Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in April 2004
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Business Technology: Fighting For Survival, Or Global Opportunity?
Commentary  |  4/30/2004  | 
How will Wal-Mart's secondary and tertiary suppliers handle its 2005 RFID mandate for the mega-retailer's top 100 suppliers? Opportunities abound for those willing to take the leap into a global supply network, where innovation and flexibility are indispensable.
Wal-Mart Takes First Shipments Of RFID-Tagged Products
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Cases and pallets of merchandise with the product-tracking tags arrived at seven of the retailer's stores in the Dallas area.
Wal-Mart Tests RFID With Eight Suppliers
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Mandate for tags marches forward, but companies still struggle with accuracy rates
PDA Sales Drop; Microsoft Gains In Operating-System Share
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Gartner says year-over-year worldwide shipments fell nearly 5% in the first quarter, with Microsoft pulling into a dead heat with Palm in sales of handheld operating systems.
Regional Bells Cool To AT&T Proposal
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
BellSouth, Qwest, and SBC all were ooposed to AT&T's latest offer on access fees.
Ready For Downtime
Features  |  4/29/2004  | 
Film-services company picks LeftHand Networks' appliance to get up and running after problems
RFID In It For The Long Run
Features  |  4/29/2004  | 
Gear from Hewlett-Packard turns Boston Marathon into a high-tech showcase
Banks Prepare For Image Capture
Features  |  4/29/2004  | 
Bank One and Wells Fargo among financial institutions getting ready to exchange check images instead of paper
HP To Ship First RFID-Ready Goods
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
After some experimentation, HP says, it's getting 100% read rates on tagged cases and pallets.
Talking Meds
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
The PDA Will See You Now
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Editor's Note
Commentary  |  4/28/2004  | 
On High Alert
Features  |  4/28/2004  | 
The Health and Human Services IT team has built a command center that monitors public health and equips the nation to respond in the event of a crisis
From The Ground Up
Features  |  4/28/2004  | 
Nortel Fires CEO, Postpones 1Q Report
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
The telecom equipment maker said it fired CEO Frank Dunn and two other top executives for cause, and that it will also restate 2003 earnings.
Study: Small And Midsize Companies Will Lead IT Spending
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
A new Forrester Research report says smaller businesses will increase their IT spending by 6.6% this year, as opposed to 1.7% for larger companies.
RFID Legislation Gains Sponsors
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
A Massachusetts lawmaker wants ground rules for how retail RFID is used. The aim is to allay alarmists' worries while making the technology more pervasive.
Employee Buyouts Hit Verizon's Bottom Line
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
First-quarter profits were down 50% from a year ago, despite revenue growth, due to the costs of buying out 21,000 workers.
Improved Backup And Recovery On A Tight Budget
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Production Resource Group plans to flip the switch on new processes from LeftHand Networks that it hopes will achieve unprecedented levels of information availability without much complexity.
IBM And Stanford AIm For New Spin On Computing
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
They launched a joint research center focused on "spintronics," which could one day end the delay users experience when they turn on their computers.
Grid Computing Group Bows
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
GM Grabs Supercomputer
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
Help For Storage Networking Troubles
News  |  4/23/2004  | 
AppIQ's Storage Authority Provisioning module is designed to error-proof and simplify efforts to allocate additional capacity to a storage network.
Hard-Disk Limitations
News  |  4/23/2004  | 
A Stanford University project concluded that hard-disk drives could become unstable at very high speeds.
Iraq War Skews Data On Computer Orders And Shipments
News  |  4/23/2004  | 
The government says new orders were unchanged from February on a seasonally adjusted basis, but an economic professor says the ongoing fighting changes the parameters.
Solid Money, Worried Minds
Features  |  4/23/2004  | 
Raises are back, and the average IT manager's salary approaches six figures. So why are they so grim about their careers?
Build Versus Buy On Wall Street
Features  |  4/22/2004  | 
Growing wealth-management businesses offer the latest round of decisions on whether to custom build or buy off-the-shelf
Pricing Pressure Hits AT&T In The Wallet
News  |  4/22/2004  | 
First-quarter profits fell 47% and revenue dropped for the eighth consecutive quarter.
BellSouth's Earnings Jump, But Loss Of Access Lines Is Worrisome
News  |  4/22/2004  | 
First-quarter profits were up by 30%, but the company is concerned about the rate it's losing business and residential access lines.
Feds Deny AT&T Request On Internet Phone Calls
News  |  4/22/2004  | 
The FCC unanimously rejected the company's efforts to avoid paying fees to other phone companies by routing some calls through the Internet.
AMD To Set Up Design Center In India
News  |  4/22/2004  | 
It plans to hire 120 engineers for the new facility, but says no U.S. personnel will lose jobs.
China Emerging As Big Player In RFID
News  |  4/22/2004  | 
It could soon become the biggest consumer of RFID technology and is readying several initiatives supported by RFID.
Global Mailer Hires IBM To Speed Deliveries
News  |  4/22/2004  | 
IBM will deploy RFID tags in a massive quality-assurance test of mail delivery.
IBM Supercomputer Revs Up Car Design
News  |  4/21/2004  | 
The new system will let General Motors reduce the cost and time it takes to bring a new auto to market.
SBC's 1Q Profits Fall But Exceed Expectations
News  |  4/21/2004  | 
The nation's No. 2 local-phone provider says net income dropped 61%, largely due to accounting changes.
Tennessee Senator Backs New Supercomputer
News  |  4/21/2004  | 
Sen. Lamar Alexander has proposed funding for the construction of the world's fastest supercomputer.
Motorola's 1Q Performance Impresses Wall Street
News  |  4/21/2004  | 
Profits more than tripled and revenue was nearly $2 billion more than forecast.
Vendors Form Grid-Computing Alliance
News  |  4/20/2004  | 
The Enterprise Grid Alliance wants to make it easier for computer and storage systems from different vendors to work together in a grid.
New RFID Standard Proposed
News  |  4/20/2004  | 
Philips Semiconductors and Texas Instruments are among the companies pushing for a way to better track material through supply chains.
HP-Warner Deal Continues Hollywood's March Toward Digital
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
The two will partner to develop techniques for digitizing and restoring movies and TV shows.
Microsoft, Apple Target Broadcasters
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
New products range from desktop tools for video production to high-definition broadcasting.
Cisco Warns Of Password Risk
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
GlobeXplorer Taps Clusters
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
Tech Could Make Roads Safer
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
Study: Lots Of Private Data Found On Used Hard Disks
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
O&O Software says a sample of 100 used drives purchased on eBay shows only 10% had been wiped with software products; the rest contained private data.
A Network Of Networks
News  |  4/16/2004  | 
Homeland Security's network project seeks to close communication and interoperability gaps
Laser Optics Try To Bridge Last Mile
News  |  4/16/2004  | 
Omnilux bets free-space optics networks will help users make high-speed connections
Real-Time Testing Key To Grid Reliability
News  |  4/16/2004  | 
Entergy uses Hypersim simulation software to help guard against blackouts
Copan Offers Low-Cost, Highly Reliable Storage
News  |  4/16/2004  | 
The company's Revolution 200T offers online access from ATA disk drives, promising improved performance and better reliability.
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