Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for the IDG News Service.

HP, Juniper to help VMware take on networks with NSX

VMware's big splash in software-defined networking with its NSX network hypervisor comes with partnerships already in place to flesh out its virtual networks.

Qualcomm to sell Omnitracs fleet management unit

Qualcomm has agreed to sell its Omnitracs fleet management subsidiary, one of its first businesses and one of the earliest vehicle information networks, to a private equity company for US$800 million in cash.

HP replaces enterprise chief, posts Q3 sales drop

Hewlett-Packard reassigned Enterprise Group chief Dave Donatelli on Wednesday as it reported an 8 percent decline in revenue for its fiscal third quarter, saying all of its major divisions except software brought in less money than a year earlier.

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Smartphone interference tackled by Kansas startup

Future smartphones could gain numerous benefits from algorithms to fight interference, developed by a little-known startup in Lawrence, Kansas, that last week drew closer to implementing the technology in devices.

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Cisco's 4,000 job cuts won't touch new acquisition Sourcefire

Employees of the security company that Cisco bought last month for $2.7 billion won't be affected by planned belt-tightening, Cisco says.

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Cisco to slash 4,000 jobs in bid to move faster

Cisco disclosed the “rebalancing” plan during a conference call to discuss financial results.

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Cisco posts revenue, profit gains, continues push beyond networks

Cisco Systems continues its push to transcend its networking roots and become the world's top IT company.

Facebook eyes 'cold flash' to store those old baby pictures

Facebook wants to use a new type of flash for long-term storage of data such as photos and videos.

Samsung sees vertical NAND boosting flash acceptance

3D V-NAND, a new technology for packing more data into flash chips, will dramatically increase the number of PCs and enterprise storage systems that use flash in the next decade, a Samsung Electronics executive said Tuesday.

Disk giants raise the hard-drive banner at a flash storage powwow

The newly formed Storage Products Association aims to raise the profile of spinning disks amid a flash craze.

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Business flash arrays pack in more storage with denser media

New NAND flash components fit more data into the same space, which reduces power consumption and per-gigabyte cost. The catch: Flash gets slower and more error-prone when it gets that dense

Nokia buys out, renames Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia finished its buyout of Nokia Siemens Networks on Wednesday and renamed the company Nokia Solutions and Networks, or NSN.

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Dimension Data plans cloud backup for its computing services

More cloud vendors are adding backup to the choices they offer customers, letting enterprises that embrace the cloud for applications, computing and storage also go there for business continuity.

Businesses turn to the cloud to back up the cloud

Enterprises that rely on cloud-based services are getting more options for falling back on another cloud if necessary.

Startup PernixData virtualizes server-based flash

PernixData, a startup founded by VMware veterans, says its software can turn server-based flash storage into a resource shared across a standard VMware cluster of as many as 32 systems.