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.


Ex-Facebook engineer launches startup to tackle server management

Coolan will aggregate data from all its customers and use it to provide server analytics

HP gives a bleak forecast as split approaches

The strengthening dollar has forced HP to lower its outlook for the year

What's in a typo? More evidence tying North Korea to the Sony hack

A security firm says code used against Sony has similarities to other malware linked to North Korea

Apple's Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy 'risks our way of life'

Apple's chief believes the personal impact of security breaches can be devastating

Apple's massive solar farm could power its entire California operations

The company expects "very significant savings" from the plant in Monterey County

ARM unwraps its most powerful mobile chip yet, headed for phones and tablets next year

The Cortex-A72 will provide 3.5 times the performance of ARM's current Cortex-A15 design, the company says

NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

The agency says it will disclose all contributions from the National Security Agency

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

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