Carbon Reduction Commitment "reformed" so Treasury keeps revenue
The UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) is due to be "reformed" so the Treasury keeps the revenue raised through the carbon pricing scheme, as opposed to using revenues to offer rebates to companies that reduce their carbon output. The UK government has said a budget deficit is the driving factor for its decision to restructure the programme. The revenue raised from the CRC is set to be used for public finances, rather than recycling it to participants.
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VMware and Google kickoff cloud collaboration
VMware and Google have announced the first in a series of cloud technologies together. Available over the next two weeks, products include Spring Roo and Google Web Toolkit; Spring Insight and Google Speed Tracer; and SpringSource Tool Suite and Google Plugin for Eclipse.
Veeam Software releases Backup and Replication 5.0
Virtualisation management vendor Veeam Software has released Veeam Backup and Replication 5.0. The product provides backup and replication for VMs running on VMware ESX(i) and can instantly recover a VM directly from a backup or restore individual objects (emails or databases for example) from virtualised applications.
EMEA PC shipments up 10.5%, says IDC
Analyst IDC has reported that EMEA PC shipments have shot up 10.5% year-on-year for Q3 of 2010. According to the research firm, 27.8 million units were shipped. However, netbook demand declined leading to a 25% drop in shipment levels. IDC said the arrival of tablets, such as Apple's iPad, is depressing the need for netbooks.
Citrix revenue up 18% for Q3
Citrix has reported an 18% revenue rise year-on-year for its third quarter of 2010. The vendor hit $472 million (£300 million). Of the 18% rise, 9% was attributed to the EMEA region alone.
Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK.