Novell on Wednesday said it has postponed announcing its fiscal fourth quarter and year-end 2007 results due to a review by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission into its accounting practices.
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Microsoft has released new test versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack, two highly anticipated technologies that are scheduled to be released early next year.
Microsoft has purchased Seattle startup WebFives, which provides a Web-based file-sharing service for Internet and mobile video, photos, audio, and blogs, according to a <a href="http://www.vizrea.com/default.aspx">message</a> posted on the startup's Web site.
Microsoft will change the user experience of its automatic anti-piracy checks in Windows Vista and also make it harder for hackers to bypass the system in the first service pack for the OS due out early next year.
IBM's plan to purchase Cognos is a defensive move for the company, which was under pressure to keep up with competitors that were increasingly leveraging BI (business intelligence) for their database and data-management strategies, analysts said.
Red Hat made its Enterprise Linux OS available on demand by releasing it for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service that hosts business applications. The move is part of Red Hat's so-called "automation" strategy, which aims to deliver a Linux and open-source infrastructure for simplifying how applications run and are managed.
Microsoft's Windows Live services and applications officially emerge from beta on Tuesday, and the company is planning a marketing campaign for its online properties that it expects to reach an audience of 10 billion on the web over the next two months.
Sun Microsystems reported net income of US$89 million on strong hardware sales for its first quarter of fiscal 2008, with the company posting its fourth consecutive profitable quarter after several years of financial loss and instability.
Red Hat has signed on to participate in Sun Microsystems' open-source Java Standard Edition (SE) project, OpenJDK, and to coordinate its own Java development efforts for Linux with the project.
The first hardware boxes with Microsoft's Windows Home Server went on sale worldwide, as the company announces more partner support for its first server OS aimed specifically for home use.
Having established itself as the leading enterprise Linux vendor, Red Hat is in a pivotal phase of reinventing itself as a broader open-source software provider and a long-term technology leader a la Microsoft and Oracle. It's a tall order, and among other things it will take a business plan that lets the company move smoothly through this make-or-break stage.
IBM and networking provider Alcatel-Lucent are teaming up to take Microsoft head-on in the unified communications market.
Strong sales of new and old products alike led Microsoft to its fastest first-quarter growth in eight years, with the company reporting growth in all five business segments and both revenue and earnings per share (EPS) that beat analyst expectations.
AppleWednesday confirmed rumors that it will release a mobile software development kit (SDK) for developers in February so that third parties can create applications for the iPhone and the iPod touch.
IBM reported a 6 percent increase in profit for its fiscal third quarter as a strong performance from its services business offset a slide in hardware revenue.