directly from these links: Windows[…]

Ballmer: ‘Tide has really turned’ against Apple in computer market

TechFlashBy Todd Bishop on March 19, 2009 at 7:22 PDT Ballmer (Robert Sorbo / Microsoft Handout)Speaking at a conference in New York this morning, Steve Ballmer was asked about the momentum Apple has experienced in the desktop and notebook computer market. The Microsoft CEO quickly jumped in to correct that impression, alluding to more recent[…]

“Is cloud computing the next big thing?”

That’s the title of an article in PC Magazine.The answer was an overwhelming yes. And PC Magazine isn’t the only one taking note of this sweeping trend… The Economist claims, “As computing moves online, the sources of power and money will increasingly be enormous ‘computing clouds.’” David Hamilton of the Financial Post says this technology[…]

Cloud Computing, An Investor’s Perspective

Santosh SankarBullish Bankers Cloud computing seems to be the buzz word in IT these days as companies are looking for the next big thing in computing. The IT folks at the leading companies are working hard to roll out these “clouds.” This emerging technology is gaining attention from major research institutions including Carnegie Mellon University.[…]

Yesterday, I posted two articles on Cloud Computing trend – I should be clear that Nortec is seeing a hybrid of Nortec 24/7 monitoring and Software as a Service (SaaS) mixed with on premises systems and support services. We see a slow hybrid shift toward Cloud computing and this ZDNet article supports this: Handicapping cloud[…]

Nortec has made investment over the last three years in Nortec 24/7 and we are adding clients on a regular basis. We continue to refine the service, notifications, reporting and breadth of Cloud and SaaS offerings to provide more value. It appears this is a trend that will continue as explained in Network World and[…]

Looks like Windows is getting a boost from the reccession – here is an article from CIO Magazine:Tue, Mar 17, 2009 18:36 EDTWindows PCs Getting Life from Recession While Macs Gasp for AirPosted by: Shane ONeill in NewsTopic: InfrastructureBlog: Eye on MicrosoftCurrent Rating: Comments: 0Recession-weary consumers and Apple played another game of chicken last month,[…]

VM Ware is here!

VM Ware allows organizations to run mutple servers on one file server. Essentially many servers in production are being utilized at a very low rate often at 10% – 15%. Using VM Ware a business can use less larger servers with many servers running on them at a ratio of 10 to 1 or more.[…]

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