Dimension Data standardises managed services

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 17th, 2014

A U.S. based ICT solution provider Dimension Data  has released a  standardised Managed Services solution for data centres. Built on the group’s Managed Services Automation Platform, the solution manages server, storage and networks …

Intel targets data centre with Xeon server chips

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - September 10th, 2014

Intel has designed its latest server chips to provide the building blocks to modernise “legacy data centres” by providing more processing cores, throughput and power-saving features.

Fujitsu to deploy thousands of contactless cash machines

Tim Hornyak by Tim Hornyak - September 1st, 2014

CaixaBank adds 8,500 ATMs where smartphones, wearables can be used to withdraw cash

Gartner: EMEA server sales rise again

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - August 28th, 2014

Server shipments and revenue grew for the first time since 2011 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a trend likely to continue in the second half of the year, according Gartner.

Avaya and HP Enterprise Services sign comms deal

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 26th, 2014

Avaya and HP Enterprise Services (ES) today announced a multi-year agreement to offer cloud-based unified communications, contact centre technology and management solutions for enterprises.

Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 14th, 2014

The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner. Each year the research firm puts out a Hype Cycle of emerging technologies, a sort of report card for …

Need for speed

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - July 7th, 2014

IT managers around the world are falling in love with SSDs (solid state drives) in enterprise servers because they solve two major headaches: they run fast enough to replace multiple HDDs (hard disk drives) and they help reduce the electric bill.

Interview: HP CIO Ramon Baez

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 1st, 2014

HP CIO Ramon Baez talks about HP’s vision for cloud computing and big data, and how HP can help its customers make the most of these new technologies.

Intel introduces its most powerful chip ever

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - June 24th, 2014

Intel hopes to take hardware performance to the next level with its latest Xeon Phi supercomputing chip, which packs an array of new hardware technologies that could eventually find their way to laptops and desktops.

Red Hat adds to OpenStack expertise with eNovance buy

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - June 19th, 2014

Red Hat is filling out its OpenStack portfolio by acquiring eNovance, a provider of integration services, for approximately $95 million in cash and stock. Red Hat will use the engineering and integration expertise …

HP brings water to the supercomputer market

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - June 15th, 2014

The server uses some new HP-patented techniques to keep water away from the hardware

HP to slash 16,000 more jobs despite PC growth

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - May 26th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard reported increased profits Thursday as its PC business turned in a strong quarter, but the company will slash thousands more jobs to reduce costs.

SAP apps heading to Microsoft Azure cloud

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - May 20th, 2014

Microsoft and SAP’s long-standing partnership is being strengthened with the pending certification of SAP’s ERP (enterprise resource planning) and software for deployment on the Azure cloud infrastructure service.

Gartner: Worldwide PC shipments declined 1.7 percent

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 1st, 2014

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a 1.7 percent decline from the first quarter of 2013, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Etisalat hosting ‘Digital Connect’ conference on 5th May

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 29th, 2014

Etisalat is hosting its ‘Digital Connect’ event on the morning of 5th May at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai.

HDS introduces ‘Continuous Cloud Infrastructure’

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 23rd, 2014

Hitachi Data Systems has announced ‘Continuous Cloud Infrastructure’, consisting of its Storage Virtualisation Operating System (SVOS), Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000), a new version of the Hitachi Command Suite management platform and enhancements to its Unified Compute Platform converged computing offerings.

Dell launches virtual storage accelerator

Jon Gold by Jon Gold - April 23rd, 2014

Dell has released a new virtualised storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load.

Lenovo leads world PC market with rapid growth

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - April 13th, 2014

Lenovo is leading the world PC market with solid growth in shipments across the first quarter of the year, according to Gartner.

Kingdom connect

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 8th, 2014

Saudi Arabian Airlines have provisioned a $1 billion deal to implement the IT infrastructure for King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia. James Dartnell reports from the development to find out how the airline’s privatised IT arm aims to inspire the next generation of Saudis.

Apple demands over $2B from Samsung for patent infringement

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - April 2nd, 2014

Samsung should pay more than $2 billion for repeated infringement of Apple patents in more than 37 million smartphones sold in the U.S., a Silicon Valley jury was told Tuesday as a trial between the two companies began after more than two years of preparation.

Amazon counters Google with its own cloud price cuts

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - March 27th, 2014

The price war among major cloud providers continues, with Amazon Web Services announcing Wednesday that it is lowering the prices of a number of its cloud services, one day after Google slashed prices.

Toshiba Kirabook: Rich and thin, but still falls short

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 26th, 2014

Toshiba’s engineers committed a few critical design mistakes that severely undermined their Ultrabook’s claim to luxury status. Thankfully Toshiba has made amends–mostly. The second-gen Kirabook is better, more powerful, and less expensive. But it remains a few features short of being a masterpiece.

VMware launches virtual SAN software

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - March 13th, 2014

VMware has introduced software designed to make it easier for its customers to store large numbers of virtual machines (VMs) created with the company’s software.

