Stories by James Niccolai

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

Taylor Swift slams Apple for not paying artists during Apple Music trial

Apple picked Taylor Swift’s “1989” as the best album on iTunes last year, but the admiration isn't entirely mutual.

By James Niccolai | 22 June, 2015 04:27

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Apple, Music and audio, internet, entertainment

Oracle profit slides 24 per cent as customers move to the Cloud

Oracle has reported a sharp drop in profit for the quarter just ended, with customers spending more on its cloud services but less on software that runs in their own data centers.

By James Niccolai | 18 June, 2015 10:42

Tags: business issues, software, financial results, cloud computing, internet, Oracle

US reports massive breach of government personnel data

The U.S. is investigating a massive data breach that exposed personal information on around 4 million federal government workers, according to news reports Thursday.

By James Niccolai | 05 June, 2015 08:24

Tags: security, Office of Personnel Management, data breach

The HP split by the numbers: 2800 apps and 75,000 APIs

Hewlett-Packard has given a glimpse of what the company's separation looks like from an internal IT perspective, and not surprisingly, there are some big numbers involved.

By James Niccolai | 04 June, 2015 10:03

Tags: business issues, IT management, restructuring, Hewlett-Packard

Prototype of HP's futuristic 'Machine' coming next year

A prototype of Hewlett-Packard's futuristic Machine computer will be ready for partners to develop software on by next year, though the finished product is still half a decade away.

By James Niccolai | 04 June, 2015 05:28

Tags: servers, hardware systems, Components, processors, Hewlett-Packard

HP's Project Synergy promises Amazon-type provisioning for bare metal servers

Hewlett-Packard is developing new capabilities for its OneView systems management software that it says will allow for automated provisioning of applications across pools of servers and storage.

By James Niccolai | 04 June, 2015 02:49

Tags: application development, software, system management, Hewlett-Packard

HP's profit slips 21 per cent as services business stumbles

Hewlett-Packard has reported another drop in quarterly revenue and profit, with a notable 16 percent slide in its enterprise services business.

By James Niccolai | 22 May, 2015 07:18

Tags: servers, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard

This well-funded startup could turn bitcoin mining - and the chip industry - on its head

A startup company with some very big-name backers has just come out of stealth mode and revealed a business plan that could turn bitcoin mining -- and even the economics of selling chips and smartphones -- on its head.

By James Niccolai | 19 May, 2015 07:28

Tags: 21, Components, processors

Microsoft results get a lift from Office 365 and Azure

Microsoft has reported better-than-expected financial results for the quarter just ended, helped by strong sales of cloud services like Office 365 and Azure.

By James Niccolai | 24 April, 2015 07:38

Tags: business issues, Microsoft, financial results

Google boosts workplace efforts with Box integration, videoconferencing

Google is stepping up its efforts to target the enterprise, with new hardware and software integrations intended to make its Chrome browser and Chromebook computers central to the workplace.

By James Niccolai | 23 April, 2015 04:22

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, internet

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