Cisco buys video-on-demand company ... IBM adds storage artillery in fight with EMC
Today's IT News Audio Update
Cisco buys video-on-demand company ... IBM adds storage artillery in fight with EMC ... Asustek goes green
News: Cisco to acquire Arroyo for $92 million
News: New IBM 'Turbo' storage products target EMC
News: Samsung debuts 8GB music phone
Opinion: Dell's battery recall is its fifth in six years, and Dell is not alone
ITwhirled: A great geek T-shirt could be yours. Learn how!
Cisco to acquire Arroyo for $92 million
Cisco Systems Inc. will acquire on-demand video software company Arroyo Video Systems Inc. for $92 million, Cisco said Monday. The buy is Cisco's second so far this month, having taken a majority stake in data center company Nuovo Systems Inc. on Aug. 10.
New IBM 'Turbo' storage products target EMC
If turbocharging makes cars faster, IBM Corp. believes turbocharging its storage products will help it pass rival EMC Corp. The high-end disk array IBM System Storage DS8000 Turbo line features what IBM calls an industry first 4 gigabits per second (Gbps) FICON throughput -- double the 2Gbps available now.
AOL LLC on Monday announced steps it is taking to prevent another security breach like one in which subscriber search query results recently were posted online. Also Monday, the company accepted the resignation of its chief technology officer Maureen Govern.
Samsung debuts 8GB music phone
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has developed a music-player cell phone with 8G bytes of built-in flash memory -- that's double the amount of memory in Apple Computer Inc.'s hit-iPod nano.
Wipro sets up Wi-Fi pre-certification center
Indian outsourcer Wipro Ltd. announced Tuesday that it has been selected by the Wi-Fi Alliance to set up a pre-certification test lab that will help vendors of Wi-Fi devices prepare for final certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Verizon eases move to IP contact centers
Enterprises that want to run an IP (Internet Protocol) contact center over the Verizon Business network won't have to bring their own gateway anymore. Verizon Communications Inc.'s global enterprise services unit is putting the infrastructure for its Toll Free and AVR (automated voice response) services into its own network, allowing customers to plug into the services through any broadband connection or traditional leased line.
New, faster Wi-Fi commands high prices
Fast wireless LAN gear based on a draft version of the next industry standard is making inroads into the small-office and home market despite costing more than twice as much as other products.
Dell's battery recall is its fifth in six years, and Dell is not alone
By Joel Shore
It seems everyone is piling on Dell, taking it to task for recalling 1.4 million laptop batteries. Well, I will, too: Dell has pulled this stunt before. Not once. Not twice. But five other times in the last six years. Is anybody in charge?
There's no place like 127.0.0.1
Sign up for the weekly ITwhirled e-mail alert during the month of August and enter our drawing to win a "There's no place like 127.0.0.1" T-shirt.