Cisco revenue, profit rose in fiscal Q1

Cisco Systems posted gains in both profit and revenue on Wednesday for its fiscal first quarter that ended Oct. 30, despite what it called "a challenging economic environment."

By Stephen Lawson | 11 November, 2010 11:41

Tags: business issues, Government use of IT, Cisco Systems, servers, telecommunication, Networking, hardware systems, financial results, government

Future of IT Is Multiplatform and Mobile, Dell Says

Once upon a time it was nice and simple. If you were in charge of corporate IT, you bought Microsoft. Serious quantities of computing power required a different solution, but for everything from mid-level enterprise down to desktops, Microsoft did the job. When it came to smartphones, Microsoft's products have never been great but always integrated neatly and were favoured by some although not all organizations.

By Keir Thomas | 11 November, 2010 11:55

Tags: Dell, telecommunication, Microsoft, tablets, mobile

NSW data centre reform project gets underway

Following the release of its short list of preferred suppliers back in July, the NSW government procurement office has now called for submissions from the candidates for its data centre reform project.

By Rodney Gedda | 11 November, 2010 12:00

Tags: NSW Government, NSW Data Centre Reform, data centres, tenders, Emmanuel Rodriguez

Mobile phone sales explode: Five findings

The smartphone boom is in full swing, with twice as many sales last quarter as in the same period last year, according to new research from Gartner.

By Jared Newman | 11 November, 2010 09:39

Tags: Gartner, telecommunication, mobile

Microsoft explains missing Mac Office patches

Microsoft today explained why it has not patched older versions of its Office for Mac, but would not disclose a release schedule for doing so.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 November, 2010 08:39

Tags: Mac OS, security, Microsoft, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Gemalto launches credit card with built-in password generator

Smart card vendor Gemalto introduced a new credit card Wednesday that's capable of generating one-time-passwords (OTP) for electronic banking and payment transactions.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 11 November, 2010 07:35

Tags: Gartner, Gemalto, security, Security Hardware and Software, finance, Financial Services, industry verticals, privacy

T-Mobile kicks off sales of Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab T-Mobile USA kicked off sales of Samsung's 7-in. Galaxy Tab tablet computers today, with other U.S. carriers soon to follow suit.

By Matt Hamblen | 11 November, 2010 05:18

Tags: Mobile Apps and Services, Mobile and Wireless, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, T-Mobile USA, mobile, Verizon Wireless, wireless networking, Yankee Group, Apple

Sybase IQ updated for parallel processing

Database vendor Sybase is upgrading its column-oriented database, Sybase IQ, to run on a massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture.

By Joab Jackson | 11 November, 2010 04:25

Tags: applications, databases, software, data mining, sybase, Data management

EOS lauds Aus-US space debris partnership

Optics technology developer Electro Optic Systems (EOS) (ASX:EOS) has welcomed a collaboration between the US and Australian governments to tackle the growing problem of tracking space debris.

By Dylan Bushell-Embling | 11 November, 2010 11:18

Tags: EOS, business

ZTE Peel allows 3G access on iPod, hits Nov. 14

U.S. iPod touch owners will soon be able to access the Internet without a Wi-Fi hotspot by using a new add-on being launched on Sunday by Sprint and Chinese network supplier ZTE.

By Michael Kan | 11 November, 2010 03:20

Tags: sprint, Apple, consumer electronics, ZTE, Media players / recorders, Phones, accessories, portable media players

Next-gen mobile TV technology gets more backing

Chip makers IPWireless and ST-Ericsson said Wednesday that they have joined forces to develop a platform designed to lower the cost of building Integrated Mobile Broadcast (IMB) technology into smartphones.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 11 November, 2010 02:50

Tags: Carriers, 3g, consumer electronics, telecommunication, IPWireless, Phones, smartphones, Phone applications, ST-Ericsson

Inside HP's new $1 billion outsourcing plan

HP today revealed further details of its previously announced $1 billion investment in offshore outsourcing, selecting six countries-Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, India, Malaysia and the Philippines-as its global delivery hubs.

By Stephanie Overby | 11 November, 2010 01:40

Tags: business issues, offshoring, Management Topics, Management Topics | Outsourcing, services, outsourcing, business, Hewlett-Packard, HP

SugarSync ups free backup, file-sharing capacity to 5GB

File sharing and backup service provider SugarSync today announced that it has increased the capacity of its eponymous online storage offering from 2GB to 5GB.

By Lucas Mearian | 11 November, 2010 05:50

Tags: SaaS, Apple, storage, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Maximizing server uptime: Best practices

In an IT world full of elusive goals, there's probably no target as slippery and generally elusive as server uptime.

By John Edwards | 11 November, 2010 02:01

Tags: servers, hardware systems

Five ways to successfully manage dynamic storage infrastructures

Don't look now, but the data center is transforming. Seeking greater efficiencies, enterprises of all sizes have steadily evolved from application-based silos to virtualized environments. Now this evolution is taking the next leap forward as innovative enterprises move toward next-generation cloud computing models that deliver IT as a service (ITaaS) -- via both internal and external cloud services.

By Paul Turner, NetApp's GM of SANscreen BU | 11 November, 2010 04:25

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, storage, hardware systems, internet, Data Centre, cloud computing, Data Center, Storage Management, virtualisation, virtualization

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