January 29, 2010
Another analyst sees Cisco UCS deployment delays
Cisco Subnet provides another analyst’s thoughts on why Cisco’s Unified Computing Systems solution may be generating little sales.
“In a bulletin on Cisco’s upcoming Q2 results, Avian analyst Catharine Trebnick writes: ‘We did hear rumblings within the larger Fortune 100 corporations as to UCS production decisions being delayed because of internal politics between HP server proponents and CSC UCS advocates. However, VAR’s are actively marketing UCS and the ROI is very attractive to Fortune 5000 enterprise segment.’”
“Called the ‘Dell Streak’ or ‘Mini 5′ tablet, the device – officially model M01M – has a five-inch 800 by 480-pixel touchscreen, Google Android 1.6, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G mobile broadband, a five-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, another front-facing camera, and a 1530mAh battery. Really, this device is more in line with a MID than an iPad competitor – but it shows that Dell is already trying to move into this space, riding Google’s open source wave.”
Joe McKendrick writes that according to career Web site, Dice.com, SOA-related skills lead to higher paying jobs.
“A new salary survey by career site Dice.com confirms that employers place a premium on SOA-related skillsets. Their latest survey of 19,000 IT professionals puts the average rate for IT positions involving service-orientation work at $107,827 a year. This is 37 per cent over the average for all the IT positions covered – $78,845. SOA skills are the second-highest paid skills found in the survey. Leading the pack were professionals versed in ABAP- Advanced Business Application Programming ($115,916).”