Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in November 2004
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RFID Tag Makers Escalate Production
Features  |  11/30/2004  | 
To be ready for RFID's expected growth in the coming years, vendors such as Texas Instruments and Philips Semiconductors are ramping up tag production.
Unprotected PCs Fall To Hacker Bots In Just Four Minutes
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
The lifespan of a poorly protected PC connected to the Internet is a mere four minutes, research released Tuesday claimed. After that, it's owned by a hacker.
Gartner: Third Of Top PC Vendors Gone In Three Years
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Three of the top 10 PC vendors will be pushed out of the business by 2007, research firm Gartner predicted Monday.
Home PC Chip From Sony, IBM, Toshiba Due To Pilot Next Year
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
They say that the so-called Cell chip would allow computers and consumer electronics to quickly process huge amounts of video and other digital content.
Intel Offers Desktop Linux Resources To Asian Partners
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
The chipmaker extends documentation, software and support services to desktop Linux system builders, matching its existing programs for Linux servers and Windows systems.
Linux Server Revenue Tops $1 Billion In Growing Market
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Research firm IDC says Linux servers posted their ninth consecutive quarter of growth, now accounting for nearly 10 percent of all server revenue.
New Jets Will Come Equipped With RFID
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Tags on Boeing and Airbus aircraft will make it easier to track and replace parts
Honeywell And IBM Join For Defense Design
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
10-year joint design deal is part of IBM's effort to sell wider range of services
Server Market Grows 5.5%; Linux Revenue Tops $1 Billion
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
The worldwide market for computer servers has posted its sixth consecutive quarter of growth.-
Vendors Aim To Ease Compliance For Web Data
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Filtering appliance vendor 8e6 Technologies and storage vendor Procom ally to let companies better manage their Web data for compliance purposes.
8 Million Have Used Cell Number Portability, FCC Says
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
The FCC said that 8 million cellular service users have switched operators but kept their old phone numbers in the last year.
'Smartphone' Era To Start Next Year, Researcher Predicts
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Research firm also predicts that 80 percent of mobile workers will use wireless e-mail within the next three years.
In Short: Always-On Linux
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
NEC ships fault-tolerant Linux server with 99.999% up time
In Short: Cisco Warns Of Threat
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
Word To The Wise: Choose VoIP Providers With Care
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
Many service providers aren't expected to survive a coming shakeout; look for more than a good price, analyst says
Reap RFID Rewards
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
Smart readers can filter unwanted data from the RFID network before it gets into a database
Bank Revises Availability Strategy
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
Commerce Bank builds disaster-recovery site for auxiliary data near its data center to ease compliance with regulations
Big Ambitions
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
AT&T is struggling to remake itself as a high-value IP services vendor, but time may be running out
You Want Reviews? We've Got 'Em!
Commentary  |  11/23/2004  | 
Been coveting a snazzy, sleek smartphone? How about an inexpensive way to share and sync files? A workhorse file and print server? Or a digital pen that remembers everything you write and creates e-mails
Policy Gaps Impeding Government RFID Adoption
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
While government IT execs see RFID's potential, insufficient funding and lack of guidelines on privacy and security are delaying implementation.
UPS Puts RFID To The Test
Features  |  11/23/2004  | 
Logistics provider plans to use the technology in internal operations and eventually in services it offers customers
Get The Right Info
Features  |  11/23/2004  | 
FullTilt Solutions' system manages product info and online catalog more efficiently
Users Should Be Wary Of Fly-By-Night VoIP Service Providers
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
While hundreds of service providers battle for VoIP customers, users should be careful of low-cost come-ons.
Honeywell Outsources Chip Design to IBM
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
The 10-year deal is a major win for IBM's young Engineering & Technical Services unit.
Drugmaker Ships RFID Tags With OxyContin
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Technology can help stop theft and counterfeiting, a $30 billion-a-year problem.
PC Power United
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
IBM project lets PC users donate computer power to create grid for researchers
Storage Grids Move Closer To Reality
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Vendors introduce technologies, forge partnerships, and embrace open standards
Taking Stock: Stratex Appears To Be Long-Term Investment
Commentary  |  11/19/2004  | 
Stratex overestimated the demand for its new Eclipse product.
