“An analyst has predicted that half of Sun’s 27,000 staff will be for the chop when Oracle finally gets its hands on the faltering Sparc vendor. The depressing prediction was made by Brent Thill, an analyst with UBS, in a report yesterday, according to Bloomberg news. He said Oracle was likely to make the drastic workforce cuts as the price for squeezing a profit out of Sun.”
“The rise of identity theft has raised awareness about data-leak prevention quite high in financial services, according to Nemertes Research. Nearly 67 per cent of enterprises in the financial services vertical are using the technology. The shift to electronic health records is having, and will continue to have, a similar effect in healthcare.”
Mary Jo Foley shares the latest news about Microsoft’s upcoming Visual Studio 2010 product.
“The new launch date for VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4 is Monday, April 12, according to a one-line post on a Developer Division’s Marketing and Communications Manager Rob Caron’s blog. The original launch date for VS 2010 and .Net 4 was March 22. A previously unplanned Release Candidate of the technologies is slated to go to testers in February. Microsoft is positioning Visual Studio 2010 as its tool platform to support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Azure, SQL Server, Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.”