Hardware


Sun To Be Acquired by Oracle

Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of cash and debt.

WSJ: IBM, Sun Talks 'Unraveling'

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the proposed $7 billion dollar deal for IBM Corp. to acquire Sun Microsystems virtually collapsed this weekend.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Embedded Services

Microsoft on Monday announced a new services capability that's part of its Windows Embedded Server product line.

Reactions Mixed over IBM's Possible Sun Acquisition

Reports on Wednesday that IBM is in talks to acquire Sun Microsystems drew mixed views as to what Big Blue would gain from absorbing the struggling supplier of servers, open source software and Java.

Cisco Enters Server Market

Cisco Systems Inc., the IT industry’s leading supplier of routers and other networking hardware, is expanding its hardware offerings to include blade servers as part of a comprehensive push into the white-hot world of virtualization.

Microsoft Promoting Windows 7 for the Enterprise

Microsoft on Wednesday explained how the needs of enterprise users were considered in the early design stages of its new Windows 7 operating system.

Windows Embedded Cert Now Live

Microsoft Learning released exam, certificatin for IT pros working with Windows XP on embedded devices.

IDC Revises 2009 IT Spending Forecast Downward Again

Market researchers at IDC, who produce one of the most widely watched forecasts for IT spending, have revised the forecast for 2009 -- and it's "downward ho."

IDC Survey: Channel Confidence Sinking

Channel companies who resell PCs reported lower confidence in their business in Q4 2008; services expected to be key to survival.

Server Market Takes a Dive in 2008

A new report from IDC, announced on Wednesday, suggested that the global economic malaise has already chipped away at the enterprise IT server market.

Microsoft Embracing White Spaces for Broadband Access

Microsoft earlier this month began advocating for greater broadband access in a policy blog, with a particular focus on a piece of spectrum called "white spaces."

Judge Denies Class Action Status in Vista Capable Suit

Microsoft got a favorable court ruling on Wednesday in an ongoing lawsuit against its past Vista Capable marketing practices.

Microsoft Debuts Windows Mobile 6.5 But Is Mum on Future

Microsoft plans to give the Windows Mobile a facelift which includes the launch of a Web-based sync service and a developer site.

Microprocessor 4Q Decline Slowed by Atom, Report Says

Worldwide shipments of PC microprocessors plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2008 (4Q08), according to a report announced on Wednesday by the International Data Group (IDC).

Win7 UAC Debate Nipped With Fix

Plus, Microsoft revamps security portal; printer flaws get fixed; drivers get spammed.

Intel Taps SaaS for European IT Market

Intel Corp., known mostly for its hardware chips, has been gradually moving into the software cloud-computing space, with support for IT administrative tasks as its initial target market.

Windows 7 Product Strategy Unveiled

Microsoft described its product lineup plans for its forthcoming Windows 7 operating system launch, expected in early 2010 or possibly earlier.

HP: In Touch with the Future

HP's new line of touch-screen desktops could be the beginning of the end for the mouse.

Chips (and Revenues) Are Down for AMD

Things went downhill fast for the world's second largest chipmaker in the fourth quarter of 2008 when revenue slipped to $1.162 billion, 33 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2007, according company's earnings report.

Microsoft Not Driving PC Upgrades, Analyst Suggests

Microsoft's disappointing second-quarter earnings showed just how dependent the software giant is on new PC sales.

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