Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in April 2007
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Band Of Bloggers Promises Uncensored Iraq Footage On History.com
News  |  4/30/2007  | 
The History Channel promises that soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan will provide the site with 'uncensored news' and a 'perspective on war never before seen in history.'
Outsourcing To Indiana: IBM To Open Hoosier Call Center
News  |  4/30/2007  | 
The town of Daleville and Delaware County provided a package of incentives to IBM worth $419,000 to entice the company to locate the $2.9 million call center in the town.
IBM's Hardware Rollout Targets Small Businesses Abroad
News  |  4/30/2007  | 
An IBM survey of 1,200 midmarket businesses around the world found that nearly 66% planned to change their business model within the next two years to compete internationally.
Apple Offers Fix For MacBook Battery Problems
News  |  4/30/2007  | 
Apple said the problems do not present a safety hazard and MacBook owners could continue using the batteries, which were sold between February 2006 and April 2007.
Samsung Begins Production Of 16-Gbyte Flash Memory Chip
News  |  4/30/2007  | 
The high-capacity chip will be promoted for use in digital music players, music phones, and digital cameras.
HP Offers Pre-Configured Server Cluster System
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
The system is available with up to 48 compute nodes, Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors, and a choice of InfiniBand or Gigabit Ethernet interconnects.
Americans Spend $1,200 A Year On Tech Gadgets
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
Two of the fastest movers and shakers in the consumer electronics industry are devices that enable home networking.
New Cisco Switch Automatically Adjusts To Applications
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
Lets network administrators give priority to voice over IP, video, and other traffic types.
Intel, AMD Accuse Each Other Of Media Manipulation
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
In letters to court-appointed mediator Vincent J. Poppiti, the two companies exchanged barbs, but stopped short of asking presiding federal court Judge Joseph Farnan Jr. to intervene.
Laptop Recovers Lost Data In 60 Seconds
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
Non Stop Leaptop made by India's HCL Infosystems aims to eliminate problems caused by crashes or missing data.
N.Y. AG Gets First Settlement Under Security Breach Notification Law
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
The New York Attorney General's office reached an agreement with a Chicago-based firm that did not notify consumers of a data breach for two months.
IT Confidential: 10 Indications Apple Is Headed For A Fall
Commentary  |  4/27/2007  | 
The indications are there: iPhone anxiety, a Steve Jobs impersonator, a backdating scandal that won't go away--and I just bought an iMac.
Pulling Back The Curtain At Sun Labs
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
Sun is working on faster switches, more efficient servers, new programming languages, and 3-D virtual workplaces.
The Wedding Of Green Science And Nanotechnology
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
A report supports using the technologies to create ultra-efficient catalysts, detoxify wastes, assemble useful molecular machines, and efficiently convert sunlight into energy.
Broadband Service Providers Face Wiretapping Deadline
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
The FCC ruled in 2005 that broadband and VoIP providers must be able to facilitate wiretaps used by intelligence authorities so that old eavesdropping practices can be applied to newer technology.
EMC's VMware Unit Plans IPO
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
The move isn't without risk. VMware's prospectus notes that the company may have a more difficult time thriving in the hotly competitive virtualization market as a spin-off.
Siemens Loses Its CEO, Gains An SEC Probe
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
The giant engineering firm said the SEC is examining "possible criminal violations of U.S. law."
Carriers, Startups Face Off Over 700-MHz Auction
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
The FCC on Wednesday announced technical specifications for the upcoming 700-MHz auction, but put off deciding exactly how the spectrum will be divided and sold off.
IBM To Push Mainframes For Powering Virtual Worlds
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
The project is meant to develop a new, and potentially lucrative, use for the mainframe, which has traditionally been used in banking, manufacturing, and other industries.
Cisco Warns Of Bug In NetFlow Monitoring Tool
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
When the tool is installed, it creates matching default username and passwords, enabling a remote hacker to gain access to the system.
Icahn And Zander Cite Proxy Studies In Motorola Board Battle
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
Corporate raider Carl Icahn is seeking a Motorola board seat, while Motorola CEO Ed Zander maintains Icahn's lack of high-tech experience will be a problem.
Acer America Recalls 27,000 Laptop Batteries
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
There have been no reports of Acer products suffering damage because of the Sony battery cells, but the company is issuing the recall to be on the safe side.
Microsoft Releases Windows Server Longhorn To Public Beta
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
The server software includes more than 130 management tools, an integrated scripting language, and a built-in Web server that brings together numerous online publishing technologies.
Ex-Comverse Chief, A Fugitive In Africa, Gets Another Reprieve
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
Jacob Alexander's legal team maintained the presiding magistrate was biased against him and a resolution of the extradition issue was put off until June.