SmartAdvice: Craft A Data-Center SLA So It Meets Business Needs
Commentary  |  11/19/2004  | 
Outsourcing data-center work lets staff focus on higher-value activities, but pay attention to business metrics when drafting the agreement, The Advisory Council says. Also, RSS may be a useful tool depending on your's company's industry; and expect staff cultural challenges when switching from mainframe based apps to client/server or Web-based applications.
Overcapacity, Demand Aren't Concerns, Intel's Barrett Says
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Speaking to business leaders in India, the Intel CEO says the company will invest $40 million to expand a design center in India. He also downplays inventory concerns and other concerns, saying press and analysts have a "one-day outlook."
ERP On Windows Makes Strides
Features  |  11/19/2004  | 
Some businesses find that moving their ERP applications from Unix to Windows servers has its advantages
State CIO Sets New Strategy
Features  |  11/19/2004  | 
California's top I.T. executive wants to use technology to make government more accessible to citizens
Review: Windows On New Cell Phone
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
The familiarity of Windows will be welcome for some cell phone users. But road warriors will like what they see, too.
Langa Letter: Why Freeware's A Solution, Not A Problem
Commentary  |  11/19/2004  | 
Open-source, GPL, and other forms of freeware sometimes run afoul of myopic company licensing standards. But any organization that's cutting itself off from GPL and other legitimate forms of licensed freeware is seriously hurting its own business, Fred Langa says.
NEC Debuts Fault-Tolerant Linux Server
News  |  11/18/2004  | 
NEC ships a fault-tolerant Linux server that the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company guarantees will remain up and running 99.999 percent of the time.
Intradyn Launches RocketVault For Backup And Recovery
News  |  11/16/2004  | 
Appliance is designed to provide low-cost data protection.
Microsoft Puts New Life Into Its Systems Management
News  |  11/16/2004  | 
A host of new products are designed to work and compete with leading enterprise management products, the company says.
RFID Vendor Puts RFID To Work
News  |  11/16/2004  | 
Intermec will use RFID technology in its own manufacturing processes and will aggressively pursue RFID business in 2005.
For Geeks on the Go
Features  |  11/16/2004  | 
Mobility rules, so don't leave home without these gadgets.
Analyzing RFID's Reliability And Stability Limitations
Commentary  |  11/16/2004  | 
RFID and bar codes are both auto-identification technologies, but bar codes have a much longer track record and therefore boast greater reliability. In addition to stability issues, there are other potential shortcomings in the readiness of RFID that enterprises must understand and weigh.
Network Appliance Offers Up Flexible Storage
News  |  11/15/2004  | 
The vendor adds features to its storage appliance to quickly bring back online storage that had been dedicated to an underused application.
FDA Sharpens Its RFID Initiative
News  |  11/15/2004  | 
The agency creates a policy guide and workgroup to foster RFID adoption in the pharmaceutical industry.
Sun Moves Up With NAS, Down With SAN
News  |  11/15/2004  | 
Besides unleashing Solaris 10, Sun Microsystems on Monday plans to turn the spotlight on new storage hardware and software as part of its quarterly product launch.
Sales Up For Cameras, Plasma TVs, Music Players
News  |  11/15/2004  | 
A lack of consumer excitement over the desktop leads to weaker-than-expected sales.
RFID To Fight Counterfeiting of Viagra, Painkilling Drugs
News  |  11/15/2004  | 
RFID tags will be added to the impotency drug Viagra and the painkiller OxyContin, allowing the medicines to be tracked electronically from production plant to pharmacy. The move is aimed at combating counterfeiting of drugs.
Dell Gets Back Into Blades
News  |  11/15/2004  | 
The company is introducing new blade servers it says boost performance and cost advantages.
IBM's R&D Projects Include RFID, New Search Techniques
News  |  11/15/2004  | 
A Q&A with IBM's Paul Horn reveals where the vendor sees the biggest gains from RFID and a new prototype search engine.
Dell Takes Touch Screens To Retailers
News  |  11/15/2004  | 
The vendor is launching flat-panel, touch-screen systems designed specifically for the retail market.
Microsoft Seizes PDA Market Lead From PalmSource
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
Microsoft led the market in the third quarter for operating systems used in personal digital assistants, surpassing for the first time the Palm OS that dominated the handheld-computer segment for years.
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