Spotlight: EMC and VMware shareholders want a new deal from Dell

Sources familiar with the Dell-EMC merger deal said that certain EMC and VMware shareholders are demanding that Dell change the intricately orchestrated plan it set out for the biggest tech acquisition ever.

CIOs need to leave the stacks behind to innovate for their business, expert says

Innovative companies of today can no longer rely on CIOs whose purview doesn't extend past back-office server stacks. With the way tech is headed for nearly every industry – to the cloud – most enterprises need an IT exec at the front of the business with a solid understanding of the organization's core processes and how to better realize them, observed Kendra Von Esh, executive strategic advisor at Coupa, in this exclusive interview with FierceCIO.

Additional problems found in pre-installed Dell software

Dell PCs are shipping with more than one self-signed root certificate that comes complete with their corresponding private key, according to a new report on Computerworld.

The old HP signs off with an uninspiring final earnings report

The now-dissolved Hewlett-Packard reported its last quarterly financial report on Tuesday, disappointing Wall Street and providing a lackluster forecast for the two companies it was split into.

Microsoft makes Windows 10 November update available again

Microsoft has made the November update of Windows 10 available for directly download again, and finally explains why it pulled the download.

Spotlight: Alphabet subsidiaries to be held more financially accountable

Possibly looking to dismiss the image of taking too many moonshots that don't pan out, Google's parent Alphabet will reportedly look to make its "bet" companies, or subsidiaries, more accountable for their spending.

Apache Incubator accepts IBM's SystemML for open source development

IBM announced Tuesday that SystemML, a machine learning tool the company created, has been accepted into the Apache Incubator to further develop the tech for open-source uses.

Microsoft regresses in its efforts to bolster women in its workforce

Layoffs over the past year hit female employees disproportionately harder at Microsoft, causing the percentage of women on staff to drop noticeably. Women made up 29 percent of Microsoft's workforce in 2014, a number that dropped to 26.8 this year.

Dell PCs shipped with rogue out certificate that attackers could use for spying

Dell is shipping PCs with a self-signed digital certificate that makes it easy for attackers to impersonate any other HTTPS-protected website in order to spy on users, the company confirmed on Monday.

Surge in enterprise Windows 10 pilot rollouts expected in 2016, says Gartner

A rise in the number of Windows 10 pilot rollouts is expected in 2016, and at least half of all enterprises will have started Windows 10 deployments by the beginning of 2017, predicted market research firm Gartner.

Spotlight: Google unveils Android Studio 2.0 beta

Google announced at its Android Dev Summit Monday a new beta version of its Android Studio integrated development environment.

Workday marching into the stomping ground of SAP and Oracle

If there was any doubt that Workday intends to go head-to-head against the likes of Oracle and SAP in the financial management software market, the cloud company has now put those questions to rest. During its third quarter earnings report last week, Workday trumpeted its progress in its smaller FMS business, announcing big customer wins and sales improvements.

Intel hires Qualcomm's Renduchintala for concerted IoT, mobile, PC efforts

Intel has turned a former rival into one of its own with hiring Venkatha Renduchintala, formerly of Qualcomm. Renduchintala will head up Intel's newly formed Client and Internet of Things Businesses and Systems Architecture Group and will be the second highest ranking executive at the company.

Microsoft pulls latest Windows 10 release from direct download

Perhaps you were late to the party, but are now looking forward to tap into the free offer to upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8 devices to Windows 10? The bad news is that Microsoft has decided over the weekend that the latest "November" update (Build 1511) of Windows 10 will no longer be available for direct download, but will be distributed through Windows Update.

IBM's new cryptography tool Identity Mixer could help organizations better handle incoming data

IBM has announced the release of a new identity verification tool on its Bluemix platform called Identity Mixer that allows companies to verify user credentials without collecting personally identifiable information.

Microsoft rolls out latest preview of Windows Server 2016, its most cloud-friendly server yet

Windows Server 2016 technical preview 4 offers shot in the arm for high-speed networking, more secure environment.

Spotlight: Cisco announces acquisition of collaboration and conferencing company Acano

Networking giant Cisco announced Friday that it plans to acquire collaboration and networking coompany Acano for $700 million.

Intel's new Optane memory and SSDs to arrive next year

Intel is preparing to roll out a new generation of solid-state drives and memory based on a technology it developed with Micron under the Optane brand. Enterprises can look forward to memory and SSD that are significantly faster than those available today.

Cumulonimbusiness: Google to merge all cloud services under former VMware CEO

Google announced plans yesterday to unify all of its cloud businesses under a new executive, Diane Greene, co-founder and former CEO of VMware.

Salesforce rides high after Q3 financial report delights Wall Street

After its phenomenal third quarter earnings report this week, Salesforce is about to close the trading week with its stock up 34 percent so far this year – an otherwise disappointing one for Wall Street, with the S&P 500 Index up under 2 percent.