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(News) With its latest Cyber Storm II exercise now completed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it expects to release an...
(News) Research firm CoreBrand said Microsoft's brand is slipping in mindshare and good standing with business customers.
(News) Toshiba and Samsung tie for first place in the latest Greenpeace ranking of consumer electronics companies.
(News) Gartner Inc. lowered its 2008 global semiconductor forecast Monday, citing falling memory chip prices and a weakening global economy.
(News) Compromised accounts within just 25 companies account for nearly half of the identity theft complaints filed with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, according to recently released FTC data compiled by the University of California, Berkeley.
(News) The global server market could be headed for a slowdown this year, market researcher IDC said Wednesday, after one of the strongest years ever in 2007.
(News) Citing a possible mild U.S. recession, Forrester Research has downgraded its information technology spending outlook.
(News) The SenseCam is no tourist's point-and-shoot, but may help give Alzheimer's patients a photographic assist.
(News) Early estimates suggest demand for digital TVs, MP3 players. and other gadgets are up this year.
(News) Facebook could have avoided the strident, weeks-long controversy engulfing its Beacon ad system if, when designing and deploying it, the social-networking company had followed basic social etiquette principles, such as being considerate and candid.
(News) Hewlett-Packard grew its lead, while Acer snagged second place in laptops in the third quarter.
(News) As ISPs constrict file-sharing services such as BitTorrent, new data shows that users are moving to file-hosting Web sites to avoid slow downloads.
(News) The Internet could run out of capacity before 2010 unless backbone providers bolster the pipes, researchers warn.
(News) PC microprocessor shipments worldwide grew 14.3 percent sequentially to reach record levels in the third calendar quarter of 2007 (3Q07), according to IDC. Consequently, worldwide PC microprocessor revenue rose 14.8 percent to US$7.95 billion in the quarter.
(News) Increased computer usage and better e-mail and Web access may narrow the digital divide, although globalization critics may perceive such changes as a threat to local cultures and economies, a new Pew Research Center study suggests.
(News) Six years after the events of 9/11, many corporate IT operations are overconfident about their ability to handle a disaster, according to a Forrester Research, Inc. report released on Tuesday.
(News) News coming out the chip sector has been great so far this week, but analysts warn that economic woes such as the housing mess might still spoil the party.
(News) Recent claims that mobile phone signals may be responsible for the decline in honeybee numbers have been quashed by research.
(News) Offshore outsourcing's reigning champion, India, squares off against its upstart rival, China, on software quality, staff costs, advanced business skills and more. We also figure in a few top of mind questions for the IT manager who'll be traveling to his company's offshore provider once a quarter: Can I get a decent cup of coffee, and how long will I actually be on the plane?
(News) The U.S. government will spend close to US$22 billion on IT projects by the end of September, as agencies rush to spend their budgets by the end of the fiscal year, says a report from Input, an analyst focused on government contracts.
(News) Men are three times more likely to try and solve an IT problem themselves than women, according to new research which BT says highlights the 'digital gender divide.'
(News) The security backlash against Facebook has taken a new twist with a survey finding that large numbers of employees are now being blocked from accessing it.
(News) Hosting providers offering virtual servers could be barking up the wrong tree, according to Rackspace. Virtualization is not yet ready for the big time, and is unlikely to save its users money, the hosting company claimed.
(News) PC shipments in Western Europe increased 9.3 percent in the second quarter compared to the year-earlier period, fueled by strong consumer demand, particularly for notebook computers, according to market research published Monday by Gartner Inc.
(News) Threats posed by zero-day vulnerabilities were ranked by global IT decision makers as their topmost security concern, according to a recent survey by security firm PatchLink.
(News) A study that indicates that lack of awareness and poor usability are the key barriers to a user's adoption of Internet services from ISPs may provide some relevance to IT managers.
(News) Profit and sales jumped in the second quarter at AT&T Inc. as the U.S. communications giant signed up more wireless customers, including new iPhone users, and sold more Internet services to enterprises.
(News) Predictions that growing demand for notebook PCs would result in a corresponding slowdown in demand for desktops haven't come to pass, Intel Corp.'s top executive in Asia said.
(News) SAP AG reported an 8 percent jump in its second-quarter net income on Thursday, helped by a sharp increase in revenue from new software licenses.
(News) Lenovo Group Ltd. reclaimed the number three spot among PC vendors during the second quarter, pushing rival Acer Inc. back into fourth place. But Acer's exceptionally fast growth means the company is likely to overtake Lenovo as number three for the entire year, if current trends continue.
(News) PC vendors reported global shipment growth of 12.5 percent in the second quarter, as every major vendor except Dell Inc. posted a double-digit percentage increase in unit shipments compared to the same period last year, according to a report released Wednesday by IDC.
(News) Unbranded PCs, assembled by small out-of-garage operations, have about 45 percent share of India's PC market, according to an estimate by Intel Corp.
(News) By 2011 China will beat out India as the most popular offshoring destination, IDC says; other analysts disagree.
(News) An organic climate change lobby group has issued green ratings for hardware and software-based IT suppliers as well as other businesses. IBM leads the IT pack while Apple, Amazon and eBay are bottom with zero green credentials.
(News) Countries that back digital-rights management technology are doomed to lag behind, Linden Research exec says.
