Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in January 2005
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StorageTek Tailors Management To The User
News  |  1/31/2005  | 
Ease-of-use enhancements support the needs of professionals from systems administrators to CIOs.
Blade-Server Market Heats Up With Services
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard offers new switching capabilities; Dell has assessment services
Procter & Gamble To Buy Gillette For $57 Billion
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
The mega-acquisition combines two IT-savvy companies, each with aggressive RFID initiatives under way.
NeoScale Helps Secure Data On Tape
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
Its new appliance offers hardware-based encryption and works across a variety of tape devices and backup software.
Rollins Directs Dell's Manifest Destiny
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
Dell's president and CEO outlines the company's strategy for becoming a "broadly based and broadly acknowledged IT company."
Business Applications Get Extended
Features  |  1/28/2005  | 
Vendor offers secure wireless access to business apps over PDAs, smart phones, and ruggedized handheld devices
IT Plays Big Part In GDP Growth
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
The IT component of gross domestic product grew at an annual pace of 16.5% in the fourth quarter, its best performance of the year.
Hands Off Those Processes
Features  |  1/28/2005  | 
Optinuity's process-automation software aims to cut the amount of work by I.T. staff to keep systems going
Bush Promotes IT In Health Care On Visit To Cleveland Clinic
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
The administration also wants to increase funding for demo projects to test the effectiveness of IT in health care.
Dell Unveils Blade-Server Assessment Service
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
This month, Dell will start offering data-center assessment services that it says will help customers design IT departments best suited for blade-server installations.
Orders For Long-Lasting IT Wares Up For December And Year
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
The value of new orders for computers and related products rose a seasonally adjusted 8.8% to $34.5 billion in December.
Langa Letter: Speed And Security Via A RAM Drive
Commentary  |  1/26/2005  | 
While it's not a panacea, judicious use of a RAM drive can make your PC faster and safer, Fred Langa says.
Crescendo's Maestro Music To Ears Of Utility Computing Fans
News  |  1/26/2005  | 
Utility computing is supposed to boost the efficiency of your hardware: Use only as much as you need when you need it. But what happens when your utility computing hardware is running sluggish Web-based applications? Very little. Latency problems persist, and bandwidth clogs. That could very well change, thanks to Crescendo Networks.
A New World Order With Wireless Sensors
News  |  1/26/2005  | 
Imagine combining the power of tiny RFID tags that quickly identify items with even tinier wireless sensors that can monitor everything from water crystallizing into ice to suspicious activity near a sealed container. The technology may be a few years' away from preventing highway pileups during a road freeze-up, but there are plenty of businesses testing it.
Homeland Security To Test RFID Tags At U.S. Borders
News  |  1/25/2005  | 
The department says RFID will improve its ability to match entries to exits without significantly increasing processing time.
Look At The Nitty Griddy
Commentary  |  1/25/2005  | 
There are two ways to look at the formation of the new Grid Consortium, headed by Argonne National Laboratory and Globus veteran Greg Nawrocki: Things are going well, or grid needs a push.
Software Starts To Pay Off For EMC
News  |  1/25/2005  | 
Software license revenue grew 43% in the storage vendor's most recent quarter.
Georgia Court System Hopes To Trial RFID
News  |  1/24/2005  | 
The DeKalb County Juvenile Court wants to use RFID to track thousands of file folders on more than 9,000 children processed through the system each year.
New Consortium Promotes Grid Computing For Businesses
News  |  1/24/2005  | 
Road map for the consortium calls for developing a bug-fixing service and new systems-management software.
Startup Wants To Automate IT Processes
News  |  1/24/2005  | 
Software platform is designed to manage and automate many of the manual processes IT departments use to keep systems and networks operating.
Dollar Puts Damper On IBM
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
Intel's Virtual Gambit
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
Specs give developers guidelines for designing virtualization features
HP Touts Itanium-based Integrity servers
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
CEO Fiorina says product line delivers 'superior choice' for demanding workloads
Sun Debuts Compliance And Content-Management System
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
The product set helps locate documents needed for regulatory and legal-discovery proceedings.
European Retailers Accelerate RFID Plans
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
Germany's Metro and U.K.'s Tesco and Marks & Spencer work on advanced projects
IBM Expands Its OpenPower Linux Server Portfolio
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
The vendor will deliver in mid-February an addition to its eServer OpenPower platform. The 710 is offered in one-way or two-way configurations.
