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  • ANZ signs $450m IT deal with IBM

    ANZ bank and IBM have signed a five year, $450 million agreement which includes access to the vendor’s software portfolio, innovation lab, cloud development and systems infrastructure.

  • The ultimate auto-pilot software gets $15M boost

    DARPA says the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System or ALIAS program, which was announced in 2014 envisions a tailorable, drop-in, removable software kit that allows the addition of high levels of automation into existing aircraft. “Specifically, ALIAS intends to control sufficient features to enable management of all flight activities, including failure of aircraft systems, and permit an operator to act as a monitor with the ability to intervene, allowing the operator to focus on higher level mission objectives,” DARPA stated.

  • Cisco sues HP over VoIP contract

    Claims it's owed $58M while HP seeks "full credit" after cancellation

  • How HP used Big Data to optimise its fleet of 6000 vehicles

    HP collected data on nearly 6000 vehicles the company owns to gain efficiencies based on how they are used.

  • Server growth remains healthy in Q2, despite fall in midrange systems

    During the period, vendors together saw their server revenue grow by 6.1 per cent year over year, to $US13.5 billion. Meanwhile, server shipments increased 3.2 per cent from a year ago.

  • DARPA: Current DDoS protection isn’t cutting it

    The DARPA program, called Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3) looks to :
    • thwart DDoS attacks by dispersing cyber assets (physically and/or logically) to complicate adversarial targeting
    • disguise the characteristics and behaviors of those assets to confuse or deceive the adversary
    • blunt the effects of attacks that succeed in penetrating other defensive measures by using adaptive mitigation techniques on endpoints such as mission‐critical servers.

  • HP serves up its open switches

    Accton-based hardware, announced in February, certified by OCP and run multiple OSes

  • Dell creates new server division for 'second-tier' hyperscale customers

    Dell has formed a new business unit to go after the “second tier” of hyperscale customers — those with similar needs to those of Google and Facebook but who aren’t quite as massive.

  • Buzzblog is on vacation

    Starting in however many more minutes it takes me to post this and continuing until Tuesday, Sept. 8, I will be on vacation and therefore failing to blog

  • Mother Nature teaches Google a lesson

    Four successive lightning strikes on a local utility grid in Europe caused a data loss at Google's Belgium data center.

  • UK government inks fresh deal with Oracle

    The Crown Commercial Service revealed that it has just signed a new, three-year deal with the software vendor.

  • Why big data will be a big deal for the new HP

    Big changes are afoot at HP as the company prepares for a split up this spring. Big data software is expected to be a pillar of the new Enterprise focused HP company.

  • Alibaba to open data center in Singapore, amid $1 billion cloud push

    Alibaba Group's cloud business is targeting the Southeast Asian market with a new data center that will go online in Singapore this September.

  • DARPA wants low-power chips that handle high-impact applications

    DARPA this week announced a new program called Circuit Realization At Faster Timescales (CRAFT) that looks to radically alter and shorten the design cycle for custom integrated circuits by a factor of 10. It takes on the order of 2.5 years to design and fabricate a custom integrated circuit design for DoD. DARPA wants to see the CRAFT program get that development down to the neighborhood of 30 weeks.

  • SAP project put on hold yet again by Alaskan city

    An ailing SAP software implementation project in the city of Anchorage, Alaska, has been put on hold again, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced late last week, and this time, its future is far from certain.

  • IBM partners to make mainframes more mainstream

    IBM is looking to boost its mainframe business with a Linux push that includes new hardware, software and the founding of the Open Mainframe Project. The company is also contributing mainframe code to the open source community.

  • IRS: Tax breach much worse than originally thought

    The cyberattack on U.S. taxpayer data reported by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this year now appears to be much worse than originally thought, the agency announced Monday, with as many as 300,000 citizens now believed to be potential victims.

  • CERN's data stores soar to 530M gigabytes

    Since restarting in June after a two-year upgrade, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been recording about 3GB of data per second, or about 25 petabytes -- that's 25 million gigabytes -- of data per year.

  • Tianjin explosion shuts down Chinese supercomputer

    The deadly explosion that rocked the Chinese city of Tianjin has caused the country to shut down a nearby supercomputer, also one of the fastest in the world.

  • Dell improves Chromebook's screen, battery for enterprise users

    Dell has toughened up the Google Chromebook for the business market.