Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in May 2006
Sun CEO Schwartz Plans To Cut Up To 5,000 Jobs
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Sun sets a six-month cost-cutting plan to cut jobs and increase efficiency.
IBM Touts Missing Link To Utility Computing And Shared IT Resources
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager lets users measure and bill for virtual server, storage, network, software, middleware, and e-mail consumption by company, department, or individual.
China Fights For Its Wireless Standard Against Intel-Backed 802.11i
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Chinese officials say the approval process for a wireless security standard was unfairly stacked against its WAPI. It could be the start of more such disputes.
IBM Collaborates For Patient Care
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
IBM's latest project could spell extended life for cardiac patients.
AMD Live! Home Entertainment Platform Expanded With Services
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The collection of services and applications is designed to make it easier to view, record, manage, secure, and store TV programs, photos, music, and movies on Web-connected devices.
Frontier Takes Off With Massively Parallel Flight Management System
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
To stay competitive, Frontier has adopted Greenplum's Bizgres MPP business intelligence tools, which act on data in a PostgreSQL open source database.
University Launches Data Center Lab, Consolidation Effort
News  |  5/26/2006  | 
With funding from tech vendors and government agencies, Carnegie Mellon opens its Data Center Observatory to improve energy efficiency, reduce management costs, and consolidate server clusters.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  5/26/2006  | 
Personal Tech Review: Apple iPod Hi-Fi
Features  |  5/26/2006  | 
Apple's largest-yet iPod accessory is a mixed bag. It's easy to use and sounds pretty good, but a lack of features and premium price makes this boom-box a mediocre offering.
Credit Suisse Disruptive Technology Portfolio Mover Of The Week: Server Fears Hit Red Hat
News  |  5/26/2006  | 
An index of companies shaking up traditional business models.
Qualcomm Chip Supports Multiple Mobile TV Standards
News  |  5/26/2006  | 
Until the market for mobile TV settles down, it will support three different standards, the company says.
Johannesburg, Austin Benefit From Inexpensive Computers
Features  |  5/25/2006  | 
What's good for poor students in Africa proves just as good for the underprivileged kids of Texas.
Computer Makers Include Domestic Market In Cheap PC Plans
Features  |  5/25/2006  | 
HP and Gateway take a page from the playbook of technology companies selling cheap PCs overseas by marketing inexpensive machines domestically.
Tech Giants, Nonprofits Make Ambitious Push With Cheap PCs
Features  |  5/25/2006  | 
Intel, AMD, and others hope their efforts in the underdeveloped world will cultivate new and big markets for the future.
Google Cuts Deal To Put Its Desktop Software On Dell PCs
News  |  5/25/2006  | 
Dell PCs will come with Google Desktop and Google Toolbar preinstalled and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 set to use a Google home page. The two companies will share Internet ad revenue.
Dell To Install Google Software On Desktop PCs
News  |  5/25/2006  | 
Dell and Google announce a deal in which the computer maker would ship Google software pre-installed on tens of millions of desktop PCs -- giving it a prime location to attack both Microsoft's lock on the desktop as well as its rivals' leads in various portal-services product categories.
Symantec Suit Against Microsoft Symbolizes Security Shift
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
Several years of negotiations over Microsoft's right to use Symantec's Volume Manager software boiled over last week when Symantec filed a lawsuit that threatens to keep Microsoft from further developing and distributing Vista and Longhorn.
HP Updates Data Protection Portfolio For SMBs
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
As part of HP's business protection portfolio, SMBs can now choose a new virtual library system and tape library, as well as install improved software for HP ProLiant servers.
Gates Says Next Windows, Office Will Show The PC Is 'In No Way Standing Still'
News  |  5/23/2006  | 
The new versions will change a lot about how the PC operates, from how it boots up to how data, photos, and music are accessed.
The Ticker
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
Brief: Dell Will Finally Use AMD Chips
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
The decision seemed increasingly inevitable, as AMD gained server market share.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  5/19/2006  | 
Microsoft, Intel Debut Pay-As-You-Go PC For Emerging Markets
News  |  5/19/2006  | 
The program is designed to compete with the One Laptop Per Child program, which plans to sell $100 laptops in emerging countries.
Smart Cards Poised To Offer Wireless Access In Korea, Fight Fraud In Qatar, And Expand In U.S.
News  |  5/19/2006  | 
Smart cards are being used for applications such as wireless networking and government IDs in countries like South Korea and Qatar. The U.S. is lagging, but catching up.
