Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in May 2005
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Fidelity Investments To Consolidate File Servers Using PolyServe Software
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
The move is expected to reduce the number of file servers by 20% and help shrink administrative costs.
AMD's Grand Ambition: Half Of The Processor Market By 2015
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
AMD executives and publications lay out the company's long-range goal of providing half of the world's processors.
HP Adopts Itanium For NonStop Line
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard continues a strategy of migrating its high-performance servers to Itanium processors by introducing the first NonStop system based on the Intel processors.
AMD Aims Dual-Core Athlons At Power Users
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
AMD's first dual-core processors for the PC market will offer up to an 80% improvement in performance for some applications.
Google This, Microsoft: Cheap, Innovative Applications
Commentary  |  5/31/2005  | 
Google CEO Eric Schmidt says the company plans to put more of Google's Web-site capabilities into appliance devices that can be deployed in business environments. Schmidt seems less interested in the margins of hardware appliances than in the windfall to be made delivering ads to the world's most sophisticated computer users "- all those professionals glued to their PCs during the work day. And that's a philosophy Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer know well enough.
ADT To Deliver 'Intelligent' RFID Reader
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
The reader, due in August, can process radio signals from tags without relying on instructions from a connected network.
Brocade Weaves New Storage Tapestry
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Tapestry software provides automated provisioning and activation of servers and related application resources, as well as new Wide Area File Services capabilities.
SmartAdvice: A Checklist To Consider When Deciding On Remote-Access Applications
Commentary  |  5/27/2005  | 
In addition to Citrix and Microsoft, there's a range of applications by price and service level, The Advisory Council says. Also, ask questions to get an idea of RFID's return for your company.
RFID Trailblazers
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Radio-frequency identification is among the most provocative technologies to emerge in recent years, yet just a handful of companies are using it. An RFID implementation can carry a hefty price tag, and even the trailblazers admit they haven't determined everything they'll get back from their investments. But those who've taken a leap of faith into this unchartered territory are seeing results, whether it's tracking the success of an advertising campaign or conducting faster inventories. Jamshe
Pacifica Specs Unveiled
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
AMD's new technology supports virtualization in PCs and servers
Intel Pushes Dual-Core Chips For Home Users
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Businesses should first test the designs with their software and other equipment
Criminal Intent: What, Me Worry?
Features  |  5/27/2005  | 
Server Consolidation Delivers
Features  |  5/26/2005  | 
The Chicago Tribune's project ran into some trouble, but it ultimately resulted in lower costs and increased reliability
Millions Of Dual-Core Pentium D's To Ship By Year's End
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
Intel is focusing first on the consumer front with its new chip line, and it's possible the business version will be a new design that makes better use of silicon real estate.
Interview: Google CEO Eric Schmidt Talks Business Technology
Features  |  5/26/2005  | 
The strategy involves putting more of Google's Web site capabilities into low-cost appliances for the workplace.
The Dream Of x86 Capable Macs Remains Elusive
Commentary  |  5/24/2005  | 
Earlier this week, the buzz surrounded another potential agreement that would put Intel microprocessors inside Apple computers. Obviously, uniting the two most durable PC platforms in history is a lot easier said than done.
Fujitsu Shows Touch-Screen Notebook PC For Health-Care Users
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
The new LifeBook B6000 features a larger and brighter screen and more memory.
Embedded Systems To Get New Linux Tools
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Wind River says the tools will help manufacturers cut costs and time to market for embedded devices, and will let CIOs make such devices an integral and manageable part of their IT operations.
Network Appliance Kicks Off Midrange Product Refresh
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
New systems double the performance of Network Appliance's existing midrange offerings, company says.
Heart Of The Search
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Google wants a piece of the business market. But does it understand what companies need?
Eight-Core Processor On Tap
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Startup Raza Microelectronics says chip will accelerate networking applications.
Ready, Set, Talk
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Wow, what a lot of big thoughts being thunk last week. From Bill Gates expounding a sweeping view of how people will work to SAP's Henning Kagermann imagining how companies will connect and disconnect, there was a steady dose of the vision thing. One of the views to touch ground was offered by IBM's Steven Mills, who runs the company's software business. Mills served up practical advice for keeping programmers from eating through a company's IT budget in search of perfection. And Mentor Graphics
Can AMD Keep Its Hot Streak Going?
