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Skype to face Belgium criminal court after failure to hand over call data

Skype will have to appear in a Belgian criminal court after ignoring a judge's order to give law enforcement officials access to data from calls between suspected criminals.

By Loek Essers | 27 May, 2015 01:36

Tags: Criminal, skype, legal

CSC to split in two, spin off US public sector work

IT services vendor Computer Sciences Corp. plans to separate its US$4.1 billion U.S. public sector business to form a new company, it said Tuesday.

By Martyn Williams | 20 May, 2015 07:59

Tags: business issues, services, csc, restructuring

IBM, Deloitte bring Big Data to risk management

IBM and Deloitte are betting that computers can understand reams of financial regulatory guidelines more thoroughly, and speedily, than humans.

By Joab Jackson | 19 May, 2015 02:56

Tags: Deloitte, services, outsourcing, IBM, Application services

Microsoft expands Skype Translator beta to all comers

Microsoft today expanded the beta of Skype Translator, the real-time translation service demonstrated last fall, to all interested testers.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 May, 2015 02:44

Tags: skype, Microsoft, mobile, mobile apps

Pssst! Office 365 customers pay Microsoft up to 80% more over long haul

Microsoft loves subscriptions.

By Gregg Keizer | 07 May, 2015 21:23

Tags: enterprise applications, skype, applications, Assurance, Microsoft, enterprise resource planning, software, e3

Intel increases its hiring among women, minorities

Intel is becoming a little more diverse, just several months after announcing an ambitious plan to add more women and minority workers to its ranks.

By Zach Miners | 07 May, 2015 09:20

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, services, personnel, intel, internet

Microsoft won't give up trademark fight over Skype in Europe

Microsoft plans to appeal a EU court ruling that found its Skype brand is too similar to that of British satellite broadcaster Sky, which holds a European trademark on audiovisual goods, telephony and software-related services categories.

By Loek Essers | 07 May, 2015 00:27

Tags: skype, intellectual property, Microsoft, legal

NIB gets trans-Tasman with video conferencing

NIB Health Funds has rolled out video conferencing to boost collaboration between its teams in Newcastle, Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand.

By Hamish Barwick | 01 May, 2015 13:53

Tags: Video Conferencing, Vocus Communications, NIB

Capgemini to expand in North America with $4B acquisition of iGate

French IT services company Capgemini is to acquire iGate in the U.S. for US$4.0 billion, in a bid to expand its presence in the North American market.

By John Ribeiro | 27 April, 2015 17:29

Tags: business issues, services, outsourcing, iGate, Mergers and acquisitions, Capgemini

Starbucks hit by major computer failure

Starbucks suffered what appears to be a major computer system failure late Friday.

By Zach Miners | 25 April, 2015 10:08

Tags: starbucks, business issues, Internet-based applications and services, services, retail, industry verticals, internet

Infosys invests in cloud, health monitoring market

Indian outsourcer Infosys has made an acquisition in the area of cloud computing and invested in a personal health monitoring company as it tries to move into high value products and services.

By John Ribeiro | 24 April, 2015 21:52

Tags: business issues, services, offshoring, outsourcing, infosys, financial results, Mergers and acquisitions

Huawei eyes US enterprise market despite political challenges

Past political trouble in the U.S. isn't stopping Huawei Technologies from selling its enterprise services in the country.

By Michael Kan | 23 April, 2015 14:57

Tags: Huawei Technologies, services, servers, storage, regulation, hardware systems, government

Telstra hits 590Mbps mobile data speeds using LTE-A

Telstra managed yesterday to hit speeds of up to 590 megabits per second using LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation on its network, the telco's group managing director for networks, Mike Wright, said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 April, 2015 12:25

Tags: mobile networks, VoLTE, 4g, mobile phones, smartphones, Telstra, LTE-Advanced

Collaboration battleground: Skype vs Cisco Spark in the enterprise

Cisco in March announced the launch of Spark at Enterprise Connect 2015 in Orlando, USA, which coincided with CiscoLive 2015 in Melbourne. A few months earlier Microsoft had announced its integration of Skype and Lync under the banner of 'Skype for Business,' and it has several partners on board now to bring the solution to the market in 1H15.

By Siow-Meng Soh, IDC | 20 April, 2015 11:47

Tags: unified communications, skype, applications, Microsoft, cisco, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), software, collaboration, unified communications (UC), Cisco Spark

Tata gives employees anniversary bonus, cuts into profits

India's outsourcing industry needs to hire and retain staff in big numbers to keep business humming, so for the 10th anniversary of its initial public offering, Tata Consultancy Services announced a one-time "special reward" for its employees.

By John Ribeiro | 17 April, 2015 00:32

Tags: business issues, services, personnel, offshoring, outsourcing, Tata Consultancy Services

Microsoft buries Lync with Skype for Business rollout

Microsoft today began distributing the revamped Lync client, dubbed Skype for Business since last November, to Office customers.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 April, 2015 06:12

Tags: enterprise applications, skype, applications, Microsoft, enterprise resource planning, software, e3

M2 to acquire New Zealand ISP Call Plus

ASX-listed telecommunications provider M2 will acquire Call Plus, New Zealand's third largest ISP, for $245 million, the company announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 April, 2015 10:43

Tags: M2

10 U.S. senators seek investigation into H-1B-driven layoffs

Ten U.S. senators, representing the political spectrum, are seeking a federal investigation into displacement of IT workers by H-1B-using contractors.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 10 April, 2015 05:34

Tags: U.S. Department of Justice, services, outsourcing, Sena, Department of Justice, IT outsourcing

Indian outsourcer Satyam's founder guilty of accounting fraud, court rules

The founder of Satyam Computer Services has been found guilty of a financial scam that brought the Hyderabad-based outsourcer to the verge of collapse before its rescue by a rival.

By John Ribeiro | 09 April, 2015 18:13

Tags: Criminal, satyam computer services, services, outsourcing, legal

ATO extends Optus network services contract

The Australian Taxation Office has extended for five years its contract with Optus Business for managed network services, the telco said this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 April, 2015 12:00

Tags: Networking, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Taxation Office (ATO), optus, Telecommunications

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