The European Commission is getting ready to impose trade sanctions on Chinese telecom gear makers Huawei and ZTE over what it sees as illegal subsidies, Reuters is reporting. The latest moves might be what is needed for the Chinese government and telecom firms to sit up and take notice.
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.
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.
Adobe's decision to only offer future Creative Suite products, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, through an ongoing subscription to its Creative Cloud software-as-a-service product has customers rebelling.
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.
LAS VEGAS–Alcatel-Lucent unveiled a number of new routers and switches here at Interop that extend the reach of its application fluent networking to branch offices, data centers and corporate local area networks.
LAS VEGAS–Enterprises are embracing private cloud but not yet "jumping" to the public cloud, observed Eli Almog, chief technology officer at CSC Cloud Services, at a Thursday panel on enterprise cloud at the Interop conference.
There is a risk that attackers could execute commands remotely on infected systems through vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and the Microsoft Lync unified communications platform, Microsoft warned last week in its Patch Tuesday advanced notification bulletin.
LAS VEGAS–The end of the password is nigh, predicted Michael Barrett, chief information security officer (CISO) at PayPal and president of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, during his Thursday keynote speech at the Interop conference.
The worldwide business process outsourcing (BPO) market is forecast to increase at a 5.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), reaching $209.4 billion in 2017, according to the latest stats from research firm IDC.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management are ready to submit a bid for struggling computer maker Dell, the New York Times is reporting.
LAS VEGAS--I took a tour on Wednesday of the temporary InteropNet network set up to supply the communications needs of this IT conference and trade show and was impressed that companies which are often battling for enterprise customers were able to cooperate to deploy this massive wired and wireless network.
LAS VEGAS–Juniper Networks this week unveiled its JunosV Contrail Controller, an open standards-based controller for software defined networking (SDN), as part of its JunosV Contrail family of products.
Twitter's legal director, Nicole Wong, is being considered by the White House as a senior privacy adviser to chief technology officer Todd Park, the New York Times reported.
Unified communications (UC) provider ShoreTel unveiled this week a docking station that enables Apple's iPads and iPhones to function as desk phones when combined with the company's ShoreTel Mobility app.
LAS VEGAS–Networks need to get "faster and flatter," Broadcom's Rajiv Ramaswami told an audience Wednesday at the Interop conference being held here.
LAS VEGAS–Cisco released on Wednesday the results of a survey of 1,300 IT professionals from 13 countries which found that close to one-third of respondents equated their IT department's visibility into business initiatives to a "foggy day in London."
There were two major cloud management acquisition announcements on Monday. A group of private equity firms agreed to pay $6.9 billion for BMC Software, and Dell acquired Enstratius for an undisclosed sum.
Videoconferencing firm Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) announced on Monday that its board approved a $100 million share repurchase program which expires on May 2, 2014.