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.
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.
Microsoft this week announced plans to roll out Skype for Outlook.com, which will enable Outlook users to make and receive Skype voice and video calls from their Outlook inbox. A preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, the email service from Microsoft that replaced Hotmail, is being offered in the U.K. this week.
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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On the last day of Chairman Julius Genachowski's tenure, the Federal Communications Commission voted to lift 126 outdated telecom rules.
Dell's special committee needs more information from Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management to decide if their takeover proposal is credible, according to a report by Fox Business.
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an initial analysis of private sector comments on President Obama's cybersecurity executive order issued in February.
Demand for session border controllers (SBCs), as well as for IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core and voice application server systems, grew 10 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, according to the Dell'Oro Group.
Microsoft's Windows 8, the all-in-one operating system for touch-screen and non-touch-screen devices, is not satisfying IT departments, according to Forrester Research.
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