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Cisco To Slash Up To 6,000 Jobs -- 8% of Its Workforce -- In "Reorganization"

Slashdot - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:51pm
alphadogg (971356) writes "Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6,000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security. The move will be a reorganization rather than a net reduction, the company said. It needs to cut jobs because the product categories where it sees the strongest growth, such as security, require special skills, so it needs to make room for workers in those areas, it said. 'If we don't have the courage to change, if we don't lead the change, we will be left behind,' Chairman and CEO John Chambers said on a conference call."

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Cisco To Slash Up To 6,000 Jobs -- 8% of Its Workforce -- In "Reorganization"

Slashdot - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:51pm
alphadogg (971356) writes "Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6,000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security. The move will be a reorganization rather than a net reduction, the company said. It needs to cut jobs because the product categories where it sees the strongest growth, such as security, require special skills, so it needs to make room for workers in those areas, it said. 'If we don't have the courage to change, if we don't lead the change, we will be left behind,' Chairman and CEO John Chambers said on a conference call."

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Geometry Shaders / OpenGL 3.2 Finally Comes To Intel Sandy Bridge

Phoronix - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:44pm
Those still using Intel Sandy Bridge hardware on Linux will be ecstatic to learn this morning that geometry shaders support has been implemented in Mesa by a new patch-set for this older Intel hardware and thereby allowing OpenGL 3.2 support to be exposed for this "Gen6" hardware...

What happens in Europe, doesn't stay in Europe: US giants accused of breaking EU privacy pact

El Reg - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:35pm
Campaigners file complaint with watchdog FTC

More than 30 big US tech firms are breaking international agreed-upon US-EU Safe Harbor commitments to safeguard Europeans’ data, according to a complaint filed with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday.…

Bing adds context to allow for chattier searches

L'Inq - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:25pm

Wants you to play with its Bing-a-ling


Darksiders 2 Is Coming To Linux

Phoronix - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:22pm
Leszek Godlewski, the developer that presented this week at GDC Europe on advanced Linux game programming, just shared that Darksiders 2 will be coming to Linux...

Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

Slashdot - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:09pm
itwbennett writes Japan is one of the last countries in the world where telegrams are still widely used. A combination of traditional manners, market liberalization and innovation has kept alive this age-old form of messaging. Companies affiliated with the country's three mobile carriers, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and SoftBank, offer telegrams, which are sent via modern server networks instead of the dedicated electrical wires of the past (Morse telegraphy hasn't been used since 1962), and then printed out with modern printers instead of tape glued on paper. But customers are still charged according to the length of the message, which is delivered within three hours. A basic NTT telegram up to 25 characters long can be sent for ¥440 ($4.30) when ordered online.

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NetApp: Revenues are down – but own brand kit wasn't to blame

El Reg - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:03pm
If it weren't for those pesky OEMmers...

Revenues down, profits up and no growth for three years: that's the picture from NetApp's first fiscal 2015 quarter results.…

Michael J Fox teams with Intel to use big data and wearables in Parkinson's research

L'Inq - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:03pm

Will track patient data and improve treatment


Michael J Fox teams with Intel to use big data and wearables in Parkinson's research

L'Inq - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:03pm

Aim to track patient data and improve treatment


A-level results: Before you smile at that jump-for-joy snap...

El Reg - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 11:39am
Uni-ditching teens are COMING FOR YOUR JOBS

Traditionally, newspapers illustrate A-Level results day with pictures of attractive teens in mid-air.…

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaks in full revealing QHD screen, Snapdragon 805 chip

L'Inq - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 11:34am

Still unannounced phone goes up for pre-order in Indonesia


SynoLocker Trojan crime gang: We QUIT this gig

El Reg - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 11:18am
Hold 'closing down sale' as they hotfoot it to ... island?

A ransomware Trojan gang appears to be moving on, and has offered to sell its remaining decryption keys in bulk for 200 BTC ($103,000, £61,500).…

Cisco plans to axe around 6,000 staff in workforce shake up

L'Inq - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 11:03am

Financials okay, headcount too large


Dodgy payday loan ads make up 83% of cases probed by UK's FCA

El Reg - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 11:01am
Cheap credit's not so cheap for the regulator

The majority of cases under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority now involve online adverts for "cheap" credit services, the regulator has said.…

C-Suite and the data centre: The questions to ask about data sovereignty and custody

Thinq - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 11:00am

In this article we discuss the major issues of data sovereignty and data custody for both the IT department and the boardroom, and the importance of knowing exactly how your data is handled.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/14/c-suite-and-the-data-centre-the-questions-to-ask-about-data-sovereignty-and-custody/

Adventures in the dark underworld of cyberspace

Thinq - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:43am

Typically the word "crime" conjures up images of men in balaclavas and guns, but the truth is that cybercrime is an industry worth over a trillion pounds. We delve into their dark underworld.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/14/adventures-in-the-dark-underworld-of-cyberspace/

<i>Dragons' Den</i> man and co-CEO to work for FREE at loss-making Outsourcery

El Reg - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:27am
'Salary sacrifice' among measures to find £4.5m in working capital

Outsourcery bosses Piers Linney and Simon Newton are relinquishing their salaries for the next 12 months in a bid to save the loss-making cloudy biz £500,000, the company told the stock market today.…

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A reportedly is set for European release

L'Inq - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:27am

Complete with downgraded specifications


Giant Greek Tomb Discovered

Slashdot - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:15am
schwit1 writes Archaeologists have uncovered the largest tomb ever discovered in Greece and think it is linked to the reign of Alexander the Great. "The tomb, dating to around 300 BC, may have held the body of one of Alexander's generals or a member of his family. It was found beneath a huge burial mound near the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece. Antonis Samaras, Greece's prime minister, visited the dig on Tuesday and described the discovery as 'clearly extremely significant'. A broad, five-yard wide road led up to the tomb, the entrance of which was flanked by two carved sphinxes. It was encircled by a 500 yard long marble outer wall. Experts believe a 16ft tall lion sculpture previously discovered nearby once stood on top of the tomb."

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