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  • Optimizing license management for the data center

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Robots are taking mid-level jobs, changing the economy

    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Computers and robots will replace humans in enough jobs that they will dramatically change the economy, said industry watchers and MIT economists at a robotics symposium Monday. And, they said, the transition has already started.

  • LSI: SandForce buyout won't affect other system makers' SSDs

    LSI will not limit the distribution of SandForce's flash chip controller technology, even to competitors, after its buyout of the company is completed.

  • New $89 open-source hardware runs full Linux OS

    An open-source hardware group on Monday announced a US$89 credit-card sized motherboard based on an ARM processor that could be used for robotics, gaming and medical devices.

  • Windows 8: The InfoWorld Deep Dive report

    It's not the Windows you know and love. Microsoft has revealed a "reimagined" Windows -- code-named Windows 8 -- that boasts a very different, tile-centric user interface called Metro taken from Windows Phone that is touch-savvy, runs on ARM processors as well as Intel x86 chips, takes fewer system resources so it can run on a wider variety of hardware platforms, and works on both tablets and traditional keyboard-and-mouse PCs. It's not mobile versus desktop, it's mobile and desktop together.

  • China's newest supercomputer uses homegrown chips

    China has built its first supercomputer based entirely on homegrown microprocessors, a major step in breaking the country's reliance on Western technology for high-performance computing.

  • What to look for in secure collaboration tools

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • RIM's PlayBook: Buy two, get one free

    Customers who buy two BlackBerry PlayBooks will get a third one free, in what one analyst says is an effort by Research In Motion to boost flagging sales.

  • HP team of 100 helped decide PC unit's fate

    Hewlett-Packard's decision to reject the plan to spin-off or sell its PC division came after an intensive, six-week study by a team of 100 people at the company.

  • HP: Spinning PC unit off would have cost billions

    Spinning off its PC unit would have been too costly for Hewlett-Packard, and that was one of the reasons why the company backed off from the plan it announced in August, according to an HP executive said.

  • Brocade on the block again?

    If at first you don't succeed ...

  • Wall Street Beat: Enterprise IT, smartphones boost tech earnings

    Third-quarter earnings reports from major tech vendors continued to pour in this week, confirming upbeat trends for enterprise software and emerging markets but mixed results for hardware and components.

  • HP decides that being bigger is better

    In rejecting the idea of getting rid of its PC division, Hewlett-Packard Co. and its new CEO Meg Whitman, also made some decisions about the type of company they want.

  • Facebook data center project takes aim at vendor lock-in

    By launching the Open Compute Project as a stand-alone foundation, Facebook is hoping to further standardize the market for data center equipment, thereby reducing costs and vendor lock-in, the new foundation's board members said at a press conference Thursday.

  • Forrester to CIOs: End the Mac prohibition

    Forrester analyst David Johnson likes to compare Macs in the enterprise with the heady days of the Prohibition Act of 1920, the great thirst, stealthy bootlegging, and the rise of the speakeasy bar.