Stories by James Niccolai

HP results lifted by laptops, EDS buyout

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 pushes Flash platform for business apps

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's hosted CoCoMo service released as public beta

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. links with Amazon and Facebook moved deeper into the world of cloud computing on Monday, announcing partnerships that link its hosted applications platform with services from Facebook and Amazon Web Services.

Rackable steps up enterprise push with new server

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.

New CEO makes changes at VMware

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.

AMD reports narrower loss

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 adds muscle to Niagara server line

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.

MySQL cofounder David Axmark leaving Sun

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.

CERN grid may boost drug and climate research

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.