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Report: Cloud could slash biz software energy use by 87%

If every US company would shift its core business-software applications from in-house equipment to the cloud, the amount of energy used by that software could be reduced by as much as 87 per cent, a new study claims. The study, which was published on Tuesday, was conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – a government …
Neil McAllister, 11 Jun 2013

IBM claims first with Hadoop data security suite

IBM is launching what it claims is the first data security system for Hadoop, as part of its biggest product rollout of security software and services yet seen from the company. Big Blue's not the highest profile security firm, but it has been buying in a lot of talent over the last three years and last year grouped staff and …
Iain Thomson, 18 Oct 2012
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Ballmer downplays Vista sales

Steve Ballmer has played down the hype surounding Vista sales saying some analysts have taken an overly optimistic view. Speaking to financial analysts, Ballmer said he was pleased by the response to Vista, but warned: "People have to understand that some of the revenue forecasts I've seen out there for Windows Vista in fiscal …
John Oates, 16 Feb 2007
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US BB take-up hampered by cost, content

High monthly fees and lack of "compelling" broadband content are still being blamed for lack of strong demand for high speed Net access in the US, according to research by Current Analysis. This assessment comes despite the fact that one in five homes in US now has broadband. According to figures published by Current Analysis …
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2003
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Microsoft's Windows Vista 'Capable' bill could hit $8.5bn

A Microsoft marketing scheme persuading consumers to buy PCs "capable" of running Windows Vista could cost more money than Microsoft made from the program. An expert witness giving evidence in the class-action suit against Microsoft's Windows Vista Capable program has estimated the cost of upgrading so-called "capable" PCs to …
Gavin Clarke, 26 Jan 2009

Vista-effect credited with PC sales boost

It might have had a mixed response from critics but Vista is being credited with a big jump in US retail computer sales. The launch of Microsoft's latest operating system apparently helped PC sales jump 173 per cent compared to the week before. According to market watcher Current Analysis, PC sales were up 67 per cent in the …
John Oates, 09 Feb 2007
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Vista goes gangbusters

Windows Vista is out-shipping Windows XP, with 40 million copies hitting the streets so far, Bill Gates told hardware engineers today. Opening Microsoft's annual Windows Hardware and Engineering Conference (WinHEC) extravaganza in Los Angeles, Gates claimed Windows Vista is shipping twice as fast as Windows XP, the operating …
Gavin Clarke, 15 May 2007
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E-Plus offers i-mode handset – for €1

KPN subsidiary E-Plus has launched the Siemens S55 handset with i-mode browser in Germany for EUR1. E-Plus customers who take out a 24-month contract for GPRS data bundles can purchase the Siemens S55 handset -- with i-mode browser, integrated camera and MMS -- for €1. The i-mode enabled handset costs €79 for pay-as-you-go …
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Gateway ships quad-core desktop into US stores

Gateway let slip a quad core desktop into some major US retail outlets today. It's called the Gateway FX, it costs from $2099.99 and - as you will guess from the price tag, it is aimed at the PC enthusiast and "digital creation" markets. The base spec includes Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processors, 512MB ATI Radeon X1950 CrossFire …
Drew Cullen, 01 May 2007
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Notebooks outsell desktops

US citizens bought more notebook computers than desktop computers for the first time ever last month. Laptop sales made up 53.3 per cent of total retail PC sales in May, compared to 45.9 per cent last year. Laptops have outsold desktops before - but only for a few days thanks to specific promotions, not for a whole month. …
John Oates, 06 Jun 2005
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Orange roots ‘help Hutchison 3G’

Despite the many obstacles facing British 3G operator '3,' its ties to Orange will help it succeed, experts say. In its recent assessment of Hutchison 3G's UK subsidiary '3,' research company Current Analysis said that it is taking "a slightly positive stance" on '3' UK, and on its plans for building a new UMTS-specific network …
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GNER to spend £1m on Wi-Fi trains

