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  • Tim Cook to take Apple CEO spot this year, says analyst

    Apple COO Tim Cook at Verizon's iPhone 4 launch event in New York. Tim Cook, Apple's current chief operating officer, will be named the company's CEO sometime this year, an analyst predicted today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer19 Jan. 11 06:34
  • Latest Microsoft exec exit bad news for firm's talent

    The departure of long-time Microsoft executive Bob Muglia is a troubling sign because he was held in high esteem by the firm's technical talent, an analyst said today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer13 Jan. 11 08:30
  • AMD could better fight Intel with new CEO

    With its CEO gone, chip maker AMD has a chance to reinvigorate the company and start beating rival Intel on some new products.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin12 Jan. 11 07:52
  • AMD CEO out, search on for new leader

    Looking for better growth and financials, chip maker AMD has come to a parting of the ways with CEO Dirk Meyer.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin11 Jan. 11 09:52
  • What would China deal mean to Facebook?

    When a photo of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meeting with the head of China's largest search engine hit the Internet, speculation began to run wild.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin21 Dec. 10 07:52
  • Ballmer's CEO ranking plummets, Steve Jobs' climbs

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's ranking as a chief executive plunged 65 places this year, while Apple CEO Steve Jobs climbed 31 spots, according to a "wealth creation" index released today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer21 Dec. 10 07:40
  • Ex-CIO Dale Frantz led a double life

    Former Auto Warehousing Co. CIO Dale Frantz. Before former CIO Dale Frantz <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9201141/CIO_gets_six_years_for_embezzlement_scheme">was sentenced last week</a> to nearly six years in prison for stealing more than $500,000 from his employer, he wrote the judge in his case a letter.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Dec. 10 05:53
  • Facebook rejected Microsoft's $15B offer

    At a tech conference in Paris on Friday, a Microsoft executive confirmed that the company made a failed bid to buy Facebook three years ago.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin11 Dec. 10 07:39
  • Offshoring blamed in part for IT's jobless recovery

    WASHINGTON -- The latest government labor report shows lower-than-expected job growth in the U.S. last month, along with a rising unemployment rate, and experts say that IT workers were not immune from that trend.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau06 Dec. 10 22:16
  • Intel invests $32M in Israeli SSD startup

    Intel's investment division Tuesday announced it has invested $32 million in Israeli start-up Anobit Technologies, whose MLC-flash based solid state drive (SSD) for enterprise data centers emerged from its development stage earlier this year.

    Written by Lucas Mearian17 Nov. 10 09:32
  • Meet the CIO who bought 4,500 iPads

    Medtronic Inc., which makes medical devices, may be one of the earliest and biggest corporate buyers of Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet. CIO Michael Hedges has purchased 4,500 iPads for his company, which employs 40,000 people.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau08 Nov. 10 22:11
  • 5 comments from Google's CEO on privacy

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt is getting a lot of attention lately, not so much for the company's ubiquitous search engine or any of the company's other products. It's more for what Schmidt has been saying about privacy.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin27 Oct. 10 08:39
  • How private cloud shakes up traditional IT roles

    Rather than a traditional datacenter, the private cloud uses highly virtualized pools of compute, storage and network capabilities to optimize IT performance and utilization while providing the business with services that improve efficiency and agility. This offers organizations a way to circumvent the increasing complexity, inflexibility and cost of IT environments to be more competitive in the market place through greater efficiency, control, choice, quality of service and, most importantly, business agility. We need to spend more of our budgets on building new value and assets rather than spending precious dollars on, "keeping the lights on." Introducing the cloud!

    Written by Sanjay Mirchandani21 Oct. 10 05:39
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