James NiccolaiIDG News Service

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

RightScale Cozies up to OpenStack, SoftLayer

RightScale is adding OpenStack and SoftLayer to the list of cloud services that can be managed from its RightScale Cloud Management Platform.

Adobe to Reduce Enterprise Software Investment

Adobe will cut 750 jobs and reduce its investment in enterprise software as part of a broader plan to target the fast-growing markets for digital media and...

Adidas.com Shut Down After 'criminal Attack'

Adidas has been forced to take some of its main websites offline after a "sophisticated, criminal cyber-attack" that took place last week, the company said.

Google's 'green Energy Czar' to Leave the Company This Week

Bill Weihl, Google's "green energy czar," is leaving the company this week after steering its clean energy efforts for almost six years.

HP's First ARM Server for Testing Only

Hewlett-Packard is developing servers based on a low-power microprocessor design from ARM Holdings, and claims it can slash power and space requirements by as...

How Google Was Tripped up by a Bad Search

Defending itself against Oracle's patent and copyright lawsuit, Google let slip a piece of evidence that should have remained private -- thwarted by its own technology.

ARM CTO Predicts Chips the Size of Blood Cells

In less than a decade, that smartphone you're holding could have 32 times the memory, 20 times the bandwidth and a microprocessor core no bigger than a red blood cell.

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ARM Goes 64-bit With Its New ARMv8 Chip Architecture

ARM has introduced its first 64-bit microprocessor architecture, ARMv8, which should enable wider use of ARM chips in servers and other enterprise equipment and...

Equinix Creates Market for Data Center Clients to Trade Services

Equinix has launched an online marketplace for its data center customers, to make it easier for them to buy and sell network, managed hosting and other services...

Uptime Institute Kicks off Server Roundup Contest

The Uptime Institute has launched its first Server Roundup Contest to encourage data center operators to retire obsolete servers and reduce their energy...

ARM Unveils Hyper-efficient Cortex-A7 Chip for Smartphones

ARM Holdings has introduced the Cortex-A7, an upcoming microprocessor design that will be used in sub-US$100 smartphones, as well as in high-end smartphones as a...

Yahoo Profits Sink on Weak Ad Sales

Yahoo reported steep declines in revenue and profit for the third quarter, pulled down by weak ad sales and the failure of its search partnership with Microsoft...

US Companies Pushed to Disclose Cyberattacks

Public companies may need to look more closely at their exposure to cyberattacks after new guidelines were released this week by the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

Zynga Gets More Social, More Violent

Zynga is making its games more social, but also more edgy, so players will be able to meet people more easily, then hack them to death with a chainsaw.

McNealy: I Would Have Run HP If They'd Asked Me

Scott McNealy, the former chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems, would have accepted the job of running Hewlett-Packard if he had been asked, he said this week.