Four separate reported and confirmed failures of undersea cables serving the Middle East and North Africa over the last couple of weeks have inspired conspiracy theories as to what caused this rare coincidence. Whether any have validity, the fact is that undersea cable networks -- despite multiple layers of built-in reliability -- are highly vulnerable to deliberate attacks. As the economic importance of undersea systems grows, risks from sabotage must be considered.
In 2008, online advertising will be challenged, the living room will increase its contribution to the carbon footprint, and Internet TV will drive the growth for traditional TV viewing, according to Deloitte's technology, media, and telecommunications industry (TMT) leader Damien Tampling.
There were about 6.6 billion people in the world in 2007 and of that number, 1.15 billion, or 17.5 per cent, were regular Internet users, according to some estimates.
Advanced Micro Devices is making its performance library available as open-source code, which should help developers build multithreaded applications for x86 machines.
Microsoft accidentally added the final 64-bit version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) to Windows Update Thursday, even though it's repeatedly said that most users won't be offered the upgrade for weeks.
In a letter to employees, Microsoft put an upbeat spin on its attempt to take over Yahoo.
In a splashy announcement last week, Microsoft touted new efforts to improve the interoperability of its key software products with open source projects and products from other vendors.
Several prominent anti-virus programs must be updated before they will work with the soon-to-be-released Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), Microsoft has said.
VMware has formed partnerships with Symantec, IBM and other major security vendors to boost protection of computers running on its virtualization software, Reuters reported this week.
Google's OpenSocial initiative to simplify the creation and adaptation of applications for social-networking sites pursues a valuable goal, but its technology platform needs further improvement.
Microsoft made a mountainous down payment on its high-profile pledge Thursday to improve interoperability and warm up its relationship with the open-source community, releasing some 30,000 pages of documentation for Windows client and server protocols. After digesting the news and at least some of the documentation, the reaction within the open-source community was varied, ranging from cautious praise to outright scorn.
Shedding new light on the company's Silverlight 2 browser plug-in technology, a Microsoft official wrote a blog post Friday morning that emphasized RIA (rich Internet application) development capabilities planned for an upcoming beta release.
Although Microsoft has yet to fix an update that sent some Windows Vista machines into endless reboots, on Friday it spelled out several workarounds users can apply to regain control of those PCs.
Microsoft launched the first non-test version of its Windows Live SkyDrive, which provides up to 5GB of free storage capacity, Microsoft officials confirmed in a blog post this week.
Storage giant, EMC continues, to push into the consumer territory: Its latest move is to acquire Pi, a company whose software and services will help users keep track of their personal data.
Melbourne-based integrator, Gamma, has teamed up with mobility vendor, Sybase, to take its mobile management tools to market.
ASX-listed distributor, itX (ASX: ITX), has recorded a 225 per cent increase in net profits to $3.1 million for the six months to December 31.
ASX-listed integrator, Data#3 (ASX: DTL), has actively recruited 40 ex-Commander staff as part of plans to build up its business outside its Queensland home state.
After decades of tenaciously guarding its protocols and APIs, Microsoft cut some major chains protecting the intellectual property of its Windows and other core enterprise products.
The 451 Group analysts Matthew Aslett, John Abbott, Nick Selby, and Vishwanath Venugopalan listed the potential winners and losers as part of their analysis of Microsoft's API and protocol announcement.
In this study, IDC examines the recently launched micro datacenter solutions from Schneider Electric. This document looks at the solutions in the context of the rapidly expanding market for edge-ofnetwork solutions as the Internet of Thing begins to ramp up quickly.. Read more