Category: Computer


Indian government likely to spend USD 7.8 billion on IT in 2017

The Indian government is estimated to spend USD 7.8 billion on IT in 2017, 7.5 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner. This is down from Gartner’s previous projection of 9.5 percent for government’s IT spending growth in 2017. “The 2 percent revision in our outlook is primarily due to the effects of demonetization and a drop […]


US bill aims to quash Open Internet Order, prevent its return

A bill introduced Monday by some U.S. senators aims to repeal net neutrality rules under the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, and ban the agency from issuing similar regulations in the future. The legislation aims to give some permanence to recent moves by the Republican-dominated FCC to repeal provisions of the 2015 order. […]


Infosys to hire 10,000 in the US as Trump focuses on local hires

Indian outsourcer Infosys is hiring 10,000 American workers over the next two years, in the wake of a review of U.S. visa rules and an emphasis on local hires by the administration of President Donald Trump. Infosys said Monday it will open four new “Technology and Innovation Hubs” in the U.S., focusing on cutting-edge technologies […]


Microsoft adds a Surface Laptop to its growing stable of devices

Microsoft has added a new laptop to its growing stable of Surface devices, and it’s amazingly thin and fast. The Surface Laptop has performance, features and design that will redefine the category, said Panos Panay, corporate vice president at Microsoft during an event in New York City on Tuesday. The 13.5-inch laptop is the first […]


Java modular battle heats up as Oracle criticizes Red Hat, IBM

Amid a budding controversy surrounding the module system planned for Java, Oracle’s chief Java architect, Mark Reinhold, lashed out today at Red Hat and IBM’s opposition, saying the companies are simply guarding their own interests. In an open letter to the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Commitee published Friday morning, Reinhold was highly critical of […]


Azure, AI, JavaScript headline Microsoft Build 2017

At its Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle this week, Microsoft will put its Azure cloud and Windows 10 front and center with sessions ranging from cloud services to artificial intelligence to programming languages. The company will provide a road map for the Azure Compute platform and discuss how to use the cloud service for […]


Dell EMC’s newest switches will come with its open network OS

Dell’s drive into open networking accelerated on Monday with the announcement of the first switches to ship with OS10, the company’s network operating system that’s based on open source. At Dell EMC World in Las Vegas, the company introduced two data-center switches running OS10 Enterprise Edition, an enhanced version of the open-source OS that Dell […]


Microsoft pulls plug on Windows 10’s debut version

Microsoft will issue the final security update for the debut version of Windows 10 tomorrow. Windows 10 1507 — Microsoft tags feature upgrades with a yymm label — will receive its last security patches on May 9. The retirement date had been quietly announced last month when it appeared on several support documents. “The time […]


Why Edward Snowden loves open source

Infamous government hacker Edward Snowden believes open source is a fundamentally better way to use technology compared to proprietary technology that he believes disempowers users. Snowden was interviewed at the open source cloud computing project OpenStack Summit in Boston via video from a non-descript location and spoke about his personal use of open source technology. […]