IDC Reports Sharp Growth in Worldwide Server Market

System z marks impressive growth; x86 platform shines

Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Due This Week

Release of new Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 to TechNet and MSDN subscribers expected this week.

Developers Use Open Source but are Concerned about Tool Deployments

A survey of software developers reveals widespread use of open source solutions, but lack of effective policies and integration have many worried.

White House E-Mail Cyber Attack Allegedly Originated from China

Officials in the UK now suggest that a cyberattack from purported White House e-mail accounts actually originated from China, and the perpetrator used a hoax e-mail address that resembled a White House account.

Desktop Virtualization Tips for Testing IE

Microsoft outlined desktop virtualization tips that IT pros and developers can use to test the compatibility of their Web sites on a single PC.

Oracle Releases Cloud File System

Oracle has released software aimed at letting organizations build private clouds by adding elasticity to their applications via a clustered file system.

Survey: Development Outlook Shifting

A survey by ALM provider Serena Software indicates that dev organizations are shifting focus from cost cutting to improving application delivery.

IBM Gets More Social, Unveils LotusLive Symphony

IBM made several announcements at its Lotusphere 2011 event, including some upcoming social networking improvements plus the debut of a new cloud-based productivity suite called LotusLive Symphony.

State Governments' Shrinking IT Workforce: Worst is Ahead

State governments are facing critical IT personnel shortages due to budget constraints and an aging workforce heading for retirement, according to a recent report by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.

HP Steps Up Cloud Lineup

Hewlett-Packard Co. launches portfolio of private cloud services, hardware and software and announces plans to jump into public cloud hosting.

LibreOffice 3.3 Breaks From Oracle with New Release

The Document Foundation today released LibreOffice 3.3, calling it the first "stable release" of the free, open source productivity suite.

Survey: Capturing Requirements is Top Agile "Pain Point"

Going Agile shifts the focus of gathering application requirements from detailed specifications to user stories, and that's the biggest obstacle to success, according to a recent survey of companies making the leap.

Microsoft Opens HTML5 Labs for Developers

Microsoft has opened a test site for Web developers that shows off promising yet unstable HTML 5 code.

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Hits Metal

Microsoft announced that the Standard version of Windows Small Business Server 2011 has been rolled out to hardware manufacturers. Announces Multi-Platform Enterprise Cloud Database

Billing it as the first database for the cloud, announced, targeted at next-generation enterprise apps.

Google Chrome OS Pilot Launched on Hardware

Google makes three announcements about its consumer Web efforts.

Developer, Network Architect, Help Desk Support Make List of Best Careers for 2011

In this year's "50 Best Careers" list, four IT-related jobs made the cut: computer software engineer, computer support specialist, computer systems analyst, and network architect.

Google Apps Government Award Raises Microsoft's Hackles

Microsoft questions the use of overseas data centers in GSA deal.

U.S. Government Agency First To Go Google Cloud

The General Services Administration is moving e-mail and collaboration tools to the cloud, becoming the first federal agency to move e-mail to a cloud-based system agencywide, GSA officials said.