Ubuntu 13.04 boosts graphics performance to prepare for phones, tablets

Raring Ringtail for Ubuntu desktops and servers now ready to download. Ubuntu 13.04. The stable release of Ubuntu 13.04 became available for download today, with Canonical promising performance and graphical improvements to help prepare the operating system for convergence across PCs, phones, and tablets. “Performance on lightweight systems was a core focus for this cycle, as a ...

The week in cloud: the argument for lots of clouds; mobility rules; catching up with Dell

  photo: Shutterstock Brian A Jackson SUMMARY:RightScale research says one cloud won’t fit all; mobile development landgrab continues with Facebook-Parse deal; Michael Dell talks up cloud opportunity. Enterprise cloud adoption ticks up  A RightScale survey released last week said  bigger companies — those with more than 1,000 employees — are “slightly more likely” to claim  cloud adoption ...

LivingSocial reports hack that could affect data of 50 million customers

photo: Shutterstock / deepspacedave SUMMARY:LivingSocial saw a major hack to its computer systems, reported Friday, that could impact the accounts of more than 50 million users. LivingSocial, the Washington D.C.-based daily deals company, has been suffered from a hack that could have affected the data of more than 50 million customers, AllThingsD first reported Friday based on an ...

Why Cloud Computing Is Accelerating In The Enterprise

This was posted originally on Forbes. Translating time into dollars matters far more to many CEOs I’ve spoken with versus what platform their applications are running on. What matters most is getting all they can out of every hour their business is operating.  They are all focused on getting beyond the constraints that held their ...

BitTorrent Sync creates private, peer-to-peer Dropbox, no cloud required

No size limits, no cloud: Hands-on with BitTorrent’s new file syncing software. BitTorrent today released folder syncing software that replicates files across multiple computers using the same peer-to-peer file sharing technology that powers BitTorrent clients. The free BitTorrent Sync application is labeled as being in the alpha stage, so it’s not necessarily ready for prime-time, ...

Why commitment, knowledge and experience matter in tech support

This was posted originally on HP. Mike Alamé is Vice President of Global Support Delivery, U.S. Region. Mike joined HP in 1992 as a Solution Center Unix Manager. During his time at HP, Mike has held a number of management positions within the Services Organization and Solution Center. Prior to joining HP, Mike held several positions at ...

Hyperscale IT: When you’re shooting for the moon, don’t try it alone

This was posted originally on HP. What NASA put in place to work on the project of walking on the moon was impressive. And once launched, the Apollo rockets – the hardware and software – and astronauts – the users – were constantly monitored and checked by experts to prevent proactively all possible issues, and ...

Leading the Way: HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Mobility

This was posted originally on HP. This week, HP Enterprise Services announced a cloud-based management solution that delivers secure anytime, anywhere access to applications and data from any mobile device. HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Mobility meets the demands of balancing the responsibilities and requirements of IT with the challenges and expectations of users. This new ...