Articles about Guadalajara

Critics hit out at 'black box' UN internet body

The United Nations body that reviews how the internet is governed is facing criticism from some of its biggest supporters over its "black box" decision making. The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an annual event that pulls everyone from governments to civil society to business and the technical community together to discuss …
Kieren McCarthy, 31 Mar 2016

Has the United Nations taken over the Internet yet?

For the past five days, and the next nine, dozens of government representatives are in Busan, Korea discussing changes to the international telecommunications regime. It is the Plenipotentiary conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the arm of the United Nations that tries to coordinate telecoms efforts …
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Oct 2014

IBM selling x86 server business to Lenovo?

There are rumors swirling around, again, that IBM is looking to sell off all or a portion of its x86 server business to Chinese PC maker and server partner Lenovo Group. US channel mag CRN caught wind of something going down between IBM and Lenovo on Thursday and referenced an anonymous source with knowledge of the talks now …
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IBM moves Power Systems manufacturing from Minnesota to Mexico

It is the end of an era – the minicomputer era to be precise – for the IBMers who work in the company's sprawling Rochester, Minnesota facility. Their jobs are moving to Mexico. Big Blue had a meeting with the approximately 2,800 employees in the facility on Tuesday afternoon and told them it would cease manufacturing …
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ITU congress: where Kabbadi meets telecoms

ITU At the International Telecommunication Union's quadrennial Plenipotentiary congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, bureaucratic posturing is as endemic as one might expect for such a creaky, hide-bound United Nations agency. Take, for example, the style of debate — if, indeed, the word "debate" can be properly applied to the florid …
Kieren McCarthy, 28 Oct 2010
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International Telecom Union drags self out of past

ITU There's plenty wrong with the International Telecommunication Union, but formal proposals here at its quadrennial Plenipotentiary congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, prove that many attendees want to fix the creaky United Nations' agency. Those proposals show that the ITU is aware of its problems: its closed nature, its budgeting …
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Oct 2010
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196 nations open three week (!) telecoms congress

ITU The International Telecommunication Union is a walking contradiction, where tedious 19th century ceremony exists side-by-side with snappy 21st century efficiency. I'm here in Guadalajara, Mexico at the ITU's Plenipotentiary — a meeting that this United Nations' agency for information and communication technology holds every …
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Oct 2010
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IBM opens systems software lab in Manchester

IBM has opened up a software development lab in Manchester, focusing on various systems programs that run on its Power Systems iron. The lab is leveraging the bit-twiddling expertise that Big Blue gained when it bought Transitive back in November 2008. Transitive is the commercial implementation of emulation work done in the …
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Walking With Dinosaurs star goes walkabout

Oz's Walking With Dinosaurs touring show is one star short today after someone made off with a 1.5m-tall remote-controlled beast as the show opened in Guadalajara, Mexico. Spokeswoman Karla Arroyo admitted that organisers hadn't got the foggiest as to how the AU$110k (£61k) creature went walkabout, but insisted that the theft …
Lester Haines, 08 Dec 2009

Dell shows world its web services face

After a year chock-full of software acquisitions, Dell is ready to go public on its plans for flogging web-hosted services. At a San Francisco press gig on Tuesday, Dell president of global services Steve Schuckenbrock said the company will move into web-hosted IT monitoring and tech support. Not unexpected in the slightest, …
Austin Modine, 27 Feb 2008

Hitachi Consulting acquires Impact Plus

Hitachi Consulting has expanded its reach into the European services and solutions market with the acquisition of UK-based IT consulting firm Impact Plus. The consulting arm of electrical manufacturing giant Hitachi announced yesterday that it had closed the deal with Impact Plus on 2 April after nine months of discussions. …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Apr 2007

Hitachi cuts jobs, flees Mexico

Hitachi is shutting its hard drive plant in Mexico and is to delete 4,500 jobs. The plant in Guadalajara will be purged by the middle of next year with production transfered to plants in the Philippines, China and Thailand. Hitachi expects to save $300m in costs with the division reformat. The restructure will reduce Hitachi …
Austin Modine, 22 Mar 2007
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IT giants criticised for running third world ‘sweatshops’

IT giants HP, IBM and Dell have been criticised for running third world factories blighted by "dire working conditions". Development agency Cafod says it has obtained proof that IIT workers in Mexico, Thailand and China suffer "harassment, discrimination and intolerable working conditions". Concerns about poor working …
John Leyden, 28 Jan 2004
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Europe too? US acquires hundreds of millions of Latino citizens' data

The President's favorite database company, Choicepoint Inc., has acquired personal data on hundreds of millions of citizens in ten Latin American countries without their knowledge or consent. Data includes Mexico's Federal Electoral Register, details of drivers in Mexico City and Colombia. "This is a corporation that works hand …
Andrew Orlowski, 05 May 2003
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DEA data thief sentenced to 27 months

A 14-year veteran of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who fled to Mexico to avoid federal computer crime charges was sentenced in a federal court in Los Angeles on Monday to 27 months in prison for selling information on private citizens he plundered from sensitive law enforcement databases. Emilio Calatayud, 36 …
Kevin Poulsen, 18 Dec 2002