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.

Dell creates new server division for 'second-tier' hyperscale customers

HP profit slides 13 percent as split nears

HP profit slides 13 percent as split nears

Hewlett-Packard has reported another quarter of declining profits and revenue, with its massive corporate split now less than three months away.

After three-day shutdown, HP now effectively two companies

After three-day shutdown, HP now effectively two companies

Hewlett-Packard doesn't officially become two companies until Nov. 1, but the company has already separated its internal systems and is effectively operating as two businesses.

Intel's five (not very) big announcements from IDF this week

Intel's five (not very) big announcements from IDF this week

Intel's annual developer conference focused on robots and the Internet of Things, with new processors taking a back seat

Intel's RealSense 3D camera technology is already the star of IDF

Intel's RealSense 3D camera is coming to smartphones, robots and even vending machines.

Cisco's new CEO hints at deals in software and security

The company will be 'very acquisitive,' Chuck Robbins says

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 could yield big camera gains

The new 'Specter' image processor will capture sharper images in low light, the company says

Software mogul Tom Siebel funds AI, drone research to tackle energy crisis

The CRM founder will spend $10 million over five years to improve the smart grid

Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

Oracle will disclose the new chip at an engineering conference this month

The cloud is too hard, so Intel launched a sweeping project to fix it

The first step is a project with Rackspace to make OpenStack easier to deploy and manage

US court says 'pocket-dialed' calls are not private

People who don't take basic steps against pocket dialing haven't shown they have an expectation of privacy

IBM's Q2 sales slide 13 percent on sale of low-end server unit

Mainframe sales lifted otherwise weak hardware results

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