Stephen Lawson

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.


A feisty John Chambers bows out on his final Cisco earnings call

Chambers says he'll be an advisor and a coach when new CEO Chuck Robbins takes over

IBM cloud will reach back into tape for low-cost storage

Project Big Storage combines data on flash, disks and tape under a single namespace

Facebook's software smarts put cold storage on a power diet

The company's new backup storage centers get by with less energy

EMC hopes to extend ViPR Controller's reach with open-source release

Third parties will be able to contribute code and build their own products with it

VCE's VxRack systems want to be Vblocks for the next generation

The hyperconverged systems for cloud, social and mobile will scale out to thousands of racks

EMC's XtremIO gets bigger, packs in more flash

XtremIO 4.0 software will deliver higher scale as new hardware blocks hold more data

Oracle says it could win if a rival buys Salesforce

An acquisition of Oracle would create a disruption, but Oracle can win through focus, company executives said

Salesforce said to be fielding buyout offers

An unnamed potential buyer has approached the company, according to Bloomberg

HDS big-data tools should help IT, mobile health workers

Hitachi Data Systems is applying analytics where data has been siloed

US trade judge rules against Microsoft in phone patents case

The full U.S. International Trade Commission is now set to review the decision

Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

Apps built with Box Developer Edition won't require users to have a Box account

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