US gov't to push e-recycling, energy-efficient electronics

The U.S. government will push its electronics suppliers to provide energy-efficient and easily recycled products under a new policy released Wednesday.

By Grant Gross | 21 July, 2011 04:07

Tags: regulation, Martha Johnson, Lisa Jackson, sprint nextel, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, government, environment, Electronics recycling, Dell, Sony Electronics

SUSE virtual appliances prepped for the mainframe

In its first SUSE-related product offering since it acquired Novell earlier last year, Attachmate has expanded the reach of SUSE Studio-based virtual appliances to include mainframes.

By Joab Jackson | 21 July, 2011 03:09

Tags: application virtualization, open source, virtualization, attachmate, software

Oracle makes Fusion Applications 'available'

Oracle has quietly made its Fusion Applications generally available, albeit with a caveat, but it seems that any serious fanfare over the long-awaited software may be reserved until the company's annual OpenWorld conference in October.

By Chris Kanaracus | 21 July, 2011 01:42

Tags: business issues, application development, applications, software, Oracle

Apple's Lion could drive Mac OS X adoption

Apple on Wednesday released its latest operating system, Mac OS X version 10.7, an upgrade that may be incremental, but nevertheless will likely contribute to the Mac's rising popularity especially among consumers.

By Agam Shah | 20 July, 2011 23:07

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

EMC revenue grows on strength of big data, VMware

Increasing customer demand for big data technologies and cloud computing brought record financial results at EMC in the second quarter, the company reported Wednesday.

By Nicolas Zeitler | 20 July, 2011 22:58

Tags: business issues, storage, financial results, emc

Google notices will warn search users of malware

Google has started warning some search users of malware on their computers, after it found unusual search traffic coming through a small number of intermediary servers called proxies.

By John Ribeiro | 20 July, 2011 21:13

Tags: Google, security, internet, search engines, malware, Internet service providers

UK parliament say phone networks didn't warn hacking victims

Two U.K. mobile phone operators took years to notify their customers that their voicemail accounts may have been illegally accessed, according to a report by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee released on Wednesday.

By Jeremy Kirk | 20 July, 2011 21:01

Tags: security, o2, data breach, Vodafone, t-mobile, mobile, orange, data protection

Wipro's growth lags competitors' despite offshoring boom

Wipro's second-quarter revenue grew, the company reported Wednesday. However, its larger competitors, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services, grew faster.

By John Ribeiro | 20 July, 2011 18:02

Tags: business issues, services, offshoring, outsourcing, infosys, financial results, wipro, Tata Consultancy Services

Cloud could be more secure than you think: Security experts

Cloud computing has the potential to be more secure than traditional computing, two security experts have said.

By Lisa Banks | 20 July, 2011 16:52

Tags: Cloud, security, cloud security

Attorney-General outlines cyber security strategy

To protect the nation's digital economy, the Attorney-General has said collaboration and flexibility must be included in the Australian government's cyber security strategy.

By Lisa Banks | 20 July, 2011 16:39

Tags: cybersecurity, security, cyber security

Logitech looks to cloud and mobile video meetings

Logitech's LifeSize division is embracing the cloud in a bid to extend videoconferencing's reach, announcing new services and the acquisition of a small mobile video company called Mirial.

By Stephen Lawson | 20 July, 2011 16:03

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, 8x8, logitech, polycom, business management, internet, video, Mergers and acquisitions

VMware, EMC release new virtual storage, smaller VMAX array

In conjunction with VMware's release of its next generation cloud operating system, vSphere 5, EMC this week announced new vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) software and a smaller version of its top-end VMAX storage array. The VSA software pools internal disk capacity on physical servers to create a storage area network (SAN).

By Lucas Mearian | 15 July, 2011 06:02

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, storage, Enterprise Architecture and SOA, Business Continuity, intel, VMware, storage software, emc, Storage Management, virtualization, network-attached storage, Networked Storage, software

IBM to unveil new version of high-end XIV storage system

On Wednesday, IBM is expected to announce the third generation of its high-end, grid-based XIV Storage System, which offers improved performance for virtualized server environments, analytics and cloud computing.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 July, 2011 20:26

Tags: IBM, storage, storage hardware, cloud computing, intel, internet

Energy hogs: Servers vs. desktops vs. set-top boxes

Set-top boxes supplied by cable companies are likely using more power than desktop and laptop computers, and about 25 per cent of the power used by a two-socket server.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 07 July, 2011 05:26

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Green data center, Networking, infrastructure management, hardware systems, green IT, Data Center, environment, management

NBN reliability: Help guide first step for battery backup

The roll out of the National Broadband Network is set to revolutionise the way Australians communicate, but it has raised questions about the reliability of the network compared with existing copper-based telephone systems, especially among non-technical people.

By Rodney Gedda | 20 July, 2011 14:48

Tags: telephony, fibre optic, Haliplex, Battery, backup, optical network termination, reliability, NBN, ftth

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