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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in July 2004
NYSE To Further Upgrade Automated Execution System
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
The improvements will allow the NYSE to process more trades electronically and enable "sweeping" an order.
The Magic Numbers For Servers Are 32 And 64
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Dell, HP, IBM, and Sun introduce 32/64-bit options as companies load up on gear
Business Technology: The Death Of American IT Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
Polar-opposite rhetoric isn't limited these days to political races; it's rampant in the business-technology world in discussions of workers and jobs. Bob Evans notes you can find a study to support your argument, and maybe even a bill wafting its way through the Senate.
Location Services Find Their Way To The Enterprise
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
Phone handsets and GPS-enabled hardware are ushering in a new wave of location-based services, Carl Zetie says. It's 2 p.m., do you know where your employees are?
Kerry's Acceptance Caps Busy Week For Democrats' IT Staff
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
The Democratic National Convention used a combination of wired and wireless systems and networks to keep delegates, staff, and media connected and functioning.
BellSouth's Profits Grow Despite Flat Revenue
News  |  7/26/2004  | 
Net income in the second quarter rose nearly 5% although the company continued to lose access lines.
Conventional: Coffee, Pastries And Video Conferencing
at the Democratic National Convention
Commentary  |  7/26/2004  | 
Former Vice President Al Gore came in loud and pretty clear this morning as his video-conferenced address to the Democratic National Convention's 56 delegations was piped into 23 hotels throughout Boston. The question: Was anyone listening? Massachusetts delegates filing in for breakfast at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel were largely unaware that Gore would be addressing them via video conference this morning. That would explain why only about half of the 122 delegates were seated in the Grand
The Politicization Of The Federal CIO
Commentary  |  7/23/2004  | 
Has George W. Bush politicized the office of CIO in federal departments and agencies? When Bush took office in January 2001, six of 26 IT shops at major departments and agencies were headed by political appointees. Today, that number has doubled to a dozen, though one of them-Homeland Security's Steve Cooper-heads a department that didn't exist until last year.
SmartAdvice: There's More Than Cost Benefits To Consider When Analyzing IT ROI
Commentary  |  7/23/2004  | 
Look at six broad categories for quantifiable benefits when analyzing the value of IT investments, The Advisory Council says. Also, search-engine optimization is key to wise marketing; and CIOs need soft skills along with business skills.
Voice Over IP Looks Ready For Breakout
News  |  7/21/2004  | 
Infonetics Research estimates that spending on the technology will rise from $1.2 billion in 2003 to $4.8 billion by 2007.
Ericsson Races Past 2Q Expectations
News  |  7/21/2004  | 
Profits rose sharply thanks to growing demand and the benefits of cost-cutting.
Lucent Posts Fourth Consecutive Quarterly Profit
News  |  7/21/2004  | 
It also raised its sales outlook, based on an improving telecom market.
AT&T Wireless Debuts 3G Wireless Networks In Four Cities
News  |  7/20/2004  | 
The networks in Detroit, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle will provide mobile users with Internet broadband-type services.
MCI Unveils Private, Metro Ethernet Services
News  |  7/20/2004  | 
The struggling telecom service provider is taking aim at the business market with easier, faster links to the Internet and wide-area connections.
Bank Of America Chooses EDS To Integrate FleetBoston's Networks
News  |  7/19/2004  | 
Under terms of a 10-year, $1.1 billion deal, EDS will help to integrate and manage the networks of FleetBoston, which Bank of America acquired in April.
IBM Touts Newest Unix Boxes' Virtual Options
News  |  7/16/2004  | 
Chip technology lets users divide each processor into as many as 10 virtual servers
Fulton County Completes Network Security Upgrade
News  |  7/16/2004  | 
The improvements give county IT officials the ability to monitor instant messaging and other activities by employees.
Smart Advice: Consider Using SLAs To Manage Outsourcing Vendors' Performance
Commentary  |  7/15/2004  | 
Service-level agreements can help determine whether outsourcers are meeting metrics if your company plans to outsource long term, The Advisory Council says. Also, when replacing PCs, go for units that can handle software upgrades and pay back the investment; and prepare for the resurgence of B2B by getting systems in order now.
Report: Time To Pay Doctors To Adopt E-Records
News  |  7/15/2004  | 
One of the industry's most-influential nonprofit groups says in a new report that doctors should be paid to adopt electronic records.
Cisco Revamps Technology Organization
News  |  7/14/2004  | 
As part of the reorganization, Charles Giancarlo was named the networking equipment maker's chief technology officer.
Guilt By Association
Commentary  |  7/13/2004  | 
Connecticut CIO Rock Regan is guilty of association. His crime: being a decades-long friend of a disgraced governor who quit July 1. His punishment: banishment from state government. Regan's been fired, but he isn't shedding any tears over his ouster. You shouldn't either.
ASP Corio Still Standing Despite Continued Losses
News  |  7/9/2004  | 
The ASP had its share of casualties, but Corio is still kicking, despite losing almost $13 million last year.
Automation A Sticking Point In Another West Coast Port Dispute
News  |  7/7/2004  | 
Shipping lines want to let customers book berths, cutting out the need for clerks. The clerks say their roles as security checkpoints cannot be accomplished by software.
The H-1B Brotherhood
Commentary  |  7/7/2004  | 
John Kerry and John Edwards, the Democrat's new ticket, seem to agree on H-1B visa policy; it's just hard to figure out what they agree on.
Payments Consortium Reorganizes To Improve Information-Sharing Among Member Banks
News  |  7/6/2004  | 
With so many changes under way in electronic payments, banks need a way to come together to discuss ways to proactively play a role in development.
Business Technology: Nagging Questions Cloud Oracle's Vision
Commentary  |  7/2/2004  | 
The Oracle antitrust trial offers some extraordinary peeks into the workings of major software players, Bob Evans says. Will customers perceive the proposed value of PeopleSoft-enhanced Oracle apps or will they respond by chosing other options?

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