Waiting for Hadoop could be waiting for Godot
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Gartner warns

Gartner has said that Big Data framework Hadoop will not make any serious impact for at least two years.

Amazon books profit on the cloud
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Web Services jump by 50 per cent

Amazon's first-quarter revenue grew thanks to better sales in the US and its cloud-computing services unit increasing sales by 50 per cent.

Intel figures confirm PC slowdown
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Thank the gods for the datacentre

Chipzilla's financial figures confirm that PC sales have continues to slide after a brief recovery after the death of Windows XP.

Biggish Blue invests in cloudy internet of stuff
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Things ain't wot they used to be

The ever shrinking Big Blue has said it will invest $3 billion over the next four years in a new 'Internet of Things" unit, aiming to sell its expertise in gathering and making sense of the surge in real-time data that the Internet of Stuff will generate.

HP comes up with shedloads more storage
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Because there is nothing more exciting

HP has used its Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas to lift the kimono on shedloads of storage gear.

Microsoft cleans up on the cloud
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Becoming a leader

Microsoft is doing rather well from corporate spending on the cloud, according to a new survey. Beancounters at Cowen & Co have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that cloud computing initiatives top the list of corporate IT spending priorities in the fourth quarter and Microsoft is the biggest beneficiary from it.

Cloud storage to be unlimited for Office 365

Going to the cloud

Graphics intensive applications for internet devices

Loosen the dependence on US outfits