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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in June 2004
10 Good Reasons You Can't Have That Data
Commentary  |  6/30/2004  | 
The Justice Department has rejected a request to view a database of foreign lobbyists, saying the file is so big that copying it could cause the computer on which it resides to crash and irretrievably destroy data.
SmartAdvice: Are Blogs The Next Internet Marketing Phenomenon?
Commentary  |  6/30/2004  | 
Here are some factors to consider when your company ponders whether to blog or not, The Advisory Council says. Also, expand outsourcing's value by building ongoing relationships; and match your telecom requirements to your providers' products for savings and best performance.
Nortel To Sell Manufacturing Operations To Flextronics
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The move could raise about $500 million and create long-term savings for the troubled company.
Cisco Reels In Actona Technologies
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
It will use Actona's file-services software to augment its own branch-office networking and storage products.
Juniper Adds Security Standard To VPN Gear
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Implementing SAML lets users employ a single sign-on to access business networks.
Boeing's Broadband Service Ready To Set Sail
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
It's teaming with Teekay Shipping, a maritime transporter. to test a seaworthy version of its Connexion broadband service.
Study: RFID Not Well-Known By Consumers
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
A Capgemini Group survey of more than 1,000 consumers found that 77% weren't even aware of the technology.
SmartAdvice: Nonprofits Should Focus On Costs and Services In Choosing An ERP System
Commentary  |  6/24/2004  | 
Nonprofits should evaluate an ERP-style system following a proven process, The Advisory Council says. Also, make sure you understand a storage system's complexity and what dedicated resources it needs before making a choice; and tips on changing your IT group's culture so it's proactive.
Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, And Technology
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
The San Francisco Giants' use of technology, especially at their home ballpark, is serving as a prototype for other teams.
ThingMagic Puts RFID Protocols Into Software, Not Circuit Boards
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
Its Mercury4 Platform will allow readers to be built to scan different tags simultaneously.
HP Rolls Out Server With Linux Clustering Technology
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
The new technology, called Lustre, can deliver 100 times more bandwidth than typical cluster technology, according to HP.
MCI Lands Volvo Pact As Long-Distance Carriers Target Businesses
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
The carrier will provide Volvo with 32,000 remote-access links and shows that recent access-fee ruling isn't a death knell for long-distance providers.
Cablevison Said Ready To Offer $90 All-In-One Bundle
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
Published reports say the company is poised to offer a package of local and long-distance phone service, digital cable, and high-speed Internet access.
China Urges ISPs To Pledge "Patriotism"
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
It wants them to sign a pact meant to stop the spread of information that the government feels could harm national security.
Demand For RFID Support Filtering Up The Chain
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
The technology is quickly becoming something that application developers need to build into software.
How To Really Surf The Net
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Intel-backed surfboard has built-in Wi-Fi and a tablet PC.
Router Choices Grow
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Juniper Networks rolls out its first networking devices designed for businesses
Inflation Fears Push Stock Prices Down
News  |  6/17/2004  | 
All the key indexes fell slightly after the Labor Department reported the largest rise in the Producer Price Index in more than a year.
Wal-Mart Outlines RFID Expansion Plans
News  |  6/17/2004  | 
The retailer says that by June 2005, it expects to have the project live in up to six distribution centers, and as many as 250 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations.
Sales And Profits Jump At Progress Software
News  |  6/17/2004  | 
The business-software vendor says 2Q sales were up 17% while net income jumped 21%, thanks to a big jump in software license revenue.
Cisco Snags Procket
News  |  6/17/2004  | 
It's paying about $89 million for some key assets of the router maker, including its intellectual property and most of its engineering team.
Wal-Mart Updates Top Suppliers On RFID Project
News  |  6/16/2004  | 
The company is seeking input based on where suppliers have distribution centers and manufacturing plants.
Vendors Push For Tighter Linux-InfiniBand Coordination
News  |  6/16/2004  | 
Intel, Oracle, Sun and others have formed an alliance that could make Linux more common on high-speed servers.
Juniper Challenges Cisco With New Enterprise Routers
News  |  6/15/2004  | 
Networking vendor rolls out its first series of products aimed at business customers.
Standards May Speed Approval Of New Drugs
News  |  6/11/2004  | 
Drugmakers plan to submit drug-approval applications electronically
Lockheed Finds A Way To Connect Questions With Answers
News  |  6/11/2004  | 
Lockheed Martin Space Systems found a tool to help people collaborate when they don't know with whom they should collaborate.
Cincinnati Wins Federal Funds For Security
News  |  6/11/2004  | 
City is first of four to get portion of $10 million fund to advance emergency preparedness
Alzheimer's Patients Get Help At Home From Wireless Networks
News  |  6/11/2004  | 
Wireless networks using sensors and RFID help those stricken live productive lives
Hot-Spots Come To The Hospital Room
News  |  6/11/2004  | 
California hospital offers Wi-Fi Internet access for patients and visitors
Idealism, Optimism, And Cynicism In The Mobile Market
Commentary  |  6/11/2004  | 
Advancing mobile and wireless communications isn't without pain, Carl Zetie notes, nor a certain number of lightbulbs.
Getting RFID Into The Skies
News  |  6/10/2004  | 
Testing the technology within the aviation industry is progressing rapidly as carriers and manufacturers seek to spot potential problems.
Supreme Court Asked To Keep Phone Competition Rules In Place
News  |  6/10/2004  | 
The state of California was among those petitioning the court to block an appeals court ruling that struck down phone competition regulations.
California Hospital Offers Wi-Fi While You Recover
News  |  6/8/2004  | 
El Camino Hospital last week become one of the first to provide high-speed wireless access to patients and visitors, making access available throughout its hospital campus and two off-site dialysis centers
Storage Vendors Get Into The Grid Game
News  |  6/4/2004  | 
A shared file system makes it easier for users to connect storage devices
Sears, CSC Ink Deal
News  |  6/4/2004  | 
Services company to provide retailer with IT-infrastructure support
SmartAdvice: Wrap Your Mainframe In Middleware To Modernize Legacy Apps
Commentary  |  6/3/2004  | 
Use a portal and Enterprise Integration Architecture so legacy apps can be treated like objects, The Advisory Council says. Also, let the technology mature more before buying into VoIP over wireless LAN; and work out a strategic communications plan before an emergency.
Nortel Reports Ongoing Financial-Result Delays
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
The networking equipment vendor says it's making progress in its accounting investigation, but it can't say when it will be able to release reliable financial figures.
Sun Product Rollout Features Services Push
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
Systems vendor also introduces innovative pricing model for under-developed countries.
CSC Nabs Transportation Deal
News  |  6/1/2004  | 

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