Stories by Agam Shah

Sun says future of servers is in SSDs

Sun has revealed more about its plan to use solid-state drives in its servers, which it says will help customers to reduce energy costs and improve application performance in the datacentre.

New Sun processor

After a year's delay, Sun Microsystems' 16-core "Rock" server chip is on track for delivery later this year.

Dell cuts staff worldwide

Dell on Wednesday said it had laid off staff at different sites worldwide in an effort to cut costs and streamline operations.

IBM floats software in Amazon's cloud

IBM is delivering some of its infrastructure software as an on-demand service through Amazon Web Services, the companies said Wednesday, helping to validate the cloud computing model among enterprise customers.

Lenovo buys publicity-shy start-up

Lenovo has acquired a secretive start-up called Switchbox Labs, which was co-founded by a former Microsoft Windows executive, the PC maker announced on Wednesday.

Intel's net profit drops 90%

Intel's fourth-quarter profit plunged 90% from a year earlier, as the chip maker battled a worsening economy and recorded a steep loss from investments.

Netbooks won't save PC market this year, surveys say

Netbook shipments will see tremendous growth this year but won't be enough to boost overall worldwide PC shipments, which will sink due to the global economic downturn, according to surveys from IDC and Gartner released on Wednesday.