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The Critical Role of High-Tech R&D in the COVID-19 Era

Maintaining and increasing research and development spending in the COVID-19 era is critical for high technology vendors to deliver new solutions and services, continue to innovate, and position their businesses to rebound from the negative effects of the global pandemic. Analysts, financial adviso...

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Careless, Reckless Staff Are Corporate Security’s Biggest Threat

We have met the enemy and he is us. Pogo's philosophical observation perfectly describes the way IT and security professionals view their end users' attitude toward data security. An overwhelming 80 percent of corporate security professionals and IT administrators indicated in a recent survey that "...

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IBM, Lenovo Deal Is All About Winning

Lenovo Group's $2.3 billion deal to purchase IBM's low-end, commodity x86 Server portfolios, related resources and operations is an all-around win for everyone involved. The sale of the IBM x86 servers has been rumored for well over a year, as Big Blue grappled with continuing pressure on its low-ma...

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IBM Puts Its Faith in Watson

Pardon the pun, but there's nothing elementary about IBM's Watson Business Unit. IBM's Watson initiative takes cognitive computing to the head of the class. IBM last week announced it was committing $1 billion and 2,000 employees -- as well as its considerable research and development talents and ma...

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Is Microsoft Myopic?

It was a busy summer for Microsoft and chief executive Steve Ballmer. The software giant released customer previews and ship dates for the newest versions of its flagship Windows and Office products; purchased Yammer, a cloud-based enterprise social networking company; hosted its annual Worldwide Pa...

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Corporate Migration to Windows 8: A Long, Slow Slog

To say that Microsoft has a lot riding on its imminent Windows 8 launch is to have a magnificent grasp of the obvious. By now, most of us have heard the reports that Microsoft will spend a whopping $1.5 to $1.8 billion in an all-out Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT Surface tablet marketing blitz. Just thi...

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Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? – Part 2

You'd think that Microsoft was all but dead, judging by some of the industry scuttlebutt. Microsoft's tactical and strategic technology and business missteps are well publicized and dissected ad infinitum. Less well documented are Microsoft's strengths -- from both a consumer and enterprise perspect...

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Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? – Part 1

It's been a busy summer for Microsoft and chief executive Steve Ballmer. In recent weeks, the software giant released customer previews and ship dates for the newest versions of its flagship Windows and Office products; purchased Yammer, a cloud-based enterprise social networking company; hosted it...

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Beyond the Blame Game: Can Facebook Be Fixed?

The honeymoon is over for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. In fact, it ended before it began. Facebook's long-awaited and much-hyped IPO is just over a week old, and the blame game is on as the company has lost 16 percent of its value since the initial offering. Wall Street's take on Facebook has gon...

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NAD Finds Oracle’s Pants on Fire

It pays to advertise, right? Not necessarily, as Oracle found out when it tangled with IBM recently over advertisements in which Oracle claimed its servers were faster and much less expensive than IBM hardware. Unlike Oracle's headline-grabbing Java copyright and patent infringement suit against Goo...

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Oracle’s Downward Spiral

Let's be frank: The main reason Oracle's latest quarterly revenues nosedived was backlash from users fed up with two years of price hikes on products, technical support, maintenance and licensing contracts -- and not because of a correction in the overall server hardware market. Yes, it's true that ...

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Security, Security, Security

It's time for corporations to wise up and use the latest, most effective weapons to safeguard and secure their data. High-tech devices, software applications, emails, user accounts, social media and networks -- even those presumed safe -- are being hacked with alarming alacrity and ease. Security to...

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2011: The Year to Date, Part 3

Google is facing growing and well-deserved criticism from the Humane Society, the ASPCA and animal rights activists who are outraged over an Android app called "Dog Wars." The video game, built by Kage Games, glorifies dog fighting and depicts a bloodied pit bull next to the game's logo on Kage's we...

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2011: The Year to Date, Part 2

In contrast to Apple's stunning success, the first calendar quarter of 2011 was a revolving door for other Silicon Valley companies and executives. There were management shifts, shakeups and ousters at AMD, Google, HP and Microsoft. They were variously aimed at jump-starting product momentum (AMD...

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2011: The Year to Date, Part 1

The tone for 2011 in high technology was set in early January: fast, bold, aggressive action and sweeping management changes. In the first four months of the year, high-tech vendors moved quickly and decisively to seize opportunities in established sectors (smartphones, virtualization, data backup a...

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Microsoft Surprises With Stellar Server Security Marks

Don't look now, but Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 tied with IBM's perennially bullet-proof AIX v7. Both were rated by corporate users as the most secure among 18 major server operating system distributions. Nine out of 10 -- 90 percent -- of the 468 respondents to ITIC's 2010-2011 Global Server...

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Apple to the Core: iPad 2 Is a Dominator

It's thinner. It's faster. It's here. It's... sold out. "It" is the iPad 2. With about 600,000 iPad 2 units sold in the first three days of shipment -- a pace of sales roughly twice as fast as last year's initial product launch -- the iPad can now officially take its place in the pantheon of celebr...

Everyone’s Playing the Patent Game – You Snooze, You Lose

Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla have a lot in common with Apple, Google, HTC, Motorola, and Research In Motion. They are all warriors in the ongoing war to see who can amass the largest number of the most lucrative technology patents. Edison and Tesla waged their battle from the late 1860s through t...

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As Larry Rips Rivals, Oracle Products and Services Slip

Memo to Larry Ellison: The Roman Coliseum halted gladiator combats around 435 A.D. SAP has thrown in the towel and has no interest in continuing a court battle. HP executives are refusing to accept service on your subpoenas, and HP's newly named chief executive Leo Apotheker is lying low, presumably...

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Windows 7’s First Birthday, Microsoft’s Midlife Crisis

Windows 7 is the fastest-selling operating system in Microsoft's -- or any vendor's -- history. It has also been one of the most stable, reliable and secure releases in the company's history. Microsoft's financials and balance sheet over the last several quarters are pure gold. The question must be...

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