There were a lot of stories that made news in Enterprise IT in 2012. We take a look back at the stories, from comings and goings in top Exec positions, to cloud services, storage news, big data and more. And we ponder some of the big questions in store in 2013. Please join us for our Year in Review episode!
IT Pro News:
- Are you planning a Virtual Desktop deployment?
- Users abandoning aged Windows XP OS; Windows Vista and Office 2007 out of mainstream support now.
- Seagate dealing with flooding issues
- SSD prices fell in 2012 and are at that magic price point according to researchers.
- Congratulations on becoming a $1 Billion open-source company
- Oracle unhappy with offer of $2.8 Billion and a small part of the Android sales
- Microsoft buys or ‘aquihires’ Yammer for $1.2B to accelerate the social enterprise
- Microsoft’s ‘major announcement’ was the Surface Tablet RT and a Pro version.
- Former Google Exec Marissa Mayer named new CEO at Yahoo.
- Windows Server 2012 launches on Sept 4.
- How will your company get Office 2013: buy or rent?
- HP CEO Witman says “We’re Screwed”; More bad news from HP as they prepare to take a $8 Billion accounting charge from Autonomy acquisition.
- Sinofsky and Forstall let go.
- Hadoop winning over Enterprise IT
- What is a Data Scientist?
- The day of the database? IBM releases the first big upgrade in four years.
- In Redmond, Microsoft releases a major SQL Server upgrade of their own. See the changes.
- AT&T joins OpenStack with CloudArchitect
- Amazon offers Windows Server micro instances for free for the first year.
- Azure Leap Day cloudtage
- Google Compute Engine goes IaaS for very big loads and isn’t positioned against AWS.
- VMware acquires network virtualization company Nicira for a cool $1.2B.
- OpenStack turns 2
- eBay buys into OpenStack
- VMWare joins the OpenStack group for cloud standards
- Amazon re:Invent conference recap
- Outlook.com passes DMARC tests
- Major Azure upgrade adds IaaS
- Another cloudtage for Amazon. Was it pilot error?
- Google Cloudtage on 12/10. Did it affect your enterprise?
- RIM names Heins its new CEO as the former co-CEOs step aside
- Is it too late for RIM? Check out the BB10.
- Dell dropped out of mobile
- And this little company in Redmond, WA decided to get in the mobile game, too.
- 24 Million Zappos accounts hacked.
- HackedIn Why LinkedIn had a security issue and what you need to be aware of
- Massive data breach in South Carolina exposes 3.6 million Social Security numbers.
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