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QLogic Profit Rises, Revenue Declines in Q4

QLogic Profit Rises, Revenue Declines in Q4

Networking equipment maker QLogic reported mixed results for its fourth quarter, beating analysts’ estimates with its profit but in light of increased spending and lowered sales to top it off. QLogic earned GAAP income of $29.5 million or 29 cents per share, four cents above the Zacks Consensus Estimate, on revenue of $166.2 million. The latter figure represents a decline of 7.5 percent from what the company reported for the same period last year – a figure that beats what QLogic expected, but failed to please the market. Overall the firm slid by 15 percent – the company’s core business saw sales... more »
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Re-Invent Cloud Computing with IBM Solutions [Video]

Randy Arseneau, Platform Strategy Consultant at IBM responsible for go-to market strategy formulation, global storage platform sales enablement, portfolio positioning and analyst relations, stopped theCube not too long ago to give his take on the future of cloud computing.  He also discussed IBM's role in the cloud, and the growing concerns around security. He shared his insight with Wikibon.org founder Dave Vellante (see full video below). Arseneau expressed his view on the future of cloud computing in response to Vellante’s perspective on industry adoption of cloud computing.  Going by the latest signs, “we believe 2012 is going to the year of the cloud,"... more »
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Facebook IPO Buzz Spurs Investor Enthusiasm Across Verticals

Here's a hefty number for ya: $96 billion. That’s the valuation amount Facebook, the massive social network with a user base of over 900 million, is hoping to reach after its May 18 initial public offering. “The filing starts the clock for Facebook's executives to persuade investors ahead of a scheduled May 18 initial public offering that the social network deserves such a lofty price," reports the Wall Street Journal.  "Eight-year-old Facebook would become the most valuable U.S. technology company at the time of an IPO, exceeding Google Inc.'s $23 billion valuation in 2004.” As a matter of fact, if Facebook succeeds in raising the... more »
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YouSendIt Hits the 30M User Mark, Reaches other Milestones in Q1

YouSendIt has been doing remarkably well in the past 12 months, according to some new data that the company released about its growth and other achievements in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. YouSendIt didn’t disclose revenue or profit, but it’s safe to assume that it has improved quite a bit in at least one of these areas. The firm says that the number of registered users ballooned by 71 percent since last year to 30 million, and the amount of paying subscribers increased by  59 percent  to 585,000. The collaboration cloud provider offers two different monthly plans with pricing ranging between... more »
The Perfect Geek Gift for Mother's Day

The Perfect Geek Gift for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and many of us struggle with ideas for what to give the woman who birthed and raised  us.  There's always flowers, gift certificates, jewelry, dinner or the simple pleasures of a peaceful day free of chores with breakfast and bed.  Any of these used to be enough to make mom happy but these days, moms are as techie as the rest.  So why not give them something they'll really enjoy, like a new gadget or some cool apps? Here are some few cool ideas: Gadgets Tablet - either replace the old tablet she’s using, or if your mom... more »
Is Encryption the Answer to Data Security in the Cloud?

Is Encryption the Answer to Data Security in the Cloud?

The near simultaneous advent of cloud, true mobile, and big data technologies has hugely complicated data security, a problem that many companies are only beginning to understand, says Securosis Analyst and President Mike Rothman. This growing realization is helping to drive adoption of data encryption. But while encryption is an important tool for protecting data that no longer resides solely and always inside corporate firewalls, Rothman warns that it should not be seen as a silver bullet for security issues. “It's very hard to make generic statements about encryption because there are so many variables,” he says. Whether encryption is the right tool depends in... more »
Cisco Gets Deeper into Data Analytics with Truviso Buy

Cisco Gets Deeper into Data Analytics with Truviso Buy

Networking solutions maker Cisco announced that it will be acquiring a firm called Truviso for a sum that has not be disclosed; the deal is expected to finalize sometime in the fourth quarter. The Foster City-based Truviso makes analytics and reporting software specifically for networking environments, with the objective of optimizing resource utilization by identifying system behaviors. “Customers want to be able to tap into and better analyze the enormous volume of data traversing their networks to identify ways to enhance services and generate new revenue opportunities,” said Jamie Lerner, vice president and general manager, Cisco Network Management Technology Group.  “Embedding Truviso’s... more »
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The Samsung Galaxy SIII - Full Specs and Early Reactions

Samsung finally unveiled the Samsung Galaxy SIII in their Unpacked event at London’s Earl’s Court last night.  So for those of you missed the launch, here’s an overview of what the new Galaxy offers. Specifications It only measures 8.6mm thick and weighs only 133 grams.  It has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) Pentile (no Plus) display, Exynos 4 Quad processor @ 1.4Ghz for HSPA version, and 1GB of RAM.  An 8MP autofocus rear camera with flash, Zero Lag Shutter and BSI Image sensor while the front camera is 1.9 MP HD with flash and also features the Zero Lag Shutter. Offers... more »
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Google's Android Lost Revenue In 2010

Today’s mobile roundup features the new Samsung Galaxy SIII, Android losing money in 2010, the latest information on dropped calls experienced by mobile subscribers and more. Samsung Galaxy SIII Samsung finally unveiled the Samsung Galaxy SIII at their Unpacked event at London’s Earl’s Court yesterday.  The phone is larger than its predecessor the Galaxy SII and offers new features such as, S Voice, Smart alert, Smart Stay and a lot more.  For the full specifications and features of the phone, see here for SiliconANGLE’s coverage of the device. Android lost revenue in 2010 Presiding over the Google-Oracle case, US District Judge William Alsup concurred that... more »
Kanban Hackers Extend Rally ALM Tool at Hackathon

Kanban Hackers Extend Rally ALM Tool at Hackathon

This week agile application lifecycle management vendor Rally held a hackathon in Boulder, CO to celebrate the new version of the company's App SDK, which gives developers full access to all artifacts and can take you back to older states, and the launch of its Analytics API. First place was a tie between Kanban Time Machine, a tool that let's you browse through a virtual Kanban board's history, and Plan Plan Palatable, a tool that adds hierarchal structures to Rally's Portfolio Items feature. Third place went to a project that makes it easier to see a burn-up chart for an... more »

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