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VMware cuts 800 jobs, loses CFO amid uncertainties around Dell acquisition

VMware reported late Tuesday some bad news, even as it released solid full-year financial earnings, adding to concerns that have been piling up against the company recently.  

Spotlight: Is Microsoft botching 'Surfacegate?'

Despite a new product release Friday, some experts think all is not well with Microsoft and its Surface devices. Microsoft expert Paul Thurrott wrote in his blog that the company's radio silence on the ongoing reliability issues that hinder its Surface Books and Surface Pro 4s is one of the worst public relations moves the company could pull.

Microsoft reportedly cuts forthcoming Windows 10 features to revamp internal processes

Microsoft is reportedly trimming back some features from its first major Windows 10 update, codenamed "Redstone," expected in the first half of this year, according to unnamed sources who spoke with Petri.

Gartner finds IT spending plummets in 2015, expects little growth in 2016

Worldwide IT spending in 2015 took a large overall hit, dropping 5.8 percent year-over-year, according to Gartner.

The holidays and Windows 10 didn't save the PC market in the fourth quarter

IDC and Gartner are both reporting steep continued declines in PC shipments, indicating that neither Windows 10 nor the holidays managed to reverse an ongoing trend away from PCs. 

Compuware pushes new integrations, acquires code management company to make the mainframe agile

Mainframe software company Compuware Tuesday announced a set of new integrations as well as an acquisition to position its mainframe tech for agile and DevOps processes.  

Windows 10 by the numbers: 200 million active monthly users, though adoption rates could be slowing down

One of the biggest stories of 2015 was the release and rapid adoption of Microsoft's latest OS, Windows 10. The company will look to ride its momentum into the New Year and today released numbers that show 200 million active monthly users for the software.

Microsoft delays smartboard-killer Surface Hub again, raises price

It's back to the drawing board again for Microsoft's answer to smartboard and videoconferencing systems, the Surface Hub. The company told ZDNet that it is once more pushing back the release date and raising the price on the 55-inch and 84-inch versions of the Surface Hub.

MapAnything raises $7.3M in Series A funds, plans to boost sales and marketing for Salesforce product

MapAnything, which provides geoanalytics and location intelligence for Salesforce users, has raised $7.3 million in Series A funding. These funds will be used in sales and marketing efforts and in product development for its Salesforce solution.

Data centers use a ton of energy. Uptime says an IT chargeback model can bring that down

With the Global Climate Conference underway in Paris, it's worth taking a look at the most energy-intensive IT operation: the data center. The Uptime Institute recommended the use of an IT "chargeback" model, where IT teams charge companies for each IT service used, rather than lumped together as a single department.