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  • Competing on multiple fronts helps Broadcom, CEO McGregor says

    By Stephen Lawson | 13 February, 2014 02:18

    Broadcom got a jump on Mobile World Congress this week, announcing two steps forward in its fledgling LTE silicon business. On Monday, the company introduced a turnkey solution for LTE smartphones to be priced under US$300. On Tuesday, it announced a test, on a live carrier network in Finland, of a high-end handset chip that can use so-called Category 6 LTE with speeds as high as 300Mbps (bits per second).

  • Mobile chip speed wars have to end, Broadcom chairman says

    By Stephen Lawson | 06 December, 2013 21:30

    The chip industry is in for major changes in the coming years, according to Broadcom Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, Henry Samueli.

  • Intel President James on wearable tech, Microsoft partnership

    By Agam Shah | 11 September, 2013 07:03

    After calculators, PCs and mobile phones, Intel is now jumping into wearable devices with an extremely low-power chip called Quark, which was big news at the company's annual Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Leading the charge into the new market is Intel's new leadership team consisting of CEO Brian Krzanich and President Renee James, who also articulated on plans to achieve fast growth in the mobile market while trying to reinvigorate PC sales.

  • Cloud computing causing rethinking of disaster recovery

    By John Dix | 31 July, 2013 00:42

    Cloud computing gives organisations the opportunity to rethink many traditional IT practices, but it may be a particularly good fit for disaster recovery and business continuity.

  • Channel chat: Charting mission Splunk

    By Nermin Bajric | 06 June, 2013 10:28

    San Francisco-headquartered company, Splunk, first set foot in Australia in 2010 with the hire of Dan Miller (currently Australia and New Zealand general manager). Now it is making some bold moves in the channel. ARN spoke to A/NZ channel sales manager, Richard Smith.

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  • The mainframe Isn't dead, and neither Is the PC

    By Rob Enderle | 11 April, 2014 23:59

    The mainframe was supposed to go extinct decades ago, but it's abundant in many habitats. Same goes for the PC, which seems to have adapted for survival better than once thought. .

  • Leave the CIO alone

    By Paul M. Ingevaldson | 09 April, 2014 21:32

    Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.

  • Why Apple's wearable technology will be personal technology

    By Marco Tabini | 07 April, 2014 23:57

    There is no shortage of signs that wearable technology is the next big thing in the world of personal electronics. Tech giants like Samsung and Google have already made heavy investments and are rushing all sorts of products to the market. Indeed, given that Pebble--a pioneer in this space--has reportedly sold 400,000 units of its smartwatch, it's clear that the time of wearable tech is upon us.

  • Four reasons Microsoft is a new company

    By Mike Elgan | 05 April, 2014 22:24

    There's no question that today's Microsoft is a whole new company. Many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. But it's clear that it's a whole new Microsoft.

  • Why Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon want to be each other

    By Mike Elgan | 29 March, 2014 22:04

    It was a loony week in Silicon Valley. Four major technology companies announced expensive and risky programs to become less like themselves and more like their competitors.

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