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  • DynamicOps Acquisition Helps VMware Differentiate From AWS And Infrastructure Players

    DynamicOps Acquisition Helps VMware Differentiate From AWS And Infrastructure Players

    VMware announced the acquisition today of DynamicOps, a purchase that puts it in position to differentiate itself from the traditional infrastructure providers. It’s not a sexy acquisition, but it’s practical. VMware gets a tighter story for how it plans to add value,┬áin face of deeper competition from the likes of Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OpenStack, the… Read More

  • Tech Industry Managers: Little Men in Big Shoes?

    Tech Industry Managers: Little Men in Big Shoes?


    When I was ready to transition from computer programmer to project manager, my employer, Xerox Corporation, sent me to its huge training center in Leesburg, Virginia. Over two weeks, the people there taught me some of the skills I needed in order to succeed in my new role: managing projects, motivating people, complying with employment regulations, and preparing status reports and presentations. Read More

  • Tech CEOs See Flat Annual Compensation For The First Time In A Decade

    Tech CEOs See Flat Annual Compensation For The First Time In A Decade

    In most years, come rain or shine, executive pay at technology startups always goes up because the competition for talent is always so intense. In 2009, however, cash compensation for CEOs at private technology companies will be flat compared to last year, according to a new CompStudy by executive search firm J. Robert Scott and Ernst & Young. This will be the first time CEO pay at… Read More

  • Help-Key: How To Use a $6 USB Cable and Free Software to Smarten Up Your Non-Smartphone

    Help-Key: How To Use a $6 USB Cable and Free Software to Smarten Up Your Non-Smartphone

    We’re not sure why more cellphones don’t ship with USB cables, but it’s a fact that most don’t. We hate the idea that you’ve got all this data on your phone and no way to add more or back it up short of expensive over-the-air messaging. Some providers allow you to back-up your phonebook for free onto their website, but if you cancel your account, it’s… Read More