It took a couple of years to suit VMware
Data storage specialist EMC
Her replacement, Paul Maritz, is a bombastic and business-savvy engineer with a Microsoft
This week, VMware gets further into the big-biz mindset by putting former IBM
That doesn't mean that VMware's innovation is dead, or that its entire corporate culture suddenly buttoned up and straightened its collective tie. Maritz may not be as eccentric as Steve Ballmer, and nowhere near the charismatic charm of Apple
But VMware today is a very different company than VMware six months ago. Let's hope that Maritz and his chosen lieutenants turn out more like showman Larry Ellison of Oracle
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