Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in November 2005
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Iomega Spins Mac Mini Drives
News  |  11/30/2005  | 
Iomega launched a MiniMax desktop hard drive computer with dual USB 2.0 and FireWire data hubs for the Apple Mac Mini computer.
HP Launches Formal Utility Computing Service
News  |  11/29/2005  | 
Customers can buy access to basic IT infrastructure, including server, storage, network, operating system, and associated HP management tools, and pay per CPU hour.
Texas Instruments, Impinj Ink RFID Deal
News  |  11/29/2005  | 
TI will use the Monza chip, the first RFID-certified chip that meets the Gen 2 standard approved late last year.
RFID Network Set To Launch In 2006
News  |  11/28/2005  | 
Based on a Web-services model, the network will provide a central system of record for all enterprise electronic product code-related RFID data by aggregating events from multiple technology platforms.
Wi-Fi, On A $300-A-Month Salary
News  |  11/28/2005  | 
The Balkan country of Macedonia is planning a wireless mesh network that will cover 1,000 square miles so that the country's more than 2 million residents can get online.
Xbox 360 Users Find Novel Workarounds For Early Glitches
News  |  11/28/2005  | 
Early users of Microsoft's Xbox 360 are coming up with innovative ways to fix some of the reported glitches plaguing the new videogame console, one of which involves dangling the unit's power supply in midair with string.
Will TiVo Be Watching You?
News  |  11/28/2005  | 
Feds Drive E-Health Records In Devastated Gulf Coast
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
Health-care payers showed the value of electronic records during the recovery
Telecommuting: An EPA Energy Credit
Features  |  11/23/2005  | 
Software from iPass gives thousands of EPA employees easy, secure access to agency information
Rx For Remote Access
Features  |  11/23/2005  | 
Device cuts costs and increases productivity while giving executives at pharmacy-services company secure access to business data.
An Always-In-Touch Option
Features  |  11/23/2005  | 
Voice over wireless LANs may soon provide mobile users with a single device that will keep them in constant contact
Tablet PCs: Stuck In A Niche
Features  |  11/23/2005  | 
Can touch-screen technology, lighter systems, and wider use of 'digital ink' move pen-based computing beyond health-care, pharmaceutical, and education markets?
TiVo Files Patent For RFID-Based Video Recorder
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
The patent is for a personal video recorder that recognizes viewer preferences through an RFID chip embedded in clothing, jewelry, or somewhere in "the user's body."
Personal Tech Guide
Features  |  11/23/2005  | 
Your guide to what's hot, useful, and just plain fun
China Tests RFID System For Tracking Bird Flu
News  |  11/22/2005  | 
Technology from Smart-tek Solutions is being implemented at a poultry farm in an attempt to help stop the spread of the disease.
Midnight Madness Hypes Xbox 360 Launch
News  |  11/22/2005  | 
Microsoft is positioning the system as a broad-based consumer entertainment platform that does more than gaming; it can also record television programs, play music, and display photos.
The Ticker
News  |  11/21/2005  | 
Personal Tech Guide
Features  |  11/21/2005  | 
Cisco's TV Debut
News  |  11/21/2005  | 
Intel, AMD Among Fastest Growing Chip Suppliers
News  |  11/21/2005  | 
Intel remained the largest semiconductor supplier in the world, with estimated 2005 revenue of $35.5 billion; AMD is the 12th largest with estimated 2005 revenue of $5.8 billion.
HP Recycles Equivalent Of 280 Jumbo Jets
News  |  11/21/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard recycled about 140 million pounds of hardware and print cartridges in the past year.
Q&A: Bill Gates On Supercomputing, Software In Science, And More
News  |  11/18/2005  | 
Bill Gates talks to InformationWeek about how work done at Microsoft Research can apply to science, medicine, and engineering; how more powerful desktop processors can improve user interfaces; and his evolving role at Microsoft.
Next Up For Cell Phones: More Business Features And Linux
News  |  11/18/2005  | 
Nokia has business users in mind, and PalmSource is moving to Linux.
Cisco Leaps Into Mesh
Features  |  11/18/2005  | 
Dozens of cities are using mesh networks to give residents wireless access. Now Cisco has joined the fray, with new products and two wins.
Supersized Challenge
Features  |  11/18/2005  | 
Microsoft is an afterthought in supercomputing. Changing that will take overcoming Linux--and recruiting a new breed of employee.
