EMC has launched a new version of its Mac backup software Retrospect.
As well as adding back support for PowerPC-based Macs, Retrospect 8.1 also improves performance on Intel-based Macs.
The number of smartphones shipped with open source operating systems (OS) will increase from 106 million this year to 223 million by 2014.
That’s the prediciton of telecom consultants Juniper Research, who found that operating systems and applications are playing an increasingly important role in the differentiation of new smartphones.
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, has introduced unique capabilities across software and services to enable customers to reclaim underutilised storage capacity and increase the return on their assets.
This announcement highlights the company’s strategic Global Services capabilities to further extend the economic and optimisation benefits customers can achieve leveraging Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning technology.
Storage software revenue has experienced its first quarterly year-over-year decline in more than five years, according to IDC.
The analysts’ Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker showed that the device management, replication and infrastructure categories had the biggest declines.
Fine Point Technologies has agreed to buy the German software and systems integration service provider Sonic Telecom.
Sonic has been an authorized reseller of Fine Point’s device management technologies since 2005 – but also selling VoIP gateway systems and services.
Vodafone is joining the increasingly busy application store game by launching its own venture in a number of European markets later this year.
The mobile operator will take a 30 per cent share of all app revenue – mirroring Apple’s App Store.
As Oracle prepares its USD $7.4bn acquistion of Sun Microsystem, figures have emerged about the server and software maker’s latest quarter losses.
Sun announced on Tuesday that it lost USD $201 million in the three months ended March 29. A year ago, Sun lost USD $34 million.
Fluke Networks has released a new version of its NetAlly VoIP Assessment and Troubleshooting Software designed to help eliminate risk associated with deploying or expanding VoIP services.
Version 7.0 of the package works by assessing the current state of the network and previewing the service before it is deployed on that network.
Location-sharing start-up Wizi has announced the release of SMS with Location for BlackBerry.
The application adds a new option to BlackBerry contacts allowing users to send an SMS with their actual position or the location where they are heading.
Verizon is creating an application store for its Hub home phone service as part of plans to broaden its market.
The move follows the trend among mobile makers such as Apple, RIM and Palm to open up to third-party apps. A further development to widen the appeal of the Hub will see Verizon removing the condition that Hub buyers have to be Verizon Wireless customers.