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Investor Carl Icahn sells 12.7 million Yahoo shares

Carl Icahn, an investor who made waves last year for pushing Yahoo to accept Microsoft's merger bid, has sold 12.7 million shares of Yahoo stock in recent days, according to regulatory filings on Monday.

Written by Dan Nystedt01 Sept. 09 13:52

Microsoft: Upgrade Messenger or else

Microsoft will force an upgrade on users of its Windows Live Messenger instant messaging software in September to plug a hole the company introduced when a programmer added an extra character to a code library.

Written by Gregg Keizer01 Sept. 09 08:01

Salesforce.com, Coda form new SaaS financials company

Unit 4 Agresso and on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) vendor Salesforce.com will announce Wednesday they are launching a new company called FinancialForce.com that will incorporate the Coda 2go on-demand financial application.

Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Sept. 09 07:10

3Com to blend security brains, enterprise brawn

3Com plans to integrate intrusion prevention technology from its TippingPoint subsidiary into networking gear from its H3C division as part of a strategy to deliver streamlined secure networks at less cost and power consumption than marquee vendors.

Written by Stephen Lawson01 Sept. 09 06:45

Making sense of the Snow Leopard security debate

Snow Leopard is out and users seem generally satisfied with the latest version of the Mac OS X operating system. The release hasn't been without some controversy though, part of which has been the debate over the malware protection features Apple included in Snow Leopard.

Written by Tony Bradley01 Sept. 09 04:28

Automated tool tracks business hardware and software

If you can lovingly call your small- or medium-sized business IT department "scrappy"--maybe you're both company president and network administrator--the right tools can make the most of your resources. Inventory auditing software can keep track of company hardware and software without taking your time from other tasks. You'll be able to keep track of assets, plus you'll gain valuable troubleshooting clues, such as an always-current list of software version numbers.

Written by Zack Stern01 Sept. 09 01:12

Samsung set to open European mobile app store

Samsung Electronics will launch an application store on Sep. 14 with applications and content for its Omnia smartphones, it said on Monday.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs31 Aug. 09 23:47

NTT Data buys up Extend Technologies

Tokyo-based NTT Data has completed its acquisition of Australian SAP services and consulting business, Extend Technologies. NTT Data acquired a 51 per cent shareholding in Extend, establishing a presence for the company in the Oceania region for the first time.

Written by Computerworld Staff31 Aug. 09 15:01

Open-source BI vendor Pentaho pushes migration deal

Add open-source BI (business intelligence) vendor Pentaho to the list of vendors rolling out financial incentives to lure customers during the global recession.

Written by Chris Kanaracus31 Aug. 09 13:08

Unisys tames virtualisation for more innovation

Embracing virtualisation through an eight-year transformation journey at Unisys is paying off with 700 fewer servers and innovation up from 8 to 30 per cent of IT spending, according to one of the chief architects of the change, vice president of global services for systems and technology, Brian Ott.

Written by Rodney Gedda31 Aug. 09 10:10

Intel raises sales forecast

Fueling hopes that the hardware sector will bounce back from the recession in the second half of the year, Intel Friday said its expectations for third-quarter revenue are higher than its prior forecast due to stronger-than-expected demand for processors and chipsets.

Written by Marc Ferranti and Agam Shah29 Aug. 09 05:15

Intel sees PCs spreading, becoming more desirable in future

The PC market is likely to see steep growth in the years ahead, similar to the growth witnessed in the phone market after the introduction of mobile phones, an Intel executive said on Thursday.

Written by John Ribeiro28 Aug. 09 16:05

NPS subscribes to virtualisation in $250K IT overhaul

The unstoppable march of virtualisation has won another victory with Australia’s National Prescribing Service (NPS) consolidation 39 physical servers down to three and saving enough power to pay for future infrastructure upgrades.

Written by Rodney Gedda28 Aug. 09 14:30

Dell open to developing mobile devices with carriers

Dell said it was willing to work with carriers worldwide to develop more mobile devices, suggesting that another phonelike prototype like the one it developed with China Mobile could be on the cards.

Written by Agam Shah28 Aug. 09 10:39

Dell's net income, revenue drop for second quarter

Dell on Thursday reported a drop in net income and revenue during the second fiscal quarter of 2010, but said it anticipates that the global economy will improve and IT spending will be strong in the second half of this year.

Written by Agam Shah28 Aug. 09 09:24

Inside Cisco’s Sydney data and technical support centre

Networking giant Cisco Systems has a secret gem hidden within its global operations – a $120 million technical assistance centre (TAC) in the northern Sydney suburb of Chatswood. One of only four such centres in the world, the Sydney TAC handles Cisco’s customer support load for six hours of every day. The Sydney location also has a data centre which is used for development, problem solving and interoperability testing. The data centre is the first in Australia to demonstrate Cisco’s entrance into the server space - the Unified Computing System.

Written by Rodney Gedda28 Aug. 09 09:13
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