eWeek Newsbreak, March 24, 2009

With its VMware Cost-Per-Application Calculator, VMware wants to move the debate over the cost of virtualization technologies away from licensing and toward virtual machine density, or the number of virtual machines that can run on a single physical server. According to Reuters--Intel said its planning to freeze top executive salaries and reduce contributions to its employee retirement savings plan and employee stock purchase plans -- which together should lead to significant cost savings in 2009. Salesforce.com CEO, Marc Benioff, whose company just cut a new deal with Twitter this week, is seeing the possibilities of cloud computing expand as more and more platforms - not just applications - move into the cloud. Apple recently previewed its much-anticipated iPhone OS 3.0 software. Although not available to the general public just yet, Apple did announce the immediate availability of a beta software release to registered developers. The new release includes an updated software development kit featuring more than 1,000 new APIs. Sybase has released iAnywhere. The mobile office application offers iPhone users a mobile enterprise solution supporting e-mail, calendar, tasks and contacts. Users can download the iAnywhere Mobile Office iPhone client from Apple's App Store. During a recent speech in Tokyo, Mr. Dell said the following: "It is true that we are exploring smaller-screen devices. We don't have any announcements to share today, but stay tuned as when we have new news we will share that with you."