Five Companies That Came To Win This Week11:00 AM EST Fri. Jun. 08, 2012
To no one's surprise, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was in customary trash-talking form during the launch event for Oracle Public Cloud, tossing barbs at Amazon, SAP and Workday, among others. He heaped a particularly derisive brand of scorn upon SAP, ridiculing the company's cloud efforts. "They're not there. They've got nothing," he said at the event.
IBM says it is passing more sales leads to channel partners after studying its numbers and finding that partners are good at winning sales-lead opportunities. It's only June, but IBM has already matched the number of leads it passed to partners in 2011. IBM also says it is starting to reap the fruits of the Solution Accelerator Incentive program it launched at the PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in February.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once labeled Linux a "cancer" that eats away at intellectual property, which is why it was surprising to see Microsoft add support for Linux-based operating systems, including Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2, OpenSuse 12.1, Ubuntu 12.04 and CentOS 6.2.
San Diego-based Technology Integration Group recently opened its first cloud computing joint venture in the Chinese city of Jiangyin, the culmination of a three-year effort to establish a foothold in the Chinese marketplace. Called TIG Cloud, the joint venture will seek to fill the cloud application void that is keeping the cloud industry from taking off in the world's most populous country.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile processors are gaining share in smartphones, and the company says that soon they'll be in notebooks and smart TVs as well.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Prime, designed to power next-generation smart TVs, will consist of the MPQ8064, a quad-core CPU that can reach clock speeds of 1.5GHz and is based on Qualcomm's Krait architecture, according to a report from Engadget.