Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in June 2005
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Bank On Feature-Filled ATMs
Features  |  6/30/2005  | 
As financial technology matures, banks will offer personalization, personal alerts, and check imaging via ATMs
Credit Unions: Advanced ATMs Offer Competitive Edge
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
Advanced ATM functions on the Star platform are 'extraordinary' in terms of what credit unions typically see, such as the relationship capabilities, TNB first VP Lee says.
AMD Sues Intel Again In Japan
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
AMD's antimonopoly lawsuit seeks $50 million in damages and charges rival Intel with paying large amounts of money to five PC makers to stop using AMD processors.
SmartAdvice: Evaluate The Range Of Infrastructure-Monitoring Options
Commentary  |  6/29/2005  | 
Best-of-breed systems are a good choice for large companies, but don't overlook open-source tools, The Advisory Council says. Also, demand for IT skills is driven by a number of factors, including new technologies, government regulation, and merger-and-acquisition activity.
StorageTek, Arsenal Launch Managed Backup
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
StorageTek's new ViaRemote service promises "pay-as-you-go" pricing based on both capacity consumed and numbers of users.
Frustration Over Lack Of Market Gains Led To AMD-Intel Suit
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
AMD has only around 10% of the x86 processor market, a figure that hasn't grown in three years, even though the company has introduced innovative products such as 64-bit capabilities and dual-core processors.
IBM And Mercury To Put Multicore Chip In Imaging Applications
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
The two vendors will jointly develop products and applications to take full advantage of the Cell processor, a chip with nine processing cores.
AMD Charges Coercion In Antitrust Suit Against Intel
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Intel used cash payments, discriminatory pricing, and marketing subsidies to force 38 companies to limit purchases from AMD, the suit alleges.
Microsoft Tests Tool For Computer Classrooms
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Shared Computer Toolkit helps administrators erase downloaded programs and restore deleted files.
Sun Adds A Low-End Opteron Workstation And A Mobile Workstation
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Starting at $895, the Ultra 20 is aimed at the fast-growing market for x86-based workstations.
Shareholders Approve Symantec-Veritas Merger
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
Widely expected, the merged entity can now move forward on delivering a comprehensive set of security, storage, availability and performance solutions.
Orders For Big-Ticket Computer Wares Slip
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
The value of new orders for durable computers and related products in May fell a seasonally adjusted 7% but remains 21.5% higher than a year earlier.
Microsoft Expands Legal Protection For PC Makers
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
Microsoft will pay more to defend PC makers facing patent suits, as intellectual-property disputes rise
Report: Customers Mostly Upbeat On IT, Storage Spending
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
Baird survey finds that 85% have budgets that are the same or higher than last year, with 40% growing their IT budgets by at least 3% over 2004.
SmartAdvice: Smart Backup Storage Tips
Commentary  |  6/22/2005  | 
Electronic vaulting promises an end to shipping backup tapes, The Advisory Council says. Also, vendor software generally improves over time, but homegrown software needs to beware those "one-at-a-time" changes.
IBM's Blue Gene Remains Tops In Supercomputer Rankings
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
Energy Department supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory takes the top spot at 136.8 teraflops.
Open-Source Management Tool Gets Graphic
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
GroundWork looks to make its systems-management tool easier to use and more competitive with big-ticket commercial IT-monitoring software.
Return To Sender: RFID Reduces Errors For Sears
Features  |  6/17/2005  | 
The retailer is using RFID to improve shipping accuracy and productivity at a merchandise-returns center in Atlanta.
Xiotech Debuts Mobile SAN
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
The Magnitude 3D 1000m is touted as easily transportable in case of emergency.
Secure Alliance
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
Network Appliance buys partner Decru.
EMC Launching Centera Upgrades
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
Virtual pooling enhancements make it easier to compartmentalize applications and secure data.
SmartAdvice: Match Project Tools With Business Objectives And Company Culture
Commentary  |  6/17/2005  | 
Project-management tools can offer real help for delivering projects on spec, on time, and on budget, The Advisory Council says. Also, RFID can help your bottom line if you use feedback promptly.
IBM Eases Switchover To RFID
Features  |  6/16/2005  | 
Printer for RFID labels appears to be just the beginning of the company's involvement in hardware for the technology.
