The PC have not demonstrably shown use cases for AI PC's. The PC industry needs to show how offloading Ai functions to the PC will increase ROI for companies and people. Gaming probably has the most potential for increasing AI performance...We should also remember that much of what we do is in the cloud.
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Unbelievable how channel unfriendly Broadcom/Vmware has become. Vmware is the anti-channel company....!! Remind of when Larry Ellison said "every time a partner makes money it takes a dollar out of my pocket". In the end I believe Broadcom/Vmware channel tactics will ultimately boomerang on them. VMware is already facing serious competition from cloud & container products like Redhat. So far Broadcom has acquired a company that is dependent on partners as VMware is. But for some odd reason Tan Hock views partners as competitors. In the end I believe that Broadcom will end up spiing off products or divesting them.
Requiring companies to have cyber insurance that covers ransomware seems like a good option. The issue would be getting companies to comply with security standards for insurance companies..This insurance requirement would be limited to publicly listed companies and ones that are above a certain size. The other companies would be those that are deemed to becritical infrastructure
There has been this knee jerk return to office policy from many companies recently. Companies are not taking enough time to examine if RTO makes sense and or what the right hybrid combination is. I believe that a 3 day or no remote work does not much sense. Broadcom's elimination work from home does or Elon Musk's comment that "work from home" is i mmoral" is ridiculous. It probably make much more sense to have "return to office" day.
MS is introducing Teams meetings with advanced Avatar features. This will probably do a lot to increase collaboration.
It is outrageous that the NSA is selling personal info to private industry. The NSA has away with a lot of stuff under the veil of top secret. For many years the the NSA was able to target US citizens phone cals with out a FiSA warant. They did this by superstitiously rerouting a domestic call overseas and then back again. This allowed them to listen in on domestic phone calls.
VMware's number one customer complaint is their outlandish licensing costs. VMware is oblivious to customer concerns. Most companies in the SMB market are not using VMware or migrated to MS's Hyper-V. This has allowed MS to migrate them to the cloud. While the restructuring seems like a good first step they need to redo their corporate culture. Integrating VMware into Broadcom is a step in the wog direction.
Vmware seems oblivious to customer concerns about licensing costs. These days I rarely hear of businesses using Vwmware in the SMB market. There is many companies that are satisfied with Hyper-V. Now with Azure they migrate their workloads to the cloud. Vmware needs to adjust their licensing for the SMB market.
It is bizarre that IBM decided to ignore virtualization on X86 platforms. IBM invented virtualization over 30 years ago. To this day IBM's dynamic logical partitioning is probably the most advanced virtualization virtualization technology. DLPAR has the ability to instantiate & load balance new VM's on the fly. OS/2 had highly advanced virtualization back in the day.
I have believed for many years that the TCO is way to high for nework management. Unfortunately Cisco was one of the worst offenders. The Cisco IoS is interface is outdated. Before you had to know what features were available for a particular network hardware you were configuring. Cisco tried on several occasions to come up with good network management. The Cisco works was a klugely bloated application. It is really a shame that Cisco did not focus more on network management when John Chambers was there.
Big challenges & opporutnities for Broadcom
There is big challenges & opportunities for Broadcom. VMware is overpriced today and many organizations don't see a good ROI. So Broadcom will have to adjust VMware's pricing model if they hope to gain & retain market share. Now that said I don't think a subscription model is necessarily a bad thing for Vmware. Doing so could potentially callow customers more flexibility to choose the products & features they need. The other challenge is to show companies the value proposition for VMware. The potential is there. But the cost is simply to high for many organizations. Private cloud management is probably the real opportunity for VMware.
The ghosts of Microsoft SQL Server past, present, and yet to come: The Reg chats to Azure Data man Rohan Kumar
Gartner on cloud contenders: AWS fails to lower its prices, Microsoft 'cannot guarantee capacity', Google has 'devastating' network outages
Re: Big Blue
IBM has strongest private cloud solution of any company today. Today IBM offers full cloud encryption with their private cloud solution. IBM's hybrid multi-cloud solution offers more flexibility than any other cloud solution. Adding cloud fail over is a critical offering for enterprise security. Personally I am hoping that IBM offers full encryption for their hybrid multi-cloud offering.
If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended
Three years ago, IBM ordered staff to work in central hubs. Now its new CEO ponders mid-pandemic: Is there a better way of doing things?
Re: When did IBM lose its way
Ginni biggest problem is that she did move fast enough to move IBM to the cloud. The other problem is that she failed to cut and revamp IBM's bureaucracy. As HCL. IBM should have spun off Lotus and other software years ago. Lotus was good company, but they became smothered in IBM's bureaucracy. IBM has strange tradition of only marketing to their existing customer base.
It is good to see that IBM is moving away from this EPS at any cost mentality. Ginni Rommety was a good CEO. But she frittered away a of IBM's technological opportunities and advantages. I am also hoping that Redhat willl help drive the rest of IBM. Cutting back IBM's bloated bureaucracy will be one of Arind Krishna's big challenges. Improving employee morale should be a high priority objective as well.
IBM's mandated work at the office was a ill conceived concept. IBM has been a leader in telecommuting for many years now. IBM's Lotus division developed a new application with 30 employees in 12 months. The employees worked in distributed locations globally. It would probably make sense to have a hybrid work from home solution for many employees. I believe we are going much more hybrid telecommuting solutions once the crisis is over. It will be interesting to see some studies how this is working out for many companies.
