Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in April 2005
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RFID Goes To The O.R.
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Stick-on chip is being tested to avoid operations on wrong patient or body part
Aggressive Treatment
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
A $402 million deal between IBM and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center aims to cut operating costs with improved efficiency, while also co-developing IT products the rest of the industry may use
IBM Plans Restructuring
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Sound Of Music, Your Way
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Wal-Mart launches a service to let music lovers create custom CDs on its Web site
The Networking World Gathers In Las Vegas For N+I
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Scores of vendors have disclosed plans to introduce new products at the show, which also features seminars on wireless, security, and VoIP.
Born Again
Features  |  4/29/2005  | 
Silicon Valley, the site of busted dot-com dreams, is bustling once more as entrepreneurs focus on business' I.T. infrastructures
Dell Targets SMBs With Tailored Products
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
The computer maker introduces a notebook whose size, price, and service options are designed to appeal to small and midsize businesses.
What's The Best Tech Device For The World's Poor?
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
A panel discussion at Software 2005 debated whether cheap laptop computers or some other type of device is best suited to help Third World children.
Law Firm Builds Blade-Server Data Center
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Installation of storage-array systems will support a new IP-based storage area network.
RFID Can Help Relieve The Fear Of Surgery
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
RFID tags ensure that doctors perform the correct operation on the right person and on the correct place on the body.
HP Begins Transition To 2.5-Inch Disk Drives
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Smaller drives to appear in ProLiant servers by midyear and other HP systems in 2006.
SAP And Siemens Team Up For Health-Care Systems
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
A package of products and services will combine Siemens' clinical-systems expertise and SAP's business and supply-chain applications.
Venture-Capital Spending In IT Shows Slight Decline
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
VC investment in IT was $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2005, down from the $2.7 billion invested in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Veritas CEO Talks Convergence
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
"Information and currency are becoming one and the same," Gary Bloom tells the audience at the vendor's Vision conference.
SGI Beefs Up Air Force Supercomputer
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
Silicon Graphics has beefed up the supercomputer installation at the Aeronautical Systems Center's (ARC) Major Shared Resource Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Cisco's Strategy: Helping Businesses Go Wireless
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
Networking vendor is moving aggressively to integrate wireless LAN technology from Airespace into its product portfolio.
Bill Gates Discusses 64-Bit Windows, Longhorn Transition
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
Microsoft chairman calls 64-bit memory a 'huge' boost for demanding PC and server applications, but says most business desktop users can probably wait for Longhorn before upgrading.
RFID Data Management
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Sybase software helps companies collect and use data for business processes
Tags Take Test Flights On Jet Engines
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Boeing and Delta will test how well tags hold up in harsh conditions
New Era Dawns With Dual-Core Chips
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Intel and AMD ship dual-core processors aimed at different markets
Mobile Craze Boosts Intel
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
IBM To Help Tech Startups In Israel
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
The Israeli government will provide financing and IBM will provide technical assistance to startup companies developing products based on open standards such as Linux and Java.
Intel's Capital Spending To Dwarf AMD's
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
The Intel capital budget is expected to be $5.6 billion this year, while AMD will invest $1.5 billion.
SmartAdvice: Follower Or Pioneer, X64's Time Is Near
Commentary  |  4/22/2005  | 
Look at what programs you'll be running and how long you expect to keep the hardware when deciding when to start buying 64-bit PCs and servers, The Advisory Council says. Also, vendors are developing self-healing wide-area file services for delivering data on a wide-area network.
Wireless Cloud Drifting Toward Sunny Monterey
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
California city plans to deploy a wireless network over the next two years to let 420 city workers transmit and receive data and even TV signals.
Trimble Unveils High-Accuracy GPS Systems
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
New GPS Pathfinder Pro series provides subfoot and submeter mapping accuracy, company says.
California Overnight Upgrades Wireless Data System
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Package-delivery company is retooling its wireless infrastructure to improve business processes and customer service.
AMD Debuts Dual-Core Opteron
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems disclose plans to introduce new servers based on the processors from AMD.
RFID Rides High On Jet Engines
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
Boeing and Delta Air Lines are testing RFID tags on commercial jet engines to see how well they hold up under the extreme heat and vibrations of an engine environment.
Intel Reports Strong Quarterly Earnings
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
The chipmaker also celebrates the 40th anniversary of Moore's law and its first shipments of dual-core microprocessors for use in desktop PCs and workstations.
Sybase Offers End-To-End RFID Data Management
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
New software helps companies collect and use RFID data for business processes.
Dell Offers Systems Management To SMBs
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
Server vendor says the Microsoft Operation Manager will run on its PowerEdge servers and provide computer monitoring and management capabilities for as little as $50 per server.
EMC Reports Solid 1Q Results
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
Company's 20% sales growth bucks the trend of poor first-quarter results from other IT vendors.
Intel Ships Next-Gen Wireless Chips For WiMax
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
Intel's Rosedale chip will provide the foundation for high-speed wireless services that can travel distances of several miles.
Norad Turns To PC Blades For Security And Savings
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
The introduction of hundreds of PC blades at the North American Aerospace Defense Command's Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station has produced savings of about $1.6 million a year.
Intel Says Dual-Core Pentiums Are Shipping
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
Intel formally let the other shoe drop Monday, officially announcing that PCs equipped with its dual-core Pentium processors have begun shipping from Alienware, Dell, and Velocity Micro.
EMC Blitzes High-End NAS Market With New Gateway
News  |  4/16/2005  | 
The Celerra NSX network-attached-storage gateway can accommodate up to eight X-Blades, for a maximum system capacity of 112 terabytes.
Unsolved Problems
News  |  4/15/2005  | 
Business technologists often start working on problems before they know what the final answer will look like. In the movie industry, Sony is tackling the early stages of designing a digital film process, from creation to distribution. Big Pharma knows it has a problem with analyzing drugs' side effects once they're out of clinical trials, and it's wrestling with the IT needed to solve it. And the government, which knows by its own grades that its cybersecurity isn't good enough, decides one aven
Snap-On Processing Power For The Network
News  |  4/15/2005  | 
Startup Azul Systems offers high-power RISC-based appliance
IBM Signs $125 Million Deal To Build Nationwide Speed Trap
News  |  4/15/2005  | 
In what is described as the largest telematics deal in history, IBM engineers will design an automobile-monitoring system and install a device in cars to track drivers in the United Arab Emirates.
University Proposes Center To Design Cooler Chips
News  |  4/15/2005  | 
University researchers say new technologies are needed to reduce the amount of heat generated by advanced computer processors.
Step Into The Future
Features  |  4/15/2005  | 
New technology, security, and reliability requirements are changing the data-center infrastructure.
Azul's Compute Appliance Debuts
News  |  4/15/2005  | 
New RISC-based systems lets companies snap processing power onto their networks.
Data Transformation
Features  |  4/15/2005  | 
A massive data warehouse helps the U.S. Postal Service become a lean, customer-focused business
New BI Server From SAS Aimed AtThe Mainstream
Features  |  4/15/2005  | 
Data-analysis and reporting tool includes online analytical processing and geographic visualization
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