Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in May 2007
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Big Carriers Chosen In Federal Telecom Networx Award
News  |  5/31/2007  | 
The award means that the five chosen companies are eligible to offer their services on a competitive basis to the 135-odd federal entities.
Gartner Lowers Global Sales Forecast For Semiconductors
News  |  5/31/2007  | 
Gartner lowered its prediction to $269.2 billion in sales in 2007, a 2.5% increase over 2006. The research firm had previously forecast a revenue increase of 6.4%.
Lenovo Ultraportables Get Wireless Performance Boost
News  |  5/31/2007  | 
The new ThinkPad X61 and X61s notebooks also have as much as 12 hours of battery life with an eight-cell standard battery and optional extended life battery.
RFID-Tagged Umbrellas Track Shoppers' Movements In Philly
News  |  5/31/2007  | 
Each one is identified by a Motorola RFID tag that's inlaid in plastic and dangles from the strap.
DOE Rolls Out Powerful ESnet For Scientific Researchers
News  |  5/30/2007  | 
The optical network will serve more than 50,000 DOE laboratory staffers and scientists as well as thousands of academic researchers.
HP Unveils In-Store Customer Kiosk
News  |  5/30/2007  | 
The experimental Retail Store Assistant is billed as a more effective marketing tool than mailings and other types of traditional promotions.
Palm's Foleo Fails To Wow Followers
News  |  5/30/2007  | 
The Foleo is a Linux-based, large-screen companion device to the Treo that lets users create e-mails and edit documents using a 10-inch display and a full-sized keyboard.
Apple Patches Bugs In QuickTime ... Again
News  |  5/30/2007  | 
For the second time this month, Apple released a security update to fix vulnerabilities in its QuickTime media player.
Dell Unveils Energy-Efficient Business Desktops
News  |  5/30/2007  | 
The OptiPlex Energy Smart 745 and 740 include power settings, more efficient power supplies, and flat-panel monitors.
HP Unveils Entry-Class Server For Telecom Industry
News  |  5/30/2007  | 
The HP Integrity NonStop NS3000AC is sold as a package that includes hardware, an operating system, and a database stack.
Mobile Phone Users Pay Less For Handsets, Keep Them Longer
News  |  5/30/2007  | 
Customers are keeping handsets for 17.5 months, an increase over the 16.6-month ownership term reported in November. They're also paying less for their handsets -- $103 in 2002 versus $93 in 2007.
Computer GUI Revolution Continues With Microsoft Surface's Touch Screen, Object Recognition
News  |  5/30/2007  | 
Microsoft's tabletop display computer may set us on the path to where we no longer need keyboards and mice to work with computers.
Intel Launching Developer Education Program In Second Life
News  |  5/30/2007  | 
The area will include online training, Webcasts, and meet-the-experts events, as well as contests for developers.
Dwindling of Rare Metals Imperils Innovation
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
Supplies of indium, used in liquid-crystal displays, and of hafnium, a critical element for next-generation semiconductors, could be exhausted by 2017, according to a new report.
Data Center Operator Seeking 'Green' Credentials
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
California's 365 Main's plans to become the first data center operator in the U.S. to meet stringent environmental guidelines.
Lenovo Launches Small Business, Consumer Help Service
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
The new Experts Live service would cover areas traditionally beyond the scope of a computer's warranty, such as operating system and application support, system tune-up, and networking assistance.
Mac OS X Exploit Hits Soon After Apple Releases Patch
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
Exploit code has been released for a buffer overflow vulnerability that could enable a remote hacker to take control of a system.
T-Mobile's Parent, Deutsche Telekom, Invests In VoIP Startup Jajah
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
The investment marks the first by a cell phone service provider in VoIP and is a signal that the German company is willing to risk the cannibalization of its existing landline service.
Windows Mobile Drove Handheld Computer Sales In 1Q
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Windows Mobile licensees accounted for nearly 3.2 million shipments of personal digital devices in the first quarter.
Organic LED TVs Have A Rough Road To Market
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Researchers warn organic LED technology may make only minor inroads in the global television market over the next few years.
New MacBook Pros, Touch-Screen iPods In Coming Months, Analysts Expect
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Investment banker Piper Jaffray predicts several hardware announcements may come from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
Avis Rent A Car Is Also Avis Rent A Wi-Fi Connection
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
For $10.95 a day, Avis customers get a small device that creates a Wi-Fi hotspot and connects to the Internet via wireless data connections provided by cell phone service providers.
The InformationWeek 2007 Summer Gadget Guide
Features  |  5/25/2007  | 
Find sitting on the beach boring? Can't tear yourself away from technology? Here are some great new gadgets that can make your summer fun.
