Stories by Matt Hamblen

Windows Mobile smartphone sales plunge 20% in Q3

Sales of smartphones running the Window Mobile operating system declined 20% in the third quarter at the same time that total smartphone sales surged 13%, according to an analysis of newly released sales data from Gartner.

Android to grab No. 2 spot by 2012, says Gartner

While the Google-backed Android mobile operating system currently runs on less than 2% of all smartphones, Gartner Inc. predicts it will surge to 14% of the global smartphone market in 2012 -- ahead of <a href="">the iPhone</a> , as well as <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9128172/Image_gallery_A_first_look_at_Windows_Mobile_6.5">Windows Mobile</a> and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9135487/BlackBerry_9630_How_to_tell_if_the_Tour_s_for_you">BlackBerry</a> smartphones.

Cisco CEO humbled by placement on Dow

BOSTON -- Cisco Systems Inc. is proud to be joining the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday, but Cisco CEO John Chambers said that did not come without mixed feelings given the company was replacing General Motors.

New blade server key to Cisco data centre plan

Cisco Systems has unveiled its first blade server, which will serve as the centrepiece of a system the company promises will make adding virtualisation to corporate data centres easier -- and less expensive.

Nortel to lay off another 3,200 workers

Nortel Networks Wednesday said it will lay off 3,200 workers in addition to 1,800 layoffs previously announced as it undergoes a restructuring that is part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the US and a similar creditor protection filing in Canada.

Cisco launches major green push with EnergyWise

Cisco System launched a major green initiative this week that includes free software to help customers use their networks to automatically turn off computers and network gear at night and whenever they aren't being used.

Nortel: Bankruptcy Move Protects Cash for Support

When <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&amp;articleId=9125922&amp;intsrc=news_list"> Nortel Networks Corp. filed for protection </a> from creditors in the U.S. and other countries last week, one of the telecommunications equipment vendor's primary goals was to preserve a cash holding of $2.4 billion, which it plans to use to provide ongoing support to customers.