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  • Concentrix creates 1,000 BPO jobs in Belfast

    Business process outsourcing firm Concentrix is creating over 1,000 new jobs in Belfast as part of a £36 million investment.

  • Server makers rushing out Heartbleed patches

    Enterprise IT vendors are rushing to protect users from the Heartbleed bug, which has been found in some servers and networking gear and could allow attackers to steal critical data -- including passwords and encryption keys -- from the memories of exposed systems.

  • Thank XP: Desktop PC sales take off again in Western Europe

    PC sales in Western Europe have risen after 13 consecutive quarters of decline, according to market research company Gartner. The market research company said government spending and the replacement of machines running Windows XP contributed to the growth.

  • Windows XP expiration couldn't save PC market in Q1

    The looming threat of running an unsupported OS wasn't enough to save PC shipments from continuing their slide in the first quarter.

  • HP to pay $108 million for overseas bribery and corruption

    Hewlett-Packard will pay US$108 million in penalties after subsidiaries in Russia, Poland and Mexico were found to have paid bribes to win business, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

  • HP talks up faster speed of Z Turbo Drive PCI-Express SSDs

    Hewlett-Packard's new Z Turbo Drive solid-state drives will be faster than conventional SSDs that plug into hard-drive slots, the company said.

  • Interop 2014: Mobile is here, cloud is next, SDN is coming

    Interop, one of the premier shows for networking each year, kicked off its general session on Wednesday proclaiming that a new era of IT is upon the world, led by a mobile revolution and supported by cloud computing. And more change is on the way as software-defined networking quickly matures into a platform for enterprises to seriously consider.

  • HP bucks up unified access line

    HP this week at the annual Interop Las Vegas conference is rolling out extensions to its unified access wired/wireless product portfolio designed to deliver consistent operation and management across the mixed infrastructure.

  • HP unveils creepy app that stalks people as they shop

    Hewlett Packard today unveiled a new mobile app that retailers can use to stalk people as they shop in order to send them targeted adverts and promotions.

  • Google cracks whip to stop Android Play store apps abusing users

    Google has once again tightened restrictions on the acceptable behaviour of Android apps distributed through the Play store, narrowing promotional design, forcing in-app payments to be made clearer, and widening the definition of spyware to catch abuse.

Latest Features

  • Bringing brains to computers

    For decades, scientists have fantasized about creating robots with brain-like intelligence. This year, researchers tempted by that dream made great progress on achieving what has been called the holy grail of computing.

  • Where we stand with SDN

    One gauge of industry progress on the software-defined networking front is the momentum of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the user-lead group that is spelling out the core SDN standards and championing the cause.

  • With worker retirements looming, IT starts to prepare for a workforce exodus

    With 10,000 U.S. baby boomers turning 65 every day until 2030, the IT industry is among those that must plan how its workforce will be impacted when these employees eventually retire.

  • The last days of Unix?

    Unix, the core server operating system in enterprise networks for decades, now finds itself in a slow, inexorable decline. IDC predicts that Unix server revenue will slide from $10.2 billion in 2012 to $8.7 billion in 2017, and Gartner sees Unix market share slipping from 16% in 2012 to 9% in 2017.

  • Enterprises should give Chromebooks a chance, say analysts

    Google failed to take the world by storm when it launched its Chromebook laptops two years ago but the devices shouldn?t be written off just yet, according to IT analyst house Forrester.

  • Project Moonshot can spur widespread VDI deployments, says Carrenza

    HP gave the long awaited official launch for its Project Moonshot hyperscale system yesterday, as one of the customer trial participants highlighted the opportunities the high density servers can bring to cloud service providers.

  • Skeptcism follows Cisco-IBM led OpenDaylight SDN consortium

    If you're skeptical about the intentions of the OpenDaylight SDN consortium, you're not alone.

  • VMware one-ups Microsoft with vSphere 5.1

    The race for virtualisation dominance between Microsoft and VMware has become more interesting with VMware's recent release of vSphere 5.1. We obtained vSphere around the same moment as the final release of Windows Server 2012, whose newly included virtual switch and enhanced Hyper-V features were designed to clobber VMware.

  • Microsoft's CES no-show: Epic fail or epic foresight?

    It should've been awkward. This year's CES is the first show since Microsoft's amicable split with the Consumer Electronics Association. Redmond severed deep ties, giving up an annual booth in a marquee floor spot, and sidelining the dynamic duo of Ballmer and Gates, who had warmed up the crowd at 15 of the past 18 opening keynotes. Going in to this year's show, we expected the ambiance to match that first uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner after your parents get divorced.

  • Ubuntu and Firefox line up to take on iOS and Android in 2013

    Android and iOS may be at the top of the heap in the smartphone world, but that hasn't stopped competitors, new and old, from trying to grab a piece of the pie. Ubuntu-maker Canonical announced Wednesday that it would enter the smartphone fray with its own Ubuntu phone OS based loosely on its popular Linux distribution for PCs. Research in Motion at the end of January will announce availability for BlackBerry 10, widely acknowledged as the company's last chance to retain any competitive advantage in the smartphone wars. Meanwhile, Microsoft is pushing Windows Phone 8, hoping that it unseats BlackBerry to become the third most popular smartphone OS behind Android and iOS. And the Mozilla Foundation also hopes to crack the smartphone world with a Web-based smartphone.





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