Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

Amazon Web Services wants to become a more central part of enterprise IT with the AWS Directory Service, which both competes and integrates with Microsoft's Active Directory.

Citrix's ShareFile gets document signing thanks to acquisition

Citrix Systems' online storage and file sharing platform ShareFile will get integrated e-signing functionality thanks to the acquisition of RightSignature.

IBM earnings slump as company shifts to cloud, mobile and analytics

IBM is hitting a rough patch financially as it shifts its strategy from hardware to cloud, mobile and analytics technology.

IBM earnings slump as company shifts to cloud, mobile and analytics

IBM is hitting a rough patch financially as it shifts its strategy from hardware to cloud, mobile and analytics technology.

GlobalFoundries to take over IBM's semiconductor unit in $1.3 billion deal

IBM will sell the semiconductor technologies unit that makes its Power processors to GlobalFoundries, paying the chip manufacturer about US$1.3 billion to take two factories off its hands in a move to save money.

Apple SIM has great potential, but widespread changes will take time

New Apple iPads allow users to choose between data plans offered by different cellular carriers without having to obtain a separate SIM from each. But that's only the beginning as embedded SIMs like the new Apple SIM have the potential to change the way all devices connect to cellular networks.

Envious of fiber broadband? Help is on the way for copper users

A technology that delivers broadband speeds over copper lines at a speed comparable to fiber is gaining momentum.

Spec showdown: Google Nexus 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

If you're on the lookout for a new Android smartphone with a big screen, the Motorola-manufactured Nexus 6 from Google and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 4 are two hot possibilities.

Telco Systems lays groundwork for fewer management worries with virtual routers, firewalls

Hosted service vendor Telco Systems is hoping to make it easier for businesses to buy cloud-based routers and firewalls, but the company first has to convince service providers it's a good idea.

Pixate lets designers prototype native mobile apps without writing code

Startup Pixate is offering a tool that lets designers build prototype apps for iOS and Android that run directly on devices, without having to write any code.

VMware again lets users run virtualised desktops locally with Flex

VMware is offering a new product, Horizon Flex, that lets IT departments run containerised and secured virtual desktops locally on PC or Mac laptops and desktops.

New rules aim to prevent IoT devices from taking down mobile networks

The dream of an Internet of things could turn into a nightmare for mobile operators, if sloppily written apps or chatty smartmeters were to overload their networks with signaling traffic. To avert such a scenario, a number of operators are backing a new set of network usage guidelines for device manufacturers and app developers.

Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro excels as a laptop, but doesn't win as a tablet

Lenovo has done its best to perfect the convertible PC with the Yoga 3 Pro, but has still ended up with a light laptop and a heavy tablet.

Lenovo debuts Yoga Tablet 2 Pro with 13-inch screen and projector

Lenovo's Android-based Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, which ultra high-resolution 13-inch screen and an integrated projector, will be out at the end of the month.

Lenovo slims down with Yoga 3 Pro convertible

The new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is both thinner and lighter than its predecessor, but is still orange with a super high-res 13.3-inch screen.