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Report: Server Market 'Refresh' Ahead

The server market is set for a refresh cycle in the months ahead, according to IDC's latest server virtualization report.

Itanium Keeps on Plugging

The chip that was supposed to revolutionize computing has carved out a niche in the high-end server market.

Microsoft Holds Down Losses in 1Q 2009

Microsoft disclosed its fiscal first-quarter results, reporting an 18 percent decrease in net income compared with 1Q 2008.

Ballmer Talks Up Windows 7 at NYC Launch Event

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer formally unveiled Windows 7 on Thursday at a ceremony in New York City.

Report: IT Should Plan for Windows 7 Now

Microsoft will hatch Windows 7 as a full-fledged commercial operating system this week, and IT professionals should be making plans for it.

Netbook Sales Outpacing Traditional Notebooks

Netbook sales are taking off, according to a new report from DisplaySearch.

Green Datacenter Future Still Far Off

According to a recent survey conducted by Gartner, the green datacenter of the future is still a long way off.

Report: IT 'Tech Boom' Will Revive Next Quarter

The global IT market will see an upturn, starting next quarter, according to a report released last week by Forrester Research.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Phone Launch

Microsoft launched "Windows phone" branding on Tuesday, marking the global rollout of Windows Mobile 6.5-based phones by Microsoft's hardware partners.

Supercomputer Commissioned To Visualize Larger Data Sets

The National Science Foundation has awarded $7 million to the Texas Advanced Computing Center to run a supercomputer system for large-scale scientific visualization and data analysis.

FCoE Aims To Cut the Cords to Storage Networking

Organizations running standalone Fibre Channel-based Storage Area Networks may be able to reduce the amount of cabling snaking through their datacenters, thanks to the emerging FCoE network protocol.

Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3

Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston on Tuesday.

Dell Buys Perot, Broadens IT Services Offerings

In a surprise announcement Monday, Dell Inc. said it plans to purchase Perot Systems Corp. for approximately $3.9 billion.

PC Market Dips in 2Q, but Upward Trend Seen

PC shipments took a dive in the second quarter, although they were steadied to a degree by consumer spending on portable PCs, according to an IDC report.

Google Readies Gov't Cloud Offering

Google has announced that it will soon offer a set of cloud services to government through the Apps.gov cloud computing storefront.

Microsoft Exec Describes Search Ad Strategy

Microsoft executive Charles Songhurst answered questions on Microsoft's business strategy at the Jefferies Annual Technology Conference in New York on Tuesday.

Microsoft Readying Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Microsoft described a few new details this week about its upcoming System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 product, which is currently under wraps for testing purposes.

Microsoft Describes Profit Strategy at Citigroup Event

Microsoft's chief financial officer fielded questions about Microsoft's business at the Citi Annual Technology Conference on Wednesday.

Windows: Coming to a Mainframe Near You?

Big Iron shops have two options to run their Windows applications on System z: emulation via z/Vos or full-blown porting via Mono.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Windows Embedded Standard 2011

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the availability of a test version of its Windows Embedded Standard 2011 operating system, formerly code-named "Quebec."

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