GNER rail company in the UK has partnered with mobile solutions firm Icomera to provide Wi-Fi on its trains running between Scotland and London. Great North East Railway (GNER) is investing £1 million ($1.6 million) on rolling out broadband Internet access on its fleet of high-speed trains, which it hopes will up its appeal …
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Consumers want widescreen notebooks - analyst

The 15in widescreen-format display has emerged as the consumer's ideal notebook screen size, according to market watcher Current Analysis' latest stats from the US. The company's figures show increasing sales of 15.4in widescreen notebooks through the first half of 2004, apart from a slight dip in May. That month was also a …
Tony Smith, 03 Aug 2004
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AMD ups market share

AMD has increased its market share to almost 15 per cent compared to just over 10 per cent last year. Figures from Context Research show 14.8 per cent of desktop computers sold through dealers in the third quarter of 2005 were powered by AMD chips. That compares to AMD's market share of just 10.5 per cent in the same period …
John Oates, 08 Nov 2005
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Mobile porn is a 'time bomb'

European mobile phone firms must act to ensure that adult content reaches only adults, a research company warns. Mobile operators face a backlash over adult content if they are unable to balance lucrative revenues with legitimate parental anxieties, according to a report from research company Current Analysis. The warning comes …

Vista: Gates backs Ballmer against confused analysts

Bill Gates has defended sales of Windows Vista after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer chided analysts for being "overly aggressive" on the company's effect on the PC market. According to Ballmer there's a "disconnect between what people think is the growth of the PC market and what they think is Vista growth. People have to …
Gavin Clarke, 21 Feb 2007
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Green taxes are a rip off says low tax lobby group

Green taxes are being used by the government to raise revenues, rather than tackle climate change; are bad news for consumers and are socially unjust. These are the conclusions of the Taxpayers Alliance (TPA), a right wing lobby group dedicated to a low-tax society. The TPA says that it has taken at face value the current …
Lucy Sherriff, 03 Sep 2007
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PalmOne preps 28 April PDA updates

PalmOne will launch a series of new machines on 28 April, The Register has learned, with models already starting to appear on e-tail sites. Top of the list of anticipated models are consumer-oriented Zire 31 and Zire 72 models. Details remain scarce, but both are being advertised for around $170 and $310 apiece. The two …
Tony Smith, 15 Apr 2004
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Password overload plagues US.biz

Managing multiple passwords is driving end-users up the wall and leading to rising help desk costs due to frequent password reset calls. A recent survey of almost 1,700 enterprise technology end-users in the US commissioned by RSA Security showed that over a quarter of respondents must manage more than 13 passwords (28 per cent …
John Leyden, 27 Sep 2005
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Data: It's gotta have meaning, man

How often have you heard the excuse of blaming blown project budgets on unanticipated systems integration costs? For good reason, nobody wants to do customised point-to-point integrations if they can help it - it's difficult if not impossible to leverage the work. But in one respect, such integrations contained one potentially …
Tony Baer, 03 Oct 2007
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AMD grabs Intel market share in desktop arena

AMD is increasingly out-selling Intel in the US desktop PC retail arena, and the pattern of sales throughout 2004 suggests it's going to be doing so rather more frequently than it has in the past. That's the clear conclusion of the latest research numbers from market watcher Current Analysis (CA), which this week released the …
Tony Smith, 09 Sep 2004

Cisco boosts SAN over WAN

Cisco yesterday unveiled technology that boosts its Fibre Channel-based storage-area-network (SAN)-extension services over Synchronous Optical Network/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET/SDH) wide area networks. The networking firm's SL-Series interface for its Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) steps up …
Robert Jaques, 10 Sep 2003
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Businesses shun Wi-Fi, homes embrace it

A new US-based study on Wi-Fi shows that it is more widely used in the home than in the workplace, but analysts say businesses will catch on. The survey of 2,500 people showed that 34 per cent of respondents used a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) at home compared to 27 per cent who used it at work. The sample for the study …