Winning storage: Turning the spotlight on storage virtualization [IBM]

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You might say storage virtualization is the Emilio Estevez of enterprise IT. It’s at least as capable as its brother, server virtualization, a.k.a. Charlie Sheen, plus it may be easier to work with and offer more value for the money, yet server virtualization somehow manages to hog all the attention.

Winning.

Well, it might finally be Emilio’s—I mean, Storage Virtualization’s time to bask in the spotlight. What’s changed? The down economy, for starters. In this healing time, any approach that can help offset capital costs is welcome news to continually budget-strapped IT departments. And more and more IT pros are asking themselves “hey, if I can get economies of scale by virtualizing my servers, why can’t I get the same savings by doing the same to my storage?” [Read more…]

Our top 6 favourite BlackBerry Playbook apps for business [RIM]

With the Pretenders’ hit Brass in Pocket getting a new lease on life from the BlackBerry Playbook TV spot’s ubiquitous on-air rotation, it got us thinking about the top brass in Playbook apps, particularly apps for business.

So here are our top 6 must-have apps for the must-have tablet of the year:

Adobe LiveCycle® Mobile ES2:Need to approve a travel expense or a contract while you’re on the road and can’t or don’t want to unpack your laptop? Just pull out your portable PlayBook and get the job done. In fact, no matter the task, you can interact with content, application and customers wherever you choose. One of the first Adobe apps available for PlayBook, LiveCycle Mobile ES2 helps increase productivity, improve brand equity, lower costs and improve customer-facing engagement. A must have. [Read more…]