Cisco updated its IOS XR network operating system while adding three additional routers to its portfolio as part of a drive to programmable networks.
Greg Smith, head of service provider marketing for Cisco said that rather than asking service providers to build their own programmable networks, Cisco via its IOS XR is committed to delivering those capabilities as a core part of the operating system. more»
It would appear that tacking “cloud” onto your product list is not proving to be a panacea for IT company woes.
Citrix, a US cloud computing company, is making a final attempt to sell itself as a whole before it embarks on asset sales, according to people familiar with the matter. more»
The cyber insurance market will triple in size to $7.5 billion in annual premiums by 2020 according to a new consultant’s report.
But PwC said insurance companies would not be laughing all the way to the bank as the insurance industry could face competition from disruptors such as Google. more»
Software giant Microsoft has changed the way companies will have to update volume licensing use documents.
In the past, business consumers of Microsoft’s products and services have needed a Product List and the Product Use Rights. These determined the purchasing requirements and licencing rules applicable to those products and services. more»
The glorious Wintel alliance which is still running despite a few hiccups has a cunning plan to see off the threat of Google Chromebooks.
Microsoft and its chum Intel plans to launch a device running Windows 10 with Bing.
Microsoft and Intel are working with all partners to bring cheaper devices to the market and help tackle the growth of Google Chromebooks. more»
Intel has lifted the veil on a new Xeon D family of processors which are the company’s first ever Xeon-based System-on-Chip (SoC).
The news is bad for ARM because it is wanted to dominate the microserver market and this package is exactly what it does not want out there. more»
Announcements from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) are as thick as blankets of snow this week, and Lenovo has joined in the chase for more business by announcing a range of three tablets.
Lenovo, according to market watchers, has been doing comparatively well in the tablet market. more»
Intel is telling the world+dog that it talks to that its third-generation Xeon Phi, codenamed Knight’s Hill, will use 10nm technology and its second iteration of Omni-Path fabric. TechEye and ChannelEye are not in Intel’s good books again, so we have to sneak under the radar. more»
In a bid to save cash on expensive fibre optic lines, 10-year-old laser networking technology is being re-introduced.
The technology that uses parallel radio and laser links to move data through the air at high speeds, in wireless hops of up to 10 kilometres at a time. more»
Expect a slew of critical updates to Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft software this week.
The company last week warned that much of its software needed patches to be safe and sound. Many will need you to restart your machine or machines. more»
In either a sign of desperation or a sign of largesse, Microsoft said today it will let people using the Apple Pad make and edit documents for free instead of paying through the nose.
Microsoft wants its software to be pervasive across every gadget and gizmo as the world has opened up to applications that don’t need an expensive PC or a pricey Windows operating system to work. more»
A report said that sales of notebooks using Microsoft Windows 10 are likely to be hit because Intel will be tardy releasing an appropriate chip.
Digitimes Research said that the Intel Skylake microprocessor is supposed to be ready at the beginning of the third quarter in 2015 but will probably not hit the streets until the end of next year or even 2016. more»
There is a long held adage about buying notebooks and that is don’t buy them in the fourth calendar quarter.
Intel always release new chips in the New Year and it’s always wise to wait for that to happen rather than get all excited before Yule. more»
Google has released a major update of Android, dubbed “Lollipop”.
According to Google, this is its thirteenth and most ambitious release of Android.
It has over 5,000 new application program interfaces (APIs) and to work on all devices.
Lollipop, it says, has a consistent design across different devices. more»
PC Partner partner Manli has launched two 3D printers which look the spit of something already on the market.
According to Fudzilla the move mimics one carried out by Inno3D. Both outfits are PC Partner brands and the printers are practically twins. more»