Apple Profits Soar On Mac, iPod Sales
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
In light of an alleged stock-option backdating scheme, members of Apple's board released a statement expressing "complete confidence" in Chief Executive Steve Jobs.
HP Looks To Neoview For Gains In Data Warehousing
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
The company is combining its NonStop database engine with its Integrity and ProLiant servers and its StorageWorks hardware and software.
Hitachi Offering One-Terabyte Hard Drive
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
The Deskstar 7K1000 is best suited for home gaming and media center PCs, as well as external storage for digital entertainment.
Sun Unveils Video-Delivery Platform
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
The system supports up to 160,000 simultaneous, unique video streams at the rate of 2 Mbps for a price of less than $50 per stream.
Dell Swaps Hard Drives For Flash Drives In More Notebooks
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
The computer maker hopes solid-state disk drives' faster boot time and improved system performance will be selling points for its corporate customers.
Google, Intel, And Microsoft Fund Robot 'Recipes'
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
Money from the three companies has enabled researchers at Carnegie Mellon University to create a series of Internet-connected robots that almost anyone can build using off-the-shelf parts.
Verizon Wireless Unveils A BlackBerry For Americans Traveling Overseas
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone, which can automatically detect and switch between CDMA and GSM wireless networks, will be available next month.
IBM Boosts Dividend, Adds $15 Billion To Buyback Fund
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
As a result of the buyback program, IBM increased its forecast for 2007 earnings per share growth to between 12% and 14% -- one to three percentage points higher than its previous estimate.
AMD Seeking Up To $2.2 Billion From Investors
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
In addition to covering its losses, AMD also expects to use some of the money for general corporate purposes, such as working capital and capital expenditures.
Intel Claims No Important Evidence Lost In AMD Antitrust Case
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
The chipmaker claims the missing e-mails were the result of "human error" but adds it has alternative sources to retrieve any important data.
At NASA, Windows Vista Isn't Ready For Launch
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
Space agency among the growing list of federal agencies that have put a temporary hold on Windows Vista rollouts.
SEC Charges Two Apple Execs With Improper Handling Of Stock Options
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
Apple's Steve Jobs was warned of potential stock-option problems, says one of the defendants.
HP Looks To Neoview For Major Gains In Data Warehousing Market
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
The company's new high-end data warehousing system was unveiled Tuesday in Berlin.
Hitachi Sues Over Plasma Display Panel Patents
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
The subsidiary that owns and manages Hitachi's patent portfolio claims LG's plasma display panel products infringe on seven Hitachi patents.
Nvidia Hit With New Class Action Threat Over Windows Vista Glitches
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
A New Yorker is seeking support for a class action suit against the video card manufacturer because he says drivers for the company's high-end 8800 card have caused him problems.
AT&T Reports Strong Earnings, Says U-verse TV Service Is Finally Gaining Traction
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
AT&T said its net income was $2.8 billion for the quarter, up from $1.4 billion a year ago, an indication that its $86 billion acquisition of BellSouth is proceeding smoothly.
U.S. Falls Further Behind In Global Broadband Penetration
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
U.S. broadband penetration among worldwide industrialized nations dropped from 12th to 15th place, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
ACS Chairman Increases Buyout Offer For The Company
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
The original offer valued the company at $5.9 billion; the revised bid now values it at $6.1 billion.
CA's Swainson Tries To 'Reset The Agenda' On IT Management
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
CA's betting that IT managers are placing a greater focus on running more effective IT operations.
Gartner Calls On IT Heroes
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
"Most IT organizations can't deliver new value because their DNA is fundamentally about control," says Gartner fellow Jennifer Beck.
NEC Claims To Solve Thin-Client Problems
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
NEC says its Virtual PC Center costs from 30% to 35% less to maintain over a three-year period than desktop PCs, but without the performance lag typical of many thin clients.
Time Warner Cable Teams Up With FON For Home-Based Wi-Fi
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
FON provides users with a wireless modem that generates a Wi-Fi hotspot, which can be used for free by other FON users and for $3 a day by others.
IBM Introduces x86 Linux Virtualization On System P Servers
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
IBM hopes the software will capitalize on its customers' needs to use Linux for their back-end server functions, as well as implementing virtualization in the data center.
Motorola To Buy Terayon Communication Systems
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
Terayon equipment is used in optimizing bandwidth in distributing digital video, and in enabling content to be delivered based on the regional and local interests of viewers.
Feds Say Accenture, HP, Sun Kickback Scheme Involved Millions Over 10 Years
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
The federal complaints claimed the defendants paid or received kickbacks from dozens of companies in violation of federal law, while denying that they had such arrangements.
Hillary Clinton Says She Would Cut 500,000 Federal Contractors
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
Sen. Clinton says such a move would save the federal government between $10 billion and $18 billion per year.
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