Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in January 2006
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IBM Targets SMBs With i5 Servers, Software
News  |  1/30/2006  | 
IBM adds faster processors and an enhanced integrated operating system to make the System i5 product line more appealing to small and mid-sized businesses.
ClearCube, DataSynapse Add Grid-Enabled PC Blade Platform
News  |  1/30/2006  | 
The partnership will combine ClearCube's PC blade hardware and DataSynapse's GridServer software.
HP Takes On Rising Cost Of Data Center Heat
News  |  1/30/2006  | 
Increasing server density and rising energy costs have companies looking for better cooling options.
Intel And AMD Keep Punching
News  |  1/27/2006  | 
Supreme Court A No-Go
News  |  1/27/2006  | 
Intel's Billion Baby
News  |  1/27/2006  | 
Gaming PC Really Packs A Punch
Features  |  1/27/2006  | 
Forget Cool--Reliability Reigns At Games
Features  |  1/27/2006  | 
100,000 hours of testing and 500 what-if scenarios later, Olympics IT managers are ready for the games to begin
Blade Servers Keep Their Cool
Features  |  1/27/2006  | 
Egenera and Emerson's CoolFrame system improves performance without extra heat
Apply Scalpel To Sourcing
Features  |  1/26/2006  | 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center teams up to offer E-sourcing to health-care providers
Intel And Friends To Invest $10 Billion In Itanium
News  |  1/26/2006  | 
The money will be used for R&D, new server platforms, and better applications, compliers, and tools to support Itanium.
Sprint Scraps Major IT Outsourcing Deal With IBM
News  |  1/26/2006  | 
Sprint is bringing back work and employees it gave to IBM under a $400 million outsourcing pact and redoing its multibillion-dollar call center deal with the IT services firm.
IBM Adds ZIIP To Mainframe Data Handling
News  |  1/26/2006  | 
New high-speed processor for the z9 accelerates data-intensive ERP, CRM, and business intelligence applications.
Dell Adds Services Center In Malaysia
News  |  1/26/2006  | 
Computermaker add new service center to existing ones in China, Ireland, Japan, and Texas to growing business.
Intel Touts 45-Nanometer Capability While AMD Gains Share
News  |  1/25/2006  | 
AMD wins more than 21% of the x86 market in the fourth quarter as Intel touts its ability to advance chip design to new levels.
Geek Chic: Palm's Treo 700w Impresses
News  |  1/25/2006  | 
Palm's first foray into the smartphone "dark side" delivers the power and functionality of a Windows Mobile device with much of the simplicity and ease of use you normally find only with Palm OS gadgets.
Egenera And Emerson Team On Cool Blades
News  |  1/23/2006  | 
CoolFrame system is designed to reduce the heat generated by high-density blade server installations.
Stratus Adds Dual-Core Fault Tolerant Server
News  |  1/23/2006  | 
The new ftServer 5700 system, which starts around $45,000, features four 2.8 GHz dual-core Xeon processors, providing 99.999% reliability and around 25% higher performance than Stratus' previous top-end system.
Cisco Security Alerts Serve As VoIP Wake-Up Call
News  |  1/20/2006  | 
Cisco's revelation last week of two security alerts and fixes for CallManager, the processing component of its voice-over-IP technology, is a reminder that there's no getting around VoIP's vulnerability.
Dawn Of Dual Core
Features  |  1/20/2006  | 
Intel and AMD will introduce more of these powerful processors this year as they go mainstream in a big way
Toshiba Samsung Preps Blu-Ray DVD Drives For PCs
News  |  1/20/2006  | 
The backward-compatible single-layer technology will read CD and DVD formats. Samsung expects to launch it in March.
Langa Letter: XP On Your Thumb Drive
Commentary  |  1/19/2006  | 
Fred Langa offers a step-by-step and illustrated guide on how to boot XP from an ordinary USB drive.
IBM Posts Sales Decline--But Increased Profits--In 2005
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
Overall, revenue in 2005 was off 5.4% at $91.1 billion, with sales of software up 4.4% and sales of services up just 2.5%.
Google Gooses Its Mini
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
IBM Inks $1.1 Billion Outsourcing Deal With Gap
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
The 10-year pact calls for IBM to support and manage mainframes, servers, networks, and data centers, as well as provide help-desk and disaster-recovery services.
Apple Bets Its Chips
News  |  1/13/2006  | 
Intel chips will give Macs some new zip. But Jobs still cares more about your living room than your office.
Talks The Talk, Walks The Walk
Features  |  1/13/2006  | 
Personal Tech Guide
Features  |  1/13/2006  | 
Your guide to what's new, useful, and just plain fun.
Businesses Are Switching To Blade Servers
News  |  1/13/2006  | 
Nearly a third of IT executives already have deployed blade servers and another 12% plan deployment this year, according to a survey by InformationWeek Research and Microcast Communications.
IBM Targets Blade Servers At Retail Stores
News  |  1/13/2006  | 
IBM is offering blades, middleware, point-of-sale applications from third-party vendors, and an integrated wireless switch from Symbol Technologies.
PDAs Boast More Advanced Features
Features  |  1/13/2006  | 
Speech recognition, text-to-voice, and handwriting-recognition technologies let people get more out of their PDAs.
Intel Bests AMD With Core Duo
Features  |  1/13/2006  | 
Chipmaker touts quick ramp-up of dual-core mobile platform and makes move into home entertainment
U.K. Government To Sell Legendary Spy Shop That Inspired James Bond's Q
News  |  1/13/2006  | 
High-tech R&D firm is credited with inventing or co-inventing the jet engine, radar, and the liquid crystal display.
Langa Letter: 5 Essential Steps To PC Security
Commentary  |  1/12/2006  | 
As the new year begins, Fred Langa says keep these items in mind to help prevent data theft, identity theft, and private information falling into the wrong hands. These steps will give you 365 days of safe computing.
Google Gooses Its Mini Search Appliance
News  |  1/11/2006  | 
A year after introducing its Mini Search Appliance for businesses, Google is releasing a more muscular version that can handle up to 300,000 documents.
Apple Leaps Ahead With Intel-based Computers
News  |  1/10/2006  | 
Steve Jobs showed off a retooled iMac with the new Intel Core Duo processor, the MacBook Pro, and upgrades to Apple's consumer content creation suite, iLife '06, and its presentation and productivity package, iWork '06.
BlackBerry's Jam
News  |  1/9/2006  | 
Turn On, Plug In, Keep Up
Features  |  1/6/2006  | 
At the annual consumer-electronics fest, businesses see their own future.
Mobility Moves Forward
News  |  1/6/2006  | 
FlashPhone Cuts VoIP-PC Tie
Features  |  1/6/2006  | 
Mplat's new device lets people make and receive Skype calls at Skype prices but on more than one machine.
High-Performance Profits
Features  |  1/6/2006  | 
More businesses are opting for clustered technology that gives them supercomputer speeds at PC prices
Hurricanes Expose Obsolete Software
Features  |  1/6/2006  | 
Houston had just started upgrading its financial apps when Katrina and Rita hit.
Database Lessons, Petabyte Style
Features  |  1/6/2006  | 
Many of the largest databases lurk in the back hallways of science and government research--all that data from particle physics experiments, astronomical observations, and weather simulations.
A box That Puts TV On Your PC
Features  |  1/6/2006  | 
Watch This
Features  |  1/6/2006  | 
The TV industry is being pressed by programming and distribution alternatives. See it play out any way you like.
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