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Lenovo's profit hit by acquisitions of Motorola, IBM server business

Lenovo's recent acquisitions have taken a bite out of the company's earnings, with its net profit in the first quarter dropping 37 percent despite strong PC sales.

By Michael Kan | 21 May, 2015 17:04

Tags: business issues, consumer electronics, smartphones, hardware systems, Android, desktop pcs, Lenovo, laptops, financial results

US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools

The U.S. Commerce Department has proposed tighter export rules for computer security tools, a potentially controversial revision to an international agreement aimed at controlling weapons technology.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 May, 2015 15:25

Tags: no company, regulation, security, government

RadioShack, US states reach agreement on sale of customer data

RadioShack has reached agreement with U.S. states over the sale of customer data, by consenting to limit the number of email addresses to be sold, and giving customers the opportunity to be removed from the list.

By John Ribeiro | 21 May, 2015 14:32

Tags: business issues, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, RadioShack, security, restructuring, privacy

Analysis: Huawei takes to the open ROAD

In 2014, Huawei generated CNY 288,197 million (US$46.5 billion), a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 20.6%. Of that, Huawei invested over 14% of its revenue back into research and development.

By Hugh Ujhazy, IDC | 21 May, 2015 12:44

Tags: Huawei, IDC Australia, IDC, Networking, data centres, Data Center, Data Centre, Telecommunications

Financial services firm finds value in DevOps, microservices

Financial services company IOOF has been through a half decade journey involving a major shift in its core superannuation system from a monolithic application to a microservices-based architecture.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 May, 2015 11:05

Tags: infrastructure, Puppet, Case studies, Devops, cloud computing, Puppet Labs, configuration management, Case Study, Gartner, infrastructure automation, continous delivery, Cloud

New protocol from Guardtime hopes to unseat RSA for authentication, digital signatures

Data integrity vendor Guardtime hopes its newly announced protocol will replace RSA for the purposes of authentication and digital signatures, touting it as easier to manage and less vulnerable to hacking.

By Tim Greene | 21 May, 2015 10:37

Tags: security, 21, rsa

Health insurer CareFirst reveals cyberattack affecting 1.1 million

A large US health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, has disclosed it fell victim to a cyberattack that affected about 1.1 million people.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 May, 2015 09:56

Tags: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, security

ASG spruiks Department of Communications cloud contract win

The Department of Communications' $18 million contract to adopt ASG's secure government cloud platform "further cements ASG’s foothold in the Federal Government market," the IT services provider said in a statement issued this morning

By Rohan Pearce | 21 May, 2015 09:46

Tags: Cloud, ASG Group, cloud security, cloud computing, government

Fierce smartphone rivalry driving faster chip development, ARM CEO says

Heated competition in the smartphone and tablet markets has required chip makers to speed up the pace at which they release new processors, the CEO of ARM said in an interview this week.

By Agam Shah | 21 May, 2015 09:28

Tags: Arm Holdings, hardware systems, Components, processors, intel

The path to enterprise IoT may not be as steep as you think

The tech challenges that accompany IoT projects shouldn't deter companies from attempting to find meaning in data gathered from connected devices. The solutions may be closer than they think.

By Fred O'Connor | 21 May, 2015 09:14

Tags: Industrial Internet Consortium, Internet of Things, McKinsey & Company, internet, Hitachi Consulting

Want smart-home devices to get along? Get the industry to do it first

Buying one slick connected device after another until you have a smart home sounds cool, but things may not work out that smoothly.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 May, 2015 08:26

Tags: consumer electronics, Parks Associates, Time Warner Cable, Internet of Things, EnergyHub, internet, Verizon Communications

US senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

Four U.S. senators ground the chamber's business to a halt Wednesday in an effort to prevent lawmakers from voting on a bill to extend portions of the Patriot Act used to collect telephone and business records from the country's residents.

By Grant Gross | 21 May, 2015 07:09

Tags: Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate, free press, telecommunication, U.S. National Security Agency, Martin Heinrich, Demand Progress, legislation, Fight for the Future, privacy, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Wyden, security, government

Alcatel-Lucent uses SDN to meld IP, optical services

Alcatel-Lucent this week extended its carrier SDN product line with an automation and network control system designed to accelerate service provisioning from multivendor IP and optical infrastructure.

By Jim Duffy | 21 May, 2015 06:55

Tags: alcatel-lucent, SDN, Networking, 21

Java's key to success is simplicity

Java's success in remaining relevant on the ever-changing landscape of software development has been its relative simplicity.

By Joab Jackson | 21 May, 2015 06:52

Tags: Development tools, application development, software, Oracle

Racist query terms in Google Maps trigger the White House in results

Google Maps lists the White House among top search results for certain queries containing racist terms against African-Americans.

By Zach Miners | 21 May, 2015 06:36

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, Maps, mobile, internet, search engines

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