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HP updates Network Mode Manager

Hewlett-Packard has updated its Network Node Manager software, released Monday, to include performance management and virtualization support.

Written by Joab Jackson27 April 10 06:08

Microsoft earnings again buoyed by Windows 7

Windows 7 has once again kept Microsoft's balance sheet healthy. On Thursday, the company announced strong income and revenue growth for its third fiscal quarter, thanks in part to continued brisk sales of the new OS.

Written by Joab Jackson23 April 10 06:44

Red Hat drops Xen from RHEL

With Wednesday's beta release of its flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat has added a number of new capabilities that should help data centers better support virtualization and cloud computing.

Written by Joab Jackson21 April 10 22:05

Microsoft betas PC management service

Microsoft is beta testing a PC management service aimed at supporting midsized businesses, the company announced Monday.

Written by Joab Jackson20 April 10 06:52

Canonical to update production-ready server Ubuntu

Linux distribution vendor Canonical will soon release an updated version of its production-ready server operating system, the company announced Monday.

Written by Joab Jackson20 April 10 05:08

HP expands client consulting services

Hewlett-Packard has expanded its consulting services to help enterprises get a better handle on the range of new client devices and software that have recently been introduced to the market, the company announced Wednesday.

Written by Joab Jackson15 April 10 06:01

Google exec worries over 'rudderless' Java

As if Oracle did not have enough work convincing MySQL users of its good intentions, the company also should set its sites on getting the Java platform back on track, contends a Google chief architect.

Written by Joab Jackson14 April 10 06:20

Adobe's Creative Suite addresses changes in design workflow

With the release version 5 of its Creative Suite, a package of multimedia content creation tools, Adobe has made much hay with the latest gains in hardware, as well as addressed the changing nature of digital content design.

Written by Joab Jackson13 April 10 04:20

Oracle extends Hyperion for more financial duties

Oracle has augmented the capabilities of its Hyperion financial analytics software with new modules to help bean counters streamline specific financial management tasks.

Written by Joab Jackson12 April 10 08:11

Adobe evangelist tells Apple: 'Go screw yourself'

Responding to a change in the licensing terms for developers building applications for version 4.0 of the iPhone, a technology evangelist for Adobe Systems has told Apple to go perform an anatomically impossible act.

Written by Joab Jackson12 April 10 06:47

Java founder James Gosling leaves Oracle

James Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language, has resigned from Oracle, he announced in a blog entry on Friday

Written by Joab Jackson12 April 10 05:15

IBM executive denies open-source sellout

IBM will not use its open-source patents in any potential legal actions it may bring against TurboHercules, an IBM company executive seemingly asserted on Wednesday.

Written by Joab Jackson09 April 10 04:58

Microsoft previews Exchange 2010 SP1

In a recent blog entry, Microsoft offered a glimpse of what will be in the first major update of Exchange Server 2010, due later this year.

Written by Joab Jackson08 April 10 10:21

Many managers see cloud computing as risky business

Despite the hoopla surrounding cloud computing, almost half of U.S. IT managers are still wary of using cloud computing services within their own operations, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Written by Joab Jackson08 April 10 06:16

Sybase updates mobile app for iPad, Android

Enterprise software vendor Sybase plans to update its mobile device enterprise management software, called Afaria, so it can work with iPads as well as with devices running Google's Android OS, the company announced Tuesday.

Written by Joab Jackson07 April 10 05:46