Stories by Joab Jackson

Microsoft earnings again buoyed by Windows 7

Windows 7 has once again kept Microsoft's balance sheet healthy. On Thursday, the company announced strong income and revenue growth for its third fiscal quarter, thanks in part to continued brisk sales of the new OS.

Microsoft, Oracle differ on cloud visions

At the Cloud Computing <a href="http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/">Expo</a> held this week in New York, executives from Microsoft and Oracle shared how they see cloud computing working its way into the enterprise.

HP expands client consulting services

Hewlett-Packard has expanded its consulting services to help enterprises get a better handle on the range of new client devices and software that have recently been introduced to the market, the company announced Wednesday.

Google exec worries over 'rudderless' Java

As if Oracle did not have enough work convincing MySQL users of its good intentions, the company also should set its sites on getting the Java platform back on track, contends a Google chief architect.

Adobe evangelist tells Apple: 'Go screw yourself'

Responding to a change in the licensing terms for developers building applications for version 4.0 of the iPhone, a technology evangelist for Adobe Systems has told Apple to go perform an anatomically impossible act.

Many managers see cloud computing as risky business

Despite the hoopla surrounding cloud computing, almost half of U.S. IT managers are still wary of using cloud computing services within their own operations, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Red Hat focuses new RHEL 5.5 on multicore

Open-source enterprise software company Red Hat has updated its flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to take full advantage of the latest spoils from the heated microprocessor battle between Advanced Micro Devices and Intel.

Red Hat moves into desktop virtualisation

Open source enterprise software company Red Hat has updated its virtualisation platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (REV), to include support for desktop virtualisation, the company announced Monday.

Microsoft to update communications server

Microsoft plans to release a new version of its Office Communications Server (OCS) by the latter half of 2010, according to Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Unified Communications Group.