Don't-Miss Business Hardware Stories

Intel proposes new standard to light up data transfers

Intel is looking to use light and lasers to shuffle data faster among servers, and is proposing a new optical interconnect, MXC, that could change the way servers are implemented in data centers.

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.

Oracle trots out virtualization appliance, taking on NetApp and EMC

Oracle has joined the market for pre-integrated systems intended to ease the process of setting up and managing a virtualized compute environment.

Impact of Xerox character-substitution bug wider than thought

Xerox says a fix it offered for the software problem last week doesn't totally eliminate the bug.

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.

Office gear you didn’t know you needed

These products can take your workday from tedious to terrific.

Skyera skyEagle

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

windows 8

Numbers are in. Touch features aren't selling Windows 8 hardware

Buyers reject touchscreen laptops, spooked by higher prices and concerns about the value of Windows 8's touch-based user interface.

BlackBerry starts looking for buyer or partner as new OS struggles

Blackberry's board of directors has formed a committee to explore strategic alternatives for the future of the company that could include joint ventures or a sale of the company, as it struggles to turn its new BlackBerry 10 operating system into a success.

Huawei Agile switch (2)

China's Huawei unveils SDN programmable switch, taking aim at Cisco

Huawei Technologies is bringing its own "software-defined networking" switch globally in a bid to raise its profile and expand in a market dominated by Cisco.

Xerox to patch scanner glitch that can alter numbers

Xerox will disable a scanner setting in some of its WorkCentre products that can sometimes result in figures being altered in scanned documents.

Xerox scanners found to sometimes alter numbers

Xerox scanners have been found to randomly alter numbers on documents when reproducing them if a certain combination of image quality and compression setting is used.

Microsoft continues to miss the point with Surface pricing

Microsoft cut the price of some Surface Pro models, but not enough to make a difference.