Intel smartphone chip with 3D transistors to ship this year

Intel’s smartphone chip code-named Merrifield will ship to smartphone makers this year, and phones could appear next year Intel will start shipping its high-performance Atom smartphone chip with 3D transistors to device makers later this year, who will then test the chip for use in handsets. The Atom chip, code-named …

Inmate data paroled from mainframe

Illinois migrating corrections data to Microsoft CRM cloud There were a number of glaring IT problems facing the Illinois Department of Corrections. First, they were using green screens to access mainframe data. Second, they were unable to run reports as needed. And finally their mainframe staff was graying and the …

Juniper bolsters security assets with $10M buyout of anti-DDoS firm

Juniper purchases Webscreen Systems assets from UK’s Accumuli Juniper Networks has acquired the assets of Webscreen Systems, a developer of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation products, from Accumuli of the United Kingdom. Juniper announced the purchase in a blog post. It bought the technology for $10 million, according to Accumuli. The …

Mobile data growth accelerating worldwide, led by smartphone users

Cisco report: Users, carriers relying on Wi-Fi; tiered plans key to managing growth Mobile traffic globally is soaring, and its rate of growth is accelerating, spurred by a surge in smartphones and tablets, as well as 4G connections. The average data use of the growing legions of mobile users is …