Microsoft Inks $927M Pentagon Deal

FORT MEADE, MD [Nasdaq]—Under a new contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Microsoft will provide new consulting services that include software developers and product teams “to leverage a … Continue reading Microsoft Inks $927M Pentagon Deal

Cisco to Layoff up to 20% of its Global Workforce

SAN JOSE, CA [CRN] — Cisco Systems is expected to announce the cuts within the next few weeks, as many early retirement package plans have already been offered to employees, … Continue reading Cisco to Layoff up to 20% of its Global Workforce

Verizon to Buy XO’s Fiber-Optic Network

WASHINGTON—CNBC reports Verizon Communications, the No.1 U.S. wireless service provider, would buy Carl Icahn-owned XO Communications’ fiber-optic network business for about $1.8 billion. Verizon said the deal will include XO’s … Continue reading Verizon to Buy XO’s Fiber-Optic Network

How Nations Can Ensure IoT Success

by Derek Major, GCN.com What: “Why Countries Need National Strategies for the Internet of Things,” a report by the Center for Data Innovation that discusses the importance of broad, holistic … Continue reading How Nations Can Ensure IoT Success

H.O.P.E. Project DMV Students Capture 2015 President’s Award

ALISHIA PRIDGEN | President’s Award Here is Alishia’s story I was born and raised in Riggs Park in Northeast Washington, D.C. I graduated from McKinley Tech High School in 2007. I am … Continue reading H.O.P.E. Project DMV Students Capture 2015 President’s Award

Former HUD and Education Department CIO receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Industry Icons and Community Volunteers honored by local BDPA Chapters WASHINGTON — During an annual community and technology awards ceremony, Jerry Williams (left)  receives an industry Lifetime Achievement Award from … Continue reading Former HUD and Education Department CIO receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dell to Merge with EMC

Dell to acquire EMC in a record $67 billion high-tech deal

Reuters – Computer maker Dell, Inc. said on Monday it had agreed to buy data storage company EMC Corp in a $67 billion record technology deal uniting two mature companies … Continue reading Dell to acquire EMC in a record $67 billion high-tech deal