Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in May 2004
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In Short: Tech Orders Do Well
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
HP Sets $2 Billion Stock Buyback
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The company's board also declared the third cash dividend in the current fiscal year.
Tyco CIO Shows Off IT Progress, Outlines Goals
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Dana Deasy, Tyco's first corporate CIO, is charged with turning the company's IT operations from a marginalized support function into a competitive advantage.
VoIP Inc. Files Patent For 911 Technology
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
It has asked for a patent on a technological process for a coding scheme that redirects certain call types to the public telephone network.
Microsoft Upgrades Storage Server
Features  |  5/27/2004  | 
Network-Attached storage product offers simple way to store and manage data, now works with Exchange E-mail servers
Checkpoint And Philips Form RFID Alliance
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The companies will work together to sell electronic tags and readers and system-integration services to retailers and consumer products companies.
Comcast To Roll Out Voice Over IP Service
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
The nation's largest cable-TV provider will begin the rollout next year and hopes to serve 40 million households by 2006.
Dell And EMC Expand Partnership
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Vendors introduce storage system aimed at small and midsize businesses.
Orders For Computer Products Rise In April
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Overall durable goods orders fell 2.9% last month, but orders for computer goods and related products grew 5.4%.
Firm Proposes Photo Database Of 50M U.S. Buildings
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Imageos is pushing a service that would link satellite photos, GPS data, and digital ground photos for sale to police and insurance companies.
Low-Cost Servers Drive First-Quarter Sales Growth
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The market grew 7% in the first quarter, according to Gartner, as IBM and Dell posted gains of more than 20% while Hewlett-Packard's sales fell.
IBM Makes Storage Sing The Same Tune
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
Company introduces virtualization software to let customers line up all the capacity on a storage-area network behind one application or process.
AMD Continues Shift Away From Megahertz Race
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The chipmaker says it will use a "performance-power rating" to name its processors, resulting in names that have higher numbers than the clock rating expressed in megahertz.
Verizon Sells Hawaiian Landlines
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
More of the former regional Bell companies may also unload landlines to fund their investment in wireless and fiber.
China Seeks To Develop Its Own High-Tech Standards
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
China wants to embrace technology--but on its own terms, so it's shunning foreign-invented tech protocols and inventing its own.
Hard Drives In Cell Phones Talked Up By Chipmakers
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
Some chipmakers are exploring how to incorporate drives into phones, though not everyone thinks that will happen soon.
Lucent Acquiring Internet Phone Provider Telica
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
It will pay $295 million in stock and options to strengthen its Accelerate portfolio, which helps service providers deliver voice, data, and multimedia services.
RFID Kick-Start
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
A year ago RFID got rolling. Will the momentum continue?
Data Sync: Retailers Coordinate Product Info
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
A year ago RFID got rolling. Will the momentum continue?
Taking Stock: Hewlett-Packard Is Getting It Right
Commentary  |  5/21/2004  | 
HP's consulting and integration services could drive profits.
Intel Sued For Patent Infringement
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
A small Canadian company is suing the chipmaker for $500 million, claiming Intel used its patented circuitry in its Pentium processors without a license.
PC Sales Up--For Now
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
Gartner says replacement business will fuel sales growth for the next year or two, but the lack of a killer app will slow sales by 2006.
HP And Dell Top Rankings Of Computer Makers' Environmental Programs
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
American companies scored better than foreign rivals in the report by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition.
Intel Unveils $2B Expansion To Irish Plant
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
The expanded facility, located near Dublin, will manufacture a new generation of ultra-fast microprocessors.
Tablet PCs Go To College
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
Microsoft is launching a pilot project at the University of Virginia utilizing Tablet PC hardware that links students and professors.
RFID Could Be Boon To Small Businesses
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
Academics and industry executives at the E-Business Is Business conference were told that in time, RFID could help small, nimble businesses get an edge over bigger rivals.
Skype Promises Official Release Of Peer-To-Peer Phone Program
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
Niklas Zennstrom, the program's co-creator, says the release will take place this summer, though he didn't give a specific date.
Loyal To RFID
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
Sprint has developed applications that use RFID-enabled loyalty cards that can identify customers and provide customized offers and services.
Cisco And IBM Team On Voice Over IP
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
They're aiming to develop a multibillion-dollar business within a few years.
HP's Profits Soar Amid Fierce Competition
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Net earnings for the quarter ended April 30 were up 34% to $884 million, but Wall Street is still wary about the company''s future performance.
AMD Unveils Three New Processors
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Major computer makers plan to introduce systems and workstations based on the chips.
Wal-Mart Maps RFID Expansion Plans
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
The CEO of the retailer's stores division says another 200 suppliers will be involved in the project by June, with the goal of having all U.S. suppliers involved by 2006.
Standards Lacking In RFID Middleware
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Standards are required that allow the secure transmission of information across networks through nodes.
Kimberly-Clark On RFID Trial: So Far, So Good
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
The company says its test shipments of pallets of RFID-equipped products to Wal-Mart have been a success in its early stages.
RFID Investment Will Grow, But ROI Will Take Time
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
A study released at the Retail Systems 2004 conference found that more than a quarter of those surveyed will spend more than $500,000 on RFID this year, but payback will take some time.
Analyst Watch: Broadband Boom
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Intel Changes Chip Numbers
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
SEC Fines Lucent $25 Million
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
The penalty is a settlement of civil fraud allegations because the company failed to fully cooperate in an investigation of its accounting,
Microsoft Dumps Wi-Fi Gear
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Super-Duper Supercomputer
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Microsoft Puts Date On Longhorn Server
News  |  5/14/2004  | 
'Update releases' will add functionality at intervals; first up: quarantine capability
IBM Puts New Spin On Client Computing
News  |  5/14/2004  | 
Technology is a hybrid between thin-client computing and local-processing power
Taking Stock: From Extreme Highs To Extreme Lows
Commentary  |  5/14/2004  | 
The company should focus on cutting costs and reducing expenses.
Utility Powers Up Backup
Features  |  5/14/2004  | 
Energy producer Calpine moves to real-time online backup and storage system designed to cut costs and improve efficiency
Dell Says 1Q Profits Rose 22% On Record Sales
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
The PC maker reported $731 million in earnings for the quarter, but also said its inventories and component costs were higher.
Design Collaboration Takes Flight
Features  |  5/13/2004  | 
IBM-Dassault PLM suite will let Russian aircraft maker share data with design partners and manage product information globally
IBM Expands Supercomputing Facilities
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
It opened a new center in France and expanded one in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Chambers: Networking Is Back
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
Cisco's CEO said in his keynote speech at NetWorld+Interop that IT spending is on the upswing, and that Investments In IT are helping to improve productivity.
Voice Over IP Can Be Vulnerable To Hackers, Too
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
Technology managers must remember that Internet telephony is subject to the same worms and viruses thtat threaten other networked systems.
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