Oracle enjoyed a 20% first-quarter profit, and its sales estimate of $8.4 billion will beat industry expectations. CEO Larry Ellison says his strategy in acquiring Sun to bundle Oracle database software with Sun hardware is paying off. The vendor will debut two high-end systems at its annual conference next week.
In an effort to capitalize on business growth in China, Dell is planning to build a manufacturing and service center and invest more than $100 billion on operations over the next decade. It also is investigating technology acquisitions to expand its services, with new storage products being put front and center.
Erring on the side of exaggeration or underestimation is the main hurdle when it comes to good IT security, says Intel's chief security officer, Malcolm Harkins, and misperception of true risk is why enterprise security is not up to par.
Top U.S. tech players and the Department of Justice are continuing their negotiations on whether vendors have colluded in hiring practices, but people close to the talks say negotiations could be winding down. The outcome could lead to a court battle, though industry watchers say a settlement is possible given potential lawsuits that could follow.
The confusing nature of licensing virtualization technology has customers, partners and even vendors a bit frustrated these days. Despite improvements taking place, industry watchers say, there's more to be done.