EMC Partners On Storage Virtualization Strategy
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
Switch vendors including Brocade, Cisco, and McData will build virtualization intelligence into controllers for EMC hardware, a step that can help customers maintain a flexible storage architecture.
A Fresh Approach To Technology
Features  |  1/21/2005  | 
Online grocer FreshDirect revamps its infrastructure with blade servers and virtualization to ensure high availability and scalability
HP Ties Enterprise Future To Integrity Servers
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
HP Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina says the Itanium-based Integrity server line delivers "the superior choice," for the "most demanding workloads."
Airbus Delivers Its RFID-Enabled, Next-Generation Aircraft
News  |  1/19/2005  | 
Airbus' A380 double-decker aircraft, which is the world's largest and seats 555 passengers, will have passive RFID chips on removable parts such as life vests to help ease maintenance processes.
IBM Tries To Allay Concerns Regarding Sale Of PC Business
News  |  1/19/2005  | 
During the last month, IBM has met with thousands of customers to talk about the expected transfer of its PC business to Lenovo. Few have expressed deep concerns, according to IBM.
BellSouth To Upgrade Rural Town's Telecom Infrastructure
News  |  1/18/2005  | 
The telecommunications company's Connected Community program in Georgia is designed to boost business activity.
HP's New Ideas Have An Old OS At The Core: OpenVMS
News  |  1/18/2005  | 
The success of Hewlett-Packard's new Itanium push will be based on a very old operating system: OpenVMS.
Consolidation Hits Storage Switch Market
News  |  1/18/2005  | 
McData scoops up Computer Network Technology in an all-stock transaction worth about $235 million.
HP To Open RFID Test Lab
News  |  1/17/2005  | 
Called the RFID Noisy Lab, it's designed to simulate a real-world manufacturing and distribution center. The lab opens in February.
HP To Detail New Integrity Advancements
News  |  1/14/2005  | 
The advances are part of HP's long-term strategy to wind down its processor chip development and RISC offerings, and fully embrace Itanium, company execs say.
U.K. Retailer Goes On RFID Shopping Spree
News  |  1/14/2005  | 
Tesco buys 20,000 RFID readers and antennas for its stores and distribution centers
Cisco Adds Wireless Network Alternative
News  |  1/14/2005  | 
Airespace's 'thin' access-point architecture complements Cisco's offering
SmartAdvice: Understand The Landscape And Players When Consolidating Servers
Commentary  |  1/13/2005  | 
Approach the politics of server consolidation with solid research and executive backing, The Advisory Council says. Also, highlight intangible benefits and find the value others miss to get IT-project funding success.
Langa Letter: Make The Most Of That New PC
Commentary  |  1/13/2005  | 
Here's the info you need to ensure long, safe, trouble-free computing whether you're starting the year with a brand-new PC, or with an older, used PC that's new to you.
Online Grocer Takes A Fresh Approach To Technology
News  |  1/13/2005  | 
With an eye on expansion, FreshDirect has revamped its IT infrastructure with blade servers and virtualization to ensure high availability and scalability.
New Software Eases Development Of VoIP Hardware
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
New trunk management software helps VoIP equipment makers develop products with standards-compliant, physical-layer interfaces.
Apple's Jobs Thinks Small With New Computer And Music Player
News  |  1/11/2005  | 
Jobs uses MacWorld speech to introduce $499 computer and $99 music player.
100GB Mini Drives Debut
News  |  1/11/2005  | 
G-Technology unveils a new line of miniature hard drives that hold up to 100GB of data in a box that takes the scale at around 9 ounces.
Onaro Teams With Cisco On SAN Management
News  |  1/11/2005  | 
Using Onaro's SANscreen management software with Cisco MDS switches is supposed to make it easier to build virtual SANs and reduce SAN complexity.
SanDisk Shows Off SD Card With USB Connector
News  |  1/10/2005  | 
SanDisk introduces a SD flash memory card with a built-in USB 2.0 connector so users can plug the card directly into a computer without having to resort to a middleman-esque card reader.
VoIP Surges Into The Mainstream
Features  |  1/10/2005  | 
Vendors posted unprecedented sales figures and carriers reported record traffic levels in 2004. What's ahead for 2005?
Extreme Networks Debuts New Architecture For Converged Networks, VoIP
News  |  1/10/2005  | 
Company claims new architecture requires fewer network layers and switching elements, resulting in a lower TOC.
Satellite Radio Subscriptions, Financial Losses On The Rise
News  |  1/7/2005  | 
Satellite radio operators add subscribers and spend heavily on programming, but profitability is off in the distance.
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