Xen App Enlightens
Virtualization tool helps companies get more from servers; 64-bit support coming soon
RFID, Fast Follower Strategies Don't Mix
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
The Hurricane chipset, which IBM executives say is all about performance, is based on the company's X3 architecture
Don't Let Branch Security Slide
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
EMC Wants Your Data
Information-life-cycle management is at the heart of the powerhouse storage vendor's new strategy. Now comes the hard part: keeping buyers satisfied.
Minimize Supply-Chain Risk
ON Semiconductor uses predictive-analytics software from Vivecon to more accurately gauge demand for its products
Linux For The Future
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
Slow Going On The Global Grid
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
Many companies struggle with an 80-20 split between maintenance and innovation. Here's how some have closed the gap.
Intel Developer Forum To Focus On Platforms
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
Blade servers can be used with HP's Xeon-based models, and an Opteron workstation takes aim at customers with high computing demands.
'Origins Of Cyberspace' To Be Auctioned By Christie's
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's ERP Delays Could Affect Its RFID Efforts
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.
The 64-Bit Question
When will Windows support it? Microsoft releases beta and says it's on schedule.
Carrier-Grade Linux Is Coming Up
Specifications aim to improve and enhance the open-source operating system to meet the strict requirements of the telecom industry
Dell Adds Service Center In Japan
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
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.