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  • Austrian police arrest 15-year-old suspected of 259 hack attacks

    Posted April 17, 2012 - 9:00 am

    Austrian police have arrested a 15-year-old suspected of 259 hack attacks in three months, they said Monday. The youth has confessed, the Federal Criminal Police Office said.
  • CIOs still dismissed as mere techies by CEOs

    Posted April 17, 2012 - 8:39 am

    Gartner survey reveals the stereotype still persists
  • Toshiba to buy IBM's retail Point-of-Sale business for US$850 million

    Posted April 17, 2012 - 8:09 am

    Toshiba said Tuesday it will purchase IBM's retail point-of-sale (POS) business for US$850 million, with the Japanese company taking over the hardware business while IBM shifts its focus to back-end software solutions.
  • Global net capacity passes tablet test

    Posted April 17, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Tablets are mighty big data users. According to a recent Cisco report, the average tablet handles 3.4x the amount of data as a smartphone, 517 Mbytes per month v. 150 Mbytes per month. Given the staggering growth in the number of 4G LTE-ready tablets hitting the market in the months ahead, the potential spikes in data loads on mobile networks likely will be notable. Despite the growth, the networks haven't buckled yet.
  • HP: Oracle executives believed Sun acquisition was a mistake

    Posted April 17, 2012 - 3:01 am

    Oracle decided on an aggressive strategy against Hewlett-Packard's Itanium servers after sales of competing Sun's Sparc servers had been in a free fall, and Oracle's executives stated internally that the company's 2010 acquisition of Sun Microsystems was a mistake, HP said in a filing Monday in its dispute with Oracle over the porting of its software to the Itanium platform.
  • HP calls audit by South Korea's competition regulator 'routine'

    Posted April 17, 2012 - 2:45 am

    HP confirmed on Tuesday an ongoing inquiry by South Korea's competition regulator, which the company labeled a "routine audit."
  • Twitter acquires team at analytics firm Hotspots.io

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 11:51 pm

    Twitter has acquired the team at Hotspots.io, a social media analytics company, according to a notice on the Hotspots.io website.
  • Operators of online drug ring arrested in global sweep

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 9:17 pm

    The alleged ringleader of an online marketplace for illegal drugs was arrested Monday in Lelystad, Netherlands, capping two days of arrests and the indictment of eight men on federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
  • Oracle says Google knowingly 'broke the rules' with Java

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 8:14 pm

    Oracle and Google kicked off a high-stakes jury trial in San Francisco on Monday, with Oracle arguing that Google ran roughshod over its intellectual property rights because the search giant was scared of getting left behind in the mobile advertising business.
  • Career advice for new IT professionals

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 5:14 pm

    Trusted Voices in the IT community offer career advice for fledging IT pros
  • India's $35 tablet caught up in disputes, less than 10,000 shipped

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 2:33 pm

    India's US$35 tablet has yet to take off, with less than 10,000 units of the device released to the market since its October launch, despite considerable interest from consumers, an executive of maker DataWind said Monday.
  • White Paper

    Accelerate Virtualized Results: HP VirtualSystem VS1 for VMware

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    As the world market gathers momentum, the pace of business continues to accelerate and business challenges continue to grow. To maintain your competitive advantage, you need to find creative ways to control costs, improve business continuity for all applications, and construct new environments while also maintaining legacy systems.
  • How Linux defines success and innovation

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 11:36 am

    Linux has become so successful, every project and company wants to be like it when it grows up.
  • The next stop in outsourcing: Accountability

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 11:26 am

    With the nation's focus on the need to create jobs, the habit of outsourcers to cite the traditional value of cheap labor will no longer be of adequate value for an increasingly sophisticated clientele.
  • EU asks for help on regulating the Internet of things

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 10:50 am

    In an effort to stay head of the technology, the European Commission is calling for opinions on how to regulate wirelessly connected devices.
  • What tech managers can do to hold on to their best talent

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 10:44 am

    6 tips for holding on to your workplace stars. (Insider; registration required)
  • EU investigates UK mobile payments plan

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Europe's competition watchdog has opened an in-depth investigation into plans by three British telecoms companies to create a joint “mobile wallet” venture.
  • Software AG buys messaging company my-Channels

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 10:21 am

    Software AG said Monday that it has acquired U.K. middleware company my-Channels, which develops low-latency messaging software that will be used to extend Software AG's current offerings.
  • White Paper

    HP Client Virtualization with VMware View for the Financial Services Sector

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 9:43 am

    Financial firms and institutions are looking for IT solutions that help them solve a wide range of business-critical challenges. The HP portfolio of Client Virtualization solutions with VMware View can help you achieve the objectives that financial firms need today. In addition, it can help you use your IT to add value for your customers.
  • Google settles Gmail trademark dispute in Germany

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 8:49 am

    Google has obtained control of the Gmail trademark in Germany, according to the German trademark office, and the legal battle for the related domain name is also over, according to Google.
  • Dirty IT jobs: Grime and punishment

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 8:47 am

    Flame wars, leakage, nasty Polish texting -- six more tales of dirty duty in IT
  • Apple and Chinese environmental group to audit factory for pollution concerns

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 12:58 am

    Apple and a Chinese environmental group for the first time plan to jointly audit one of the company's supplier factories in China, in what could lead to more open inspections of Apple's suppliers for pollution concerns.
  • Twitter tech support: How effective is tweeting a tech problem?

    Posted April 15, 2012 - 9:12 pm

    As the Web becomes increasingly social, more and more companies turn to Twitter to address problems that customers have with their products or services. After all, the last thing a company wants is for a Twitterer's minor problem to go viral across the Internet, just because the company didn't deal with the issue effectively when it had the chance.
  • What is access governance?

    Posted April 15, 2012 - 6:04 pm

    Access governance is more than just the coolest concept since virtualization and cloud computing. It's likely to change the way you manage accounts on your servers. Designed to add clarity and control to questions like "Who has access to the recipe for our secret sauce?", it may be the answer to some of your biggest problems.
  • Weak passwords still the downfall of enterprise security

    Posted April 15, 2012 - 7:25 am

    A recent data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of more than 255,000 people in Utah has once again highlighted the longstanding but often underestimated risks posed to organizations by weak and default passwords.
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