Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in October 2006
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New Hampshire Has The Right Goal For Its E-Prescription Plan: Perfection
News  |  10/31/2006  | 
It aims to have 100% of the state's doctors using the technology, which can reduce errors and spot dangerous drug interactions, by 2008.
HP Adds Storage To BladeSystem
News  |  10/31/2006  | 
By implementing the BladeSystem product line, customers can attain up to a 40% reduction in power and cooling costs when compared to traditional rack or tower servers, HP says.
IBM Extends Services For Virtualized Client Infrastructure
News  |  10/31/2006  | 
IBM's Global Technology Services will provide consultation, assessment, planning, design, and implementation of a "virtual infrastructure" of thin-client computers.
IBM, Lehman Bros. Launch China Investment Fund
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
The China Investment Fund will start with $180 million and target companies in technology, financial services, biotech, and communications.
Intel Shows Off Quad-Core Xeon
Features  |  10/30/2006  | 
Chipmaker says new server chips will be ready next month and will provide a big performance boost.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
A look at emerging technology that's disruptive -- and that isn't.
Jajah Offers VoIP Without The Internet
Features  |  10/27/2006  | 
The telecom company offers cheap international calls that don't require hardware, software, or a contract.
More Expert Systems Migrate To Handheld Devices
Features  |  10/27/2006  | 
Exsys ports its Corvid expert systems software to run on Hewlett-Packard's iPaq pocket PCs and 40 other handheld devices.
University Researchers Break Ground In Molecular Computing
Features  |  10/27/2006  | 
Researchers at Columbia University and the University of New Mexico have built a DNA-based computer whose processing complexity rivals that of the earliest computer chips.
The Linux World Learns How Larry Ellison Does Business
News  |  10/27/2006  | 
In his bold play for Red Hat Linux customers, the Oracle CEO shows how important the operating system is to his company.
Personal Tech: Jukebox Station From Pacific Rim Turns Any Ipod Into An Old-Fashioned Jukebox
Features  |  10/26/2006  | 
Verizon's Chocolate phone plays music and more. Color-blind? No worries; new software from Tenebraex can help.
Review: Media Player Puts A Lot In A Little Package
Features  |  10/26/2006  | 
Kingston's K-PEX 100 all-in-one media player is small, light, and loaded with interesting features, although it has some limitations and its interface could be better.
IBM, Chartered, Samsung Chip Collaboration Snares Qualcomm
News  |  10/26/2006  | 
Qualcomm will use a processor developed jointly by the three companies in its high-volume cell phone chipsets.
Nixon Goes To China; Michael Dell Goes To AMD
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
The two companies are neighbors in Texas, and Dell is now selling servers based on AMD's 64-bit Opteron chip.
Dell To Support AMD In Servers
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
Dell is late in offering AMD-based servers. The competition made the move long ago.
The Ticker
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
IT and business news briefs.
Retail Chain Test Could Lead To RFID In Data Centers
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
Meijer has been testing a Hewlett-Packard prototype system that uses RFID to track servers in its data centers.
Dell Offers Its First AMD Servers
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
Can the chipmaker still deliver the performance differences it once did?
Beyond The iPod
Features  |  10/23/2006  | 
IBM Sues Amazon Over Web Commerce Patents
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
IBM claims the patents are core to Amazon's business, including functions such as its product recommendation engine.
Microsoft Opens Virtualization Standard In Gambit Against VMware
Features  |  10/20/2006  | 
Microsoft has previously opened specs in only the Web services arena, where it faces tougher open standards competition.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
A look at emerging technology that's disruptive--and that isn't.
Analysis: U.S. Elections Will Shape Many Key IT Issues
Features  |  10/19/2006  | 
The winners of next month's congressional elections will decide the future of many important telecommunications and information technology issues, including net neutrality, data privacy, and patents. InformationWeek explains what's at stake.
Is Mac Growth In Business World Next For High-Flying Apple?
News  |  10/18/2006  | 
Its popular iPod aside, Apple sold more Macs in the past quarter than ever before. The conditions are right for Mac to grow beyond its niche in business, and some say it's already happening.
IBM Reports Growth In Third Quarter Sales, Profits
News  |  10/17/2006  | 
The company's closely watched Global Services business, which accounts for about half of its revenue, increased sales by 3% to $12 billion.
Sun Builds Data Centers Inside Shipping Containers
News  |  10/17/2006  | 
An instant "data center in a box" can be packed with storage, networking gear, and as many as 250 servers.
