IBM bets on the mobile market

horseraceEnterprises wanting to leverage their legacy systems using devices like smartphones and tablets are being tempted by IBM to enter its garden of mobility delights.

The company said it has added a number of pieces to its Mobility Services jigsaw.

That includes “desktop as a service” (DaaS) intended to let companies implement desktop features on mobile devices using a subscription service offered using the IBM Cloud. more»

Apple iPad leads but others snap at heels

The late Steve Jobs with an iPadOut of the 74.53 million tablets expected to ship during the current calendar quarter, the Apple iPad will take the lead with 26.8 percent of the worldwide shipments.

That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said that out of those 74.5 million tablets, 20 million will be iPads, 27.8 million will be from other multinational vendors such as Samsung and Lenovo, and 26.7 million will be so-called “white box” or unbranded units. more»

Verizon uses Dalek diplomacy on FCC

DayoftheDaleksUS telco Verizon has revealed its compromise on net neutrality which appears to have been drawn up by a Dalek PR – it has promised not to sue the FCC if the watchdog does exactly what it tells it to.

Verizon has promised that it will not sue to block net neutrality rules as long as they’re issued without reclassifying broadband providers as utilities.  more»

HP sees profits plummet

meg-whitmanThe maker of expensive printer ink, HP, has surprised the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by telling them that its quarterly revenue fell in almost every business segment over the year.

The numbers highlight weaknesses in the company ahead of the company’s planned 2015 separation of its enterprise services from its traditional computer and printing units. more»

US gets shirty with EU over Google

euroflagzA motion in the European Parliament to be debated tomorrow and voted on on Thursday has raised the ire of the United States.

Two MEPs are proposing that Google should be dismembered because its power is excessive.

And even though the European Parliament has no powers to enforce such a move, it’s attracted ire from the US mission to the EU, according to Reuters. more»

Homeland Security deletes Einstein files

einstineThe Department of Homeland Security has promised to delete records from a controversial network monitoring system called Einstein.

The files to be deleted are at least three years old, and the reasons for the deletion is not exactly altruistic.

DHS thinks the files, which include data about traffic to government websites, agency network intrusions and general vulnerabilities, are a waste of space. more»