Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in February 2005
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IBM Turns To ISVs And Resellers To Charge Up Sales
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The company announced several initiatives, such as giving resellers access to industry specialists and providing volume discounts to smaller customers.
SmartAdvice: Telecommuting A Boon With Proper Safeguards And Training
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
Make telecommuting a privilege and focus on training and security for a successful experience, The Advisory Council says. Also, look for range of services and experience from a data-center-relocation services provider.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
Xen App Enlightens
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Virtualization tool helps companies get more from servers; 64-bit support coming soon
AMD Innovates But Still Can't Crack Dell
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Chipmaker demos new dual-core versions; Dell says it will stick with Intel
RFID, Fast Follower Strategies Don't Mix
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
The most common reaction to RFID in the retail industry appears to be apprehension. That's not a reason to stand still, however. RFID is not a technology that lends itself easily to a "fast follower" strategy, due to heavy infrastructure, as well as business process and application, requirements.
IBM Targets Four-Way Systems
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
The Hurricane chipset, which IBM executives say is all about performance, is based on the company's X3 architecture
HP Increases Emphasis On Small Businesses
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard aims for another year of double-digit growth in the small- and midsize-business market
Don't Let Branch Security Slide
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
HP's networking unit introduces a collection of routers and other gear to shore up security at branch offices, but Cisco is still tops in the field
Langa Letter: Getting The Grunge Out Of Your PC
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
Fred Langa cleans the dirtiest PC he can find, and along the way shows you how you can easily tackle yours.
EMC Wants Your Data
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
Information-life-cycle management is at the heart of the powerhouse storage vendor's new strategy. Now comes the hard part: keeping buyers satisfied.
Hardware Roots: EMC Still Has A Stake In Systems
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
'They know the hardware is becoming a commodity,' Yankee Group analyst Balaouras says. 'It's never going back to hardware over software and services.'
Where Will Open Source Go Next? Xen Brings Approach To Server Virtualization
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Xen has some big-name support, but there's much work left to do before it has a chance to take root in businesses.
Micropayments Processor Signs SunTrust
Features  |  2/24/2005  | 
Deal highlights the growing popularity of small-value transactions of $2 or less
Minimize Supply-Chain Risk
Features  |  2/24/2005  | 
ON Semiconductor uses predictive-analytics software from Vivecon to more accurately gauge demand for its products
AMD Breaks Technical Ground But Still Can't Penetrate Dell
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Although AMD is demonstrating and planning to ship a dual-core Athlon 64 processor, Dell is holding to its all-Intel strategy.
IBM Targets Midmarket With ISeries ISV Push
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
The Initiative for Innovation will expand application and tools development for IBM's iSeries to thousands of additional partners worldwide.
Homeland Security Keeps An Eye On The Sky With App-Dev Strategy
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
The federal government's Office of Air and Marine Operations is ready to leverage its new IT infrastructure to monitor nationwide radar activity.
IBM Hurricane Blows Into Server Market
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
The Hurricane chipset, which IBM execs say is all about performance, is based on the company's X3 architecture.
HP Expands Network-Security Offerings
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
HP's ProCurve Networking unit unveils secure branch-office routers and adds features to make LANs, WANs, and wireless LANs more secure.
Linux For The Future
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
It was wild idealism, really, around the notion that software should be developed communally and distributed freely that spawned Linux more than a decade ago. It's an ideal that has resonated up the chain of command to become a major disruptive force in the business world. While much is made of the threat to Windows, the Linux operating system and accompanying open-source movement threaten to put other decades-old IT mainstays, notably Unix and RISC-based processors, out to pasture. As the new p
Marks & Spencer Gives Nod To RFID On Clothing
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Retailer plans to expand item-level testing to additional clothing departments
PlanView Launches IT Planning Tool
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Software combines IT portfolio-management capabilities with EMC Documentum's eRoom collaboration software.
Cost Factor: Licensing Concerns
Features  |  2/18/2005  | 
Slow Going On The Global Grid
Features  |  2/18/2005  | 
The dream of global grid computing, as exemplified by the Globus Toolkit, hasn't caught on with most businesses. But fusing web-services standards with grid-computing protocols could begin to change that.
Stand And Deliver
Features  |  2/18/2005  | 
Many companies struggle with an 80-20 split between maintenance and innovation. Here's how some have closed the gap.
