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.
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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, 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 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.
Sweden and Norway began deploying biometric passports in October but privacy and security issues may limit the potential of the new systems.
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 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.
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).
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.
Orange added two new Windows Mobile 5.0 products to its line of devices geared toward business users, the company said Thursday.
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.
The latest chapter in the often-fantastic saga of Google is now out. This time, it's about how Google plans to crush eBay.
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.
The patent dispute between chipmakers Qualcomm and Broadcom continues to heat up, with Qualcomm filing a second lawsuit against Broadcom.
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.