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James Johnson, an IT veteran with 25 years' experience running Wall Street technology operations, walked into Lehman Brothers' packing-box-strewn office high in the Time-Life building in Rockefeller Center. It was November 2008. Johnson had just been...

Cloud computing is not just a name for outsourcing

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Amazon built Top 500 supercomputer in its own cloud

Last week we reported that HPC company Cycle Computing built a 10,000-core cluster on the Amazon EC2 cloud service. Cycle CEO Jason Stowe boasted that the cluster was big enough to make the list of the world's Top 500 supercomputers -- if only it had...

Creative Suite 5.5 proves Adobe can adapt and evolve

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Vodafone drops Galaxy S price to $29, S II on the way?

What was once an expensive, high-end Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S, is now available from Vodafone from a paltry $29 per month, which could mean the second-generation Galaxy S II is set to make an appearance at the carrier.

Why Firefox rapid release schedule is a bad idea

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Epsilon e-mail hack: How you can protect yourself

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