4 Tech Titans Making Waves on the Dow

The Dow is up 0.31 percent Thursday and currently stands at 12,874.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) CEO Ginni Rometty says that her company will continue its drive towards higher value markets and retain its concentration on longer-term growth through its 2015 financial trajectory, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): McAfee reported increased concentration and updated security solutions which are specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s small to medium sized businesses, or SMBs. AMI Research says that the global market for security solutions in the Small and Mid-sized business segment is about $5.1 billion growing at a CAGR of about 9 percent annually. SMBs will be offered the same level of protection as enterprises in an easy to manage solution that is tailored for the needs of cost constrained SMB budgets. McAfee has designed a program that accelerates growth, offers marketing support and includes great sales incentives, all with increased profit for SMB partners.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) receives an anti-trust complaint from Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, concerning its upcoming Windows 8 operating system, according to the Financial Times, in which Mozilla accuses Microsoft of unfairly limiting Web access on some versions of Windows 8 to Internet Explorer, its in-house browser.

Verizon Communications Inc.’s (NYSE:VZ) Terremark will expand the Network Access Point do Brasil, which is its data center in Sao Paulo. Upon completion, the cloud-enabled unit will have 70,000 square feet of raised data center floor space and will have the capacity of housing 150,000 servers in a connected, secure and redundant ecosystem. This move results from ever-increasing customer demand.

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