Solving The Storage Riddle
Features  |  11/18/2005  | 
Businesses employ a variety of storage services to help them chart their way through proliferating storage options
Langa Letter: A Complete PC Maintenance Checklist
Commentary  |  11/16/2005  | 
Fred Langa offers a comprehensive plan for keeping your PC in absolute top-notch condition.
Gates Outlines Microsoft's High-Performance Computing Plans
News  |  11/15/2005  | 
Second beta version of Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 announced at supercomputing conference.
Dell's Stealth AMD Move
News  |  11/15/2005  | 
CA Adds Service Availability And Management Platforms
News  |  11/14/2005  | 
The two platforms integrate pieces of CA's newly released Unicenter r11 software components as well as other existing products.
CA Unveils 26 Products, Integrated For Better IT Management
News  |  11/14/2005  | 
Beta testers say the products fit into CA's Enterprise IT Management vision and provide for better management, security, and alignment of IT resources with business processes.
Narrowing The Digital Divide
Commentary  |  11/14/2005  | 
Businesses Won't Pay Premium For Intel-Based Servers, Survey Says
News  |  11/14/2005  | 
Two-thirds won't pay a premium for an Intel server, while a quarter said they would pay up to a 10% premium and one in 10 said they would pay more than a 10% premium.
Sun Goes Upscale With Chips
News  |  11/11/2005  | 
Buyers dislike proprietary chips, but this will be tempting
'Next-Level' Server
Features  |  11/11/2005  | 
Azul Systems introduces platform that lets midtier customers combine multicore and Xeon-based servers
Customers To Get View Of New CA At Conference
News  |  11/11/2005  | 
CA has reorganized around security, storage, enterprise systems management, and business-service optimization, all of which have been bolstered by acquisitions valued at $1.2 billion.
Intel Adds Virtualization To The Desktop
News  |  11/11/2005  | 
Intel is embedding virtualization technology in two single-core Pentium 4 processors. Acer, Founder, Lenovo, and TongFang are expected to make PCs using the processors available soon.
Selling Soap, Razors--And Collaboration
Features  |  11/11/2005  | 
Procter & Gamble recasts its strategy--and image--with new PC apps, predictive business intelligence, and virtualized processes
SWsoft Extends Virtualization Software To 64-Bit Windows
News  |  11/11/2005  | 
A new version of Virtuozzo for Windows expands support from x86 32-bit environments to 64-bit platforms based on Intel EM6T and AMD64 applications.
Personal Tech Guide
Features  |  11/11/2005  | 
Sun Announces Record Grid Compute Utility Deal
News  |  11/11/2005  | 
Virtual Compute Corporation will use more than 1 million hours of CPUs on Sun Microsystems' Grid Compute Utility to serve customers in the oil and gas industry.
IBM, ClearCube Offer "Bank In A Box"
News  |  11/11/2005  | 
The system combines IBM's blade server and PC blade platform, client systems from ClearCube, and services from IBM Global Services in a package that costs about $100,000.
VoIP Gotchas
Features  |  11/11/2005  | 
Pitfalls and potholes can trip up your voice-over-IP implementations
Dell's Rollins Eyes Growth Despite Earnings Dip
News  |  11/10/2005  | 
Earnings declined in part because of the cost of replacing defective PCs, but the company sees plenty of opportunity for growth in storage, printers, and software and periperhals.
Business Technology: Authors Use Scare Tactics To Discredit RFID
Commentary  |  11/10/2005  | 
If we let two publicity-loving zealots blunt the adoption of a terrific new technology, then we deserve the fate we're helping to create, Bob Evans says, because it's a short distance from stifling RFID to outlawing cameras in cell phones or banning Google Earth or pursuing a lot of other equally paranoid delusions.
Cisco Reports Growth In Enterprise Spending
News  |  11/10/2005  | 
Still, the company is cautious about the future. "It's too early to say it's turned around," says chief development officer Charles Giancarlo.
SmartAdvice: Successful Risk Mitigation Requires Pre-Disaster Planning
Commentary  |  11/9/2005  | 
It's worth doing at least some planning for even a relatively small, resource-constrained business, The Advisory Council says. Also, get the skinny on new RFID guidelines for Defense Department contractors.
Microcontroller Upsizing Toward 32 Bits
News  |  11/9/2005  | 
A market research firm said the shift is being driven mostly by newer products, including smart cards, PC peripherals, and hard disk drives.
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