Microsoft has come up with a faster, cheaper way to build its data centers over the next five years, and it says other companies could use its methods too.
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Hewlett-Packard reported a 19 percent jump in revenue for the October quarter, lifted by its EDS acquisition and strong sales of laptop computers and blade servers.
Adobe Systems, whose roots are in the media and publishing industries, is pushing deeper into the enterprise by promoting its Flash platform as a way to improve the stodgy user interfaces that come with most business applications.
Adobe Systems has released a public beta of CoCoMo, a hosted service that developers can use to add video conferencing, voice-over-IP and other collaboration features to applications built with its Flex developer tools.
Salesforce.com moved deeper into the world of cloud computing on Monday, announcing partnerships that link its Force.com hosted applications platform with services from Facebook and Amazon Web Services.
Yahoo will launch its platform for Web developers this week, part of an effort to attract more visitors by adding Facebook-like social networking features to Yahoo's Web sites.
Rackable Systems, which is best known for providing servers to large Internet companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Yahoo, is aiming for a bigger slice of the enterprise market with its new C2005 server released Tuesday.
Three months after being made VMware's CEO, Paul Maritz has announced changes at the company that are designed to help it ride out the economic storm while at the same time changing from a fast-growing startup into a mature software company.
Advanced Micro Devices reported a quarterly loss again for its third quarter but managed to increase revenue 14 percent on sales of its microprocessors and graphics chips, the company said Thursday.
Sun Microsystems has doubled the capacity of its Niagara servers with the four-socket Sparc Enterprise T5440 system, designed for running corporate databases and ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications.
IBM on Wednesday reported a 20 percent increase in net income for its third quarter and said its profit outlook for the full year remains on track.
David Axmark, a cofounder and former lead engineer for MySQL, has resigned from Sun Microsystems a few weeks after another cofounder said he may also leave the company.
IBM spruced up its Unix servers on Tuesday with faster processors and new management software, targeting customers who want to use its hardware for virtualization and server consolidation.
Oracle and SAP held settlement talks Monday in their TomorrowNow lawsuit but failed to reach an agreement that would end the case, an SAP spokeswoman said.
The computing grid built to carry data from the Large Hadron Collider to scientists around the world is also being used to speed the development of life-saving drugs and uncover the causes of climate change, people involved in the project said Friday.