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IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements

IBM is offering a potentially powerful incentive in its attempts to entice organizations to move supercomputing jobs to the cloud: a high-speed network communications link called InfiniBand.
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Google rival slams EU Commission over antitrust settlement proposals

One of the complainants in an antitrust case against Google has slammed the European Commission for apparently adopting wholesale Google's proposal to settle the case, while giving complainants no fair chance to express their views on the settlement. Meanwhile, the Commission is considering revising the terms of the settlement, according to media reports.

How Nokia both helped and hindered Microsoft's earnings

Microsoft paid more than $7 billion for Nokia's handset and services business, and the jury is still out as to what it means for its future. In the past quarter it boosted Microsoft's revenue but also ate into its profit.

Five takeaways from the Apple earnings call

Apple reported its quarterly numbers on Tuesday, a mixed bag that saw profits rise up but sales fall short of the mark. Here are five takeaways from the earnings call that followed.

Should EMC sell off 80% stake in VMware?

Breaking up is hard to do, but could a split be in store soon for EMC and VMware?

MIT invention to speed up data centers should cheer developers

A breakthrough by MIT researchers could change the way Web and mobile apps are written and help companies like Facebook keep the cat videos coming.

Pennsylvania, a 'Fortune 20' state, consolidates IT

Pennsylvania has signed a seven-year deal with Unisys to consolidate the state's data centers and create an on-demand, cloud computing environment

Intel's Haswell coming to Xeon E5 chips this quarter

Intel has started shipping Xeon E5 chips based on the Haswell microarchitecture to server makers, and the chip will be in servers this quarter.

Apple and IBM in major deal to tackle corporate market

Apple is making a big push for the corporate IT market through a partnership with IBM, which will develop iOS apps for its big data and analytics services and promote iPhones and iPads to its clients.

Intel earnings lifted by rebounding PC market

Intel's second-quarter earnings got a boost from a quicker-than-expected turnaround in the PC market, driven by the continuing upgrades from Windows XP, the chip maker said Tuesday.

Data Center In Depth

How IT Can Scare Off BYOD Monsters in the Closet

When it comes to security risks, BYOD is the gift that keeps on giving. But what about the devices that your employees used to use, gave up on and, months later, finally dug out of the closet to sell? That's another issue to wrestle with. Here are seven ways to beat the monsters.

Meet Windows Server's BYOD features

Workplace join, work folders and other new Windows Server 2012 R2 features help beleaguered IT staffers manage the jungle of end user devices.

Technology Leapfrogging: How the Cloud, Tablets and Phablets Advance Tech Adoption

There's something to be said for traditions. After all, they're proven entities that have worked for decades. But while that standard Sinatra song may still find an audience at the weekend cookout, the same can't be said for standard technologies.

10 Things You Should Know About Apple's Swift

Apple recently unveiled Swift, a new language to replace Objective-C for OS X and iOS application development. Apple won't accept submissions built using Swift to the iOS or Mac App Store until the fall, when iOS 8 and the next version of OS X (Yosemite) ship, so there's still some time to learn the ins and outs of this new programming language.

Top open source network management tools

As networking continues to expand and diversify, encompassing a growing number of wired and wireless devices, the demand for network monitoring tools remains high. While feature-packed commercial products abound, the growing market for monitoring tools has also fueled robust offerings from the open source community.

Will BYOD Give Rise to the Enterprise Genius Bar?

As the evasion of consumer tech changes IT, it makes sense that support for consumer devices would start to reflect the retail experience. Think Apples Genius Bar. Mike Burgio of Inergex, an IT services firm, talks about why IT leaders need to think about hitting the bar.

First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements

There's a lot to like in Windows Server 2012 R2, but the key question centers around how Microsoft will handle licensing, our reviewer says. That alone might be the gating factor for the eventual success of this OS release.

What's Next in IT: Intelligent Systems, Stressed-out Staffs

The future of IT will be systems that are intelligent enough to detect and solve problems without human interaction, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle conjectures. This will be great for analytics but bad for security--and it may leave IT workers reaching for Valium.

IT on the edge: CIOs who (literally) keep the lights on

CIOs in emerging economies have to be creative to keep IT up and running -- addressing redundancy, navigating a thicket of sometimes onerous regulations, and in general doing more with less. Insider (registration required)

How Microsoft's Delayed Reorganization Is Fixing the Loyalty Gap

Word's out that Microsoft is poised to reorganize itself as a 'device and services' company. CEO Steve Ballmer has been trying to do this for a decade, but executives disloyal to him--or still loyal to Bill Gates--often got in Ballmer's way. But Redmond's successes, including Azure and Office 365, suggest this culture may finally be changing.

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