Cloud and mobility deals continue to drive high-tech mergers and acquisitions (M&A), according to quarterly stats compiled by accounting firm Ernst & Young.
Research firm IDC has lowered its estimate for 2013 worldwide IT spending growth to 4.6 percent from a previous 5.5 percent. IDC cited economic uncertainty caused by the U.S. government sequester, the ongoing European debt crisis and China's weakening GDP as the reasons for the adjustment.
Cisco, the networking and IT giant, posted a healthy 14.5 percent increase in net income for the first quarter of 2013. Cisco CEO John Chambers said Cisco is "starting to see some good signs in the U.S. and other parts of the world which are encouraging."
As smartphones and tablets gain popularity, PC sales continue their steep decline. The latest example is the 20.5 percent year-over-year drop in PC shipments across Western Europe in the first quarter, the worst decline since Gartner began tracking PC shipments in the region.
Google is making its Cloud Platform available to any business or developer, the company announced on Wednesday. With this week's cloud announcements, Google appears to be taking aim at Amazon Web Services. Increased competition in the cloud space can only be beneficial for enterprises and individual users.
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China is the biggest offender in stealing U.S. intellectual property, which costs U.S. firms hundreds of billions of dollars each year, according to a recent report by the Commission on Theft of American Intellectual Property. Many of the commission's recommendations are well thought out and should be implemented as soon as possible.
Hewlett-Packard announced a fiscal third-quarter profit forecast that beat analysts' estimates, pushing the stock up 13 percent in Thursday morning trading, according to a report by Bloomberg.
France Telecom's Orange Business Services is expanding its Flexible Computing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product for enterprises to North America and Asia, the firm announced this week.
A full 82 percent of business leaders surveyed by Forbes Insights said cloud-based collaboration tools help businesses execute faster by shortening time to market, quickening product upgrade cycles and enabling faster responses to competitive challenges.
Microsoft posted robust 16.1 percent year-over-year revenue growth in the IT operations management (ITOM) software market last year, closing in on markets leaders IBM, CA Technologies and BMC Software, which all had lackluster performances in 2012, according to Gartner.
On the last day of Chairman Julius Genachowski's tenure, the Federal Communications Commission voted to lift 126 outdated telecom rules.
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Let businesses strike back at online attackers and allow them to retrieve stolen information from the origin networks. This summarizes one of the recommendations outlined in "The IP Commission Report," put together by the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property.
Despite having been identified years ago, the Preferred Networks List Wi-Fi bug remains unaddressed on many smartphones, warns security expert Raul Siles.