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  • News: HP intelligent servers to ease IT admins work

    To help company IT administrators address data storage related issues, Crescent Tech in partnership with HP introduced a number of next generation server environments that will replace legacy infrastructure, applications and processes. This was at a breakfast forum held at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi.

  • News: Oracle gives sneak peek at MySQL 5.6 features

    Oracle on Monday announced a sneak peak at features slated for MySQL 5.6, the next version of its open-source database, that focus on improved scalability, integration and performance.

  • News: Algorithms That Rule the Web

    Google helps us think, Facebook finds us friends, and Pandora plays our own personalized soundtrack. It's hard to say whether the computer algorithms that these services use to anticipate our needs and wants are turning us into puppets or geniuses. But algorithms have a huge impact on our tastes, buying habits, and decisions about our digital lives.

  • News: The Best Office Alternatives for Android Tablets

    If you fantasize about a life on the road unencumbered by laptops, their accompanying power bricks, and other heavy business gear, you're not alone. And now that a tsunami of tablets is flooding the market with models running a variety of operating systems, that fantasy is starting to look very plausible indeed. Mobile productivity suites bring the document-editing features of desktop suites like Microsoft Office onto the tablet, but are they ready for serious business? I tried four top options to find out.

  • News: Office Suites for iPad: The Roundup

    Since the day the iPad launched, zealous mobilophiles have wondered whether it might signal a new dawn in mobile computing--namely, one in which we all use a tablet in lieu of a desktop or laptop PC. With the abundance of native iPad productivity apps in the App Store, the iPad has held a clear lead in the race to tablet-centricity. But the real measure of the platform's productivity power is not the number of apps in the App Store but the quality of its best productivity apps. So I downloaded six of the most noteworthy iPad office apps and spent a week using them for all my daily work.

  • News: Former Google CIO says business misses key people marks

    The former CIO of Google and founder and CEO of ZestCash, Dr Douglas Merrill, says companies stuck in traditional management practices risk becoming irrelevant and leaders should not be afraid to do 'dumb' things.

  • News: Dragon Dictate adds full support for Word 2011

    With the latest version of Dragon Dictation for Mac, users of the speech recognition program no longer need to choose between talking and typing when creating documents in Microsoft Word. Dragon Dictation 2.5, unveiled Monday, will let them do both.

  • News: Tesco to offer shoppers free Wi-Fi?

    Tesco looks set to be the first UK supermarket to offer its customers free Wi-Fi.

  • News: Two Worlds II: Castle Defense Features Eye Tracking 3D

    The iPad 2 version of strategic Two Worlds II spinoff Castle Defense features a form of glasses-free 3D thanks to eye tracking technology.

  • News: RIM COO retires as company lays off one-tenth of staff

    Research in Motion will lay off 2,000 staff, or a little more than 10 percent of its workforce, and make changes to its senior management team, it announced Monday. Chief Operating Officer for Blackberry, Don Morrison, will retire, but Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will continue to share the CEO role and that of chairman.

  • News: RIM to slash 2,000 jobs

    Research in Motion (RIM), manufacturer of BlackBerry devices, has revealed it will slash 2,000 jobs.

  • News: Chinese government closes two hoax Apple stores

    The Chinese government has shut down two retailers in the city of Kunming, which are thought to be fake Apple stores

  • News: Microsoft spells out Office for Mac bugs in Lion

    Microsoft last week confirmed that customers running Office for Mac will experience problems with the suite on Apple's new Lion operating system.

  • News: Drug maker goes social to end supply chain crisis

    Generic drug maker Ratiopharm, now part of Teva Canada, turned to social networking tools to solve communication problems that choked the supply chain and made it difficult to respond to fluctuations in customer demand.

  • News: House Republicans consider high-skills immigration bill

    The negotiations to strike a deal on the debt ceiling may be getting all the attention in Congress, but there are also new efforts by lawmakers to address high-skill immigration issues.

  • News: Russia steps up game in supercomputing

    Russia's profile in supercomputing is being raised thanks to a Moscow-based company and a Russian president who sees high-performance computing as critical to the nation's future.

  • News: 70% of firms won't pay to advertise in online directories

    Seven in ten small firms are not willing to pay to advertise in online directories, say 192.com.

  • News: Twentieth Century Fox brings movies to Google Android devices

    Google Android smartphone owners will get the chance to download movies to their handset later this year thanks to Twentieth Century Fox.

  • News: Sony insurer says it's not liable for breach-related costs

    One of Sony's insurers has asked a New York court to absolve it of any responsibility for defending or indemnifying Sony against claims arising from recent data breaches at the company.

  • News: 4 ways social media improves work productivity (and 3 ways it doesn't)

    The corporate world's response to the phenomenal growth of social media has ranged from enthusiastic embrace to abject horror.



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