Stories by Nancy Gohring

McNealy: Galaxy servers to ship in volume soon

Sun Microsystems' Galaxy servers will be shipping in large quantities with standard lead times in "a matter of days," Scott McNealy, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, said Wednesday at the Gartner ITxpo in Cannes, France.

Gartner: IT groups shrinking, changing

The demand for IT specialists and the size of IT departments is shrinking significantly, according to new research presented by Gartner at the Gartner ITxpo conference in France, on Wednesday.

Mobile data usage is on the rise

Mobile data usage, including Internet access and wireless e-mail, is up compared to last year, according to a study by A.T. Kearney and the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School.

Qualcomm files patent infringement suit against Nokia

Qualcomm said that it had filed a lawsuit against Nokia on Friday, charging Nokia with patent infringement. While this is the latest in a series of lawsuits dating back many years involving Qualcomm's patenting activities, the more recent lawsuits are significant because they point to the competing agendas of Qualcomm on one hand with other vendors including Nokia, Telefonaktiebolaget Ericsson and Motorola on the other.

Nokia launches open-source browser

Nokia on Wednesday said its open-source mobile Web browser is now available. It also launched a new portal to share information about its open-source activities.

Google to restart book scanning

Google said it will soon resume scanning books that have been protected by copyright into its Google Print database, despite two lawsuits charging the company with copyright infringement.

New mobile Linux group to launch next month

A group of companies including PalmSource and France Telecom plan to launch an initiative in mid-November to standardize the applications layer of Linux-based mobile devices, representatives involved in the project said. The group will be called the Linux Phone Standardization Forum (LiPS).

Survey highlights age discrimination in IT

Bill Gates most likely got many birthday cards on Friday, probably from fans and critics alike. He also got one congratulating him on the "rare feat" of turning 50 while still being employed in the IT sector.

Nokia rolls out entry-level CDMA phones

Nokia will offer two new CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) handsets that are part of its continued push into emerging markets, the company announced Wednesday.

VOIP threats defined by alliance

For all the developments around enterprise voice over IP solutions, there has been only scattered interest in the related potential security threats but the Voice over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) has shown a spotlight on problems that IT managers ought to be concerned about.

Europe's authors still resist Google Print

Groups representing authors in Europe are reacting with skepticism to Google's plan to digitize books, even as the company launched its Google Print Web sites in eight European countries this week.