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|EU to hit Microsoft with 'large fine' Wednesday, says report|
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|Computerworld Wrap-Up: March 05, 2013|
EU to hit Microsoft with 'large fine' Wednesday, says report
European antitrust regulators will reportedly slap Microsoft with a "large fine"
Wednesday for failing to live up to a 2009 settlement that requires it to offer
Windows users a browser ballot.
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1. Oracle pulls Java 6 plug, but Apple likely to keep patching OS X Snow Leopard
2. IBM: Watson will eventually fit on a smartphone, diagnose illness
3. Sensors lead to burst of tech creativity in government
4. Hot technologies to watch: Augmented reality and 3D printing
5. Microsoft to keep Scroogling
6. NASA Mars rover Curiosity on road to recovery
7. Wind turbine repair techs use iPod Touches from precarious perches
8. Seagate upgrades hybrid drive family, adds desktop model
9. Productivity gains spur Intel to expand BYOD program
10. Gartner: CRM software top priority for IT spending in 2013-14
11. Security Manager's Journal: Reining in network accounts
12. Oracle adds virtualization, boosts speed of Database Appliance
13. Academy Cube online learning platform aims to tackle IT skills shortage
14. China wary of Android dominance over nation's tech market
15. SAP pins future hopes on growth of Ariba business network
16. VMware Horizon Mirage adds app layering for modular desktops
17. Peter Eicher: Data protection and data growth -- within budget. Possible?
18. Jonny Evans: Apple plans August iPhone 5S and 'low-cost' iPhone releases, reports claim
19. Preston Gralla: Financial analyst slashes estimates of Surface sales, warns it will affect Microsoft's bottom line
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Oracle pulls Java 6 plug, but Apple likely to keep patching OS X Snow Leopard
Apple on Monday patched Java 6 for OS X, following Oracle's lead and quashing a
browser plug-in vulnerability that hackers have been exploiting.
IBM: Watson will eventually fit on a smartphone, diagnose illness
IBM executives who are working with healthcare systems to perfect supercomputer
Watson's ability to diagnose and suggest treatments. And by 2020, Watson could
fit on a smartphone.
Sensors lead to burst of tech creativity in government
At the IBM Pulse conference here this week City of Boston CIO Bill Oates showed
off a new city-made app that piqued the interest of attendees like Gary Gilot,
an engineer who heads the public works board in South Bend, Ind.
Hot technologies to watch: Augmented reality and 3D printing
Augmented reality and 3D printing are the hottest emerging technologies to
watch, according to Tom Soderstrom, chief technology officer for NASA Jet
Microsoft to keep Scroogling
Microsoft today denied reports that it has halted its anti-Google "Scroogled"
campaign, and trumpeted the number of signatures its online petition has
NASA Mars rover Curiosity on road to recovery
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is out of safe mode and back on active status after
computer trouble had sidelined the vehicle for nearly a week.
Wind turbine repair techs use iPod Touches from precarious perches
Off-the-shelf consumer handheld computers are showing up in some of the most
precarious of workplaces.
Seagate upgrades hybrid drive family, adds desktop model
Seagate announced new models of its 2.5-in. hybrid laptop drives with 40% better
performance, as well as its first 3.5-in. desktop hybrid drive.
Productivity gains spur Intel to expand BYOD program
Intel has expanded its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program, which has been a
resounding success, providing around 5 million hours of annual productivity
gains last year, the company said.
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Gartner: CRM software top priority for IT spending in 2013-14
CRM (customer relationship management) software will be the top priority for
additional spending on enterprise applications around the world this year and
next, according to newly released data from analyst firm Gartner.
Security Manager's Journal: Reining in network accounts
Many accounts exist that aren't associated with individual people, and theyve
gotten out of control.
Oracle adds virtualization, boosts speed of Database Appliance
Oracle has rolled out version X3-2 of its Database Appliance for small and
medium-sized businesses that it says delivers up to twice the speed and more
than four times as much storage as the first edition, which was launched in
Academy Cube online learning platform aims to tackle IT skills shortage
Software vendors, academic institutions and government agencies united on
Tuesday to tackle European youth unemployment and the IT skills shortage with a
new online education platform.
China wary of Android dominance over nation's tech market
China signaled it wishes to reduce its dependence on Google's Android OS,
alleging that the U.S. company has discriminated against local firms over the
use of the mobile operating system.
SAP pins future hopes on growth of Ariba business network
After 12 successive quarters of double-digit growth at SAP, co-CEO Jim Hagemann
Snabe is now pinning his future hopes on the company's recently acquired Ariba
VMware Horizon Mirage adds app layering for modular desktops
VMware's Horizon Mirage 4.0 allows IT departments to be more flexible when they
put together centrally managed desktop images using separated application
Peter Eicher: Data protection and data growth -- within budget. Possible?
A few months ago the folks at Wikibon published a survey around a number of
different IT topics. One of the questions centered around the biggest IT
challenges that organizations were facing. The top three challenges were data
growth, budget constraints and data protection / disaster recovery.
Jonny Evans: Apple plans August iPhone 5S and 'low-cost' iPhone releases, reports claim
Apple intends introducing the iPhone 5S and "low-cost" iPhone this summer with
next-gen iPads scheduled to ship sooner, reports claim. The company is preparing
to introduce the iPhone 5S (most likely) in August.
Preston Gralla: Financial analyst slashes estimates of Surface sales, warns it will affect Microsoft's bottom line
Here's more evidence that Microsoft's Surface tablets aren't selling well:
Pacific Crest analyst Brendan Barnicle has cut his estimates for how many will
sell for the year, and says that reduced sales will eat into Microsoft's bottom
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