Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in December 2005
SANs Bring Sanity To Storage
Features  |  12/30/2005  | 
Growing volumes of data and increased adoption of lower-cost technology will accelerate deployments in 2006.
Report: Inexpensive, Portable PCs To Drive PC Market
News  |  12/20/2005  | 
IDC expects worldwide shipment growth to come in slightly under 15 percent for the fourth quarter of 2005.
Everyone Wants One
Features  |  12/17/2005  | 
Demand for BlackBerrys and similar devices is growing even faster than anticipated. But as mobile E-mail booms, so do the challenges.
AMD Memory Spin-Off Clears The Decks For Growth
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
Shares in flash-memory company Spansion Inc., which has around $2 billion in annual revenue, were offered to the public at a price of $12.
SmartAdvice: A Checklist For Determining IT Spending
Commentary  |  12/16/2005  | 
The days of deciding IT spending as a percentage of overall revenue are gone, The Advisory Council says. Also, tips for managing processes after adopting RFID.
AMD Says Court Ruling Gives It Another Victory Over Intel
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
A Tokyo court ruled that information collected in raids on Intel and computer makers must be handed over to AMD for use in its lawsuit against Intel.
Personal Tech Guide
Features  |  12/15/2005  | 
Last-minute gifts for the techies on your list
Data-Recovery Technology Arrives For SMBs
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Unitrends appliance provides disk-based backup capabilities and data restoration software
Review: Sun Microsystems SunFire T2000 Server Tears It Up
Features  |  12/14/2005  | 
When Sun's CoolThread technology meets multithreaded apps, it's burn baby, burn.
Honda Turns Asimo Robot Into Speedy Errand Assistant
News  |  12/13/2005  | 
Asimo can now speed across the floor at almost 4 miles per hour, carry objects, and automatically perform the tasks of a receptionist, information guide, or delivery person.
Obsolete Computers Are Piling Up And The EPA Should Act, GAO Says
News  |  12/13/2005  | 
More than 100 million computers, monitors, and TVs become obsolete each year, and congressional auditors say EPA should do more to find a cheaper solution to recycle electronics.
University Of Florida Saves Cash And Time With Dual-Core Systems
News  |  12/12/2005  | 
The school deployed Rackable Systems' high-density servers and dual-core Opteron processors to nearly double its computing capacity.
Smart Money's On India
News  |  12/9/2005  | 
U.S. technology companies raise their stakes with one eye on low-cost R&D and the other on opportunity.
Chambers Envisions Cisco's Next Billion-Dollar Business
News  |  12/9/2005  | 
Service-oriented networks promise to mimic functions found elsewhere
Virtual Servers (For Real)
Features  |  12/9/2005  | 
Xen open-source software should speed adoption of virtualization. But are IT teams ready to manage 1,000 virtual servers?
RFID Feeds The Meter
Features  |  12/9/2005  | 
Drivers in some cities can use their cell phones to pay parking meters. Now comes RFID as the next convenience.
By A Whisker, It's... Cisco
Features  |  12/9/2005  | 
In our exclusive reader survey, performance, reliability, and stability outrank even best price when it comes to choosing a networking vendor. That puts Cisco on top.
Are Your Printers A Drag On Your IT Budget?
News  |  12/9/2005  | 
Pennsylvania attorney general's office will cut printer costs by 21% over three years after conducting a thorough review.
More Cores For Handheld Devices
Features  |  12/9/2005  | 
The New Power Equation
Features  |  12/9/2005  | 
Tired of renting data-center space and buying more air conditioners? Dual-core chips provide an answer.
Big Smart Health Card Rollout In The Big Apple
News  |  12/7/2005  | 
Mount Sinai Medical Center and eight affiliated hospitals plan to begin deploying more than 100,000 smart cards to patients in the spring.
Man Sues Microsoft Over Flawed Xbox 360
News  |  12/6/2005  | 
Robert Byers of Chicago filed the suit in federal court on Friday, and seeks unspecified damages and court expenses, as well as the replacement or recall of the Xbox 360.
Scratch-Resistant CD Keeps Data Alive
News  |  12/5/2005  | 
You can wipe off that drink coaster and slip it into a CD player--that is, if you really wanted to. The Scratch-Less Disc relies on a special polymer, co-developed by General Electric, that's 100 times harder to scratch than the surface of standard CDs.
Sun Offers Servers Based On 8-Core Processors
News  |  12/5/2005  | 
The availability of the Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 servers using the UltraSparc T1 processor completes a full revamp of Sun's server portfolio over the past four months.
The Zen Of Virtualization
News  |  12/5/2005  | 
The Ticker
News  |  12/5/2005  | 
Quantum Adds Security Capabilities To Tape Drives
News  |  12/5/2005  | 
New data-access controls and encryption technology will help safeguard information on backup tapes such as those lost earlier this year in several highly publicized incidents.
Survival Instincts
Features  |  12/2/2005  | 
General Motors is cutting 30,000 jobs and closing plants, yet its latest IT transformation isn't focused on cutting tech costs. It's on reinventing how GM competes globally.
HP Merges Utility-Computing Services Into Broad Packages
News  |  12/2/2005  | 
Included are servers, storage, networks, and management tools
Personal Tech Guide
Features  |  12/2/2005  | 
Caltech Supercomputer Analyzes Earthquakes
News  |  12/2/2005  | 
With the $6 million parallel computer, Caltech wants to look at hundreds, even thousands, of earthquakes to interpret information about Earth's structure, what the Earth looks like on the inside, and the source of earthquakes.
Ho, Ho, Ho, Ship, Ship, Ship
Features  |  12/2/2005  | 
Fox Exec Backs Sony's Blu-Ray
News  |  12/2/2005  | 
James Gianopulos said the high number of firms supporting the Blu-ray approach and the level of content committed to the standard appear to give it a lead over the competing HD DVD standard.
Retailers Buying Into IT
News  |  12/1/2005  | 
This year's top expenditures, AMR Research says: supply-chain improvements and better store systems and planning applications. Next year will bring more in the way of self-service and other areas.
Skype Partners With Logitech, Creative For Webcam Sales
News  |  12/1/2005  | 
Creative's Skype-certified webcams will be available at retailers in Europe, while Logitech's can be purchased through the Skype online store.


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