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Despite being outspent by Intel, the chipmaker is winning more business customers
HP Refreshes Storage Line
Features  |  5/20/2005  | 
Additions to midrange offerings in StorageWorks let company go after midsize market with arrays that almost double performance
Cornell Plays Role In Rise Of The Robots
Features  |  5/20/2005  | 
Researchers draw on biological principles to enable robots to repair themselves and assemble 'helpers'
Chase To Issue RFID-Embedded Credit Cards
News  |  5/19/2005  | 
The technology, called "blink," will let consumers make purchases by passing RFID-chip-embedded cards in front a point-of-sale terminal.
Q&A: AMD's Ruiz Says 'Our Opportunity For Growth Is Phenomenal'
News  |  5/18/2005  | 
AMD chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz says his company's success with 64-bit and dual-core processors will help it win a third of the business market within two or three years.
Langa Letter: Laptop Setup Secrets
Commentary  |  5/18/2005  | 
You can gain space, security, and performance with these time-tested tricks for setting up a portable PC, Fred Langa says.
Intel Business PC Line Won't Include Dual-Core Processors This Year
News  |  5/18/2005  | 
The business-PC platform includes only technologies that have been validated, and the chipmaker promises it will remain stable and unchanged for the next 12 months.
Too Much Complexity? IT Manager, Heal Thyself
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
Technology vendors can only do so much to reduce hardware and software complexity. It's up to users to simplify their IT infrastructures, say top executives from IBM and Cisco Systems.
No Big Structural Changes Planned, HP's Hurd Says
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard's new president and chief executive, Mark Hurd, has no immediate plans to change the overall business-unit structure of the company.
Fujitsu Introduces Five High-End Servers
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
Fujitsu Computer Systems announced Tuesday that five PRIMEPOWER server models are now available, aimed at mission-critical computing applications.
HP Unveils New Storage Products And Services
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
Additions to the StorageWorks product line include enhanced disk devices, gateways, a tape library system, a WAN accelerator, and new information-life-cycle management services.
EMC Kicks Off Storage-Virtualization System
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
Invista uses out-of-band communications and SAN switches to map logical addresses to physical addresses and improve the utilization of storage resources.
Raza Details Eight-Core Networking Processor
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
Raza's XLR processor is expected to be used by networking equipment manufacturers to create application accelerators for firewalls, VPNs, Web services, virtualized storage, load balancing, and server offload.
Long-Term Digital Movie Archiving Poses Challenges
Features  |  5/16/2005  | 
Hollywood is close to adopting standard technical specifications for the creation and distribution of digital films. However, one of the remaining challenges is how to store digital content so that it's easy to retrieve in the future.
The R&D Funding Conundrum
Features  |  5/13/2005  | 
Sun Buys Thin-Client Software Vendor
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Technology from Tarantella will advance vendor's utility-computing efforts
Protection From Pirates
Features  |  5/13/2005  | 
Hollywood is looking at digital-rights management, cryptology, and other technologies to help it protect digital cinema from bootleggers.
Virtual CSI: Crime-Scene Investigations Go Digital
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
IT is playing an increasing role in investigations of cybercrime and traditional crime scenes.
Message This: Broker Waits For VoIP To Gain More Traction
Features  |  5/13/2005  | 
Amerex isn't ready to migrate solely to a VoIP service from an outside provider. 'Once you've placed all your eggs in one basket, if that feed goes down, you lose everything,' CIO Trudeau says.
Internet Companies Dial Into VoIP
Features  |  5/13/2005  | 
AOL, Microsoft's MSN, and Yahoo are adding VoIP capabilities to their popular IM software, giving more credence to the burgeoning technology
HP Takes Aim At Midrange Storage Market
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
New Enterprise Virtual Array storage systems on tap for Americas StorageWorks conference next week.
Digital Force
Features  |  5/13/2005  | 
Tinseltown's love affair with celluloid is waning, and more movies are being digitally created. Now the industry has to build a supply chain that can move these bits and bytes from the camera to the silver screen.
In Focus: One Filmmaker Who Knows How To Go Digital
Features  |  5/13/2005  | 
'Some think film looks better than high-definition digital when it's finished and projected on a screen, but it's not true,' independent moviemaker Coppola says.
Dell Beats Competitors In First Quarter, Rollins Says
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
The computer maker said quarterly net income was $934 million on revenue of $13.4 billion.
EMC Set To Launch Storage-Virtualization System
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
Storage router will help combine heterogeneous systems into a single storage pool for greater utilization of disk arrays.
Sonasoft Adds To Windows Server Backups
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
SonaSafe Point-Click Recovery for file systems simplifies, automates and eliminates human error in the backup and recovery process for Windows servers.
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