Jumping on the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) bandwagon, Dell has announced its first 'zero client' device aimed at large enterprises.
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A hedge fund that is already one of Novell Inc.'s largest shareholders offered on Tuesday to acquire the struggling, cash-rich <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140456">enterprise</a> software maker for $2 billion.
Like a rising tide lifting all boats, Apple Inc.'s high-profile iPad will help sales of all media tablets to grow nearly 15-fold over the next five years, ABI Research Inc. predicted on Tuesday.
Oracle Corp.'s <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9149400/Oracle_to_keep_investing_in_Sun_s_server_lines">media event</a> yesterday may have lacked the gadget-y pizzazz of <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9149338/Continuing_coverage_Apple_s_iPad_tablet">Apple Inc.'s iPad launch</a> , but it had CEO Larry Ellison, who was his usual merry, brazen self and had attendees guffawing.
When a tech vendor fails, rivals usually rejoice. Not in the nascent BI business intelligence)-on-demand space, after <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/495625/SaaS_BI_Vendor_LucidEra_Set_to_Fold">well-funded startup LucidEra folded in June.</a>
Unifying Windows Azure with its on-premises counterpart Windows Server should hasten the rollout of new features in Microsoft Corp.'s enterprise cloud platform, but it also will pit Azure against Microsoft's other cloud services for the loyalty of a key customer base, says one independent Microsoft analyst.
Lifted by fast-growing notebook shipments, Taiwan's Acer grabbed the No. 2 spot in the global PC market for the first time over Dell, according to iSuppli.
Microsoft has done more to popularize graphical programming than any other vendor. The company's development tools, led by Visual Basic and Visual Studio, have been used by millions of software developers over the past two decades.
Reversing earlier doom-and-gloom forecasts, Gartner now projects that global PC shipments will grow 2.8% this year.
Microsoft Corp. said today that Windows 7 has sold twice as many units as any other Microsoft operating system in the same time period.
Microsoft Corp. may have ditched the three application limit on the Windows 7 Starter Edition, but other restrictions on the netbook-only version of the operating system will be an unwelcome surprise for many netbook buyers, according to a survey published Monday.
Reports that the Linux netbook is dead or dying are incorrect, at least globally, according to an analyst firm.
Microsoft has acquired systems management vendor Opalis Software for about US$60 million, according to an analyst report.
Windows 7 cuts almost a third off the battery life of some netbooks shipping today with Windows XP, several recent reviews and user reports say.
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday began hiring employees for its coming retail stores in California and Arizona by posting a list on the Web of the six different positions available.