More than a billion hopelessly vulnerable Android gizmos in the wild that no longer receive security updates – research
The differentiation argument is irrelevant. The interface llike Samsng's touch wiz makes little difference. The only big difference is that the device companies and phone companies load their own apps. That is reasonable. But the differentiation argument is just part of device companies effort to get people to buy the latest phone.
Google needs to act more responsibly and require companies to issue updates & upgrades. Some of the Obama are actually still using Android 4.4..So the users are stuck with a old insecure version of Android. the other issue is that users stuck with old version does not work well. Google also needs to stop letting the carriers and device manufacturers control if a device will be patched or upgraded.
Security storm brewing for Oracle Java-powered smart cards: More than a dirty dozen flaws found, fixes... er, any fixes?
IBM's Z-series has some huge advantages that no other platform offers today. The Z-series mainframes offers end to end encryption down to the processor level. Z-series is also capable of running 2,000,000 simultaneous docker containers. No other platform has this level of security. IBM is having huge success in the financial sector with the Z-14.
Big Cable tells US government: Now's not the time to talk about internet speeds – just give us the money
G.fast makes lot of sense in older areas where it is primarily copper twisted pair. With G.fast it is possible to achieve speeds close 1 gbit depending on the distance and the condition of copper. It is possible to achieve speeds of up to 1 gbit with distances of 100 meters or less. The great thing is that the telco's can lay fiber as needed and use the existing wiring. So let's say there is area where the copper is in bad shape they can lay fiber closer to the homes.
Now that the the threat of competition from Google fiber has faded the cable companies and AT&T are interested in spending money for paying the costs of acquisition. More and more. people are are migrating to streaming services such as Netflix. So there is currently little incentive for them to increase broadband speeds. Ultimately Netflix & Amazon may have help out if they wish to dramatically expand their business.
Oracle is a good product, but their licensing fees are exorbitant and many or most of their customers are fed up trying to find ways of migrating away. As for Larry he will eventually try and make the changes necessary to stay relevant. The big question is if Oracle can make the changes fast enough. Much of the challenge is cultural in nature and that will be hard to change. Before Oracle's challenges were primarily internal in nature and still is. Today Oracle faces major challenges from Amazon & MS in the cloud market. The upside however is that Oracle has huge revenues and big customer from big companies it can rely on. So this still gives Oracle a lot cushion while they change.
Oi, you. Equifax. Cough up half a million quid for fumbling 15 million Brits' personal info to hackers
Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help
IBM has more business and IT capital than any company today. They consultants that have experience various fields. IBM has hired health care professionals or insurance executives for example. While it's true IBM will have to cut back. They key for IBM is reduce personnel on the basis of skills and knowledge as opposed to pure costs to the company. The other thing to remember is that despite all the hype of clouds and there still many companies that don't trust cloud computing and or have no need for it. Even with all the security promises cloud providers make they still cannot guarantee that the data will not be hacked. This is one reason why IBM's Z-14 with their end to end encryption has been so successful.
I still prefer FF due to because customizable than any browser around. But Mozilla needs to work on solving some persistent problems with FF. Memory is a still a big issue. A easy way to fix this would be include memory free as part of the install or as a recommended addon. The other problem is that there this sites that FF refuses to load. Video often refuses to work with FF as well.
I gave up on OS/2 after Serenity Systems mislead people about OS/2. Serenity Systems originally told customers that they had been authorized to make approved code modifications to OS/2 Warp. IBM never granted and permission to do so. Serenity systems was only authorized to provide new drivers and a new install process I believe.
OS/2 had a lot of promise and it might have overtaken Windows if the marketing was better. OS/2 was way ahead in client server technology back in the Win/95, 98 days. The other problem is that IBM mishandled the IP rights to OS/2. I never understood why IBM did not hire MS as contractor to write the code for OS/2. MS used some of IBM OS/2 code and merged it with the Windows code. MS then claimed it then owned the rights to the code.
Today OS/2 is irrelevant as OS.
Firefox needs to fix basic issues
FF is still my favorite browser, but Mozilla needs to fix some issues like memory leaks and web page compatibility. Firefox still has not solved the memory leak issue. I run FF64 and it gulps memory like crazy. I will be running FF for a 1-2 hours and it will use 4 gigs of memory. FF needs a tool to see how much memory each add-on or plugin is using. Having to go into safe mode and test each add-on is a big hassle. Another possiblity would be for FF to contribute to memory fox and keep it upgraded. Memory fox used to have a clear memory button. But it went away for some reason.
Video playback web page display is still a big issue in FF. There is 3 or 4 times a day when I am unable to properly a page or video in FF. This is one reason why I use Chrome view to see those problematic pages with Chrome.
OS/2 failed because IBM has had this aversion to marketing over years. It is only recently that IBM appointed VP of marketing. Prior to the OS/2 Warp launch IBM had announced that it would launch a big advertising campaign But about a week prior to the IBM pulled the resources. There was lot of people and companies that were considering switching to OS/2 Warp. But MS launch a huge campaign for windows 95 and rest was history. IBM should have pressed it's advantage with client server computing. OS/2 was years ahead of Windows at the time.
Part of the problem is that MS has not clearly explained and documented the upgrade process. The upgrade process keeps chainging. Win10 installed release 2, 3 times on my system. The update process is actually good. The data that is sent back to MS actually is diagnostic info so that MS instrument and correct errors on a users system. When the scrolling feature stopped working. Windows update sent out another update later that day that fixed the problem. The problems is that this has confused companies and raised doubts. So they are delaying deployments, which is probably a good thing until things settle down.