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Stories by James Niccolai

HP pushes thin clients with new hardware, tools

Hewlett-Packard is trying to tackle concerns about the cost and complexity of thin-client computing with new products and tools announced Tuesday.

Written by James Niccolai17 Nov. 09 16:09

EU issues objections to Oracle's Sun acquisition

The European Commission on Monday issued its formal "statement of objections" over Oracle's planned acquisition of Sun Microsystems, saying the deal would harm competition in the database market.

Written by James Niccolai10 Nov. 09 11:34

EU issues objections to Oracle's Sun acquisition

The European Commission has issued its formal "statement of objections" over Oracle's planned acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Sun said in a regulatory filing Monday.

Written by James Niccolai10 Nov. 09 08:30

HPC vendor pitches tools to build 'private cloud'

Much of the talk about cloud computing in data centers has been about enterprise workloads, but high-performance computing (HPC) customers are getting some options as well.

Written by James Niccolai05 Nov. 09 09:18

EMC teams with Intel for power-efficient cloud storage

EMC is working with Intel on a more energy-efficient version of EMC's Atmos cloud storage system that should be available in the second half of next year, the companies said Thursday.

Written by James Niccolai30 Oct. 09 11:55

Survey revives debate over mainframe's future

A new survey of data center users predicts a sharp drop in mainframe usage, though some industry analysts say the results seem unlikely.

Written by James Niccolai28 Oct. 09 00:05

Investor Carl Icahn quits Yahoo board

Carl Icahn, the activist investor who pushed for some of the big changes that have taken place at Yahoo, announced his resignation Friday from the company's board of directors.

Written by James Niccolai24 Oct. 09 10:16

EU chides Oracle over probe of Sun deal

Europe's head of competition has criticized Oracle for what she characterized as a lack of cooperation over the investigation of Oracle's planned acquisition of Sun Microsystems, a spokesman for the European Commission said.

Written by James Niccolai22 Oct. 09 05:42

VMware reports a sharp drop in profit

VMware's third-quarter profit dropped by more than half as the company invested more heavily in research and development, though its revenue increased 4 percent from a year earlier, the company said Wednesday.

Written by James Niccolai22 Oct. 09 08:28

AIR 2.0 will flow to Flip cams, local apps

While Flash Player got most of the attention at Adobe Systems' developer conference this week, the company also announced an update to Adobe AIR, a runtime environment that allows Flash programs to run offline on the desktop.

Written by James Niccolai07 Oct. 09 11:03

Adobe puts LiveCycle in the cloud

Adobe Systems is preparing an update to its document-based workflow system, LiveCycle Enterprise Suite, that can be hosted in the Amazon computing cloud and accessed on the go from smartphones, the company said Monday.

Written by James Niccolai05 Oct. 09 15:07

Adobe brings Flash apps to the iPhone

Adobe Systems has come up with a way to let developers write Flash applications for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices, even without the support of Apple.

Written by James Niccolai06 Oct. 09 08:05
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