James Niccolai

Deputy News Editor

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.


Ellison sings a new tune: Oracle hardware is cheapest

The purchase price for Oracle systems has been an 'impediment' for some customers, he admitted

IBM eyes more cloud acquisitions to find a path to growth

Future deals will focus on 'as a service' companies, IBM's CFO says

IBM's new mainframe will eat mobile apps for lunch

Big Blue claims the system can crunch 2.3 billion transactions per day

The reversible USB Type-C connector is turning heads at CES

The next-gen USB connector is slim, sturdy and will deliver up to 100 watts of power

Samsung draws rosy picture of IoT in lackluster CES keynote

There was little in the way of new ideas to keep the evening moving along

MEMS sensors are the quiet heroes of CES

Tiny accelerometers and gyroscopes are enabling many of the gadgets at International CES

Why Nvidia ignored mobile and bet the farm on auto tech at CES

One pundit complained Nvidia's press conference was 'a teraflop'

Power company plugs data center directly into high-voltage grid

Locating it directly on a 230-kilovolt transmission line provides abundant, high-quality power

IO splits in two, solving an identity crisis

The company expects to grow faster and attract more investors as two separate businesses

Breaking up is hard to do, but HP won't look back

The split will be 'the biggest separation that's ever been done,' HP's CEO said

Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

The amount still depends on Apple losing an appeal on another ruling

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