Deals

IBM’s Smart CSL Buy

Over the past three-plus decades, it is hard to think of a business computing-related technology that’s driven more fundamental value than virtualization, and it’s for a very simple reason: Since hardware evolves at a far faster pace than software, systems tend to deliver far more performance than needed, meaning they are drastically underutilized.

2 Years Later, HP’s Botched Palm Acquisition Still Stings

Former Palm CEO and webOS creator Jon Rubinstein is apparently still brooding over Palm’s acquisition by HP. Two years later, he looks back at what HP did with webOS — or rather what it didn’t do — and he is very disappointed, he said in a recent interview. When HP acquired Palm for $1.2 billion in 2010, it did indeed look as though webOS was destined for great things.