Microsoft Car Stereo Patent To Challenge iPod?
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
While the technology is likely to support Microsoft's Zune portable media player, the patent indicates that the dock also would support third party devices.
Wal-Mart To Sell Dell Desktops In June
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
A specially designed Dimension Multimedia Desktop is expected to be available at all Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores starting next month.
Electronics Industry Outlines Plan For National E-Recycling Program
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The plan represents a consensus among IT and TV manufacturers on the best way to implement a national program to meet the electronics recycling challenge.
More Vendors Latch On To SaaS Model
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Lawson, Cognos, and Sterling Commerce are just three of many companies announcing software-as-a-service offerings. Still, SaaS has only so much sizzle with customers.
Dell Releases Linux Desktops, Notebook
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The computers, running the Ubuntu operating system, mark the highest-profile consumer market showcase yet for open-source software.
No Child Left Behind Could Get Boost For Tech
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
New legislation would invest in classroom technology to prepare U.S. students for work in the information economy.
Lawsuit Claims Microsoft Xbox Sparked Fire That Killed Baby
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The suit was filed by Wade Kline's estate and seeks unspecified damages in excess of $50,000.
Philadelphia Launches Wi-Fi Access Test Zone
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Wireless Philadelphia and EarthLink are about to turn on the first portion of a planned 135-square-mile network, which is slated to be completed in the third quarter.
Networking Vendor Avaya Gets Serious About Software
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Avaya just recently introduced new services based on communications-enabled business processes, for which the company holds 22 patents.
Radiation Fears Drive Sales Of Protective Gear
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Despite scientists' latest findings, shelter from gadgets like mobile phones and Wi-Fi base stations is a thriving business.
IBM, Others Join To Develop 32-Nanometer Microprocessors
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
The smaller the design, the more transistors can be built on the microprocessor, increasing its performance-to-power ratio.
HP Lands $5.6 Billion NASA Contract
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
The seven-year agreement includes desktops, workstations, blade PCs, servers, and printers.
IBM Unveils High-Capacity IPS Appliance At Interop
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
IBM intends to deliver an intrusion prevention system at the end of June that will be fast enough to take on the network core.
The Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Change Is On The Way
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Key attributes of Enterprise 2.0 technologies are search, links, authoring, tags, extensions, and signals.
Server Growth Continues, With IBM And HP In The Lead
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Gartner and IDC both said server sales grew just under 5% to more than $12 billion in the first quarter of the year.
Micron Predicts Flash Drives In The Data Center
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Company execs see NAND flash drives replacing some disk drives, which use more power, generate a lot more heat, are slower in accessing data, and have a higher failure rate.
Business Intelligence Vendors Tout New Products, Acquisition
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
Announcements from Business Objects, Cognos, and Information Builders span the areas of SaaS, enterprise search, mobile access to BI, and even a BI appliance.
Intel, Others Create Independent Flash Memory Manufacturer
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
The joint company combines business assets from three companies that amount to $3.6 billion in annual revenue.
Motorola: WiMax Not Good for Backhaul
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
While WiMax can do voice, video, and data well, it is less effective when used for a single high-throughput application such as backhaul.
Intel To Launch Lead-Free Processors
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
The chipmaker said its "green" processors would start with its next-generation Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, and Xeon products slated for the second half of this year.
Verizon To Build Modern Emergency 911 System For New York City
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
The system will let the city's Police and Fire Departments and its Emergency Medical Services division share dedicated communications switches for the first time to process 911 calls.
Microsoft, Partners Take VoIP And Unified Communications To PBX Systems
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
By combining technologies from Microsoft and its partners, businesses won't need to rip out and replace an existing phone system to add new capabilities.
Asking For Trouble: Most Companies Don't Have Plans To Handle Data Breach
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
Among companies that have suffered a data breach, 74% reported a loss of customers and 59% faced potential litigation, the Ponemon survey shows.
Staples Launches Computer Equipment Recycling Program
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
Staples charges $10 to dispose of a single large item such as a monitor or a computer, which compares with $20 to $40 fees charged by other disposal programs.
T-Mobile's Wing Phone Beats Apple's iPhone To The Wi-Fi Punch
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
The Wing is available for $299 with a two-year contract, and offers extended battery life, a 2-megapixel camera, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Cisco Product Rollout Targets Mobile Workforce
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
Cisco offers the Location Solution for the health-care industry, the In-Store Mobility Solution for the retail industry, and the First Mile Wireless Solution for the oil and gas industries.
Symantec, Huawei Form Security Appliance Company
News  |  5/21/2007  | 
The new company would be headquartered in Chengdu, China, with Huawei owning 51%, and Symantec the remainder.
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