Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in October 2004
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Starwood's Mainframe Is Ready To Check Out
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Hotelier embarks on 7-year, $100 million deal with HP to upgrade reservation system
Sam's Club In Line For RFID-Tagged Products
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Wal-Mart extends use of the technology to its warehouse store chain
Marine Corps Revamps Troops' Supply Chain
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Military branch rolls out Oracle's enterprise apps to simplify supply operations
RFID's Payback Stretches Beyond 2 Years, Analyst Says
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Early adopters may find it hard to speed up the ROI on RFID deployments.
Quick Fix For Corrupted Disks
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
A new appliance lets companies save on the high costs of sending corrupted drives out for repair.
Scoping Out The Real Costs of RFID
Commentary  |  10/29/2004  | 
Much of the focus surrounding the cost of RFID has been on the price of RFID chips or tags. But implementing a fully functional RFID system incurs multiple costs including technology, consulting, recurring fees and many others. By some estimates, costs for big companies can be $25 million for mandate compliance.
Full Text of Microsoft "Comparing Windows with Linux and UNIX" Letter
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this week sent a letter to customers outlining the reasons it believes Windows is superior to Linux. This is the full text of that letter.
Gateway's Plan To Stay Relevant
Features  |  10/29/2004  | 
Merger with eMachines lets computer maker reengineer its manufacturing supply chain to reduce costs and be more competitive
Vendors Offer Storage Security
Features  |  10/28/2004  | 
NeoScale unveils appliance that protects data as it travels over storage area networks; Decru's new data store protects hard drives on the front lines
Microsoft Reaches For High End
Features  |  10/28/2004  | 
Supercomputer power is no longer reserved for government and universities, and the vendor banks on its accessibility for business technologists
Gateway Launches Photo-Music Gadget
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Gateway unveils its digital music player with a color screen for showing photos.
Mandrakesoft Ships Linux OS Update
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
The company's Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official release includes improved mobile device support and hardware compatibility.
Voting Machines Remain Unsecured--Experts
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
In one example, a government study of voting-machine security issues was eventually canceled because conclusions by the panel of computer scientists were so negative.
Dell Adds SuSE To Linux Server Line
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
The longtime Microsoft partner joins other major OEMs in preinstalling Novell's enterprise Linux offering on its servers.
Dell Elevates SuSE Linux
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Dell will expand its Linux offerings by preinstalling SuSE Linux on its servers starting later this year.
Digital Gadgets Pump Up Demand For Disk Drives
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Personal video recorders, portable music players and advanced cell phones are expected to account for a third of the hard-disk market by 2008.
5GB Pocket Drive Is Thumb Drive On Steroids
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Seagate 5GB Pocket Hard Drive offers migration path from thumb drives; 100GB Portable External Hard Drive includes back-up software
Treo 650 Launch Draws Show Of Support
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
The Treo 650 adds a higher-resolution 320x320 screen, support for Bluetooth 1.1, a removable battery, and built-in MP3 support with add-in expansion.
IBM, HP Add Linux-Ready Proudcts For Small And Midsize Firms
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Both vendors roll out new hardware to give small and medium businesses a wider range of technology choices.
StoneFly Eases Backup For Small And Midsize Businesses
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
New "snapshot" capability helps smaller companies back up data without interrupting transactions.
EMC Logs Healthy 3Q Profits
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Encryption For Long-Distance SANs
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
NeoScale introduces an appliance that protects data as it traverses a storage area network.
Music Player/Storage Device Holds 100 Gbytes of Data
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Compatible with all many digital music file formats, and with both PCs and Macs, the unit can also be used as a high-capacity backup device.
HP, IBM Add To Small and Midsize Business Arsenal
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
The vendors rolled out new hardware to provide more options for small and midsize businesses.
Music Player/Storage Device Holds 100GB Of Data
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Digital Mind Corp.'s DMC Xclef 500 player offers voice recording, FM radio, PC and Mac compatibility, and support for six music file formats in USB mass storage device.
Linux In Your Lap?
