Accenture said Thursday that it has signed up Microsoft in a seven-year, $185 million business processing outsourcing agreement. Under the deal, Accenture will provide finance and accounting procurement services.
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Ultra Mobile PCs will take the slow lane to critical mass, according to a study by ABI Research. In a report, ABI is projecting that the UMPC market will ship 4.
Notable headlines: George Ou: AMD: Is closing the quad-core deficit enough? Paul Murphy: Barcelona, Tigerton, and the T2.
Google ponders adding social networking features to Google Reader. Yahoo is weighing its social networking stance as CEO Jerry Yang cooks up the company's strategy.
HP is targeting what is calls the “global 500,000” mid-sized (100-999 employees) companies with a series of new services and products, led by ‘Shorty,’ a compact blade system that the company said reduces the cost and expertise required to deploy applications.The new HP BladeSystem c3000 rack-based version is 10.
On today's podcast:Thoughts on NTP's latest patent lawsuit.Why Office 2007 sales are doing well.
Lenovo is claiming that its latest desktop is the smallest, quietest and most energy efficient. Will it be enough to make desktops cool again?
Sun Microsystems' open source moves continue to snowball. On Wednesday, Sun said it will acquire the majority of Cluster File Systems intellectual property and assets.
Eight years ago, Chris Locke, Rick Levine, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger presented the The Cluetrain Manifesto, which came up with the phrase that in the Internet age "markets are conversations."Now Peter Hirshberg, chairman of Technorati, and Steve Hayden, vice-chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, along with Doc Searls are extending Cluetrain concepts to the office, with a paper, "The Manifesto on Monday Morning: How to put the wisdom of Cluetrain into action when you get to your office.
Microsoft and Novell said Wednesday that they have opened an interoperability lab in Cambridge, Mass. to improve collaboration between the two parties.