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Capgemini opens Merlin data center in UK with PUE of 1.1

Capgemini opened the doors on a new data center near London on Tuesday that it sees as a showcase for green design.

By Peter Sayer | 13 October, 2010 06:51

Tags: services, servers, outsourcing, Green data center, hardware systems, Hosted, Blades, environment, Capgemini

Windows Phone 7 shows why device exclusivity sucks

Microsoft has finally unveiled the Windows Phone 7 platform -- including a diverse selection of ten different Windows Phone 7 smartphones right out of the gate. Despite Microsoft's struggles getting into gear in the mobile game, Windows Phone 7 looks awesome. Unfortunately, Windows Phone 7 is also a prime example of why device exclusivity is bad for all parties and handicaps the potential of the platform.

By Tony Bradley | 13 October, 2010 03:20

Tags: lg, samsung, consumer electronics, htc, at&t, Microsoft, windows phone 7, Phones, Cell Phones

Google Chrome OS might be released in a month

Google's Chrome OS is still on track for a holiday launch, and could be released in one month.

By Jared Newman | 13 October, 2010 03:17

Tags: Google, software, operating systems

To thwart keyloggers, Facebook introduces one-time passwords

Worried about logging into Facebook from a strange computer? There's now a way to get into the popular social network without entering your regular Facebook password.

By Robert McMillan | 13 October, 2010 07:51

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, security, social networking, internet, Facebook

Linux is on the rise for business

Large companies are planning to increase their reliance on Linux over the next five years, both in terms of the number of Linux servers run in their organizations and in terms of the mission-critical nature of the work they're used for.

By Katherine Noyes | 13 October, 2010 04:31

Tags: Linux, linux foundation, operating systems, non-Windows

New Droid Pro security features lead the way

Android has not had the best luck in penetrating the enterprise market, with less than 30 per cent of all enterprise activations, according to the latest survey by Good Technology.

By Joshua Stein | 13 October, 2010 07:10

Tags: Motorola, security, AuthenTec, Good Technology

App dev on Android has increased significantly, study shows

The amount of time mobile application developers spent testing on Android devices has increased significantly over the last year, a study has found.

By Anh Nguyen | 13 October, 2010 03:13

Tags: symbian, consumer electronics, Microsoft, Phones, smartphones

Augen tablet will dual-boot Ubuntu and Android

Hard on the heels of the news last week of Acer's dual-booting netbooks, Augen has announced that one of its six forthcoming tablets will run both Android and Ubuntu.

By Katherine Noyes | 13 October, 2010 06:06

Tags: Linux, tablet PC, Android, tablets, acer, operating systems, non-Windows

New tool uses crowdsourcing to remove bloatware

The bloatware battle has reached the cloud. A new PC utility announced on Tuesday collects information from other users over the Web to help make computers run faster and free up disk space.

By Agam Shah | 13 October, 2010 07:17

Tags: desktop pcs, hardware systems, laptops, software, SlimWare Utilities

VMware CEO: Future of IT is automation

The future for IT lies in automating as much as possible of the infrastructure, allowing users to self-provision applications, all in a mixture of virtualized private and public clouds, according to VMware's CEO Paul Maritz.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 13 October, 2010 02:12

Tags: application virtualization, virtualization, Server Virtualization, desktop virtualization, VMware

SMBs overwhelmed with data turn to cloud services

Millions of small- and medium-sized businesses are vastly underserved by suppliers of data protection hardware and services, even though the organizations have many of the same needs as large enterprises, a new research report revealed.

By Lucas Mearian | 13 October, 2010 02:25

Tags: Small Enterprise, data security, security, storage, data protection, internet, cloud computing

iRise adds reusable components to app visualization

iRise is adding reusable components to its platform for visualizing applications before coding.

By Paul Krill | 12 October, 2010 11:07

Tags: Development tools, application development, Developer World, iRise, software

HTC CEO talks on business behind new Windows Phone 7 OS

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC joined a number of rivals in launching new handsets with Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 OS on Monday, a feat HTC's CEO says came together very fast.

By Dan Nystedt | 12 October, 2010 18:15

Tags: applications, telecommunication, windows phone 7, Phones, Mobile operating systems, software, High Tech Computer, Peter Chou, mobile, HTC USA, consumer electronics, Microsoft, smartphones

Hadoop pitched for business intelligence

While it began life as a tool for indexing Web pages, the open source Hadoop framework is being marketed as a tool that could house and analyze vast amounts of data with the kind of proportions that would quickly overwhelm traditional database systems and data warehouses.

By Joab Jackson | 12 October, 2010 22:08

Tags: open source, applications, middleware, software, data mining, Pentaho, data integration, cloudera, business intelligence, data warehousing, Yahoo, Teradata

Augmented reality CVs help candidates stand out

Brits looking to grab the attention of employers could do just that with an augmented reality CV, says CWJobs.co.uk.

By Carrie-Ann Skinner | 13 October, 2010 03:26

Tags: small business, Networking, Internet & broadband, CWJobs.co.uk

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