James NiccolaiIDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service.

HP to Combine Its PC and Printer Divisions, Report Says

HP says it will combine its PC and printer divisions into a single business unit.

IT Faces Up to Mobile Device Test

The consumerization of IT offers workers many opportunities -- and creates huge challenges for IT.

As Consumer Tech Sweeps Enterprise, IT Staff Fight for Control

The spread of consumer technologies at work has put many IT departments on the back foot, but a conference in San Francisco this week is looking at ways IT...

AMD Buys SeaMicro, Enters Server Hardware Business

Advanced Micro Devices announced Wednesday it is buying low-power server vendor SeaMicro, a surprise move that puts AMD in the systems business and disrupts Intel by acquiring one of its close partners.

Whitman Gives HP Harsh Report Card, Outlines Recovery Plan

Hewlett-Packard has underinvested in its business and become "too complex and too slow," President and CEO Meg Whitman said Wednesday, offering a three-part...

HP Profit Falls 44 Percent Amid Weak PC Sales

Hewlett-Packard's profit dipped sharply in the first quarter as consumers slowed spending on its PCs and printers, HP announced Wednesday.

Oracle and SAP Given June Court Date for TomorrowNow Retrial

Oracle and SAP may be back in court on June 18 to begin a retrial of Oracle's corporate theft lawsuit involving SAP's former TomorrowNow subsidiary.

Zynga Makes Dramatic Shift From Public Cloud

Zynga has moved most of its users away from Amazon Web Services and onto its private cloud in a move to maximize the reliability and performance of its social...

HP Pays $425,000 to Settle Claims Over Hazardous Laptop Batteries

Hewlett-Packard will pay $425,000 to settle a claim that it knowingly sold laptops with hazardous batteries that could overheat or catch fire.

Google Expands Revenue but Misses Forecast

Google's fourth-quarter revenue climbed 25 percent from a year earlier but was less than analysts had expected, pulling its stock price down 9 percent in...

Windows 8 on ARM: You Can Look but You Can't Touch

For a touch-based interface it was awfully hard to get hold of. Microsoft's Windows 8 OS was shown on a handful of prototype ARM-based tablets at the Consumer...

WowWee Puts Real Toys in Digital Games, Creates 'appcessories'

WowWee showed an upcoming game platform at the Consumer Electronics Show called AppGear, which combines real toys with on-screen animation to create a new...

After Microsoft, What Next for CES?

Steve Ballmer gave Microsoft's last keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show Monday night, a damp squib that confirmed for some that the software maker has...

Steve Ballmer Delivers Microsoft's Final CES Keynote

Steve Ballmer gave Microsoft's farewell keynote at CES, where he talked up its Xbox, Windows 8 and Windows Phone software.

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Sweden's Tobii Shows 'gaze Control' on Windows 8 PC

We've had gesture control with Microsoft Kinect. Now get ready for gaze control. Swedish firm Tobii is at the Consumer Electronics Show this week to promote the...