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Welcome to the era of the personal cloud: Alcatel-Lucent

Three minutes with Michel Emelianoff, executive vice president of Alcatel-Lucent and president of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, on the personal computer era shifting into the "Personal Cloud Era" with the surprising new entrant, the tablet.

Most hack attacks simply seek attention, security expert says

Cyber attacks, such as the recent one on the New York Times, are more about gaining attention than causing damage, according to Akamai.

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Dell upgrades Precision workstation, pro laptop lines

Dell unveils desktop and mobile workstations that feature new chips, faster RAM, and a high-resolution laptop screen.

Ossia shows wireless charger Cota using standard spectrum

Startup Ossia is developing wireless charging technology called Cota that's based on the same unlicensed spectrum that powers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and other wireless standards, and can charge devices from as far as 10 feet and eventually 30 feet.

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DRAM prices jump despite reasurrances after facility fire

Prices of DRAM chips have continued to climb after a major Hynix FAB plant was damaged by fire last week.

IBM sells customer care outsourcing unit for $505 million

Citing low profit margins, IBM has sold its customer care outsourcing business to Synnex for $505 million, the companies said Tuesday.

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Collaboration apps will cross platforms soon, Gartner says

Most collaboration applications will be equally available on desktops, mobile phones, tablets and browsers by 2016, reports Gartner.

New offline Chrome Apps offer a near-native desktop experience in your browser

Watch out, traditional software: The new Chrome apps can work offline and store locally, and they cross platforms with ease.

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Microsoft drops top Masters certification for tech pros

Microsoft announced it will retire its Masters level certification exams by October 1, prompting strong protests on blogs and community forums from IT professionals.

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Facebook's disclosures remind us not to count on privacy

In releasing its first report on government requests for user information, Facebook is reminding consumers and businesses that using the Internet today requires self-censorship.

Feds developing guidelines to help businesses to better secure their IT systems

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft of its preliminary cybersecurity framework and is seeking feedback from industry.

Dropbox reverse engineering an omen for software industry

Concerns rising over closed-source software and the cloud.

Dell promises more Windows 8 business tablets

Windows 8 may be seeing sluggish demand, but Dell believes its the best OS for business tablets and plans to roll out more products built with the operating system later this year, a senior executive said Tuesday.