Super Micro tops hardware sales growth list

Super Micro Computer saw sales growth of 63.4% during the last fiscal year, placing it first in the top five vendors; plus more daily news.

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Super Micro tops hardware sales growth list
Super Micro Computer saw sales growth of 63.4% during the last fiscal year, making it first in the top five vendors, with a reported $721.4 million in sales over the past 12 months. Apple came in second place with growth of 61.3%, reporting $57.1 billion and 3PAR came in third with 22% growth and $204.1 million in sales. Stratasys also achieved 22% in sales growth, posting $108.6 million in sales over the last 12 months. Dell landed fifth with 20.5% sales growth and $55.4 billion.

HP interim CEO appointed as Hurd resigns
Hewlett-Packard has appointed its CFO, Cathie Lesjak, as CEO on an interim basis following Mark Hurd's resignation last Friday. Hurd decided, along with the Board of Directors, to resign his position immediately after circumstances surrounding a claim of sexual harassment by a former contractor to HP.

According to HP, however, an investigation determined that "there was no violation of HP's sexual harassment policy, but did find violations of HP's Standards of Business Conduct." Lesjak is a 24-year veteran of the vendor.

Microsoft to investigate new Windows Kernal bug
Software giant Microsoft has launched an investigation into a vulnerability found in the Windows kernel driver. Security vendor Secunia claims the bug could be found in the Win32k.sys kernel file in the Windows OS and that this could be exploited by hackers through the use of "GetClipboardData" API for downloading data from the Windows clipboard.

Jerry Bryant, a spokesperson for Microsoft, said, "Microsoft is investigating reports of a possible vulnerability in Windows Kernel. Upon completion of the investigation, Microsoft will take appropriate actions to protect customers."

Eaton bolsters rack and airflow portfolio with Wright Line buyout
Power kit vendor Eaton has acquired rack enclosures and airflow management company Wright Line. Financial details were not disclosed, but Eaton claims combining its UPS and power distribution offerings with Wright Line's enclosure and air management portfolio will help customers to deal with energy efficiency, thermal management and capital deployment challenges. U.S.-based Wright Line has 350 employees. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees worldwide.

Terremark reports strong first quarter
Managed IT infrastructure services provider Terremark Worldwide has reported $57.9 million of new annual contract value booked for its first quarter. Total revenues for the quarter ending June 30, 2010, were $79 million, representing a 20% year-over-year increase.

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