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Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Gives Up Day-to-day Duties

Zynga's founder will remain the chairman and largest shareholder Full Story »

With Openpower, IBM Tries to Turn the Tables on Intel

The company will license its new Power 8 chip to other companies to build hyperscale systems


Enterprise and Service Provider Networking Port Revenues Reach $39B

Routers, switches and other networking gear became a $39 billion market in 2013, as 40G took hold in the data center and 100G became the new standard for service providers, according to the latest research from Infonetics.


Cloud Attacks Are Following Enterprise Workloads

As more enterprise workloads shift to cloud and hosting environments, cyberattacks that have traditionally targeted on-premises data centers -- such as brute force attacks and vulnerability scans -- are following them to the Web.


Microsoft Takes Iowa From Corn to .com

Microsoft is building some 1.16 million square feet of new data center space in Iowa.


Samsung Plans Android Wear Smartwatch for 2014

The latest Gear smartwatches may be running Tizen, but Samsung hasn't given up on Android for wearables.


Box Patches Heartbleed Flaw in its Cloud Storage Systems

The company is also telling customers to change their passwords


Dropbox CEO Defends Rice Despite 'Drop Dropbox' Privacy Backlash

Dropbox intended to make headlines after introducing Carousel, Dropbox for Business, and the Mailbox app expansion on Wednesday. But the cloud storage company probably didn't expect those headlines to be about another news item altogether: its newest Board member, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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The Mainframe Isn't Dead, and Neither Is the PC

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. Both the mainframe and the PC offer evolutionary advantages that newer, more sophisticated species still struggle to match.


Dropbox and You: A Future Where Apps Drive Cloud Storage

For companies in the cloud storage business, standing out from the pack isn't getting any easier, as many competing services are racing to the bottom with both free and paid offerings.


'Drop Dropbox' Protests Flare as Wiretap Proponent Condoleezza Rice Joins Board

Not surprisingly, privacy advocates decry the appointment of Rice, a pro-surveillance hawk, to the board of a company that stores user data.

News analysis

Government CIOs Face Data Center Consolidation Challenges

Federal CIOs face pressure to consolidate their agencies' data center infrastructure. Those challenges go beyond IT, and experts advise CIOs to develop strategic plans so that consolidation improves application delivery and supports priorities such as cloud computing and virtualization.


Dropbox for Business Exits Beta As Storage Vendor Sets Sights on Workplaces

The enterprise version of Dropbox comes with a variety of IT controls


Windows XP is Still Running Thousands of Websites Worldwide

It's not just desktop users who refuse to move on from Windows XP. Thousands of websites are still enamored with the now-unsupported OS, too.


50 Years On, Mainframer Remembers 'A Fantastic Time to Be an Enginee'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems.