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Nokia Siemens closes German plant, 650 jobs cut

Nokia Siemens Networks will shutter a plant in Bruchsal, Germany, leading to the loss of 650 jobs.  The plant, located around 125 kilometers south of Frankfurt, were told of the plans to shutter the plant on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the company said.  The joint venture between Nokia and Siemens is continuing to cut jobs… Read more →

Workshare acquires U.K.-based enterprise social firm IdeaPlane

London, U.K.-based Workshare, which specializes in cloud-based document sharing and collaboration, has acquired IdeaPlane, an enterprise social network built for the finance industry, among others. The cloud company’s services are used across more than 18,000 organizations across 70 countries, including 98 percent of AmLaw 200 law firms, and almost two-thirds of the Fortune 1,000. But… Read more →

Please stop the madness: The Mac’s Fusion Drive isn’t about caching

There was some hubbub surrounding the release of machines with Apple’s Fusion Drive Core Storage-based management software. And much confusion. The word “caching” crept into the stories and posts. The caching label appears to be sticking and that is incorrect. I ran a search for “Fusion Drive” and “caching” and  found plenty of recent stories… Read more →

Apple releases Thunderbolt fix for MacBooks, similar concerns target iMac

Apple this week released Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.1, which the company said addresses an issue with mid-2012 MacBook Pros not working properly with bus-powered Thunderbolt devices. But other Macs may be having problems and with Thunderbolt storage. For many months, posts on the Apple Support Communities have reported erratic performance with some Thunderbolt storage products… Read more →

Is India ready for the cash transfer scheme?

On Tuesday, the government revealed the outline of its ambitious direct cash transfer scheme which Finance Minister P Chidambaram termed a big political game-changer. The opposition parties called it the government’s move to bribe voters ahead of the 2014 general elections. But even if it is an election ploy, this is one scheme that holds… Read more →

Cloud is begging for governance, analyst argues

Increasingly, cloud is seen as playing a disruptive role in outsourcing — with on-demand cloud services enabling the rapid acquisition of functions that companies turned to traditional outsourcing arrangements to cover. That cloud is essentially digital outsourcing.  However, one analyst argues that despite such discussions, cloud is not well-suited to outsourcing at all. Bruce Guptill,… Read more →

Fake press releases and flawed newsrooms could trigger Google action

SearchEngineLand has a very good, long look at the recent fake press release announcing Google’s $400m acquisition of WiFi company ICOA. PRWeb distributed the press release and said it slipped through its internal tests for “integrity.” Danny Sullivan explains how PRWeb has become a popular distribution network for a lot of content, some of it… Read more →

Digging NBN’s dirt

Podcast not working? Click here to download the file. Download Add to iTunes Embed NBN Co’s deal with Telstra allows the new network company to be provided with access to the old copper ducts at the local street level. If they are in a state of disrepair, unable to accommodate the new fibre, then… Read more →

HP BSM software newly harnesses big-data analysis to better predict, prevent, and respond to IT issues

HP this week announced a new version of its HP Business Service Management (BSM) software to endow IT organizations with big data analysis capabilities across mobile, hybrid, and cloud IT environments.The goal: To significantly improve the performance and availability of software services. As organizations have adopted virtualization and cloud technologies, the complexity to effectively monitor… Read more →

Moody’s slashes Hewlett-Packard’s credit rating

November has not been good to Hewlett-Packard. Last week (and spilling over into this week), there has been the growing Autonomy debacle. Now it is being reported that Moody’s Investors Service is slashing the tech giant’s credit rating. According to Bloomberg, Moody’s downgraded HP’s long-term credit rating from A3 to Baa1, which is three levels… Read more →