(News) Bad news for environmentally conscious people who want an iPhone: Apple Inc. is near the bottom of a new list that rates companies based on their efforts to stop climate change.
(News) Shortage of IT skills and inadequate Internet service may lead Indian companies to look to U.S. and other countries for outsourcing.
(News) Analyst firm Forrester forecasts there will be more than 2 billion PCs worldwide by 2015, with more than 1 billion of these in use by the end of next year.
(News) The evolution of the digital home will drive a new industry in support services worth nearly one billion dollars by 2011, new research claims.
(News) If the competition between IBM Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. in the computer storage business were a horse race, you'd need a photo to determine how they finished the first quarter. But it would only be for the second place ribbon.
(News) Web surfers in the U.K. spend more time online than those in the rest of Europe or the U.S., according to results from a study released on Monday.
(News) Falling prices for DRAM chips and microprocessors badly hurt the global semiconductor market, which will likely limp to a sales increase of just 2.5 percent in 2007, according to an analyst report released Thursday.
(News) Vodafone Group PLC saw a 6 percent increase in revenue and reduced losses for the year to March 31, but revenue and profitability in some of its core European mobile phone markets is shrinking. The changes are forcing the company to look to new markets for growth.
(News) The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office needs funds to hire more examiners and deal with patent lawsuit reforms working their way through the U.S. Congress, a tech-focused think tank said.
(News) Almost one in four Americas use advanced mobile technology and visit the Web 2.0 world, but close to half have little use for either, according to a report released Monday.
(News) The days of selling shrink-wrapped software without also selling services are over, said speakers at a Silicon Valley event Monday.
(News) First-quarter operating profit dipped at telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA on weak sales of the company's products for wireless and core networks.
(News) The annual release of cybersecurity grades are helping to improve U.S. government security, but the law the grades are based on needs to be more specific, U.S. agency chief information security officers said in a survey.
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(News) Mobile phone subscriptions in the European Union outnumber citizens for the first time, the European Commission said Thursday in its 12th annual report on the E.U. telecommunications market.
(News) British study finds increased interactivity boosts surfing at work and careless chats.
(News) Acer Inc. could be in position to "slingshot" ahead of rival Lenovo Group Ltd. to become the world's third-largest PC maker during the first quarter, an industry analyst said Wednesday.
(News) IT spending is expected to rise 4 percent to 6 percent in 2007, down from 8 percent last year, as companies seek to rein in the expense of running their computer systems, according to a consensus of industry forecasts.
(News) IT has driven nearly all of the economic growth in the U.S. since 1995, but lawmakers too often ignore the tech industry or create policies that hurt it, according to a report released Tuesday.
(News) New research shows that more software developer jobs will be created in Asia than in North America by 2010.
(News) Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. reported declines in storage hardware revenue in the fourth quarter of 2006, running contrary to a growth trend for the storage industry.
(News) Demand for software and IT services will continue to grow steadily in Europe this year, but sluggish performance in the telecommunications sector will dampen the reasons to celebrate, according to a forecast released Thursday ahead of the Cebit trade show.
(News) Online ad spending in the U.S. grew 34 percent in 2006, compared with 2005, as marketers continued expanding their use of the Internet to promote their products and services, according to a new study.
(News) Executives at AU Optronics Corp., the world's third largest LCD panel maker by revenue, on Thursday said demand for notebook PCs and digital cameras has picked up recently, and predicted better times ahead.
(News) Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) continued to pull ahead of Dell Inc. in global PC sales during the fourth quarter of 2006, according to an industry report released Tuesday.
(News) Wi-Fi-only phones will have been almost wiped from the market within five years, according to a report from Juniper Research.
(News) The European Commission is considering introducing a voluntary code of conduct on energy efficiency for data center operators.
(News) Company does well in slowing computer market, but Dell is overall leader for 2006.
(News) Consumers spent $24.6 billion during the holidays alone, pushing overall spending up 24 percent over last year.
(news) PC Sales Expected to Slow in 2006
(news) PC Growth Expected Slower but Steady
(news) Tech Rivals Team on Research Lab
(news) U.S. Tech Industry Healthy, Analyst Says
(news) Rebound Forecast for Chip Sales
(news) ITunes Edges Out Music Stores
(news) Has Dell Derailed?
(news) Can Spies Decipher Keyboard Clicks?
(news) Household Technology Heats Up
(news) Exclusive Congressional Reports Now Available Online
(news) PC Sales Stay Strong
(news) File Swappers Find New Ways to Trade Tunes
(news) PC Sales Slower Than Expected
(news) Study: Gamers Are Gluttons for Music
(news) Digital Music Sales Expected to Double
(news) PC Sales Strong in 2004
(news) Experts Envision the Future of the Internet
(news) Linux Server Sales Hit a New High
(news) Dell remains on top of the worldwide market, research shows.
(news) More PCs run the alternative OS, but many will end up with a pirated version of Windows, report says.
(news) The number of companies building processors is likely to shrink, researcher says.
(news) Malicious spyware appears more common than believed, says EarthLink report.
(news) Study finds that underage surfers frequent alcohol company sites, and it's hard to stop them.
(news) Majority surf as part of a routine, as we've learned to trust online sources.
(news) We still have a love affair with our PCs--and the information they provide.
(news) Jargon, complex products deter buyers, AMD study finds.