The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Oracle's net income for the second quarter ended Nov. 30 rose 17 percent to US$2.2 billion, with software sales rising but hardware-related revenue falling, the company reported Tuesday. Revenue for the quarter rose 2 percent to $8.8 billion.
By Chris Kanaracus | 21 December, 2011 08:22
In testing cloud computing services and observing the growth of cloud activities, we've noticed that there are distinct phases that organizations go through in adopting cloud.
By Tom Henderson | 20 December, 2011 22:28
Some businesses that rely on Amazon Web Services to run Web applications are starting to realize that they can save money or get better performance by building their own internal clouds -- and Nimbula is hoping to help them out.
By Nancy Gohring | 20 December, 2011 03:01
Chipita America may be as close to a serverless company as one can find today. Its ERP, EDI and BI systems, Office and Exchange applications and file servers are all hosted in the cloud. About six years ago, when many IT managers were debating the merits of Nicholas Carr's book Does IT Matter? , Chipita CIO Scott Martin was moving the Tulsa, Okla.-based snack food maker's email to service provider CenterBeam's cloud-hosted platform.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 20 December, 2011 02:07
WASHINGTON -- There is a big push to get Congress to allow advanced degree graduates in science, technology, engineering and math to automatically get green cards.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 19 December, 2011 22:20
For IT, 2011 was a transitional year. A lot of big things were on the horizon ( data center as a service, for instance), but few of the profound concepts jelled.
By Scot Finnie | 19 December, 2011 22:09
IBM is deploying technology that allows meat suppliers to track a single pig all the way from farm animal to pork chop.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 19 December, 2011 22:09
Forget phone numbers and email addresses; the era of the Internet "handle" is emerging.
By Matt Hamblen | 19 December, 2011 22:09
A Katoomba-based hospital has kicked off a trial under which it will share electronic discharge summaries with GPs and vice versa, ahead of the Federal Government’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) launch in July 2011.
By Chloe Herrick | 19 December, 2011 12:50
EMC has tied its fortunes to the future of cloud computing and is working hard to change the hearts and minds of IT executives so they will embrace the same vision, according to the firm's chief marketing officer.
By Tim Greene | 17 December, 2011 04:31
It's 2 p.m. Do you know where your cloud data is? Really? Executives at one large Fortune 500 company thought they knew, but a routine audit of the cloud provider uncovered a serious problem.
By Stacy Collett | 17 December, 2011 03:00
Virtustream's acquisition of Enomaly could help enterprises turn a drawback of private clouds--excess capacity--into a profit center.
By Nancy Gohring | 16 December, 2011 06:16
Businesses should be formulating cloud strategies now that get the most out of their network providers to better support whatever cloud services they wind up buying, according to a prominent cloud-economics expert.
By Tim Greene | 16 December, 2011 03:35
IBM has signed a deal to buy supply and contract management software vendor Emptoris in another bid to fill out its growing catalog of business-to-business and business-to-consumer commerce technologies, the company announced Thursday. Terms of the deal, which is scheduled to close in the first quarter of next year, were not provided.
By Chris Kanaracus | 16 December, 2011 02:16
The IT job market in 2012 shows some signs of improvement when it comes to hiring, but most companies still aren't expanding.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 16 December, 2011 01:38
Amazon Web Services has launched services for South American customers from data centers in Brazil, the company said Wednesday.
By John Ribeiro | 15 December, 2011 17:45
IBM is helping a Chinese state-owned firm to monitor food safety in the country, by building a new system meant to prevent tainted products from being sold to consumers.
By Michael Kan | 15 December, 2011 15:18
After a tumultuous year for Australian retailers, the industry’s national body has formed a five year managed print services partnership with Upstream Print Solutions in an effort to cut costs internally and for its members.
By Chloe Herrick | 15 December, 2011 11:22
Customers flooded the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Facebook page with complaints last night after a network issue affected their ability to access their money.
By Rebecca Merrett | 15 December, 2011 10:22
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is seeking tenders for a partner to dispose of surplus ICT assets, including desktops PCs, printers, servers, mobile phones and other telecommunications gear.