Robert Mullins

Articles by Robert Mullins

Ballmer doesn’t rule out Yahoo-type acquisition by Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer didn't rule out a possible acquisition of Yahoo Inc. but said Wednesday that Microsoft usually doesn't make acquisitions as large as the rumored US$50 billion deal for the Internet company

Microsoft hit with patent suit over .Net

Vertical Computer Systems is suing Microsoft for patent infringement related to Microsoft's .Net framework for building Windows-based software.

Hosted apps moving to the mainstream

Delivering software as a service (SAAS), accessed from the Internet rather than installed on a computer, is rapidly becoming the way for businesses to use software, said experts attending a conference Tuesday called SaaScon in Santa Clara, California

Big firms acquire makers of file management tools

Quantum Monday updated its StorNext storage management software, joining the trend among vendors that are expanding storage systems for enterprises.

New Sun exec wants to close Solaris usability gap

Ian Murdock says he drew a lot of puzzled looks from his colleagues in the Linux community when he joined Sun Microsystems in its newly created position of chief operating platforms officer. "What's a Linux guy doing at Sun?" he was asked.


Sun Microsystems Inc. Tuesday named David Yen, who currently heads the company's storage division, to run a newly created business to develop microelectronics to sell globallY

Companies rein in IT spending in 2007

IT spending is expected to rise 4 percent to 6 percent in 2007, down from 8 percent last year, as companies seek to rein in the expense of running their computer systems, according to a consensus of industry forecasts.

North American developer workforce will shrink, research says

New research shows that more software developer jobs will be created in Asia than in North America by 2010.

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