Noon News: Oracle WebLogic Server, VMware OS X Client Virtualisation, O2 Unified Communications

Oracle is planning to unveil a new version of its WebLogic server in an online event on December. According to the company website, the new WebLogic Server 12c will replace the WebLogic Server 11g platform, which has launched back in 2009, PC World reports.

VMware, recently, decided to change its stand on letting users virtualise client installs of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, first by allowing it and then backtracking on its decision. On Monday, the company acknowledged the additional client support for Fusion 4.1, but, at the same time claimed that the server edition checks were omitted (a bug) and are working on an update.

O2 has tied up with Cisco to introduce new service of hosted IP telephony which will be aiming at comparatively large businesses as well as public-sector organisations that are willing to outsource their telecoms infrastructure management to the cloud.

A new study about the use of IT in the healthcare industry has found that healthcare providers are adopting tablets and smartphones but, are not too keen towards cloud computing and video conferencing. The findings were a part of the Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities Study conducted by CompTIA, in which, the company surveyed 350 doctors and dentists and 400 IT firms that service the healthcare industry.

Cisco's UK chief executive Phil Smith has been appointed as the next chair of the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) by the government of UK. The latest designation will require him to offer information and advice on technology strategies and policies to the government.