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EMC is going to IPO 10% of VMware this summer. It'll give VMware a recruiting and retention incentive and money that's not EMC's to grow on. It's also supposed to increase the visibility into VMware's performance and signal that the company is committed to its open platform strategy EMC will keep the other 90% and says it has no intention of spinning VMware out or otherwise divesting itself of the rest of this "precious" asset, which it called "one of the fast-growing businesses in the history of the software industry." VMware sales last year were up 83% to $709 million. It ended the year up 101% at $232 million and now has a $900 million run rate. EMC was otherwise stingy with any other financials ahead of the S-1 registration statement expected in March or April. There was no indication how much it hoped to raise, but EMC did suggest that it would pay back "a port... (more)

Les Coulisses de l'intégration Intel

Intégration des applications fédératrices : la société Intel passe d’un système d’interfaces applicatives point à point à une infrastructure intergicielle (middleware) standard, dans le cadre de laquelle les règles de gestion réutilisables sont extraites vers une couche d’automatisation des processus opérationnels, les applications adoptant une structure à intégration flottante. Découvrez-en le pourquoi et le comment. Intégration interentreprises. D’une gestion manuelle fastidieuse, Intel évolue vers un ensemble de transactions parfaitement orchestrées, da... (more)

Bloggers Call For Immediate Resignation Of FEMA Director Michael Brown

- Announcing the "Change The Administration" March in D.C. - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells what he thinks about his fellow politicians and people in Washington in this morning's radio interview. "FEMA Director Michael Brown must be removed from his job immediately and should be assigned to truck duty to drive and unload food and supplies to the New Orleans Convention Center thoughout the night and for the next 48 hours. This guy is an incomptenet political idiot who has no qualification to run this organization. It is completely unacceptable not to be able to drop one single p... (more)

Hurricane Katrina "Cyber-Scams" – National Cyber Security Alliance Issues Warning

The loss of life and destruction of property wrought by Hurricane Katrina has been utterly devastating. Unfortunately, now there is another after-effect to worry about, says the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA): online criminals are already taking advantage of generous individuals who are looking to donate online to disaster relief efforts. The FBI is currently investigating hundreds of Web sites posing as online charities to lure in potential donors and obtain their financial information. In addition, there are reports of phony e-mails from fake charities being used to sp... (more)

IBM Security Report Predicts Mobile/Satellite Attacks in 2005

Phishing Attacks, Threats to Confidential Information and to Windows - All Increasing, Says Symantec Report Stuart McIrvine, director of IBM's security strategy, said yesterday: "After a year like 2004, many IT departments feel beaten down from combating viruses like Mydoom and Netsky. However, through sophisticated intelligence gathering and analysis, IBM can now identify and understand many of these risks. In addition, businesses and consumers can use this information to help them to not only anticipate these security risks, but more importantly, to prepare themselves to avoid ... (more)