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IBM developerWorks ‘s 2010 IBM Tech Trends Survey reaffirms what we've all been witnessing this past year or so. The study says mobile and cloud computing will continue to dominate the Tech world when it comes to software applications development and IT delivery through 2015. The report gathered inputs from 2000 IT developers and specialists from 87 countries who specialize in software testing, system and network administration, software architecture, and enterprise and web application development. It came up with the following results : Fifty-five percent expect that mobile software application development for devices such as smartphones like iPhone and Android sets and of course popular tablets like iPad and PlayBook will overshadow development targeted at other types of platforms by 2015. Ninety-one percent of respondents think cloud computing will surpass on-pre... (more)

IBM Acquires Cloud Software Testing Enabler, Green Hat

After a spate of recent acquisition announcements from IBM like DemandTec Inc., Emptoris Inc. and Curam Software Ltd, the IT services giant continues to stay in mode with yet another one. IBM has just said that it is acquiring software quality improvement and cloud testing company Green Hat, which is headquartered in London, England, and Wilmington, Delaware, for an undisclosed amount. Green Hat's application virtualization technology helps developers conduct testing on a software application by leveraging the cloud as a virtual test environment instead of the traditional method... (more)

Cisco and Red Hat Strike Virtualization Deal

Cisco and Red Hat are collaborating on virtualization efforts by integrating Cisco's Virtual Network Link technology with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. The companies say that joining the Cisco Unified Computing System Virtual Interface Card with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine hypervisor would be advantageous for datacenter deployments as it enables a network infrastructure better armed to take on virtualization for linux platforms resulting in higher performance and lower costs. VN-Link automates the movement of network and storage services so they can track virtual mach... (more)

Oracle Unleashes Oracle Office Straight to the Cloud

Oracle has reported some juicy numbers for its second fiscal 2011 quarter which ended November 30 . Its revenue came in at a neat $8.6 billion, up 47 percent over the $5.9 billion it reported for its second fiscal quarter of 2010. Oracle also said that its income for the quarter was $1.9 billion, up 28 percent over the $1.5 billion it reported last year, as well as earnings per share of 37 cents, up 27 percent over the same quarter last year. Oracle's total software revenue including new software license revenue, software license updates and product support hit $5.6 billion, up 1... (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)