The PC Replacement Decision
Features  |  6/16/2005  | 
More companies are replacing all their PCs at once, rather than in staggered cycles; benefits include reduced maintenance costs
File Systems That Fly
Features  |  6/16/2005  | 
The superfast input-output speeds of cluster file systems could change the way companies approach storage
NetApp Buys Decru For $272 Million
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
Decru, particularly strong in government markets, uses a combination of strong encryption, authentication and access controls to secure stored data.
Mac Users Get New Storage Options
News  |  6/15/2005  | 
Maxtor's new FireWire 800-based drive and Asigra's Televaulting for Mac OS X and mixed operating-system environments broaden the backup and recovery options.
Intel Provides Funding For Virtualization Company, Signs Technology Pact
News  |  6/15/2005  | 
SWsoft raises $12.4 million and signs a technology and marketing agreement with Intel.
IBM Adds First Dual-Core Blade Servers
News  |  6/15/2005  | 
The computer maker will add AMD's Opteron chips to its server-cluster platform and offer its first dual-core processor blade servers.
IBM Attracts New Developers To ISeries
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
Growing support from third-party developers of applications and tools is helping IBM to reinvigorate its iSeries server product line.
New CEO Revamps HP's PC Division
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
Mark Hurd creates a new division for the company's notebook and desktop PCs and names a former palmOne executive to run the reorganized unit.
IBM Jumps Into RFID Hardware
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
IBM's new printer for RFID labels, due out in September, appears to be just the beginning of its involvement in the technology.
AppIQ Fleshes Out Multivendor Management
News  |  6/13/2005  | 
StorageAuthority Suite's new version centralizes management of distributed filers from NetApp; integrates reporting and fault analysis for Veritas; and handles mutiple tasks for IBM TotalStorage ESS.
DHL Plans RFID Tags For Every Package It Ships
News  |  6/10/2005  | 
The goal, set for 2015, requires a major IT infrastructure overhaul.
SmartAdvice: Standardize Backup-And-Restore Storage
Commentary  |  6/10/2005  | 
Deploy backup tasks to underused resources for best efficiency in an enterprise backup system, The Advisory Council says. Also, there's a high threshold for moving PowerBuilder developers to Java.
SANs Are In The Navy Now
Features  |  6/10/2005  | 
The U.S. Navy turns to storage area networks to make sure weapons-system software is tested and deployed quickly.
Investment Bank Consolidates Storage Using Utility-Computing Technology
News  |  6/10/2005  | 
New system avoids need to build a storage area network and assists with migration to a Linux environment.
Naval Weapons Software Testing Facilities To Link SANs
News  |  6/8/2005  | 
Move will speed testing and certification of new software that runs Navy weapons systems.
HP Completes Its PA-RISC Road Map With Final Processor Upgrade
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard recently introduced the last upgrade for its PA-RISC proprietary processor, effectively ending the life of a technology that had been driving the vendor's high-end servers since the mid-1980s.
Apple's Switch To Intel Opens The Door To Wider Enterprise Use
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Apple will not sell or support other operating systems, but using the Intel chips means users can run both the Mac OS X and Windows XP on their Mac hardware. That is expected to boost the Mac's appeal to enterprise shops.
Interview: The FBI's CIO Talks About Getting Results
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Learning from past mistakes, Zalmai Azmi says the bureau is cultivating better relationships with IT vendors and doing more centralized planning, while still trying to make up for lost time.
Cisco Enhances Anti-Distributed-Denial-Of-Service Capabilities For Service Providers
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Telecom service providers can use the technology to offer more-effective managed security services, Cisco says.
Intel Aims Dual-Core Chip At Mobile Market
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
New Napa platform promises better graphics and virtualization
Microsoft's Push E-Mail
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Features Pack for Windows aims to compete with BlackBerry
Sun Seeks Strength With StorageTek Buy
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Sun hopes $4.1 billion acquisition gives it clout in the enterprise-storage market
Intel And TiVo To Offer TV On Laptops
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
The two companies plan to introduce technology to wirelessly transfer television content to Centrino notebook computers.
Intel Expects To Ship 30 Million Cell Phone Processors This Year
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
The chipmaker plans to introduce its second-generation processor for cell phones in the second half of this year.
Like AMD, Intel Has Its Sights On 2015
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Chipmaker promises a glimpse of 2015 technology at the Intel Developers Forum, slated for August in San Francisco.
Tech Vs. Terrorism
Features  |  6/3/2005  | 
The FBI stumbled badly in modernizing its IT to help fight terrorism. Here's how the bureau plans to get on track.
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