Technology Business - Infoworld en Update: AMD's profitability streak ends at two quarters <p>Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profit.</p> <p>The company reported a loss of $20 million, or $0.03 per share, for the first quarter of 2014, an improvement from its loss of $146 million in the same quarter last year.</p> The Industry Standard Technology Business Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:11:36 +0000 admin 240788 at SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth <p>SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the same quarter in the previous year.</p> <p>The business software company said Thursday its revenue grew 3 percent to €3.7 billion ($5 billion), while its cloud subscriptions and support revenue grew 60 percent to €219 million in the quarter under IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).</p> The Industry Standard SAP Technology Business Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:30:11 +0000 admin 240729 at IBM profit falls 21 percent on weak hardware sales, workforce writeoffs <p>Falling hardware sales and the cost of layoffs hit IBM's profit hard in the first quarter, sending it down 21 percent from a year earlier. Sales also fell, sliding 4 percent from last year's first quarter to $22.5 billion.</p> IBM Computer Hardware Technology Business Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:34:58 +0000 admin 240681 at Google revenue jumps 19 percent but still disappoints <p>Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.</p> <p>Revenue for the quarter ended March 31 was $15.42 billion, Google <a href="" target="_blank">reported</a> Wednesday. That was a healthy jump from last year but less than the $15.52 billion analysts had been expecting, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters.</p> Mobile Technology Networking The Industry Standard Google Search Engines Technology Business Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:29:38 +0000 admin 240670 at Intel sells more tablet chips but profits still fall <p>Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.</p> <p>Net income for the quarter ended March 29 was $1.9 billion, down 5 percent from a year ago, Intel said on Tuesday. Revenue increased 1 percent to $12.8 billion.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Tablets Technology Business Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:44:04 +0000 admin 240586 at Too big to trust? Google's growing credibility gap <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Too big to trust? Google's growing credibility gap" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Remember when we all loved Google? Its search engine was both simple to use and an unbiased portal to anything you wanted to know.</p> Consumerization of IT The Industry Standard Google Mobile Apps Internet Privacy Search Engines Technology Business Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 239815 at Salary survey: Which IT jobs pay best, which IT jobs are iffy <!--paging_filter-->Computerworld's survey of more than 3,500 IT pros shows that those with the right mix of technical skills and business savvy are in demand. 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That was the running joke among CTOs back in the day.</p> Applications Cloud Computing The Industry Standard CRM Cloud Computing Technology Business Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 239861 at Mozilla CEO Eich resigns amid controversy over opposition to gay marriage <p>Brendan Eich has resigned as <a href="">CEO of Mozilla</a> and left the board of the foundation that governs the nonprofit company after days of controversy over his donation to backers of California's anti-gay-marriage proposition in 2008.</p> The Industry Standard Mozilla Technology Business Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:04:11 +0000 admin 239842 at Mozilla steps up damage control as pressure for CEO Eich's ouster mounts <p>Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, went into damage control mode over the weekend in response to criticism that its new CEO had donated to a California anti-gay marriage ballot proposition in 2008.</p> <p>That criticism has expanded to include an online petition calling for Brendan Eich's resignation or firing if he does not "make an unequivocal statement of support for marriage equality," as well as the online dating service urging its members not to use Firefox.</p> Mozilla Technology Business Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:02:48 +0000 admin 239556 at Oracle overtakes IBM as second-largest software vendor, Gartner says <p>Oracle has overtaken rival IBM as the world's second-largest software vendor by pulling in $29.6 billion in software revenue during 2013, according to analyst firm Gartner.</p> <p>"Global trends around big data and analytics with business investment in database and cloud-based applications helped to drive Oracle's top-line growth," Gartner research vice president Chad Eschinger said in a statement.</p> The Industry Standard IBM Oracle Technology Business Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:33:03 +0000 admin 239534 at Mozilla employees call for new CEO's resignation <p>Several Mozilla employees yesterday took to Twitter to call for the resignation of their new CEO, JavaScript creator Branden Eich, for supporting California's Proposition 8 more than five years ago.</p> <p>Proposition 8, which was passed by voters in November 2008, altered the California state constitution to ban same-sex marriages. It was later declared unconstitutional by a federal court. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have standing, which allowed the lower court's decision to stand.</p> Technology Business Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:36:38 +0000 admin 239402 at Update: BlackBerry revenue plunges 64 percent <p>BlackBerry continued to struggle during the company's fiscal fourth quarter, experiencing a huge drop in revenue and a $423 million net loss.</p> <p>Revenue for the fourth quarter of BlackBerry's fiscal 2014, which ended March 1, was approximately $976 million, down 64 percent from $2.7 billion in the same quarter in 2013.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard BlackBerry Smartphones Technology Business Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:09:21 +0000 admin 239342 at SAP to resell Adobe's marketing suite in strike against, Oracle <p>SAP has turned to long-time partner Adobe in a bid to keep pace with Oracle and in the red-hot marketing software market.</p> <p>The companies announced a global agreement Tuesday under which SAP will resell Adobe's <a href="" target="_blank">Marketing Cloud software suite</a> along with SAP's Hana in-memory database platform and Hybris Commerce Suite.</p> Applications The Industry Standard SAP CRM Applications Technology Business Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:30:47 +0000 admin 239051 at Box to go public, hoping to raise $250M <p>Box, the eight-year-old company that has taken on industry giants to become a leader in cloud storage and file sharing, will seek to raise $250 million by selling shares publicly for the first time.</p> <p>The Los Altos, California, company <a href="" target="_blank">announced</a> on Monday that it had filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed IPO (initial public offering) of its common stock.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud Storage Technology Business Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:02:13 +0000 admin 239023 at Ballmer hints he may step down from Microsoft board <p>Microsoft's former CEO, Steve Ballmer, hinted that he may soon step down from the company's board, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.</p> <p>"It really as much as anything depends on how I see the rest of my life playing out," Ballmer told the publication ( <a href="" target="_blank">subscription required</a>), referring to his plans for remaining on the board of directors.</p> The Industry Standard Steve Ballmer Technology Business Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:39:23 +0000 admin 238976 at Update: Cisco plans $1 billion investment in global cloud infrastructure <p>Cisco Systems plans to invest over $1 billion to expand its cloud business over the next two years, including building an OpenStack-based "network of clouds" with partners.</p> <p>The whole IT industry is moving to a world where more applications are running in hosted environments, and Cisco doesn't want to be left behind. The key building blocks of this push are Cisco Cloud Services and what the networking giant has dubbed an Intercloud, which will be hosted across a global network of Cisco and partner data centers, it said on Monday.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cisco Systems IaaS OpenStack SaaS Technology Business Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:21:42 +0000 admin 238962 at Symantec fires CEO, appoints interim replacement <p>Symantec fired its second CEO in less than two years on Thursday, dismissing Steve Bennett and putting a board member in charge while the security vendor searches for a permanent replacement.</p> <p>Bennett <a href="">took the reins</a> from former president and CEO Enrique Salem in July 2012 after Salem was dismissed amid weak financial results. Bennett has also resigned from Symantec's board, according to a press release.</p> Security The Industry Standard Symantec Technology Business Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:27:27 +0000 admin 238851 at McGovern recalled as 'a catalyst of the computer industry' <p>In June 1967, when Patrick J. McGovern published the first issue of Computerworld, it did something different. It reported on the computing industry from a user perspective.</p> <p>Its headlines about disk drive failures, lost data and troubled products upset IT vendors.</p> The Industry Standard IT Management Technology Business Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 238838 at