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  • Intel tightens data-center grip with Xeon Scalable Processor platform

    Make no mistake: Intel's Xeon Processor Scalable Family, based on the company's Skylake architecture, is about much more than revving up CPU performance. The new processor line is essentially a platform for computing, memory and storage designed to let data centers -- groaning under the weight of cloud traffic, ever-expanding databases and machine-learning data sets -- optimize workloads and curb operational costs.

    12 July 17 02:15 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • Inside look at Hewlett Packard’s next-generation infrastructure

    Since the split with its sister consumer business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has made a lot of moves to refine its strategy with a goal of helping customers adopt next-generation infrastructure, including its hyperconverged and composable infrastructure products.

    11 April 17 22:03 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Apple's Mobility Partner Program comes out of hiding

    You won’t find many public references by Apple to its Mobility Partner Program, an expanding effort by the company to unite with software developers/integrators to boost sales of iPhones and iPads to businesses. But the veil of secrecy surrounding the program is thinning.

    01 Feb. 17 23:32 Written by Bob Brown
  • 50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

    Some have begun referring to this month as Black November since pre-Black Friday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have all blended together. Not all the supposed deals are actually deals at all – in many cases, the retailers are just trying to offload stuff – but there are plenty of bargains to be had on the hottest smartphones, tablets, PCs and gaming systems.

    21 Nov. 16 10:01 Written by Bob Brown
  • Best Black Friday 2016 Windows deals

    Microsoft, Best Buy, Staples and other retailers roll out the Windows laptop and tablet offers for Black Friday 2016

    20 Nov. 16 10:14 Written by Bob Brown
  • Cisco/Ericsson: Assessing the mega-deal a year later

    When it was announced a year ago, the Cisco/Ericsson partnership was hailed as “the right move for us right now,” according to Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins to create the networks of the future.
    While the partnership has done well – the companies say they have closed 60 deals together -- Ericsson is being battered financially this year and the impact that will have on the partnership could change it in the future.

    11 Nov. 16 00:58 Written by Michael Cooney
  • 7 cool internet of things companies to watch

    Industry watchers such as CB Insights show that venture capital funding of internet of things companies is actually on the decline. But we've seen enough fresh funding in the months since we rounded up 10 Internet of Things companies to watch back in April, to justify us doing this follow-up with 7 additional firms, most of them startups.

    18 Aug. 16 04:48 Written by Bob Brown
  • Microsoft, IBM tout cloud services as key drivers of earnings strength

    It is earnings season, which for publicly-traded technology vendors in the cloud market means it’s time to update investors on the momentum of emerging products helping to displace eroding revenue from legacy offerings. For two technology vendor stalwarts – Microsoft and IBM - cloud computing has played a significant role in their earnings this quarter.

    21 July 16 02:32 Written by Brandon Butler
  • America’s data centers are getting a lot more efficient

    U.S. data centers have used about the same amount of energy annually over the past five years or so, despite substantial growth in the sector, according to a new report published by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

    29 June 16 00:12 Written by Jon Gold
  • All-female team to lead Association for Computing Machinery

    Against a backdrop of an IT industry pushing hard to more fairly represent women in leadership positions, the Association for Computing Machinery has announced that an all-female board has been elected to head up the society.

    02 June 16 06:12 Written by Bob Brown

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