Transforming IT Operations #91: VMWare Sells Zimbra, The Future of Performance Monitoring, The Vatican Data Centers

GearCloud_ZSDEvery Friday, Zenoss highlights some of the best posts from across the web about the transformations taking place in IT. Here are some great articles they selected from 7/19/2013 that are worth taking a look at.

VMware Sells Zimbra Amid Shift in Strategy – By Willliam Alden | The New York Times

Forrester is now projecting that 2013 global technology spending growth will be 2.3 percent to $2.07 trillion and 5.4 percent in 2014 – By Larry Dignan | ZDNet

Enterprise Warming to Converged Infrastructure – By Aurthur Cole | IT Business Edge

Puppet Labs acquires Chris Horn’s Cloudsmith – By John Kennedy | Silicon Republic

Extreme Makes Converged Solution Plays With Lenovo, EMC  – By Jeffery Burt | eWeek

Can Big Data Make Government Cheaper? – By Robin Harris | ZDNet

Gartner says Global 2000 Enterprises look to IT Operations Analytics – By Graham Gillen | Sys-Con

Industry Faces Perception Gap with Data Center, Cloud – By Ellyne Phneah

Three Reasons Why Life Cycle Management Matters More with Big Data – By Loraine Lawson | IT Business Edge

In Case You Missed it: Treating Your Data Center Like a Single Organism [Webinar Recap] – By Robyn Weisman

Dear CIO: Are You Tackling the Top 10 Strategic Issues for 2013? – By Bob Evans | Forbes

Marine Corps Agrees to Keep Information Technology Center in Kansas City – By Kevin Collison and Mark Davis | The Kansas City Star

How Efficient Can Storage Be? – By Robin Harris | ZDNet

Malicious QR Code Intercepts Google Glass Data – By Stan Schroeder | Mashable

Doing the Vatican Racks: Yes, the Vatican Uses Datacenters – By David Chernicoff

Why Linux is the Powerhouse for Big Data – By Adrian Bridgewater | Computer Weekly