15 Turning Points in Tech History

Or if Steve Jobs had never taken his fateful tour of Xerox PARC? Had he not seen PARC's GUI in action he might never have created the Macintosh. And then where would Windows

Published on: August 4th, 2008 Neil McAllister

HP’s portable data centre no gimmick

Hewlett-Packard became the latest vendor to announce a "mini-data center" housed in a shipping container, which can provide a way for companies to add compute capacity when power and cooling systems in their

Published on: July 17th, 2008 James Niccolai

Malware menace growing – and what you can do about it

Large businesses using social networking tools are vulnerable to far greater security attacks than their systems are equipped to handle, say Internet security experts.In addition Web-based technologies such as VoIP (voice over Internet

Published on: May 16th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

HP to scoop up EDS for more than $13.9 billion

HP said Tuesday morning that it has signed a deal to acquire IT outsourcer EDS for US$13.9 billion, or $25.00 per share.The deal has been approved by both companies' boards of directors, and

Published on: May 14th, 2008 Agam Shah and Peter Sayer

IBM unveils plans to create global apps market for SMBs

IBM is trying to rally support for an online applications marketplace for small and mid-sized businesses that it plans to launch later this year. Big Blue hopes the initiative will help it generate

Published on: May 5th, 2008 James Niccolai

IBM creates ‘cooler’ servers for Web 2.0 build out

IBM has designed a new type of rack-mount server specifically for companies running heavily trafficked Web 2.0 sites such as Facebook and MySpace, the company announced Wednesday.Called the iDataPlex, the server is designed

Published on: April 24th, 2008 James Niccolai

Half the world’s enterprises will use Wikis by end of next year

"My longest sales cycle has been two hours," said Fulkerson, co-founder and chief executive officer of MindTouch of San Diego (DEMOfall 06), the developer of the open source enterprise wiki interface DekiWiki and

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Mary A.C. Fallon

Online fruit merchant sues IBM claiming rotten patent protection

p>IBM is facing a US$6 million patent-related lawsuit from Harry & David, an Internet retailer that was sued because it used an IBM e-commerce system that allegedly contained technology patented by two other

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Even Big Blue is red hot on Web 2.0

Web 2.0 tools have been used by businesses in a communications and marketing context, but we're now seeing them start to adopt a lot of these tools for internal and external communications, knowledge

Published on: March 5th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

New IBM Cognos products targeted at business leaders

IBM's integration of Canadian business intelligence vendor Cognos' product line is expected to bring Big Blue closer to executives outside of its traditional base within IT departments. At a media briefing this week

Published on: February 7th, 2008 Shane Schick

COBOL coders needed again as mainframe projects increase

While the popularity of client servers and distributed computing seemed to mark the end of the "big iron" age, recent developments indicate mainframes may be around for many more years.Unfortunately the talent needed

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

IBM led alliance shares eco-friendly technology with the world

A move by an alliance of global technology firms headed by IBM to share eco-friendly technology with the rest of the world could bring some benefits to smaller firms but the initiative is

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

IBM led alliance shares eco-friendly technology with the world

A move by an alliance of global technology firms headed by IBM to share eco-friendly technology with the rest of the world could bring some benefits to smaller firms but the initiative is

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

IBM purchase of Cognos brings turmoil and opportunity to BI mid-market space

Small and medium-sized businesses in the market for business intelligence (BI) software will benefit from IBM's US$5 billion offer to acquire Cognos Inc., according to industry analysts.Insiders predict there will be "initial turmoil"

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Nestor Arellano