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In a stunning, largely unforeseen move, HP announced that it has shelled out $ 5.70 per share or roughly $1.2 billion to acquire Palm. Arguably a very aggressive and risky move considering that the fact that Palm's market share is about 5% in the U.S. and less than 2% globally. Symbian (Nokia) commands the largest market share in Smartphone environments today while Palm's WebOS lags way behind without any unique position in the market. Looking at HP's prior acquisitions and how they were rebranded almost immediately after purchase -- EDS became HP Enterprise Services and 3Com became HP Networking, Palm would probably be christened HP Mobility or something similar. The product names are still expected to be Treo, Pre and Pixi. Historically acquired product lines integrated into HP tend to benefit from HP's strengths-lower cost model; improvements in hardware performa... (more)

Security Needs Revamping on Delivery Front to Evolve with Private Cloud

According to a recent report by Gartner, the shift to cloud environments must be accompanied by a parallel evolution in security procedures. Virtualization technology is generally the primary gateway for most businesses to step into private cloud. Security programs must become more "adaptive" to the cloud model where processes become disjointed from hardware equipment and provision dynamically. Gartner predicts that by 2015, 40 percent of the security controls used within enterprise data centers will be virtualized, up from less than 5 percent in 2010. To combat cyber threats, p... (more)

Wireless Industry Steps up Influence over Future of Linux

The Linux Foundation has published a report that says that wireless companies have significantly increased their contributions to the Linux operating system. One of the key factors that has led to the surge in popularity of the free, open source software platform has been the proliferation of Android handsets in the mobile market. Every other day there is a new Android phone that crops up and looks like they are here for the long haul. The trend is catching on in non-smartphone mobile market segments such as netbooks and media tablets. According to ABI Research, Google's Android ... (more)

Microsoft Boosts Virtualization Stack with Opalis Acquisition

Toronto-based Opalis Software which provides IT process automation tools for data centers has been acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft will be integrating the acquisition into its System Center product line. As Microsoft ventures into cloud adventures and invests more and more in gigantic mega virtualized data centers, Opalis’s scalable, computing software that includes prepackaged workflows and integration solutions will according to Opalis CEO Todd DeLaughter enable Microsoft “to have the most complete virtualization stack available from any single vendor.” The acquisition seems ... (more)

Amazon EC2 Adopts eBay Like Cloud Auction Model

Responding to user demand, Amazon has expanded its on-demand computing EC2 offerings. It is auctioning off unused EC2 capacity through Spot Instances which enable you to make a bid for computing time. Bidders provide info on the instance family, size and region, number of Spot Instances they want and the maximum price they're willing to pay per instance. You can view the EC2 API and AWS Management Console to see prior Spot Instance prices to give you an idea of how much to bid. The spot price is dynamic and varies depending on supply and demand fluctuations. Just like in any reg... (more)