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  • Wall Street Beat: Transition to mobile, cloud hits tech earnings

    With Google, IBM, SAP, Intel and other tech titans reporting earnings this week, the focus is again on mobile and cloud technology. The general trend appears to be that the further a tech vendor has moved away from its legacy desktop-oriented products, the better its earnings are.

  • D-Wave wants more real-world deployments for its quantum computer

    D-Wave is ready to move its quantum computer out of limited use and into more real-world deployments.

  • In wake of cloud and mobile push, IBM revenue flattens

    Despite a hearty push into cloud services and enterprise mobility, IBM continues to experience difficulty in raising revenue, though second-quarter profit jumped compared to a year ago.

  • It's alive: New supercomputer reborn from old supercomputer parts

    An older supercomputer from the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been cannibalized and rebuilt into a new one, thanks to a team from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Chef cooks ups infrastructure testing tools

    Borrowing a technique from the software development community, Chef, maker of a popular system configuration tool, has released the first commercial software to support a new and supposedly more effective approach to managing hardware and software, called test-driven infrastructure.

  • Why the Apple-IBM deal matters

    Apple's partnership with IBM to tackle the mobile enterprise could have lasting ramifications for both companies -- as well as for rivals Google, Microsoft and BlackBerry. It could also make life a lot easier for IT staff at large enterprises.

  • Apple and IBM in major deal to tackle corporate market

    Apple is making a big push for the corporate IT market through a partnership with IBM, which will develop iOS apps for its big data and analytics services and promote iPhones and iPads to its clients.

  • Panda Security's new CEO plots reboot 2.0 for resurgent security brand

    Panda Security is the plucky Spanish antivirus firm that stormed the international market nearly a decade ago as malware threats boomed, beating most of its rivals to the idea of cloud security as an alternative to signature scanning. Well regarded technically and apparently successful, around 2010 the firm suddenly hit a sales wall.

  • IBM updates cloud strategy after CIA loss

    Two years after losing high-profile government work to Amazon Web Services, IBM has revamped the way it structures enterprise cloud services contracts, thanks in part to its US$2 billion acquisition of cloud services provider SoftLayer.

  • New banking malware 'Kronos' advertised on underground forums

    A new Trojan program designed to steal log-in credentials and other financial information from online banking websites is being advertised to cybercriminal groups on the underground market.

Latest Features

  • OpenStack: Still waiting for the users

    OpenStack has an impressive list of corporate backers. Red Hat, Rackspace, HP, IBM and AT&T are contributing thousands of lines of code to the open source project and helping deliver an updated version of the cloud computing platform twice a year to allow for easier installation and better manageability.

  • 10 Big Data startups to watch

    The Big Data space is heating up ? to the point that many pundits already see it as the over-hyped heir to "cloud." The hype may be a bit much, but Big Data is already living up to its potential, transforming entire business lines, such as marketing, pharmaceutical research, and cyber-security.

  • How IBM announced System/360 to the world

    This is the text of an IBM Data Processing Division press release distributed on 7 April, 1964, System 360 a family of computers build with the then revolutionary concept of a single, unified architecture.

  • The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

    In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

    The make-or-break project kept engineers just out of college working around the clock hunting down bugs. The product had so much buzz that speculators bought up units to resell later for a profit. The company invested so much in development that its future was riding on success.

  • In-memory technologies move databases to real time

    Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence.

  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • The worst tech predictions of 2013 -- and two that hit the mark

    From the social network in business to the 'success' of the Chromebook to the launch of iTV, the pundits got it wrong, wrong, wrong

  • 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.

  • 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.

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