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IBM To Build Massive China Cloud Data Centers
The 6.2-million-square-foot campus near Beijing will include offices, call centers, restaurants, and living spaces, as well as at least seven enormous data centers.
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Spam Plummets To 2009 Levels
Thanks to botnet takedowns and the Spamit shutdown, spam has declined to 79% of all email traffic, says Symantec.
Google Plans Biggest Hiring Year Ever
Faced with strong competitors and the curse of bright, entrepreneurial workers who have opportunities elsewhere, Google is bulking up on talent to ensure that it can grow.
Global CIO: Apple iOS Crushes Google Android In Enterprise
The iPad continued to surge into the enterprise as Q4 activations jumped more than 50%, while Windows Mobile devices dropped out of Top 10, says Good Technology report.
SAP Reports Record Sales, Contests Oracle Fine
Looking past a 36% drop in earnings tied to the TomorrowNow lawsuit, SAP executives say fourth-quarter results point to strong, innovation-driven growth across industries and regions.
Mac Office 2011 Available For Free Trial
Apple users can kick the tires for 30 days on new features like Outlook for Mac and Excel Sparklines before they decide to buy.
Microsoft Ships 2M Windows Phone 7 Handsets
Microsoft claims handset manufacturer partners shipped two million Windows Phone 7 devices by the end of 2010, but it's unclear how many have been sold to end-users.
Justice Department Wants ISPs To Store More Data
Government investigators are finding that ISPs don't record enough about what their customers are doing.
Intel Commits $100 Million To University Research
The first of six university-based R&D centers, led by Stanford, will focus on visual computing in tablets, smartphones, and other consumer tech.
Android Gaining On iOS Among App Developers
Tablets are driving rising interest in Google's mobile platform, which is now within 5 points of matching Apple's ranking.
Healthcare Software Development Exposes Security Risks
Many organizations are lax in protecting patient data during development and testing, finds Ponemon Institute study.
Java Under Oracle: Unity, But No Apache Vitality
While Oracle has imposed order and unity in a contentious Java community, at what price has it come?
Laptops Heading To The Scrapheap?
By Paul Korzeniowski
Since the introduction of the Apple iPad, interest in tablet systems has increased. In fact in the last three months, AnythingIT.com, a website that tracks IT system disposals, has seen a 62 percent increase nationwide in businesses dumping their laptops.
Do You Really Need A Server?
By Lamont Wood
A lot of SMBs are apparently deciding that they don't, and firms like Cbeyond are banking on that.
HTC's Tablet Entry Won't Run Android 3.0 Honeycomb
By Eric Zeman
Specifications for HTC's unannounced Android tablet have hit the web, and all indicators point to a mid-range device rather than a high-end iPad competitor.
Verizon Going For The iPhone Market Hard
By Ed Hansberry
Not since Moses famously said "Let my people go" has there been such pent up demand of users wanting to give up their cellular overlords as there is today. Verizon is doing everything it can to make it as easy as possible for AT&T iPhone users to switch to the big red Z.
Offshoring Data: You Can Never Be Too Careful
By Anna Frazzetto
The news is full of stories of leaked information these days. Whether it's state secrets released by WikiLeaks or a product release slipping out early from a careless team member, information is supremely difficult to control in today's world of instant online communications.