Lights Out: Software Automates Data-Center Tasks
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
'We cut three hours off our nighttime run and eliminated one of our biggest problems: operator error,' CIO Evans says.
Intel Developer Forum To Focus On Platforms
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
At its upcoming developers' forum, Intel will provide new details on its latest processor advancements and Star Technologies. It will also disclose a new technology called I/O Acceleration Technology.
HP Expands Opteron Options
Features  |  2/17/2005  | 
Blade servers can be used with HP's Xeon-based models, and an Opteron workstation takes aim at customers with high computing demands.
EMC Embraces Storage Over IP Networks
Features  |  2/17/2005  | 
Vendor's new line of midrange and low-cost Clariion systems provides native iScsi support
'Origins Of Cyberspace' To Be Auctioned By Christie's
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
Christie's New York auction house is offering more than 200 papers from the early days of computing. The collection spans the seminal work of England's Charles Babbage up to, and including, papers concerning the origins of the Internet.
Microsoft Details RFID Features In Upcoming ERP Software
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Among other things, Axapta 4.0 will accept RFID data that could help companies determine where RFID tags need to be affixed to products.
Q&A: Former Intel Exec and Director Les Vadasz
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Vadasz talks about Intel, nanotechnology, and government investment in high tech.
Microsoft's ERP Delays Could Affect Its RFID Efforts
News  |  2/15/2005  | 
Microsoft Business Solutions says it won't deliver the next version of Axapta until spring 2006 so it can add more features than originally planned. But that means Microsoft could lose ground in the RFID and enterprise-software markets.
HP Offers New Opteron-Based Servers, Workstation
News  |  2/14/2005  | 
The new Opteron-based servers can be used in conjunction with HP's Xeon-based servers.
EMC Embraces Storage Over IP
News  |  2/14/2005  | 
New Clariion systems show that EMC recognizes that iSCSI isn't a fad that's going away.
The 64-Bit Question
News  |  2/11/2005  | 
When will Windows support it? Microsoft releases beta and says it's on schedule.
AMD, Intel Speed 64-Bit And Dual-Core Efforts
News  |  2/11/2005  | 
Chipmakers compete for architectural leadership in the x86 market
Carrier-Grade Linux Is Coming Up
Features  |  2/10/2005  | 
Specifications aim to improve and enhance the open-source operating system to meet the strict requirements of the telecom industry
Under Fiorina, Tech Innovation And Growth Weren't HP's Strong Suits
News  |  2/10/2005  | 
Some analysts blame the cost-cutting, which prompted too many veteran HP employees to take their skills to other companies, notably Intel and IBM.
Langa Letter: Curing Laptop Overheating
Commentary  |  2/10/2005  | 
Sometimes, Fred Langa says, fixing a too-hot laptop/notebook computer is as simple as "Whooosh!"
Message To HP's Next CEO: Execution, Not Transformation
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
In replacing Carly Fiorina, HP's board believes it has the right mix of businesses, but it needs a new leader to wring results from them.
Intel Dubs 2005 'The Year Of 64-Bit Computing'
News  |  2/8/2005  | 
After watching AMD's success, Intel says the market is ready for widespread 64-bit business computing.
Dell Adds Service Center In Japan
News  |  2/8/2005  | 
The new Enterprise Command Center is based on best practices of crisis-management centers and provides real-time tracking of customer issues, technicians, and service parts.
Opinion: Bring On The Zoom-Zoom
Commentary  |  2/8/2005  | 
GlobusWorld starts in earnest today in Boston, allowing grid-computing aficionados to debate the technology. Among them is Mazda, which will report on its grid trial with NEC.
IBM P5 Server Hits Sub-$4,000 Mark
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
IBM's p5-510 server is designed for small and midsize businesses.
Intel Begins Production Of Dual-Core Pentiums
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
Intel is now manufacturing its dual-core processors, which are designed with two processor cores in a single chip.
IBrix File System Scales Storage
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
A new file system supports business customers who are increasingly moving to Linux clusters.
Egenera Adds Opteron To Blade Line
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
To remain what it calls "system agnostic," Egenera says it will offer blades based on AMD's Opteron and Intel's Itanium processors.
Intermec Offers 13 Free RFID Patents
News  |  2/6/2005  | 
Intermec is giving companies developing products based on next-generation RFID standards free access to 13 of its patents.
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