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Pivotal Stakes a Claim on Computing's 3rd Era

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Just before Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz left his former job at VMWare, he gave what might be called an “I have a dream” speech. He began by acknowledging that the Software Defined Data Center marketplace didn’t belong to VMware alone, and ended it with a vision for a company that he had yet to build:

"The story of how application development, deployment and operations is going to be reinvented is just as compelling, just as important, but has not been written. The participants in the creation of this story do not know how it will end.”

That company is Pivotal and every step it takes, every move it makes takes it closer to realizing Maritz’s vision.

Citrix Has Company With VMware's AirWatch Acquisition

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VMware’s $1.5 billion acquisition of mobile device manager AirWatch brings the IT giant on par with a major competitor and leaves the two alone as organizations that manage virtual desktops, SaaS applications and mobile devices and mobile applications, an industry analyst told CMSWire.

VMware, a cloud software provider, through yesterday's acquisition beefed up its mobile security capabilities in the enterprise, extended its proposition from data-center to device and positioned itself for the mobile-cloud era. 

VMware Buys Mobile Enterprise Security Provider for $1.54 Billion

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Cloud software provider VMware beefed up its mobile security capabilities in the enterprise by acquiring AirWatch for about $1.54 billion, VMware announced today on its company's website. The deal "extends VMware’s proposition from data-center to device, and strongly positions us for the Mobile-Cloud era," Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager for VMware, wrote on a company blog post.

Dell, Puppet Labs Team Up on IT Automation

Dell, Puppet Labs Team Up on IT AutomationAfter Dell founder Michael Dell took the company private early in 2013, the company made a move to acquire Quest Software for $2.5 billion. This acquisition is now getting bolstered by an integration with Puppet Labs. Puppet Labs is an IT automation provider, and it will be integrated with Dell's Active System Manager for helping customers do things like deploy workloads and allocate server and storage resources on demand.

Forrester Names HP, Cisco, Microsoft Top Private Cloud Vendors

Private cloud computing is going mainstream. It has moved from a technology limited to a handful of innovative enterprises to a technology that has been prioritized for development in the next 12 months by more than half the enterprises surveyed, according to new Forrester research. Differentiation between competing vendors now lies in user experience, ease of use and the provision of hybrid environments. 

Pivotal Launches Multi-Cloud Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service

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This morning, long before the developers attending re:Invent, Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual conference, open their eyes, EMC and VMWare spin-off Pivotal will make an alluring announcement. The news — Pivotal One, “the world’s first next-generation multi-cloud Enterprise PaaS” (Platform-as-a-Service) will open for business on Friday. Coincidence? I think not.

Gartner MQ For Workplace Social Software: Atlassian, NewsGator, Tibco, VMWare Challenge, Many Vendors Excluded

In our first look at this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software for the Workplace, we saw a market characterized by extreme volatility. It is also a market where differences between vendor's products are difficult to distinguish at a functional level. However, Gartner found four vendors strong enough to make it into the Leaders’ Quadrant, named four challengers and offered a long list of vendors that didn’t make the grade, including some surprising names.

VMworld 2013 - Social Business Is MIA

VMworld 2013 - Social Business Is MIAAccording to most, last week’s VMworld was a huge success.

Telligent Buys Zimbra from VMWare

Telligent Buys Zimbra from VMWareFor all the talk about email being dead, social collaboration tools sure do seem to lean pretty heavily on it, and email is exactly what Zimbra brings to Telligent after it was bought out from VMWare this week.

How to Create a Cost-Effective BYOD Policy

How to Create a Cost-Effective BYOD Policy

When it comes to the mobile enterprise, issues related to BYOD are at the forefront. In their recent report, AIIM found that while more companies are developing BYOD policies, there are still those who are putting their systems at risk, resulting in increased costs. But what if BYOD didn’t need to be complicated or expensive?

EMC's Fun to Watch Story Begins - If PaaS is the Future, Pivotal Initiative Holds the Key

The convergence of Big Data and Cloud will radically change the Enterprise Computing game. EMC’s Chairman, Joe Tucci, and his lieutenants have been evangelizing on this idea for years, though they’ve used different variations of the words.

VMware's Socialcast Update Adds Project Management, Mobile Version of Private Messaging

Virtualization provider VMware has updated its Socialcast social network with instant messaging, project management and admin controls in the product's latest release.

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Facebook, Microsoft, Bridgeline, Telerik, MailChimp, Adobe and Skype (11-Apr-13)

Start off the New Year with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

It's Official, EMC is Spinning Off a New Company - Pivotal Initiative

Surprise! Surprise! (But not really.) EMC today announced that it is spinning off a new company, Pivotal Initiative.

VMware Sells SlideRocket Presentation Suite; New Home at ClearSlide

Less than two years after VMware snapped up SlideRocket, it is selling it off to ClearSlide, a presentation suite for sales teams.

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