The former maker of rubber wear for those cold Finnish nights, Nokia, has denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones.
Nokia sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft and claimed it was quietly getting on with networking and other more lucrative things. more»
Hardware vendors often skimp on providing basic security for products even when it is no real skin off their noses.
Hackers David Byrne and Charles Henderson cited the case of the world’s largest Point of Sale (PoS) systems vendor which has been slapping the same default password (66816) on its gear since 1990. more»
While the Tame Apple Press and analysts claim that fruity cargo cult Apple is going to make billions from its iWatch, it does not seem that Tim Cook agrees.
Apple’s normal distribution plan is to release a product with a great fanfare, create a shortage and above all encourage fanboys to queue up to give the television cameras a story which makes the product look popular. more»
Telephone outfit BlackBerry is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to the Internet of Things
Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, announced a new offering that it contends will secure millions of devices, expected to be part of the Internet of Stuff (IoT). more»
There was a time when putting the word Dell next to the word channel would produce sheer disbelief in a reader.
But those times are no more.
Today Dell said it has bolstered its channel team as well as announcing incentives and rebates for its channel partners. more»
The CEO of a security company has accused his fellow competitors of peddling snake oil to clients and lifted the lid on how they are doing it.
Paul Vixie, CEO, Farsight Security said that as security breaches increasingly make headlines, thousands of Internet security companies are chasing tens of billions of dollars in potential revenue and are doing by telling porkies to clients.. more»
Financial technology company SunGard Data Systems is planning to sell itself off for $10 billion, including its pile of debt.
SunGard has popped around to the investment banks collecting advisory mandates to prepare for interviews as early as next week, the people said. more»
The Los Angeles Unified School District wants a refund from Apple over a bungled $1.3 billion deal to supply students with iPads.
In 2013, the schools were to equip each of its roughly 650,000 students with an iPad in one of the largest educational technology projects of its kind in the United States. more»
The maker of expensive printer ink HP, which is hiving itself off into two businesses has issued the logo of its new HP Enterprise logo and it is… well… pretty square.
Somewhere at the design stage, HP decided that it did not need a real logo and just stuck a hollow rectangle on a piece of paper. more»
Security outfit Symantec has been saying “oh look a badger” to reporters asking about its sale of its storage storage unit Veritas, for as much as $8 billion.
The dark satanic rumour mill claims that the floundering security vendor has approached NetApp, EMC and several private equity firms to gauge interest in the business. more»
IBM suits are deepening their partnership with Apple to make use of health information gathered by millions of Apple devices,
Biggish Blue, is creating a unit dedicated to providing data analytics to the healthcare sector and think that the millions of Apple watches which people bought by mistake will provide them with the data. more»
French ISPs have warned the government that they will move their operations out of France if the government brings through a bizarre spying bill.
Five hosters of French computer data said the bill will create an intelligence “exile” from France as ISPs try to avoid losing their customers by moving their operations somewhere else in the EU. more»
PC sales plunged lower than a Hollywood starlet’s dress in the first quarter of this year, according to Gartner Group.
One big reason for the decline was businesses buying fewer desktop computers, according to the Gartner research firm. It noted companies have mostly finished replacing older PCs that used outdated Windows XP software. more»
An Indian court has convicted the former chief of outsourcing giant Satyam, Byrraju Ramalinga Raju, and his mates over a massive accounting fraud.
Raju was the former chairman of outsourcing giant Satyam, and the case has tied up the Indian courts for nearly six years. more»
Flash storage company Sandisk said today it has introduced an enterprise reseller partner programme for its worldwide partners.
Sandisk said it will add support, resources and rewards to existing VARs who qualify to resell its enterprise products.
The reason for the expansion is that flash tech delivers better performance and efficiences for data centres. more»