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HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

Hewlett-Packard reported a slight uptick in revenue for the second calendar quarter as its PC sales increased.
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Ballmer quits Microsoft board, cites NBA commitments

Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer resigned from the Microsoft board today, effective immediately.

As sharks circle, IBM prepares its x86 exit

Once IBM completes its x86 server line sale to Lenovo, the latter will immediately take a solid third place ranking in worldwide revenues in the market.

Apple bans two chemicals from product assembly after protests

Apple is banning the use of two toxic chemicals from final assembly processes for its products, after watchdog groups demanded the company replace the substances with safer alternatives.

Lenovo sells more smartphones than PCs, profit up 23%

Lenovo's growing presence in PCs and smartphones helped the company's net profit grow 23% in the second quarter.

Forrester lowers its 2014 global IT spending forecast

Forrester has cut its worldwide IT spending forecast for this year, saying growth will be 3.3 percent in U.S. dollars, rather than 6.2 percent. Total spending will be $2.2 trillion.

Former exec says HP 'bungled' the Autonomy acquisition, alleges cover-up

Autonomy's former chief financial officer has claimed that Hewlett-Packard is accusing him and other ex-employees of fraud in order to cover up its own failings in the disastrous 2011 acquisition.

Texas, Florida, N.C. lead IT job growth in first half of 2014

U.S. technology professionals searching for jobs may want to look in states not normally considered IT hot spots.

Atos' $830M bid for Bull is approved

Atos's offer to acquire servers and services specialist Bull has been approved, making it possible for the company to beef up its security and cloud computing offerings.

Even crooks couldn't profit from Microsoft's Surface flop

A former Microsoft finance manager was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty to an insider trading scheme that netted he and a partner more than $400,000.

IT Industry In Depth

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

About six months after retiring as CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer has relinquished his seat on the company's board of directors effective immediately, citing a busy schedule and confidence in the company's current and future financial performance.

How Marketing Picks Tech Vendors (and Who Decides)

You can almost hear the hint of desperation in Matt Holton's voice.

Is Silicon Valley's Image Going Up in Flames?

Some of the most popular tech companies in Silicon Valley have been feeling the heat lately. We're not talking about the summer scorcher or record drought, rather the white-hot spotlight from the media.

How a CIO Navigated the Task of Creating Two Big Companies From One

Many CIOs have wrestled with stitching together an integrated technology platform after a corporate merger. But Robert Logan, CIO of Leidos, faced an altogether different scenario: creating the platforms, data and applications needed for two big companies born from the splitting of an even bigger company. Logan's company was born from SAIC, a major government contractor that bifurcated in August 2013 into Leidos and a smaller SAIC -- a strategic move driven by changes in the federal services marketplace.

Are Social Media Giants Betraying Your Trust?

The leading social media companies are outraged over NSA surveillance, but would that spying even be possible if Facebook, Google and Twitter weren't collecting data and selling it to online marketers? Social media companies unintentionally opened new windows for spies to creep into our lives, and their claims of innocence are insincere.

IT Resume Makeover: How to Avoid Selling Yourself Short

Resume expert Cheryl Lynch-Simpson helps an early career project manager develop her personal brand in this month's CIO.com Resume Makeover.

12 Tips to Help College Grads Land Their First IT Job

Technology and HR pros, as well as IT recruiters, share their advice on how recent graduates and those still in college can best position themselves for a technology career.

Millennials Dispel 5 Myths About Their Generation

Everyone is obsessed with millennials -- hiring them, managing them, understanding them. But what to do millennials think about how they are perceived? Staff writer Lauren Brousell (a member of Gen Y herself) recently moderated a panel packed with millennials at CIO Perspectives and sets the record straight.

IT Outsourcing Provider Infosys Gets Facelift With New CEO

Indian outsourcing provider Infosys is making some fundamental changes, starting with appointing a new CEO, to transform itself and regain its prominence in the offshore IT services industry. However, it will take more than a new CEO to transform the company.

Scot Finnie: The continuing evolution of Computerworld

Computerworld's editor in chief bids farewell to the print edition of the magazine and announces the imminent arrival of a new digital edition.