LimeWire is quietly resurrected: It's baaack!

Less than a month after its "permanent shut down," LimeWire has been resurrected by an anonymous dev team -- and it's better and more powerful than before. Or, well, something like that.

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 10 November, 2010 01:35

Tags: servers, Networking, peer-to-peer, LimeWire, music & video sharing, Tech industry

Sprint open to boosting Clearwire investment

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse downplayed the financial problems of Clearwire on Tuesday, and said Sprint may yet invest more money in the company.

By Stephen Lawson | 10 November, 2010 07:02

Tags: WiMax, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, sprint nextel, Clearwire, mobile

Microsoft issues first beta of 'Denali' SQL server

Microsoft on Tuesday will unveil the first developer preview of "Denali," the next major release of SQL Server, and will start shipping a data warehouse appliance stemming from its 2008 acquisition of DATAllegro.

By Jon Brodkin | 10 November, 2010 04:23

Tags: Gartner, Configuration / maintenance, Microsoft, IBM, hardware systems, sql server, Data Center, Oracle

NetApp releases flurry of hardware, OS upgrades

NetApp today announced hardware upgrades to its midrange and high-end line of Fabric-Attached Storage (FAS) arrays as well as to its Data ONTAP 8 operating system, which it launched a little more than a year go

By Lucas Mearian | 09 November, 2010 22:13

Tags: Networked Storage, network-attached storage, storage, storage hardware, netapp, Storage Management, storage software

HP investigates Foxteq scandal

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard has said it is looking into reports

By Renai LeMay | 10 November, 2010 09:00

Tags: HP

Forrester: Sourcing departments fear control loss with SaaS

Businesses' traditional sourcing departments fear a loss of control of software-as-a-service systems, Forrester analysts have warned ahead of a major conference next week.

By Leo King | 10 November, 2010 02:08

Tags: services, Application services, Forrester Research

Is Microsoft crossing the line with security essentials

Microsoft has offered free protection with Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for some time, and it recently expanded the availability of the antivirus protection for small businesses. A recent move to push out Microsoft Security Essentials to Windows systems that don't have any antivirus protection, however, has some rival security vendors up in arms. From Microsoft's perspective, though, it's a little "damned if you do, damned if you don't".

By Tony Bradley | 10 November, 2010 05:10

Tags: spam, antispam, viruses, Windows, Windows 7, phishing, operating systems, antivirus, malware, security, trend micro, Microsoft, panda security, software

Gartner: Companies need shift in private cloud security

The security systems of businesses must "evolve" as they move from virtualised data centres towards private cloud infrastructures, according to analysts at Gartner.

By Antony Savvas | 10 November, 2010 05:10

Tags: Gartner, security, internet, cloud computing

Ballmer Sells $1.3 Billion of Microsoft Stock

Steve Ballmer has sold more than 49 million shares of Microsoft stock worth $1.3 billion in the past several days, and plans to sell a total of 75 million shares by year's end. Does he know something we don't?

By Preston Gralla | 10 November, 2010 09:24

Tags: business issues, personnel, Microsoft, Tech industry

Satyam to merge with parent to create a focused outsourcer

The planned merger of Indian outsourcer Satyam Computer Services with Tech Mahindra, its dominant shareholder, will lead to the creation of an outsourcer focused on key segments like telecommunications, manufacturing and enterprise applications, a company executive said on Tuesday.

By John Ribeiro | 10 November, 2010 04:01

Tags: services, offshoring, satyam computer services, outsourcing

Microsoft sues Motorola over licensing terms

Microsoft sued Motorola on Tuesday in a Washington court, alleging that Motorola is refusing to license patents on a reasonable basis, as it promised during standards-setting processes.

By Nancy Gohring | 10 November, 2010 10:02

Tags: Motorola, Phones, Windows, Windows 7, operating systems, consumer electronics, Game platforms, intellectual property, Microsoft, legal, Xbox360, patent, smartphones, software

Novell unveils enterprise collaboration platform beta

Novell today took the wraps off a beta version of Novell Vibe -- its new social collaboration.

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 November, 2010 06:23

Tags: Jive Software, Configuration / maintenance, applications, IBM, hardware systems, software, internet, Forrester Research, Data Center, collaboration, novell, Enterprise Web 2.0, Microsoft

Brumby promises every doctor in public hospitals an iPad

Victorian Premier, John Brumby, has promised every doctor in the state's public hospital system would be issued with an Apple iPad if his incumbent Labor Government was returned to power in the state's upcoming election.

By Renai LeMay | 10 November, 2010 09:47

Tags: Victorian state government, public health system, Wi-Fi, Apple, mobile broadband, hospitals, John Brumby, iPad

8 useful Google Android resources

If you’ve found yourself playing catch-up on Google Android, here’s a selection of resources from Network World and our sister publications to get you up to speed quickly.

By Bob Brown | 10 November, 2010 00:02

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, NPD, Networking, Phones, Google Android, smartphones, wireless, mobile apps, Apple

CA relinquishes last stake in Ingres

CA Technologies has sold off its remaining 20 percent stake in Ingres to venture capital firm Garnett & Helfrich Capital, which is now the open-source database company's sole owner.

By Chris Kanaracus | 10 November, 2010 06:24

Tags: business issues, CA Technologies, ingres, open source, applications, databases, software, investments

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