Palm Treo 700p: A PDA For Work And Play
Features  |  5/19/2006  | 
Palm's new Treo has the business pro in mind with new PDF file support and its ability to turn into a modem--but it takes video and plays music, too.
Dell Finally Confirms Its Use Of AMD Processors
News  |  5/18/2006  | 
Dell plans to support Opteron processors in its servers by the end of the year.
AMD Adds Dual-Core To Mobile PC Platform
News  |  5/16/2006  | 
While Intel has been wildly successful with its Centrino processor, AMD's market share has been steadily growing.
AMD Touts Energy-Efficient PC Processors
News  |  5/15/2006  | 
The company says more energy-efficient PCs will enable smaller form factors, improve power consumption, and also reduce the level of heat and noise generated by some PCs in homes and offices.
CFO Latest To Emerge From CA's Busy Exit Door
News  |  5/15/2006  | 
Robert Davis is leaving CA shortly after the departures of COO Jeff Clarke and CTO Mark Barrenechea. It's a sign that CA isn't yet stable following a $2.2 billion accounting scandal that dates back two years.
FDA To Pressure Drug Companies On RFID
News  |  5/15/2006  | 
Companies have been slow to implement technology to track and trace drug shipments, so the government may set a deadline.
Hitachi Rolls Out Perpendicular Hard Drive
News  |  5/15/2006  | 
Announced Monday, the 160 Gbyte Travelstar device is aimed at the notebook and mobile computing markets.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  5/12/2006  | 
Microsoft Tunes Windows Server Line For Application Hosting
News  |  5/12/2006  | 
Improvements to Longhorn, SQL Server, and Visual Studio are aimed at the software-as-a-service trend.
In-Flight Internet Could Renew Debate Over Phones On Planes
News  |  5/12/2006  | 
With Internet access comes the possibility of voice over IP. But airlines are wary.
IBM Adds Features To BladeCenter For SMBs
News  |  5/10/2006  | 
The new offerings are designed to make it easier for small and midsized businesses to manage the blade server platform.
Dell Expands Storage Offerings
News  |  5/9/2006  | 
The PC maker rolls out systems with higher capacities and faster performance.
Samsung, Microsoft To Release Hard Drive, Flash Drive Combo
News  |  5/8/2006  | 
The new drive, which will work with Windows Vista, combines flash memory and traditional hard disk technology for faster booting and lower power consumption.
Steve Jobs Beats Beatles In Battle Over Apple Trademark
News  |  5/8/2006  | 
A U.K. judge rules that the computer maker's iTunes online store doesn't infringe on trademarks held by the music label.
Chambers' Telepresence Vision Sign Of Demand For Collaboration
News  |  5/6/2006  | 
Videoconferencing's been an elusive tech dream. This time, it'll plug into other collaborative tools
Cool Your Blades
News  |  5/5/2006  | 
Visto Suit Forces RIM To Prepare For Another Court Fight
News  |  5/5/2006  | 
Visto has had some success, and RIM will face similar pressure as in the NTP case.
IBM Offers Mainframe Support For SOAs
News  |  5/5/2006  | 
The company argues that mainframes and the legacy software that runs on them will find second careers as SOA hubs.
New Tools To Clean Up Bad Data
News  |  5/5/2006  | 
Business Objects and IBM introduce tools to help businesses clean up inaccurate or contradictory data
Intel Unveils New Brand While AMD Energy Clock Ticks
News  |  5/5/2006  | 
Intel will call its new processor line for desktop and laptop computers the Core 2 Duo, while AMD talks about more than $1 billion wasted in energy costs by businesses using Intel-based servers.
iPods And Memory Sticks: Are The Benefits Worth The Security Risks?
News  |  5/5/2006  | 
Few companies have taken steps to secure such devices, and some security vendors claim they can help.
Personal Tech Guide
News  |  5/5/2006  | 
Your guide to what's new, useful, and just plain fun.
AMD Gives Free PCs To 2,000-Plus WCIT Attendees
News  |  5/2/2006  | 
The rugged computing device is powered by an AMD Geode processor and includes a hard drive, keyboard, mouse, and 56 Kbps modem, but no monitor.
Sun Solaris To Linux: Size Matters After All
News  |  5/1/2006  | 
Adding a 128-bit file system to Solaris 10 will create "billions and billions" of unique addresses that can be used for storing data and files.
Intel In Overhaul Mode
News  |  5/1/2006  | 
Chips That Keep Their Cool
News  |  5/1/2006  | 


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