Sun Earnings Top Analysts’ Estimates After Job Cuts

The News Review:

- Sun Earnings Top Analysts’ Estimates After Job Cuts
- Callidus Software Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results
- Cisco goes green with software upgrade
- Check Point Software 4Q profit slips 1.6 percent
- ‘Trojan Horses’ Target Apple Computers
- Nokia to buy services and software co. bit-side
- Symantec Chief Leading Candidate for Commerce Secretary

Sun Earnings Top Analysts’ Estimates After Job Cuts
Bloomberg 
Sun also boostedsoftware sales by 21 percent last quarter. The company expectsrevenue from those products to reach about $600 million a year. ?Software was a shining light? Schwartz told analysts ona conference call. Sun based in Santa Clara California rose as much as39 cents to $4. 38 in late trading after closing at $3.

Callidus Software Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results
CNNMoney.com 
(NASDAQ: CALD) theleader in Sales Performance Management (SPM) today announced financialresults for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31 2008. “Against the backdrop of a very uncertain economy I am pleased with ourgrowth in total revenues and our significant increase in recurringrevenues” said Leslie Stretch president and CE at Callidus Software. “Being able to grow our business during depressed times illustrates themission criticality and rich value proposition of our sales performancemanagement solutions. I am excited about the progress we’ve madetransforming to a recurring revenues business. We entered 2008 with justover 20% of total revenues being of a recurring nature and we exited theyear with almost 40% of total revenues coming from the recurring category.
Related from Sales-monster: Callidus Software Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results

Cisco goes green with software upgrade
NetworkWorld.com MA 
Support for EnergyWise in Cisco network equipment will be rolled out gradually. Catalyst 2960 3560 3560-E 3750 and 3750-E Series Switches will be the first switches to get support for the feature — via a software update that will become available in February. Related Content Next up are the Catalyst 4500 and Catalyst 6500. A software update for those platforms will be available mid-2009 and during the second half of 2009 respectively according to Cisco. The feature is compatible with any PoE enabled device but administrator options are limited to either turning it on or off. However Cisco is also looking to implement the feature in end points which will open the door for more sophisticated control mechanisms including sleep modes.

Check Point Software 4Q profit slips 1.6 percent
Forbes NY 
reported a slight fourth-quarter profit decline Tuesday that missed Wall Street estimates though revenue rose for the Internet security software company. Net income was $86. 5 million or 41 cents per share down 1. 6 percent from $87.

‘Trojan Horses’ Target Apple Computers
Wall Street Journal 
computers have been stricken recently by two “Trojan Horses” found inside illegal versions of Apple’s iWork and Adobe Systems Inc. ‘s Photoshop software computer software security firms say. The first Trojan was found Wednesday in versions of Apple’s iWork 09 productivity software downloaded from the Internet using the peer-to-peer service BitTorrent and also found on.

Nokia to buy services and software co. bit-side
Forbes NY 
said Tuesday it agreed to buy German professional services and software company bit-side GmbH. Financial terms were not disclosed. Berlin-based privately held bit-side has 39 employees Nokia (nyse:.

Symantec Chief Leading Candidate for Commerce Secretary
FXNews 
com Tuesday January 27 2009. commerce secretary a senior Democratic official confirmed to FX News. If chosen Thompson chairman and chief executive of Symantec Corp would fill the last slot in President bama’s Cabinet. The Democratic official told FX News that it is not clear when an announcement will happen but the official believes it will come soon suggesting it could be used as a catalyst to move bama’s economic recovery plan.

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