Posts tagged “Brazil”

July 27, 2016

Premium Lock DDoS attacks up 83 percent in Q2

Nexusguard Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks increased 83 percent to more than 182,900 attacks in the second quarter of the year, according to Nexusguard's "Q2 2016 Threat Report."

June 30, 2014

Premium Lock World Cup breaks Super Bowl record on Twitter

World Cup Social Media Brazil's penalty shootout with Chile on Saturday generated 389,000 tweets, breaking the previous record set for a live event during this year's Super Bowl.

February 8, 2011

Premium Lock Go to the 'cloud,' daddy CEO when you need to scale up for Big Game

Spending $3 million on a Super Bowl and another $1 million on servers to support the boost in web traffic is an example of how a corporate executive could have used "cloud computing" for a short-term boost. Got it, daddy?

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Updated August 27, 2010

Premium Lock Business survey ‘back in negative territory,’ Richmond Fed says

The “Carolinas Survey of Business Activity,” which is conducted monthly, says “business activity continued to soften” this month. Company respondents did “suggest that activity will pick up in coming months” but at the national level the index “fell into negative territory for the first time since March 2009.”

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Updated August 27, 2010

Premium Lock Red Storm Entertainment lays off 38 workers

Red Storm's HQ is in Morrisville A spokesperson for the videogame development studio, which is part of Ubisoft, confirms layoff report to website Kotaku.

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Updated August 4, 2009

Premium Lock U.S. companies are expanding offshoring efforts, study shows

Duke report shows offshoring to increase Annual report from Duke, The Conference Board finds that firms are increasingly shipping research and development outside the U.S., not just manufacturing jobs. More smaller and midsized companies are also shipping jobs to foreign countries.

Updated June 23, 2009

Premium Lock Linking viruses, cancer – A key to developing new treatments?

 UniversityTech: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer has uncovered clues to the development of cancers in AIDS patients.

Updated June 15, 2009

Premium Lock IBM prepares rollout for its own 'cloud computing' suite

IBM gets into the "cloud" Big Blue to offer three "flavors" of services – private inside an enterprise, preview for testing and a package including management software.

Updated April 27, 2009

Premium Lock Taking on economic crisis; SAS’ Goodnight stresses education, confidence, leaders as catalysts

Jim Goodnight At World Economic Forum on Latin America, Jim Goodnight stresses the current economic crisis doesn’t have to doom progress or economic growth. Education 'is the only lasting key to success,' he says.

Updated April 22, 2009

Premium Lock By transforming itself, Big Blue is weathering world economic storm

IBM maintains profits in difficult times Analysis: Even as IT spending falters in recession and competitive landscape changes with Oracle acquiring Sun, IBM maintains buoyancy with its ability to find the right match of cost-cutting or outsourcing solutions or offering strong revenue-generation opportunities through consulting and systems integration.

Updated April 21, 2009

Premium Lock An RTP boost: GlaxoSmithKline buys Stiefel Laboratories for $2.9 billion

 Florida-based Stiefel operates a research and development lab in RTP. The company is privately held. Its dermatology products generated some $900 million in sales last year.

Updated April 20, 2009

Premium Lock GlaxoSmithKline buys Stiefel Laboratories for $2.9 billion

GSK makes a big buy Florida-based Stiefel operates a research and development lab in RTP. The company is privately held. Its dermatology products generated some $900 million in sales last year.

Updated April 14, 2009

Premium Lock Dreaming: What if Cisco invested $2B at home rather than South Korea?

John Chambers John Chambers commits to huge investment in R&D, financing and venture funds in his play for more Asia business. Korea's president thanks him for a 'difficult decision.'

Updated April 3, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo's rebound strategy: Focus on BRIC, maybe no acquisitions, 50 new PC models

Lenovo has big BRIC plans for 2009 Caveat: New models and new focus may not be enough for return to profitability if global economy falters further, CEO says.

Updated April 1, 2009

Premium Lock No joke – IBM sought patent for offshoring method

IBM wanted to patent its offshoring strategy As Big Blue ships thousands of jobs overseas, it sought to protect the "global resource sourcing strategy." Now, IBM says the patent application was "filed in error" and will be withdrawn.

Updated March 25, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo reorganizes management, product units

Fran O'Sullivan World's No. 4 PC-maker forms business units focused on mature and emerging markets rather than regions. Plus, two product groups are created. One is to be led by longtime IBM veteran Fran O'Sullivan.

March 20, 2009

Premium Lock IBM cut U.S. workforce by 6,000 while adding 18,000 overseas in 2008

IBM reduced U.S. work force by 6,000 in 2008 Annual report documents sharper cuts in U.S. headcount than had been tracked by Alliance@IBM union. Big Blue has reduced U.S. work force by 12,000 over past two years.

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