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Workstation Market Moves Forwards

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Workstation Market Moves Forwards

Jon Peddie Research reports the global workstation market gaining a moderate 6.4% sequential gain in Q4 2010-- growth the analyst describes as a new high water mark (at least compared to 2010's recessionary lows). 

In total the industry shipped 903.7 thousand workstation units in Q4 2010.

HP and Dell continue reigning the W.W. workstation market-- HP has the lead with 41.3% market share, while former leader Dell has 37.2% share. JPR also believes HP's current leadership represent a long-term "changing of the guard" for the workstation market's top.  Read more...

HP's Latest Strategy Takes to the Cloud

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HP's Latest Strategy Takes to the Cloud

HP CEO Léo Apotheker outlines the company's strategy for the future, in his first major speech since taking control-- with the announcement of the company's shift towards cloud-based ambitions.

The company is set to open what it calls "the industry's first open cloud marketplace", combining the consumer app store with an enterprise application and services catalog.

It also has data center plans for developers and business customers-- where they build and host internet-based applications within both public and private clouds.

WebOS will also Read more...

New Data Center Factory for i/o

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New Data Center Factory for i/o

i/o opens a new factory to produce its ANYWHERE fully integrated data center modules. 

With an initial capacity of up to 18 MW of data center modules per month, the factory is set to start off its assembly lines by Q2 2011's end. 

ANYWHERE modules include all infrastructure required for always-on data centers, with an architecture scaling to 1000s of cabinets in a single deployments. On top of all this is the i/o OS, a fully integrated data center monitoring, alarming, remote control and management system. 

It provides real-time information on critical Read more...

Nokia and Microsoft Form Partnership

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Nokia and Microsoft Form Partnership

As reports speculated over the last week, Nokia and Microsoft announce what they're calling a "broad strategic partnership" taking on Google and Apple in the smartphone war.

The partnership involves Nokia putting Symbian development aside in favour of using Windows Phone 7-- concentrating on hardware design instead. 

Both companies will share technology-- Nokia phones will adopt Bing and adCenter, Nokia Maps will become part of Microsoft's mapping services, while Nokia's Ovi app store will integrate with Microsoft marketplace (with Microsoft providing Read more...

Cisco Acquires Inlet Technologies

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CiscoCisco announces its acquisition of Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) digital media processing platform provider Inlet Technologies, just on the eve of Barcelona's Mobile World Congress. 

Inlet's ABR technology adapts video stream quality based on real-time network conditions-- technology Cisco was surely looking for as it sets to strengthen its Videoscape platform.

The acquisition itself involves $95m worth in cash and retention-based incentives for all of Inlet's shares,a deal that should concclude by Q2 2011's end. 

Go Cisco Acquires Inlet Technologies

Team Up Continues for IBM and ARM

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Team Up Continues for IBM and ARM

ARM and IBM announce an extension in their collaborative semiconductor research deal.

While the 2 companies worked together since 2008, the new deal will see them research on increasingly smaller process sizes-- down to 14nm. This will result in cheaper, faster and more energy efficient designs for mobile devices.

The actual terms of the deal are not yet available.

ARM leads the mobile processor market, and now appears to be going for the netbook, notebook and desktop markets. Back at CES, Microsoft also announced its support for ARM-- with Read more...

Microsoft Wants Windows Everywhere

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Microsoft Wants Windows Everywhere

Microsoft announces its support for low-power System on a Chip (SoC) architectures at CES 2011-- including ARM-based systems, confirming last December's reports

At the show Microsoft demonstrates a new Windows 7 version working on Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Nvidia prototypes, showing off standard Windows features (Internet Explorer, Powerpoint and network printing). 

The company also mentions its support for advanced new designs-- specifically Intel's 2nd generation Core processor family and AMD's Fusion APUs. 

SoC architectures enable smaller, Read more...

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