A newer, faster Thunderbolt

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 11th, 2014

Intel could soon bring to market a faster version of its Thunderbolt connector technology with a throughput of 50Gbps, but the company is biding its time until there is a need for faster connectors. …

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 10th, 2014

With Expo 2020 coming to Dubai, a huge opportunity lies in wait for the Middle East’s CIOs to leave a legacy of first-class mega projects. What will it take for these projects to succeed and what timeframes and budgets will IT leaders need to do them fair justice?

CNME’s Network World ME Awards nominations close today

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 27th, 2014

Today is the deadline for CNME’s fifth annual Network World ME Awards, recognising and celebrating networking excellence.

Mt. Gox trading halts, website down amid speculation of its closure

Tim Hornyak by Tim Hornyak - February 26th, 2014

Trading on major Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox came to a halt on Tuesday and its website was only loading a blank page.

Brave new world

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 25th, 2014

Converged infrastructure has become a hot topic in recent months, with industry leaders putting forward bold new claims about the future of IT.

Wall Street Beat: Tech M&A set for strong year after Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition

Marc Ferranti by Marc Ferranti - February 23rd, 2014

Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp could be one milestone in a strong year for tech mergers and acquisitions.

Dell, Red Hat team up on network virtualisation

Marc Ferranti by Marc Ferranti - February 23rd, 2014

Dell is teaming up with Red Hat to drive its effort to be a force in the burgeoning area of network function virtualization (NFV) technology, aimed at helping carriers reduce costs and quickly roll out new services.

Intel’s new Xeon server chip pushes Itanium closer to end

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - February 20th, 2014

The writing is on the wall for Intel’s high-end Itanium chip, with the launch this week of the high-performance usurper, the chip maker’s 15-core Xeon E7 v2 chip.

HP moves to ease printing from Android tablets, smartphones

By Agam Shah by By Agam Shah - February 18th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard wants to make wireless printing of documents from Android mobile devices as easy as tapping one button.

Syrian Electronic Army breaches 1 million Forbes accounts

John E Dunn by John E Dunn - February 18th, 2014

The Syrian Electronic Army has defaced the Forbes news website and publishing the names, email addresses and encrypted passwords of over a million of its users.

Microsoft sets 31st October as stop date for Windows 7 consumer PC sales

Gregg Keizer by Gregg Keizer - February 16th, 2014

Microsoft has set 31st October as the end of sales of new consumer-grade Windows 7 PCs, but for now has left open the do-not-sell-after-this-date for business machines.

Intel moves deeper into software with server KVM tool

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - February 16th, 2014

Intel has released a new tool for remotely managing servers from multiple hardware vendors, though wary of upsetting partners as it looks to make more money from software.

Acquisitions likely to hit Lenovo’s profits in short term

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - February 13th, 2014

With the proposed acquisitions of Motorola Mobility and IBM’s low-end server unit, Lenovo expects its short-term profits to fall

Palo Alto launches PA-7050 firewall

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 12th, 2014

Palo Alto Networks has announced its new firewall, the PA-7050, which contains full application enablement, IPS and AV.

HP expands OneView into VMware environs

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - February 11th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard is expanding the scope of its OneView infrastructure management console, releasing a OneView plug-in that should help system administrators more efficiently manage their VMware vCenter operations with OneView functionality.

HID Global announces top 2014 secure identity trends

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 4th, 2014

HID has released its projections for trends that will have the greatest impact on the secure identity industry in 2014.

Are you ready for fifth generation Wi-Fi?

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - February 4th, 2014

The fifth generation of Wi-fi has arrived, and it has left organisations with the decision of whether to transition to the newer, faster, wireless networking standard.

AMD debuts first ARM processor

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - January 30th, 2014

ARM’s emerging challenge to the x86 architecture in the server space just gathered momentum as AMD announced it will start shipping sample 64-bit ARM processors, along with associated development kits, to partners in the upcoming months.

Lenovo restructuring to focus on enterprise products, software after IBM deal

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - January 29th, 2014

Lenovo is once again restructuring its operations, this time to create two new business groups devoted to its enterprise products and to developing a software ecosystem.

HP envisions the holistic data center

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - January 26th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard has launched a set of services designed to help organisations manage their data centres more efficiently, using the principles of DCIM (data center infrastructure management).

Kenya hit by $200 million school laptop procurement controversy

Michael Malakata by Michael Malakata - January 26th, 2014

Following similar controversies in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Kenya has been hit by procurement scandal that has cast a shadow on the country’s roll-out of its school laptop project, valued at more than US$200 million.

Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $2.3 billion

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - January 26th, 2014

Lenovo Group has agreed to buy IBM’s x86 server hardware business and related maintenance services for US$2.3 billion, it announced Thursday.

  • Hands-on: New iPhones pack big features in thin package

    Few announcements summon as much attention as a brand new iPhone, and this year, for the second time in as many years, Apple gave us two models of its smartphone to pore over. I got my mitts on the newest mobile devices in the hands-on area after Tuesday’s event.

  • Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.

  • Acer takes on the Nexus 7 with 7.9″ Intel tablet

    The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.

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