The companies said that while they may appear as strange bedfellows from the outside, the partnership brings a new level of rationalized clarity to the market.
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Eighteen percent of SoftLayer customers saw downtime of more than an hour followed by 13 percent at Rackspace and 5 percent for AWS.
Microsoft's desire to turn subscription revenue may enable enterprises to garner leverage for other products they use when negotiation time comes around.
iRobot, a bomb disposal and exploratory robot maker, now has a highly advanced, comprehensive controller for its line-up of unmanned vehicles — all from your Android tablet.
ZDNet took iRobot's new Android-based robot controller for a spin at a briefing in New York City. (Spoiler alert: nothing broke.)
AMD shareholders appear to be a bit unnerved by the news as shares tumbled in after-hours trading.
There was also a shuffle on the leaderboard with Apple moving up into the top five vendors worldwide.
When it comes to big data and privacy, mistakes are inevitable. But it's how you respond that will most affect your reputation and bottom line, stress Intel privacy officers.
UPDATED: As promised during its most recent earnings call, Cisco is moving forward with a major internal reorganization.
Mentors will be tapped to advise women in skilled technical roles, such as engineering, product management, operations, design, and web development.