Commentary  |  10/22/2004  | 
The Linux parade is headed for Main Street. Finally, after years of nay-saying (and the occasional grumpy analyst report), we're seeing more evidence that open-source software is ready to become more than an asterisk in the mainstream market. Yet the true test for mass-market Linux isn't the desktop--it's the laptop. And while desktop Linux keeps moving towards the head of the class, its laptop cousin still has some homework to do.
Data Demands Respect
Features  |  10/21/2004  | 
Acxiom has quietly made a billion-dollar business out of handling data; it's a learning experience
True Grid: Acxiom Outgrows Symmetric Multiprocessing
Features  |  10/21/2004  | 
The company has converted about 10% of its IT infrastructure to the grid architecture, CIO Dietz says.
Free Computers Not Enough To Get Doctors Using Technology
News  |  10/21/2004  | 
Getting small physician's offices to use computers and digital records is critical to improving health care and lowering its cost, but many remain reluctant.
IBM Shares RFID Lessons
Features  |  10/21/2004  | 
Disruption to radio signals comes from surprising sources as IBM Global Services rolls out the technology in Wal-Mart Tests
Acxiom's Cult Of Personality: Charles Morgan, Company Leader
Features  |  10/21/2004  | 
Charles Morgan, technologist, visionary, adventurer, is the real leader of Acxiom.
RFID's Return On Investment Tops List Of Concerns
News  |  10/21/2004  | 
Companies testing and considering the technology look for ways to ensure quantifiable benefits
RFID: Don't Miss The Innovation Opportunity
Features  |  10/21/2004  | 
As companies wrestle with demonstrating a clear business case for RFID, they can lose competitive ground if they don't at least begin experimenting. And in that process, it's well worth considering the use of RFID on an internal basis.
EVault Sells Rapid Recovery
News  |  10/20/2004  | 
EVault has unveiled a server appliance that could be a low-cost backup-and-recovery option for any customer with a LAN.
A Smaller Backup Vendor With Advantages Over Giants
News  |  10/20/2004  | 
TimeSpring's products are file-aware and track changes continuously.
Experts: Grid Computing Overhyped
News  |  10/20/2004  | 
Speaking with other experrts at an industry conference, IBM executive Rod Smith advocates a more realistic view of grid computing technologies.
SmartAdvice: Write IT Plan For Nonprofit That Incorporates Values
Commentary  |  10/19/2004  | 
Measure the value of IT to a nonprofit in a plan with definable standards, The Advisory Council says. Also, plan around security concerns when implementing RFID; and protect confidential HR information the same way as other company data.
EMC's Tucci: New IBM, HP Products Not 'Game-Changers'
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
The storage leader reports healthy profits for its third quarter.
VoIP: Easier Voice, More Locations
News  |  10/18/2004  | 
Two vendors plan service for voice calls from 11,000 Wi-Fi locations.
Microsoft And Cisco Partner On Network-Access Security
News  |  10/18/2004  | 
The vendors will collaborate on their approaches to PC quarantines, but Microsoft's Network Access Protection gets delayed by more than a year.
Innovation Insights: A Look Ahead
Features  |  10/17/2004  | 
A collection of stories and ideas from vendor executives and business-technology professionals who look forward to the future.
Innovation Insights: A Look Back
Features  |  10/17/2004  | 
A collection of stories and ideas from vendor executives and business-technology professionals who reflect on the past 25 years.
The Public's Bipolar Take On Technology
Commentary  |  10/15/2004  | 
Just the mention of RFID implants gives most people the creeps.
Michelin Tests RFID For Tire Identification
News  |  10/15/2004  | 
Manufacturers may eventually use RFID to monitor tire pressure and temperature
Smaller Boxes, Bigger Plans For IBM Storage
News  |  10/15/2004  | 
Vendor maps out four-year strategy that includes flexible partitioning and pricing
New Tape Storage Could Cure Privacy Ills
News  |  10/15/2004  | 
Quantum says its digital linear tape makes it easier for hospitals to safely store patient records.
Massive Upgrade Takes Planning
Features  |  10/15/2004  | 
Visa USA this month successfully upgraded four data centers around the world in a carefully coordinated process
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