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.

Air France: Linux servers enhanced by HP cloud solution

Antony Savvas by Antony Savvas - January 21st, 2014

Air France says it has automated and increased the reliability of its 1,500 Linux servers by deploying a private cloud solution.

HP brings Windows 7 ‘back by popular demand’

Ian Paul by Ian Paul - January 21st, 2014

With Windows 8 bearing a good share of the blame for the declining PC market, HP is falling back on Windows 7 for its latest marketing push.

Smartphones at MWC: What will Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC and Nokia launch?

Chris Martin by Chris Martin - January 20th, 2014

We’re still recovering from the monster that is CES but that means Mobile World Congress (MWC) is fast approaching so here’s what smartphones to expect at the 2014 show held in Barcelona.

A10 Networks unveils Thunder TPS Threat Protection System

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 16th, 2014

A10 Networks, has announced the A10 Thunder TPS Series, designed for protection against DDoS attacks.

HP launches voice-enabled tablets in India

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - January 16th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard appears set to re-enter the smartphone market with the launch in India Wednesday of two tablets running the Android OS and offering voice-calling capability.

3 powerful laptops built for serious business

John Brandon by John Brandon - January 13th, 2014

In business, the faster you can deliver on a promise, the better. The three powerful, high-end laptops discussed here deliver data in microseconds.

Digital dreams

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - January 13th, 2014

The healthcare industry is notorious for the amount of paper it consumes. From lengthy patient records to scribbled prescription notes, hospitals and healthcare organisations are always grappling with the problem of what to do with its masses of paper.

Lenovo widens lead as PC market decline slows

Mark Hachman by Mark Hachman - January 13th, 2014

Analysts at both Gartner and IDC reported the seventh straight quarter of declining PC shipments, although both firms saw a light at the end of the tunnel.

Dell, Cisco, others hit back after being named in NSA spying toolkit

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - January 13th, 2014

The world’s largest networking vendors have hit back at claims their products have been compromised by the National Security Agency after being named in an NSA spying toolkit.

Verizon signs-up Oracle to tackle Amazon in the cloud

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - January 13th, 2014

Verizon is building up its cloud service to take on the heavyweight of the industry – Amazon Web Services – and says it took a big step toward that direction by partnering with Oracle this week.

What’s Next for India’s Outsourcing Industry? Q&A with outgoing NASSCOM president

Stephanie Overby by Stephanie Overby - January 9th, 2014

In the 25 years since India’s most well-known IT services trade group National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) was formed, the country’s global outsourcing industry has experienced tremendous growth, but also its share of ups and downs.

Telecoms outlook 2014

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - January 9th, 2014

It would seem that the telecoms world saw something of a shift during 2013. While margins from traditional revenue streams surrounding voice and text continued to fall, demand for data went through the roof, and it continues to climb. Undoubtedly, 2013 was the year of mobile data.

Android heads to desktops as reliance on Internet grows

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - January 8th, 2014

More PC makers are bringing Android to desktops as users increasingly turn to the Internet for apps, storage and entertainment.

Opinion: will CES device makers fall victim to Moore’s Law?

Patrick Thibodeau by Patrick Thibodeau - January 8th, 2014

Moore’s Law created a stable era for technology, and now that era is nearing its end. But it may be a blessing to say goodbye to a rule that’s driven the semiconductor industry since the 1960s.

Intel introduces new chips to help PCs see, hear, and feel

Mark Hachman by Mark Hachman - January 8th, 2014

It’s official: The notebook computer can now see as well as take your picture. Meet the Intel RealSense 3D camera.

Ford CEO Mulally on Microsoft role: ‘I only plan to serve Ford.’

By Zach Miners by By Zach Miners - January 8th, 2014

Ford CEO Alan Mulally, seeking to end speculation over a possible move to Microsoft, told the Associated Press on Monday that he will not become the software company’s next CEO.

Dell issues 4 networking trends for 2014

Shabbir Ahmad, Regional Sales Director - Networking, Dell, EMEA Emerging Markets by Shabbir Ahmad, Regional Sales Director - Networking, Dell, EMEA Emerging Markets - January 7th, 2014

2014 is poised to be an even bigger year for networks in the Middle East, perhaps “the year of the network”, says Shabbir Ahmad, Regional Sales Director – Networking, Dell, EMEA Emerging Markets

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