Scoping Out The Real Costs of RFID
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.
Gateway's Plan To Stay Relevant
Merger with eMachines lets computer maker reengineer its manufacturing supply chain to reduce costs and be more competitive
Vendors Offer Storage Security
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
Supercomputer power is no longer reserved for government and universities, and the vendor banks on its accessibility for business technologists
Voting Machines Remain Unsecured--Experts
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 Elevates SuSE Linux
Dell will expand its Linux offerings by preinstalling SuSE Linux on its servers starting later this year.
Treo 650 Launch Draws Show Of Support
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.
Linux In Your Lap?
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
Acxiom has quietly made a billion-dollar business out of handling data; it's a learning experience
IBM Shares RFID Lessons
Disruption to radio signals comes from surprising sources as IBM Global Services rolls out the technology in Wal-Mart Tests
RFID: Don't Miss The Innovation Opportunity
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
EVault has unveiled a server appliance that could be a low-cost backup-and-recovery option for any customer with a LAN.
Experts: Grid Computing Overhyped
Speaking with other experrts at an industry conference, IBM executive Rod Smith advocates a more realistic view of grid computing technologies.
Innovation Insights: A Look Back
A collection of stories and ideas from vendor executives and business-technology professionals who reflect on the past 25 years.