Stories by James Niccolai

Oracle and Google to return to court for Android battle

Oracle and Google have each proposed dates next northern spring for a new jury trial in their dispute over Google's use of Java in Android.

By James Niccolai | 25 July, 2015 05:32

Tags: Google, intellectual property, copyright, Civil lawsuits, legal, Oracle

The Cloud is too hard, so Intel launched a sweeping project to fix it

Intel has kicked off a broad effort to speed the adoption of the modern cloud infrastructure, which it says has been slow to take off because the software is complex and takes too long to deploy.

By James Niccolai | 24 July, 2015 06:23

Tags: middleware, software, intel, rackspace

Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

With Oracle and Google headed back to court soon to resume their dispute over Android, Oracle is seeking to update its lawsuit to reflect the huge gains Android has made in the five years since the case began.

By James Niccolai | 23 July, 2015 12:17

Tags: Google, intellectual property, copyright, legal, Oracle

US court says 'pocket-dialed' calls are not private

A federal appeals court in Ohio has ruled that a person who accidentally "pocket dials" someone shouldn't expect any overheard conversation to be considered private.

By James Niccolai | 23 July, 2015 07:16

Tags: security, privacy

IBM's Q2 sales slide 13 per cent on sale of low-end server unit

IBM has reported another quarter of declining revenue and profit, though sales of its new mainframe gave it a lift.

By James Niccolai | 21 July, 2015 06:49

Tags: business issues, IBM, financial results

Intel pushes 10nm chip-making process to 2017, slowing Moore's Law

It's official: Moore's Law is slowing down.

By James Niccolai | 16 July, 2015 09:46

Tags: Components, processors, intel

Intel profit falls as PC slump continues

Intel's revenue and profit both dropped last quarter as people held off on buying new PCs ahead of the Windows 10 launch later this year.

By James Niccolai | 16 July, 2015 06:43

Tags: business issues, financial results, Components, intel, processors

HP and Intel push HPC into new markets

Hewlett-Packard will use upcoming processor and network technologies from Intel to build new server systems that aim to expand high-performance computing into new markets, including big data workloads at large enterprises.

By James Niccolai | 13 July, 2015 21:08

Tags: High performance, hardware systems, Components, processors, intel, Hewlett-Packard

Oracle gets September trial date against Rimini Street

Oracle has been given a September trial date for its lawsuit against Rimini Street, which sells cut-price maintenance and support services to Oracle software customers.

By James Niccolai | 08 July, 2015 10:21

Tags: applications, intellectual property, copyright, Civil lawsuits, legal, software, Oracle, Rimini Street

Data center group tightens certification rules for service providers

The Uptime Institute is updating the way it certifies data centers in a move to help ensure that cloud computing customers get the level of service they think they're paying for.

By James Niccolai | 08 July, 2015 09:02

Tags: Uptime Institute, cloud computing, internet

HP makes it official, files to spin off enterprise division

Hewlett-Packard has filed paperwork to register HP Enterprise as an independent company, an official step on the path to splitting itself in two.

By James Niccolai | 02 July, 2015 10:05

Tags: business issues, financial results, restructuring, Hewlett-Packard

Another fiber optic cable severed by vandals, slowing west coast Internet

Someone hacked through yet another fiber optic cable in the San Francisco Bay area early Tuesday morning, continuing a rash of incidents that have disrupted Internet traffic and vexed law enforcement officials.

By James Niccolai | 02 July, 2015 06:12

Tags: Networking, internet

HP enterprise chief, Bill Veghte, to depart before company split

The head of Hewlett-Packard's enterprise division will leave the company ahead of HP's planned split later this year.

By James Niccolai | 01 July, 2015 04:58

Tags: business issues, personnel, restructuring, Hewlett-Packard

US personnel agency takes system offline after hack

Problems for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management aren't letting up. The government agency said Monday it had suspended a system used for background checks after a security flaw was discovered in the Web-based app.

By James Niccolai | 30 June, 2015 11:34

Tags: intrusion, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, security, data breach

Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

Samsung is partnering with Red Hat to build mobile apps for business users, in a deal that recalls Apple's tie-up with IBM this time last year.

By James Niccolai | 24 June, 2015 08:16

Tags: Linux, consumer electronics, smartphones, Samsung Electronics, Android, software, Red Hat, operating systems

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