HP Tries To Corral Those Pesky Servers
News  |  10/16/2006  | 
HP is testing RFID technology for tracking computers and disc drives inside data centers at Midwest retail and grocery store chain Meijer.
Sun Expands Virtualization Products, Services
News  |  10/16/2006  | 
Sun is introducing enhanced virtualization technology for its UltraSparc T1 CoolThreads servers that will let customers run up to 32 applications simultaneously on a single processor.
Sun's Fowler Maps The Future Of Computer Systems And Virtualization
News  |  10/16/2006  | 
Sun on Tuesday is announcing a new suite of virtualization products it believes will enhance its newest server systems.
The Ticker
News  |  10/13/2006  | 
IT and buiness news briefs.
New Standard Promises Better Security For All Mobile Devices
Features  |  10/13/2006  | 
The Mobile Trusted Module spec creates a security blueprint for device makers, mobile software makers, and service providers.
T-Mobile Plans Major Cellular Upgrade To 3G
Features  |  10/13/2006  | 
After spending billions to buy additional radio spectrum, the No. 4 cellular carrier plans to revamp its network to better compete with larger rivals
AMD Acquisition Of ATI Gains Shareholder Approval
News  |  10/13/2006  | 
ATI shareholders gave approval of the move on Friday, and final court approval is expected by the end of the month.
Review: HP Low-End Printer Brings High Productivity
Features  |  10/13/2006  | 
The LaserJet 1020 may be small, but it produces high-quality output at a low cost.
Nintendo Wii Pre-Orders To Begin Friday
News  |  10/13/2006  | 
Although purchases are limited to one gaming console per household, not even a deposit guarantees receipt of a system, EB Games and GameStop said.
5 Questions For Bob Gleichauf, CTO Of Cisco Systems' Security Business Unit
Features  |  10/12/2006  | 
Gleichauf's role is to make sure Cisco has a proper understanding of how security should play across all its current products, as well as those it plans to release over the next five years. Easy as walking and chewing gum for this student of history.
Vendors Begin To Introduce WiMax Infrastructure Gear
News  |  10/12/2006  | 
Intel, Motorola, Nokia, and Nortel Networks announce plans to roll out WiMax equipment for consumers and service providers.
Snubbing Microsoft, Intel To Offer TransMedia's Glide Application Suite On Ultra Mobile PCs
News  |  10/11/2006  | 
The Glide application suite includes client and Internet-based applications that let users work with documents locally or on the Net. The deal suggests a growing rift between Microsoft and Intel.
Intel Offers Another Block For Building WiMax Networks
News  |  10/11/2006  | 
The company will sell hardware and software that WiMax network providers can use to build base stations.
IBM Global Services Offers Data Center Power And Cooling Services
News  |  10/10/2006  | 
IBM launches five services and products to help businesses deal with the growing amount of energy needed to power and cool their data centers.
Quick Bay State Exit
Features  |  10/9/2006  | 
Upek And Pay By Touch Team On Biometric Authentication
Features  |  10/9/2006  | 
The fingerprint scanner and service will authorize access to all the systems and apps a user needs.
IBM Cuts 400 Engineering Jobs At U.S. Development Centers
News  |  10/9/2006  | 
The affected engineers are developing components for IBM's line of BladeCenter servers--one of the company's best-selling hardware products.
Nokia Wants Your Cell Phone To Tell You Where You Are
Features  |  10/6/2006  | 
Nokia began a major push to transform cell phones into personal navigation devices last week as the company began integrating GPS technology into its handsets.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
A look at emerging technology that's disruptive -- and that isn't.
Nanowires Could Lead To Microscopic Chips
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
Caltech researchers create prototype 10-nanometer transistor.
Scientists Overcoming Quantum Encryption's Distance-Related Hurdles
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
Scientists at NIST, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Albion College revealed last month that they generated and transmitted secret quantum keys over 184.6 kilometers of fiber-optic cable.
New Battery Technology Promises More Power And Mobility
Features  |  10/6/2006  | 
Researchers look to fuel cells, mini gas turbine engines, and new chemistry to provide more juice to mobile devices
VMware Mimics Rome: All Virtual Roads Lead To It
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
The company is trying to make it easier to generate and manage virtual machines that run systems that are being virtualized for the first time or were virtualized originally by someone else.
ATI Will Tune Its Graphics Chips For High-Performance Apps
News  |  10/2/2006  | 
The plan by ATI, which is set to merge with chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices this month, could give AMD a competitive edge against Intel in the fast-growing market for high-performance computing.
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